Redoubt Fortress Military Museum (Royal Sussex Regiment)
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The collection of the County regiment of Sussex covering its history from the raising of its antecedent regiments in 1701 under the 3rd Earl of Donegall, to its amalgamation into The Queen’s Regiment in 1966. Collection highlights include a display of rare headdress badges, impressive collections of uniforms and medals as well as a German Staff car captured in the desert in 1943. The collection is displayed within the Redoubt Fortress. This circular Napoleonic fort is one of the best preserved in the country. Built between 1804-10 at a time when Napoleon was threatening to invade England it forms, along with 74 Martello towers, a string of coastal defences stretching from Folkestone to Seaford. Originally housing anything up to 250 soldiers the Redoubt provides the perfect setting for this regimental collection. Alongside the collections of The Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars and the Sussex Combined Services it forms the largest military museum in the south.
Royal Sussex Regiment, 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment, 35th (or The Sussex) Regiment of Foot, 35th (or The Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot, 35th Regiment of Foot, Earl of Donegal’s Regiment of Foot – The Belfast Regiment, 107th Bengal Infantry Regiment, 3rd (Bengal Light Infantry) Regiment, 3rd (Bengal European Light Infantry) Regiment (Honourable East India Company)
Tel: 01323 410300
Fax: 01323 439882