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New Display At Guildford Museum Features The Queen’s Regiment

Published on: 26 Feb, 2022
Updated on: 2 Mar, 2022

A new exhibition is on display at Guildford Museum – Soldiers of Surrey: Stories from The Queen’s Royal Regiment, in conjunction with the Surrey Infantry Collection.

The new display exhibiting Soldiers of Surrey: Stories from The Queen’s Royal Regiment.

It is located in the museum’s trade and industry gallery and features stories of soldiers from the borough of Guildford and the surrounding areas who served with the regiment.

Guildford was the home of one of the British Army’s oldest infantry regiments – The Queen’s Royal Regiment, formed in 1661 by Charles II to defend Tangier in Morocco.

In 1881 it became the county regiment of West Surrey. In 1959 it amalgamated with The East Surrey Regiment to become The Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment.

The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment is the modern successor of The Queen’s, recruiting soldiers from Surrey and south-east England.

The display features artefacts including uniforms, medals, photographs, more, as well as a focus on Corporal Jesse Peters. He is the second of the four consecutive town criers from the Peters family, David Peters being the current town crier.

Guildfordian Corporal Jesse Peters is featured, who was also Guildford’s town crier from 1946-1966.

The Guildford Dragon NEWS has taken a look at the display with a film clip below introduced by David Rose interviewing editor Martin Giles, who served with The Queen’s.

We would like to hear from readers who served with the regiment with their memories, and also those who have had relatives who served. Please add your replies in the box below.

Guildford Museum is free to visit and open Wednesdays to Saturdays from noon to 4.30pm. Click here for more details.

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