Object of the month – February 2023

Cecil was captured at Cassel, 16 miles SSE of Dunkirk and was imprisoned in Stalag XXA Thorn (Toruń) in Poland.

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.

The cloth 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:

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