At the Museum we are very proud to have ‘The West Indian Solider Exhibition’ with us over the Summer. This exhibition focuses around two main themes, the history of the British Army in the Caribbean and the role of West Indians in the British Army, exploring the difficulties that soldiers faced in both war and peace, the nature of Caribbean warfare and how wars in Europe were also fought in the Caribbean. The Staffordshire Regiments have a long association with the region and the exhibition takes the form of explanation panels integrated in with the exhibition gallery to tell this important story in context of the Regiments history. The exhibition was jointly curated by the West India Committee and the National Army Museum, and was on display at the National Army Museum in 2021. The exhibition will be with the Museum until the end of September
The Staffordshire Regiment Museum tells the story of the Staffordshire Regiment and all its antecedents from its formation in Lichfield in 1705. The museum collection has over 10,000 items relating the history of this truly exceptional Regiment.
The collection now also includes the archive of the Mercian Regiment. Created in 2007 from an amalgamation of the Cheshire Regiment, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Forester Regiment and the Staffordshire Regiment, the Mercians now truly represent the heart of our great nation.
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