In Times of Emergency

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The Light Dragoons in times of crisis

Light Dragoons assisting with the flooding in Mytholroyd, in West Yorkshire


Until 28 February 2022 (historic exhibition)


In times of national emergency or crisis the Ministry of Defence can provide British Army assistance to support the civil authorities.

This exhibition looks at how The Light Dragoons - and its antecedent regiments - have been deployed in this way and how that role has changed overtime. 

Using a mixture of imagery, objects and quotes from serving soldiers, the exhibition covers emergencies like the Fire Brigade Union Strikes of 2002, the flooding in 2015 and 2019 and the Covid-19 pandemic.