A WINCHESTER military museum is opening the new display devoted to the recent military operations in Afghanistan.

The museum at Peninsula Barracks tells the story of the British Army’s largest regiment, The Rifles.

The new display shows visitors objects and tells them stories from soldiers who served in Afghanistan, giving an insight into what it is like to serve in the British Army.

One of the highlights of the display is a motorbike used by the Taliban insurgents.

The motorbike is the largest item to be donated and is the only piece of enemy kit on display.

Several other new objects are also being shown in the museum, including a handmade patrol base sign from early operations in the country.

Curator Melanie Marsh said: “This is an exciting opportunity that allows our visitors to find out more about the role of The Rifles in Afghanistan and the work of a modern regiment.”

As well as new displays, there is also the opportunity to try on dress-up items and handle objects relating to The Rifles.