From the very start, the Friends have had very close links with the Regimental Museum and the Regimental Gallery.
Before we were even formed, we helped in the creation of the Regimental Gallery in Moyses Hall in the centre of Bury St. Edmunds, and in 2004, we participated in the reorganisation of the old Regimental Museum at the Keep at Gibraltar Barracks, which had not been touched since the late 1960s when it moved in to its current location. As far back as 1990, we have been closely involved with the Suffolk Regiment Old Comrades Association and have close links with its surviving branches. Many of its members were early Friends and we still have a high proportion of former Suffolk soldiers within our ranks. In more recent years, we have started to forge links with out French cousins Les Amis du Suffolk Regiment who maintain and preserve the bunker complex codenamed 'Hillman' which was captured by 1/Suffolk on D-Day. The land upon which it sits was given to the Suffolk Regiment in 1990 by a local resident and Les Amis hold every year on the anniversary of D-Day, a commemoration to honour the men of The Suffolk Regiment who fought there in 1944.
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