cartoon of 1st WW troops being armed from the Tower of London

Regimental and Corps Museums

The Regimental and Corps Museums of the British Army form a network that stretches across the United Kingdom, each one a rich source of historical information that provides a unique insight into the inspirational deeds of courage, bravery and fortitude that have characterised the nation’s armed services through the centuries.

The 100th anniversary of the First World War is a fitting time to remember the contribution of Britain’s professional and citizen soldiery. A glance at the battle honours of the regiments taking part in this project serves to illustrate not only their contribution to the battles on the Western Front in France and Flanders, but also their participation in Gallipoli, Egypt, Macedonia, Mesopotamia and even the intervention in Northern Russia after the Revolution in 1918 and 1919.

The project will create digital copies of the documents held on deposit at Royal Armouries and its partners for use in exhibition and outreach programmes to commemorate the part played by British soldiers during the First World War.

Partners

Green Howards’ Regimental Museum
The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding) Museum
The Prince of Wales’ Own Regiment of Yorkshire Museum
The Royal Dragoon Guards Museum
The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
The York and Lancaster Regimental Museum
The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum