Blackwood Stroke Support Group @ Brecon Museum

By Blackwood Stroke Support Group | July 16 2019

Blackwood Stroke Support Group @ Brecon Museum

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    Our first visit to Brecon Museum in April was so interesting that we decided to revisit it again in June. However this time we all brought packed lunches to eat in the Museum garden to give us all more time in the museum. This meant our guide Will 2571 had more time to share his wealth of  knowledge with us with lots of interesting anecdotes on the Welsh Regiment. Among my favourites were:

    • How the Welsh regiment was formed
    • The dubious recruiting tactics for soldiers in those days
    • How our national Welsh Dragon flag and its colours originated
    • How the Welsh Goat became its mascot and was given a ration of 2 cigarettes a day
    • The history of the “Victoria Cross” and how our Welsh has won more than any other regiment
    • How the British Commander totally underestimated the battle skills of the Zulu Chief and his tribesmen but was never held to account.

    I also found the official video (not the Hollywood blockbuster) very interesting and the chance to hold and handle the weapons of the soldiers and the Zulus very sobering.

    So finally a well earned vote of thanks to Will 2571.

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