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February 23rd 2006
This month we visited the Royal Regiment of Wales Museum in Brecon.

Brecon Visit

 On Thursday 23rd February our party braved the snow of the Brecon Beacons to visit the museum of the Royal Regiment of Wales at Brecon Barracks. It was a very worthwhile effort as the displays were quite fascinating, with many relics of the Rourke’s Drift action against the Zulus in 1879 – including the actual Union Jack flag -  and dozens, if not hundreds, of artefacts from other actions such as the American War of Independence, the Sikh wars in northern India, and of course from the first and second world wars.

 The museum also has a fine weapons room displaying firearms from the earliest long- barrelled flintlocks to more modern rifles and automatic weapons, whilst an adjoining room is dedicated to the medals awarded to soldiers and officers of the South Wales Borderers during its many campaigns and actions throughout the British Empire.

 The museum visit was followed by lunch at the Puzzle Tree Restaurant  in the Brecon town centre, where the excellent food the friendly and efficient service was very much appreciated.



Above are photos of some of the exhibits on show.

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