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The DLI Museum - Durham Light Infantry


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I recently had the pleaseure of visiting this museum which is located in a park just oustside of ther Town Centre.

The museum tells the story of The Durham Light Infantry, from its formation in 1758 to its absorption into The Light Infantry in 1968, with particular emphasis on the two World Wars. Displays include uniforms, weapons, equipment, photographs and battlefield relics. The museum's outstanding Medal Room has eight original Victoria Crosses on show.

Durham Light Infantry, (Durham) Light Infantr y , 68th (or the Durham) Regiment of Foot, 68 th Regiment of Foot, 106th Bombay Light Infantry, 2 n d European Regiment Bombay Light Infantry (Ho n ourable East India Company), 2nd Bombay E urop e an R egiment of Foot (Honourable East India Company), Durham Militia, Rifl e Volunteers and Home Guard.

The museum is well worth a visit, parking is on site and there is an entry fee of £4.20.

Here are some images that I took on the day for those who are thinking about a visit!. :thumbsup:

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I'm lucky to live very close and visit on a regular basis. If you are planning to visit this summer then 30th and 31st august would be a good date as the annual military vehicle rally takes place over the bank holiday weekend.

For those not aware there are also a regular series of talks on military topics given at the museum, see link below for more information.

http://www.dlidurham.org.uk/Pages/MuseumEvents.aspx

Doug.

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