Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Museum expanded

Major Sam Humphris, Mayor John Hardy, Mayoress Janet Hardy, Corporal Andy Reid, Captain Will Sutton and Brigadier Dick Mundell
Major Sam Humphris, Mayor John Hardy, Mayoress Janet Hardy, Corporal Andy Reid, Captain Will Sutton and Brigadier Dick Mundell

A new display case covering the 2009/10 Afghanistan campaign has been opened at Bankfield Museum, Halifax.

It tells the story of the Dukes, now known as the 3rd Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment, overcame harrowing experiences.

The Mayor of Calderdale John Hardy joined past and present soldiers at an opening ceremony.

Currently, the 3rd Battalion is again in Afghanistan and due home later this month.

Full report and pictures in Friday’s Courier.