Essex Regiment Museum and The Essex Yeomanry
Two new exciting permanent displays, opened in February 2010 by HRH The Duke of Gloucester, tell the story of the proud County Regiment of Essex.
The Essex Regiment
An Infantry Regiment, one in which soldiers traditionally march everywhere carrying Musket (or Rifle) and bayonet.
Linked with the County of Essex in 1782 (with origins in 1741), serving all over the world and having both Regular (full-time) and Volunteer (part-time) units.
The Collections are loaned to Chelmsford City Council by the Trustees of the Essex Regiment Museum.
The Essex Yeomanry
Traditionally a mounted Regiment recruited within Essex, training to fight invaders and to keep the peace, ready to be “embodied” for full time service in a national emergency.
In more modern times the Yeomanry have taken on new roles as Artillerymen and Signallers.
The Collections are loaned to Chelmsford City Council by the Trustees of the Essex Yeomanry.
Arts Council England Accreditation Number 580
For Regimental Museums www.armymuseums.org.uk
Army Records- for soldiers who served after 1920
Army Personnel Centre Secretariat
Disclosures 2 Mail Point 515
Kentigern House 65 Brown Street
Tel: 0845 600 9663 (helpline)
MOD Medal Office
Innsworth House Imjin Barracks
Tel: 0141 224 3600