The Soldier gallery examines what it’s like to serve as a soldier, from joining up and training to daily life and returning home.
It looks at the demands of transitioning into the Army, life on campaign, the physical and psychological impact of combat, and the lasting friendships born out of shared service.
It also shows how the human experience of soldiering has remained remarkably unchanged across more than 350 years of Army history.
‘The people in the Army are different. We seem to have a different sense of humour... The comradeship and the camaraderie – that’s why I think some people have problems going home after it all.’
Major Patsy Beesley, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps - 2013