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I am a Rifleman: Touring Exhibition

I am a Rifleman: Touring Exhibition

Type: Exhibition

The exhibition is due to come to Cornwall’s Regimental Museum in March, which will be the first stop on its tour, so visitors will see it here first.

More details to follow – watch this space!

Please note, the dates given are approximate dates only.  If you’re hoping to visit the exhibition, please check the exhibition dates with us before you plan your visit.

 

Background:

The Rifles formed on 1st February 2007, with the merging of The Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry, The Light Infantry, The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry and The Royal Green Jackets.  The regiment consists of 5 regular and 2 reserve battalions.

The heritage of The Rifles dates back to 1685, however its ethos is drawn from the Peninsular War. Then, as today, independence of thought and action were prized amongst the specialist soldiers who were known as Riflemen. This ethos and history is represented in the honours and dress of The Rifles and are known as ‘The Golden Threads’.

The primary founding father of the regiment is Sir John Moore; whose enlightened principles of leadership underpin much of today’s military thinking.

Today the regiment prides itself on its innovative form of soldiering, reputation for leading the way, and encouraging the thinking, fighting man. This links back to the old rifle regiments and thus the name ‘The Rifles’ was chosen to symbolise this unique lineage and style as well as the Regimental motto of ‘Swift and Bold’.

It is a point of pride to say ‘I am a Rifleman’.

Contact Details

The Keep
Bodmin
Cornwall
PL31 1EG

Tel: 01208 72810

Opening Times

16 Mar 2018 - 1 Jun 2018

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Road Directions

The museum is easily accessible from the A30. It is located on the B3268 Lostwithiel Road.

SatNav users may wish to use the postcode PL31 1DU, which will take you to Bodmin Bowls Club, opposite to the museum’s parking area.

Parking There is limited free parking at the rear of the museum (SatNav PL31 1DU) and additional free on-street parking nearby, plus Victoria Square pay and display car park 100 metres level walk to the rear of the museum along Castle Canyke Road.

Public Transport Directions

From Liskeard, Wadebridge or Padstow take the Plymouth Citybus 11a to Bodmin Town Centre stopping at Bodmin General Station.

From Truro/ St Austell take the First bus no.27 to Bodmin Town Centre stopping at Bodmin General Station.

 

For up to date timetables please contact the Information Centre (01208 76616) or visit www.travelinesw.com