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Dunkirk Flag
Posted on July 25, 2022

The Dunkirk Flag

During the 26th May to the 4th June in 1940 the evacuation of Dunkirk took place, where members of Cornwall’s...

Recruiting leaflet
Posted on July 18, 2022

Recruiting Leaflet (August 1914)

This eye-catching leaflet, appealing for Cornishmen to join the Duke Of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, hangs as part of the First...

Second Pattern Shako – Officers 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment
Posted on July 18, 2022

The Waterloo Shako

First Pattern Shako 1801-1812 In 1801 non-commissioned Officers and Privates stopped wearing the tricorn cocked hat which has been in...

Bicorn Cocked Hat
Posted on May 19, 2022

An Officers Beaver Fur Bicorn hat

Today’s object of focus is a bicorn, also known as a cocked hat. These two cornered hats, hence the name...

Posted on May 9, 2022

The Master Military Tailor

This week I’m delving into a book of clothing pattern drafts compiled by Brigadier W R Richards from the Royal...

prosthetic arm and attachments
Posted on April 25, 2022

Mending War Torn Limbs

The high levels of injury caused to arms and legs, from shells, bullets, and frost bite during the First World...

Hard Tack Biscuit Frame
Posted on April 25, 2022

Playing with food

This is a hard tack biscuit from World War one which has been fashioned into a photo frame. Similar hard...