PICTURE SPECIAL: New military exhibition opens in Warwick - The Leamington Observer

PICTURE SPECIAL: New military exhibition opens in Warwick

Philippa Mingins 3rd Apr, 2024 Updated: 4th Apr, 2024   0

BATTALIONS of military-enthusiasts descended on the Museum of The Queen’s Royal Hussars in Warwick for the opening of a new gallery.

The Parker Gallery is in a newly refurbished part of the museum, based at Trinity Mews on Priory Street, featuring artifacts donated by the late Major Sir Michael Parker and his family.

Major Parker was a prominent member of The Queen’s Own Hussars while serving with the regiment and during his service he went on to organise over 300 official national, international, and royal occasions – most famously the Royal Tournaments and tattoos national and international as well as many major royal events for Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The Parker Gallery is the completion of phase two of a new design and build at the museum and is populated by pictures, audio-visual displays and artefacts from both the Parker collection and all The Queen’s Royal Hussars Regiments past and present.

The museum tells the story of The Queen’s Royal Hussars through a series of themed galleries and interactive displays.

The cavalry regiment recruit across the West Midlands and have had a museum in Warwick for over 50 years.

The regiment is now based in Wiltshire and is the last cavalry regiment to be still equipped with challenger tanks.

Visit www.qrhmuseum.com for further details.


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