The fount and origin of three of the British Army's most dynamic and idiosyncratic regiments - the King's Royal Rifle Corps, the Rifle Brigade and the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. The development of this stripped-down style of soldiering (no colours, arms carried at the trail, and a brisk pace of 140 paces per minute) is explained in this two-storey museum, starting in 1755 with the establishment of the Royal Americans, right up to the formation of The Rifles in 2007. In reality the museum is housed in the guardroom of what was Peninsula Barracks and can feel a bit cramped, and it also lacks natural light, but the exhibits are very good. Worth combining with visits to the other regimental museums in the complex. Far better than the Guards' cramped bunker-museum in London.
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