SOLDIERS from the past were on parade on Saturday in Winchester to commemorate Salamanca Day - The Rifles regimental birthday named after the Peninsular War battle of 1812.

The 2nd Battalion 95th Rifles re-enactors were on duty at The Royal Green Jackets Museum dressed in period uniforms.

Visitors stepped back in time, with staff also wearing regency costume, and learning about what it was like to be a rifleman during the Peninsular War.

There was a special visit from the actor Jason Salkey who played Rifleman Harris in the TV series Sharpe, together with memorabilia from the film set.

In comparison visitors could also find out what it was like for a rifleman serving in the same regiment a hundred years later during the First World War.

If you would like to find out more about the 95th Rifles, The Peninsular War or the Battle of Waterloo, The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum is open 7 days a week during this summer.

Located in Peninsula Barracks, near the Great Hall, the museum is open Monday–Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm.

The museum is one of six museums on barracks, which all have their own regimental story to tell.