The collection is on two sites, and family history and other researchers are recommended to contact Nigel Lutt first at firstname.lastname@example.org or if urgent on mobile 0750 4015313 for advice. The response will be prompt (within one to three days) with the exception of holidays, which will not be notified in advance, and which will result in a delay of a week or two at most.
The Regimental Museum is staffed entirely by volunteers. The following services are free: research advice and quick ‘look-ups’ from reference material. The following services are chargeable £20 an hour; £10 for 30 mins; £5 for 15 mins : research work using hard copy and on-line sources; all copying work such as scans and photocopying. In addition, reproduction fees may apply if images from the Regimental collection are published for commercial purposes.
The Regimental Collection is on two sites, as follows:
(1) The Regimental Gallery within Wardown Park Museum, Luton is devoted to the history of the County Regiment and its predecessors. The displays comprise uniforms, medals, militaria, pictures and silver. There is little research material on site.
(2) Bedfordshire & Luton Archives & Records Service, Bedford, holds the Regimental Collection of archives and photographs (ref: X550) as well as other material for the military researcher and the family and local historian. There is no material on display, but items can be produced for consultation.
Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment; Bedfordshire Regiment; 16th (or Bedfordshire Regiment of Foot); 16th (or Buckinghamshire’s regiment of Foot); 16th Regiment of Foot; Colonel Douglas’s Regiment of Foot.