Gloucestershire Regiment Memorial Tapestry

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Reference WMO/293654


St Mary de Crypt Church

Southgate Street




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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Tapestry/Needlepoint
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Lettering: Other
About the memorial: A tapestry commemorating 3000 years of the Gloucestershire regiment
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THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMNET (28/61ST) MEMORIAL TAPESTRY / This tapestry commemorates the 300 year history of the Gloucestershire Regiment prior to its / amalgamation witht he Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire) in 1994. / The Regiment commissioned the overall design from gerladine Brock and it was worked by local / volunteers. / Thed esign is based upon a regimental tenor drum with segments of the Regiment's colours of / primrose, red and black. The central cross is an enlarged version of the cross carved by Colonel James / Carne VC whilst in solitary confinement as a prisoner of war. The Regimemnt's unique two cap badges / front and back, are superimposed on the cross. On either side are the eight Victoria Crosses and the / George Cross won by members of the Regiment. Outside them is a selection of the Regiment's more / famous battle honours. The Blue and Gold United States Presidential Citation runs across the top and the / river Severn appears below. On the outer edges there are two pictures to symbolise Gloucestershire' / the Cathedral and a Cotswold scene. / Brass before and brass behind / Never feared a foe of any kind

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