Thursday, 7 September 2017

Royal Welch Fusiliers (23rd Foot) Museum - American War of Independence

This section was larger that my photos suggest. This character caught my eye.

Royal Welch Fusiliers (23rd Foot) Museum - Volunteers and Militia

I found this section very interesting. I love the names of the different volunteers raised e.g. Snowdon Rangers. My photos are not great as the area was poorly lit but I suspect this was to preserve the uniforms and the flag.

Royal Welch Fusiliers (23rd Foot) Museum - Napoleonic period

A great section on the Napoleonic period. I didn't remember that the regiment had captured an Eagle. They received it when the French surrendered at Martinique in 1809.

Something I did miss from my youth was the 1/72 diorama of the storming of Badajoz. It would be dated now but I loved it in its dark corner and lights for explosions.