2 Royal Welsh Soldiers share their experiences


The new temporary exhibition ‘A Soldier’s Story’ opened a fortnight ago. As well as looking at some extraordinary stories associated with some of the collections, the Firing Line Curator also took the opportunity to make contact with some of the soldiers of The Royal Welsh to find out more about their experiences on the frontline in Afghanistan.

30 soldiers opened up to give an enlightening and frank glimpse into their lives, into the difficulties that they have encountered in Afghanistan, abotu the equipment that on a daily basis helps to save their lives, as well as sharing some of the things they miss most about home. These very personal and eye-opening experiences have really helped shape the exhibition.

Another Soldier’s story dates back to 1815 and the Battle of Waterloo. In spite of injury, Sgt John Adams of the King’s Dragoon Guards remained on the battlefield – even stealing a French cavalry horse! Sgt Adams remained a fully-serving Officer until his death in 1876 aged 92.

Why not come along and experience these Soldier’s Stories for yourself. The exhibition is open until 8th January 2012.


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