First Ask a Soldier Day held at the Museum

On Saturday November 10th the Regimental Museum held a very successful first “Ask a Soldier” event throughout our exhibit rooms. Eight serving soldiers from the regiment were present to answer questions about their service and also to help visitors understand the militia today. They had personal and parachuting equipment available for visitors to try on and our Master Corporal Pioneer was also a hit with those wanting their picture taken with axes and swords! Thanks to Deputy Commanding Officer Major Sandi Banerjee, Regimental Sergeant Major Mark Shannon, Warrant Officer Justin Thorn, MCpl Jessie Behan, Cpl Shahab Alam, Cpl Alex Dristas, Cpl Susheel Palanivelu and Cpl Barry Windover.

As this was also the day before Remembrance Day, we provided an opportunity for our youngest visitors to help create poppies to place between the crosses lining the wall and bearing the names of QOR who had lost their lives in the service of their country. Museum volunteer Matthew Cutler helped them navigate the creation of their poppies and with creating the crosses.

Curator John Stephens and Assistant Curator Shaun Kelly tried to keep everything running smoothly and lunches for our participating soldiers were sponsored by Pegasus Catering.

We’re all looking forward to another opportunity to work with members of the regiment!

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