Welcome to the new blog from the Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum.

This has been started to keep you up to date with the work of the museum and archives, what we do and how we do it. Anyone is welcome to comment or question, but better still, come along to the museum in Winchester and see us.

To start off, here’s one of our favourite pictures.  It’s Fritz, the regimental mascot. Fritz was captured during D-Day, and later bought for the regiment for the sum of £18. The coat he is wearing on this picture is in the museum. Fritz was not an ideal mascot however; he was continually trying to escape and chewed through his kennel on more than one occasion. He did, however, lead the regiment on parades around the region.