The Light Infantry regiment existed between 1968 and 2007 and many ex-servicemen from the regiment are still part of our museum’s community. Each year the museum hosts the annual reunion of the Cornwall Light Infantry Association and a large part of the second floor of the museum is dedicated to the heritage of the regiment.
In order to enrich our displays and increase public understanding of the Light Infantry, in 2018 we created a new film gallery and interactive video displays, along with a digital video archive of LI memories. With funding from the Armed Forces Community Covenant and Museum Development South West we brought in expert film-makers, interviewed over 20 ex-servicemen and also filmed at the LI reunion in Shrewsbury.
In the museum’s Light infantry galleries and here on the website you can hear the real life accounts of The Light Infantry, learn about ‘the brotherhood’, jungle tactics, rationing and how to bear the night watch and the mossies, amongst other fascinating insights into the regiment.