Duke of Gloucester officially opens new remembrance garden at The Staffordshire Regiment Museum

A new remembrance garden at The Staffordshire Regiment Museum has been officially opened by the Duke of Gloucester.

The Duke of Gloucester is shown the new remembrance garden

The Duke of Gloucester is shown the new remembrance garden

Designed and built by military veterans, the Whittington garden is dedicated to soldiers from The Staffordshire Regiment and The Mercian Regiment.

A re-enactor shows the Duke of Gloucester the recreated trench system

A re-enactor shows the Duke of Gloucester the recreated trench system

Danielle Crozier, curator at the museum said: “We’re delighted that His Royal Highness visited us.

“It was an honour for him to open our new memorial garden, and means a huge amount to have the veterans and volunteers work acknowledged like this.”

As well as opening the garden, the Duke of Gloucester also toured the museum’s recreated First world War trench.

Major (Retired) Jim Massey, who served with The Staffordshire Regiment and is a trustee at the museum, was among those who met the royal visitor.

He said: “The visit was a huge honour for the museum, and something we’d been looking forward to for weeks.

“His Royal Highness’ visit highlights the fantastic work that our volunteers produce, and is certainly a day to remember for all those connected to The Staffordshire and Mercian Regiment.”

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