Cardiff Castle celebrates Welsh soldiers

The Firing Line Museum honors Welsh soldiers of past and present


Cardiff Castle’s The Firing Line Museum is currently displaying its latest exhibition, A Soldiers Story. The temporary exhibition opened 10 October and will close 9 January 2012.

The exhibition is displaying stories about the Welsh soldiers who have fought and contributed toward some of history’s biggest wars. The exhibition archives stories of soldiers dating back to the Battle of Waterloo, all the way up to Welshman who are serving in Iraq.

Sergeant John Adams who fought in the Battle of Waterloo

Museum Curator Rachel Silverson explains that she wanted the exhibition to provide visitors with personal, individual stories, “A Soldier’s Story is about the people rather than the regiments they were in, it’s the individual stories that makes them more interesting and gives you a feel for the characters of our Welsh soldiers.”