The Museum of Staffordshire Yeomanry tells the story of Staffordshire’s Yeomanry Cavalry Regiment, which dates back to 1794. These volunteer soldiers have a proud history of peace-keeping in the County, followed by distinguished service in both World Wars. The Yeomanry’s finest hour was probably during the Battle of El Alamein, where they fought to bring about the defeat of the German Afrika Corps in 1943, suffering huge losses in the process. They then took part in the D-Day Landings in Normandy and, later, the crossing of the Rhine in 'swimming' tanks. The present Museum was set up in the Ancient High House in 1992 where it occupies the attic rooms. The story of the Yeomanry is told through its collection of uniforms, weapons, equipment, memorabilia and photographs. There are some fine textile and silver items as well as prints and water colours. The majority of the collection is on display, with a small reserve collection being stored in the adjacent workroom.
Museum of the Staffordshire Yeomanry
The Ancient High House, Greengate Street, Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 2JA England
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