Firing Line: The Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier

photograph showing the entrance to the Firing Line Museum

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    • The museum is housed within the fully accessible Interpretation Centre of Cardiff Castle and tells the story of the Welsh Soldier through the history of two of Wales' oldest and most distinguished regiments, 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh. Soldiers from these two Regiments - one Cavalry, the other Infantry - have taken part in virtually all of Britain's major conflcits over the past 300 years, and their story provides a detailed backdrop to Britain's military history since the 17th Century. Campaigns include the Battle of Ramillies in 1706, the Battle of Waterloo, the Anglo-Zulu wars of 1879 as well as both World Wars. Other permanent and temporary displays illustrate the reality of service today in some of the most dangerous places in the world. The Museum provides a deep understanding of the history of the Welsh Soldier, and of why ordinary people are prepared to carry out extraordinary and outstanding acts of courage and selfless commitment.
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