Object of the month – February 2023

An embroidered cloth with the Oxon and Bucks regimental crest, made by Mr Cecil Aldridge whilst a prisoner of war during WWII.

The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry existed from 1881 until 1958 and served in the Second Boer War, World War I and World War II. Later it merged with two other regiments to form the Royal Green Jackets.

This can be found in the Main Gallery Cabinet 6


Also in Cabinet 6 is a metal button and a metal badge, each showing the insignia of the Oxfordshire and Bucks Light Infantry. These were often given as souvenirs to family and friends.

Here is a similar cap badge with the regimental crest: