Voices of the Light Infantry

The Light Infantry regiment existed between 1968 and 2007 and many ex-servicemen from the regiment are still part of our museum’s community.  Each year the museum hosts the annual reunion of the Cornwall Light Infantry Association and a large part of the second floor of the museum is dedicated to the heritage of the regiment.  

In order to enrich our displays and increase public understanding of the Light Infantry, in 2018 we created a new film gallery and interactive video displays, along with a digital video archive of LI memories. With funding from the Armed Forces Community Covenant and Museum Development South West we brought in expert film-makers, interviewed over 20 ex-servicemen and also filmed at the LI reunion in Shrewsbury.  

In the museum’s Light infantry galleries and here on the website you can hear the real life accounts of The Light Infantry, learn about ‘the brotherhood’,  jungle tactics, rationing and how to bear the night watch and the mossies, amongst other fascinating insights into the regiment.  


Peice of the Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall

The museum has a large section of the Berlin Wall on display.  This short film tells the inside story of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 from the perspective of the soldiers and their families.

Watch the short film 'Fall of the Berlin Wall'

Northern Ireland

The Light Infantry were in Northern Ireland during ‘The Troubles’.  This short film gives Light Infantryman Spanner Manley’s personal insight into ‘The Bigger Picture’ of what it was like to be there. 

Watch the short film 'The Bigger Picture'
Northern Ireland - The Light Infantry collection at Cornwall's Regimental Museum

The Bugle

The bugle is a musical instrument that has played a huge role in the life of the military and the Light Infantry in particular.  Find out all about it in this short film.

Watch the short film 'The Bugle'