Auxiliary Soldier

Auxiliary Soldiers

The soldiers who lived at Segedunum Roman Fort were Auxiliary soldiers.

‘Auxilia’ means help and the Auxiliary soldiers assisted the Legionary soldiers by providing extra manpower and in particular specialised fighting techniques.

They were made up of the infantry (foot soldiers) and cavalry (horse) units.

Find out more about the types of soldiers who lived here and their uniform by visiting the Marvellous Mondays section on our website.

The Challenge

Why not have a go at creating your very own infantry auxiliary soldier?

All you need to do is:
1. Carefully colour in your soldier
2. Cut him and his uniform out
3. Stick on all his uniform

Download the colouring sheet here

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