Royal Irish Regiment

The children at Market Drayton Infants are learning about World War 1.  They were very lucky to start this with a visit from members of the Royal Irish Regiment. 

Colour Sargent Cree delivered a whole school assembly to talk to the children about heroes.  He told the children all about a local hero, Private Harold Whitfield, who drove the enemy back in World War 1 single handedly.  Private Harold Whitfield was later awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery.

Colour Sargent Cree also explained that it was not just people who were important in war, but also animals, such as pigeons and dogs.  The children met the mascot for the Royal Irish Regiment, Finn, and his handler Ranger Evangelista.  ​



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