A Replica Anderson Shelter was installed in the museums front garden during May & June by former and current members of Museum Staff.
It will form part of our education programme focusing on the experience of children during the Blitz of World War 2.
Please mention this to any teachers you may know, as we would be happy to welcome their school for a visit!
We would like to thank the following for their assistance in producing this replica World War 2 Anderson air-raid Shelter:
B. Jenkins & Sons Ltd â
for providing the 3 ton of sand for the sandbags.
Christ College Brecon â
for providing the Cadets to fill the sandbags!
The Barracks Brecon â
for providing the corrugated iron sheets.
The Regimental Museum Staff (current & former) â
for the design and construction of the shelter.
Janet & Ed Holcroft â
for providing the wartime garden.
There is a picture of the Anderson Shelter on the website under the Education Packages centre.
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Welcome to the Website for The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh
The Royal Welsh is Wales's infantry regiment. It has inherited a distinguished military tradition from its predecessors: The Royal Welch Fusiliers (23rd Foot) and The Royal Regiment of Wales (formerly the 24th, 41st and 69th Foot - and later the South Wales Borderers, Welch Regiment and Monmouthshire Regiment). Although, in some respects, the story only began on 1st March 2006 when The Royal Welsh was formed, its history reaches back to the year 1689 when the 23rd and 24th Regiments of Foot were first raised.
In over 320 years of service, the Regiment has gained 244 Battle Honours and 43 of its soldiers have received The Victoria Cross. It has been involved in many significant events in British military history.
The Regiment today has strong links with Wales and its people, which gives it a distinct flair and esprit de corps. This website can only give an introduction to The Royal Welsh's rich history and its soldiers. The Regimental Museum in Brecon tells this story in greater detail. Opened in 1935 it is recognised as one of finest regimental museums in Britain. Come and see us.
Gwell Angau na Chywilydd - Better Death than Dishonour