In 1938, four Regiments of the Army, among
them all six Battalions of The Cheshire Regiment,
were trained as Machine Gun specialists. One of the Machine
Gun Training Centres was here at The Castle.
Follow a display of rifles and signals equipment much of which
was used through until the 1960's. Look up and you are
faced by a Vickers .303in Medium Machine Gun (MMG). Cooled by water
the gun was capable of firing up to 600 rounds per
Display boards tell the story of individuals who left their
parent unit to join the new regiments of Commando, Special Air
Service, Parachute and Glider Pilot, which were established in this
The 3rd Carabiniers served with their tanks in Burma. B
Squadron distinguished themselves at the Battle of Nunshigum
(1944) which, following the loss of all of its Officers,
was taken by the Squadron Sergeant Major.
The corner case is dedicated to the 'home front'. Many women
from the County worked on the land or in factories to support the
men at the front. Those who were either too old, too young or
in restricted jobs who served in the Home Guard, ARP (air raid
protection) or Auxiliary Fire Service.
Unique to this Museum is one of the pens used at the
Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri in 1945.