A visit to Richmond Castle is not complete without checking out the Green Howards Museum! The Regiment is the local one for our town Middlesbrough & area, North Yorkshire, it has a very proud tradition.
Jack checks out the various displays, the medal room is brilliant!
The regiment was formed in 1688 from independent companies of infantry in Devon. Until 1751 it was known by the names of its various colonels, when it became the 19th Regiment of Foot. In 1782 all regiments of foot without a special designation were given county title "to cultivate a connection with the County which might at all times be useful towards recruiting". The regiment became the 19th (1st North Riding of Yorkshire) Regiment of Foot, and its main recruiting efforts continued in this area until 2006, particularly in Middlesbrough, Redcar, Northallerton and Scarborough.
source = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Green_Howards
The Green Howards served in many Wars, particular interest to us at the moment is the AWI & the SUDAN! For our upcoming Victorian British Sudan Army, we've included the Green Howards. Last pic, Jenny & Amy try out the uniforms... Attention!!
The Green Howards Museum website.....