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Special display about Napoleonic Wars

The museum is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a momentous event that changed the course of European history. The Battle on the 18th June 1815 is part of a larger campaign waged between France and England, called the Napoleonic Wars 1799-1815. Although not present at Waterloo itself, as the 6th of Foot was redeployed to fight in Canada, the Regiment did fight in the campaign.

The Museum is really lucky to be 1 of only 15 in the country to have a vibrant and fascinating graphic display about Waterloo from the National Army Museum (NAM).

As well as these graphics the display will feature objects from the museum collection, such as campaign medals, as it was the first time that the Government gave a medal to all those soldiers that had served in the War.

There will also be some treasures not usually on display, such as a rare Small Army Gold Medal that is 1 of only 5 given to officers of the Regiment, plus a Royal Guelphic Order Medal, and a lovely silver and blue enamel belt plate.

On Saturday 20th June the museum will be taking part in ‘Music, Medals and the Military’ in the Pump Room Gardens in Leamington Spa as part of Leamington Looks Back at Waterloo. The museum will run free activities for children - making a military hat and sword from craft materials.

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