From Petticoats to the Front Line

A new display in Charge! highlighting the history of women in The Light Dragoons

Lt. Alice Strawbridge commanding a Jackal armoured vehicle during training exercise with The Light Dragoons, Thetford, 2020

Dates

Until 24 February 2023

Visitor information

In the military gallery Charge! The Story of England's Northern Cavalry.

Floor 1 

During opening hours 

About

Today the proportion of women serving in the Army today has never been higher, with women now being able to serve in all combat roles.  

However, this hasn’t always been the case. This exhibition tells that story, from the first woman to join the regiment in the 1780s to the more recent recruits of The Light Dragoons.

[Image shows Lt. Alice Strawbridge commanding a Jackal armoured vehicle during training exercise with The Light Dragoons, Thetford, 2020.]