Oxfordshire Museum to Present Soldiers Of Oxfordshire: Part-Time Defenders – 100 years on

. September 14, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Oxfordshire Museum will present an exhibition, Soldiers Of Oxfordshire: Part-Time Defenders – 100 years on, 24 October – 15 November 2010.

One hundred years ago the British Army was reorganised and the Territorial Army was formed. It was made up of volunteers who trained in their spare time to be ready to support the regular army in times of war. This centenary exhibition looks at the county’s Territorial links with the full time army, and the reasons why young men put on a soldier’s uniform after a full day’s work to serve in their local unit.

The Soldiers of Oxfordshire (SOFO) was founded in 2000 and is dedicated to the permanent home for its collections and archives of the former regiments of the county. The founding trustees were drawn from the Oxfordshire Yeomanry Trust, the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Museum Trust (now the Royal Green Jackets Museum Trust) and Oxford University Officer Training Corps.

The Oxfordshire Museum
Fletcher’s House
Park Street
Woodstock
OX20 1SN
Tel: 01993 811456

www.oxfordshire.gov.uk

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