Service in Malaya, Suez and Cyprus. Within a short time over 20 Arabs had been killed and 5 rifles had been captured by the battalion. With The 50th came the Lion and Crown badge and the royal blue facings on the uniform and the 97th brought with them the motto “Quo fas et gloria ducunt”. The 6th Battalion drove in the enemy outposts on August 1st and that night and all the next day continued the fight amongst loose rocks and steep gorges. This was followed in 1801 when the 50th landed at Aboukir Bay, Egypt in the face of strong French opposition. At the station the Germans were, in places, only 20 yards away and rations and water had to taken up to the 5th on tanks.The final battle in the Cassino sector began on the night of May 11th. Most of the survivors were taken prisoner when the garrison, overwhelmed by air attack, surrendered on November 16th. The 1st Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment (QORWK) was deployed to Malaya in March 1951. The title of the new unit became “1st Battalion The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment (50th and 97th). Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) during WW1 Since 1815 the balance of power in Europe had been maintained by a series of treaties. General Sir Francis Davis presents medals to Royal Scots Fusiliers (could be Edinburgh in Scotland). They distinguished themselves by holding the cross roads at Djebel Aboid for four days against an armoured column.After this successful defence the advance continued only to be halted on November 30th at Green Hill (Djebel Azzag), where the 6th lost 11 officers and 150 other ranks in a heroic attack. Oil Paintings : 1988-03-57: Two Survey of India maps: one of the Jubbulpore District, Central Provinces, 1913; one of the Punjab, Northwest Frontier Province, Kashmir and Jammu, 1916; used by Capt Trevor Trought, 4th Royal West Kents. Various shots of men playing hand ball. In the following month the Regiment was given permission to bear the motto “Quo fas et gloria ducunt”. On May 2nd the unconditional surrender of the Germans in Italy was announced. One of those subsequently arrested was Mahatma Ghandi. 2nd Battalion. Soldier. Nonetheless they stormed some of the trenches but, having suffered fifty per cent casualties, were forced to withdraw just before dawn. The next day The Queen’s Own Brigade took up a position facing west along Hazebrouck Canal to secure the lines of communication with the coast.. On May 26th the outposts were attacked by tanks and one company of the 4th became cut off. Officers of The 2 nd BN The East Surrey Regiment on 11 December 1941. When the regiment was formed, Kent was one of five counties (the others being Surrey, Staffordshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire) that was split to create more than one regiment. In August 1940 the Battalion was moved by sea to Malaya. 1824.03.25 97th Regiment … General Sir Francis Davis presents medals to Royal Scots Fusiliers (could be Edinburgh in Scotland). On April 6th the Japanese launched a strong attack and the Indian troops were forced to withdraw from two positions on the southern perimeter. According to tradition the reason for it was that the dye came off their black cuffs when the troops wiped the perspiration from their faces. 1953 (Photo by Charles Hewitt/Getty Images) Events in North Africa the moved in Malta’s favour and the siege was raised on November 19th. CU. Soldier on wireless set. On August 15th the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. He was only 16 years of age and was amused by having joined under age! LS. Search Again. The fight was taken to the CTs by seventeen British, Gurkha and Malay battalions which drove the terrorists deeper and deeper into the jungle and away from villages that were made to help them. Silver model of a jungle milestone engraved & titled, 'The Malayan Milestone Presented to 1st Bn QORWK Regt by The Federation of Malaya Police 1953. When the Battalion embarked for England in March 1954, 24 of its members had died or been killed in action. Regiment Archives: Royal West Kent Regiment. In March 1921 the brackets were removed from the title of the Regiment, which became The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. On November 30th it moved up to assault Romangnoli. On their departure the Governor of Cyprus, Sir Hugh Foot, said “The Royal West Kent’s have been in the thick of the troubles of the emergency and have answered every call made on them magnificently”. MS. and CU. On the 8th the Japanese established a machine gun position which overlooked the area. Its operational area, which consisted mainly of thick jungle with a few tin mines and rubber estates, extended for several miles on either side of the main trunk road from a point 11 miles north of Kuala Lumpur to 70 miles to the north. The Battle of Jitra, 11 - 12 December 1941. A counter-attack by the reserve companies of the 1st and 4th Battalions redressed the situation . The 2nd Battalion were in Malta when war was declared. Camp area for the night, building a cover for sleeping. Ajax Modal Box Content × A1053 Harold William Dymond, 7th Battalion, Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died 13 July 1916. Various shots, of No.4. Captain Lumley was one of the first to enter the redoubt where he engaged three Russian gunners. The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) The Buffs was one of the first infantry regiments in the British Army. LS. Baptisms in 1890: 19 Jan Samuel Paradine born 29 Nov 1889, son of Frakita Rower nee Romana and Pte Samuel Paradine. Books A county regiment : 1st Battalion the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Malaya, 1951-1954 In November1854 the 97th landed at Balaclava and took part in the Crimea War where it served alongside the 50th with great distinction. In December 1944 the 1st battalion was sent to Greece where rebel troops were attempting to seize the reins of government.In April 1945 the 5th and 6th Battalions took part in the great offensive which was launched in the Adriatic sector. Well done my Majors!” The majors were Napier (later General Sir Charles James Napier and Stanhope. On leaving their armored personnel carrier, troops of the 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, cross an expanse of lalang (tallgrass) before entering dense jungle. The East Surrey Regiment in Malaya. In 1922 the battalion was rushed back to England where coal-miners had come out on strike and there was fear of a General Strike. At the outbreak of the 1939-45 War the 2 nd Bn The East Surrey Regiment was stationed in Shanghai. On 13th the 5th took part in the successful assault on the village of Pignataro; the 1st, still with the 4th Indian Division, attacked and captured its first objective and later reached and took its second. On August 31st the enemy launched an attack which was halted at Alam Halfa Ridge. In 1888 Wilhelm II was crowned ‘German Emperor and King of Prussia’ and moved from a policy of maintaining the status quo to a more aggressive position. Patrol advancing in extended line. Part of the army under Sir John Moore then marched north-eastwards to menace the French supply lines. In March 1939 the battalion sailed for Malta. Two outside tent and C.Us. After taking part in the heroic defence of Malta the 2nd Battalion was sent to Samos in September as part of a force sent to occupy islands in the Aegean. A parade by troops of the 1st Battalion, Royal Hampshire Regiment at which the battalion flag is … An original Queens Mediterranean Medal Awarded to 9408 Private J Walsh Royal West Kent Regiment ... Price £325. One of Major Stanhope’s epaulettes is in the Regimental Museum in Maidstone. A parade by troops of the 1st Battalion, Royal Hampshire Regiment at which the battalion flag is raised (Second part of Reel 1). Kent was split into two areas, with those in West Kent forming the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, while those in East Kent becoming the Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Later the battalion captured Villa Grande.In the Spring of 1944 the three Queen’s Own battalions, although in different divisions, came together at Cassino, with the 6th in the Castle and on Castle Hill, the 1st in the town and the 5th at the railway station. 475180 2nd Lieutenant C.J. One OBE, three M.B.E.’s, three B.E.M.’s, four M.C.’s, two D.C.M.’s and four M.M.’s had been won. He was an assistant Nurseryman before enlisting. Italy entered the war in June 1940 and the battalion found that the 200 air-raids that the Italians launched against the island were not a serious menace.. On 31st December 1966 1st Battalion The Queen’s Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment was renamed: The 2nd Battalion The Queen’s Regiment. In 1808 the Peninsular War started as a result of the French invading Spain and Portugal and the Regiment was part of the army of Sir Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) that landed in Portugal in August of that year and moved on VIMERA. Next morning the 5th Battalion was attacked by infantry and forced to retire to the main position. Original Publication: Picture Post - 6422 - The Other War - In Malaya It's A War Between Two Ideologies And Two Armies - pub. A parade by troops of the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment for the presentation of two swords by a Malay dignitary (material in first parts of both Reels). Books A county regiment : 1st Battalion the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Malaya, 1951-1954 He was awarded the Victoria Cross. Malaya 1954-56. A Royal Warrant dated January 7th, 1756, authorised Colonel James Abercrombie to raise men, from any part of Great Britain, to serve in a new Regiment of Foot, the 52nd. During a Russian sally from Sevastopol on March 22nd, 1855, seventy men under Captain Hedley Vicars repulsed a force although out-numbered by at least ten to one. CU. Soldier on look-out. The 6th withstood two counter-attacks and inflicted sever casualties on the enemy. LS. 1951.03 Malaya - Part of 18th Infantry Brigade 1954.03 at sea 1954 England 1954/56 Luneberg, BAOR 8 - Germany: Minden 61 Bde 1956.04 Minden 10 Bde 1956 UK 3 Bde 1956.11 [Suez] 1956.11 UK 3 Bde 1957.01 Cyprus 1959 UK 1961.03.01 amalgamated with 1st Bn, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), to form 1st Bn, The Queen's Own Buffs, Royal Kent Regiment . The 6th. Men of the Coldstream Guards win an annual competition at Pirbright. Documentation refers to various people Ken Nidson of Hendon, Dick Barden of Bexleyheath, Tom Moore of Eltham, Mike Bishop of Tunbridge, Harry Cole, Fred Blackford of Biggin Hill, Richard Belcher of Siddley, Sid Packer of Welling, Peter Stock of Farnborough, Sgt Sam Foster of Wellingborough, George Langdon of Gillingham, Allen Wilkshire of Harrow, John Bellingham of Tonbridge, John Webb of Bexhill on Sea, Webb, Gordon Hales of Bromley Kent, Ted Waler of Sittingborn, Ken Watling of Welling, Ted Tidy of Crayford. Various shots, patrol. The attack went in on the left flank to give the 5th a notable victory. Men advancing through rubber trees. After Ireland tours in Woking from 1925 to 27 and in Guernsey from 1927 to 1930 and Aldershot in 1931 were followed by Shorncliffe in November 1934 where they stayed until 1937. On the night of July 13th 250 men of the 7th Battalion beat off numerous German attacks and held on until relived. King George V inspects troops of the First Battalion the Royal Scots. Soldier looking at pin-ups. It was during the Peninsular War that the nickname “The Dirty half Hundred” was given to The 50th. No need to register, buy now! The war was finally over!Between August 1945 and February 1947 the 1st Battalion was in Greece and Egypt; the 2nd served in Germany and the 4th was placed in suspended animation; and the 5th and 6th were disbanded. The 5th then took part in an attack on Piedimonte. 330729 Captain E.A. 1 st Battalion The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment; 1 st Battalion The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry; ... Malaya Signal Regiment; Air Support Signals Troop ROYAL ELECTRICAL AND MECHANCAL ENGINEERS. On September 3rd 1943 Italy was invaded by the Allies. The 97th held the Redan despite the fact that of the 360 who had taken part in the assault,11 officers and 201 men had become casualties.After the Crimea War the Regiment sailed to India in 1857 and was part of the Field Force which relieved the Residency in Lucknow. The Germans made repeated attempts to cross the river in the brigade sector but the garrison stood firm and the bren-gun carriers and mortars of the 4th checked the German advance on Oudenarde. Malayan Milestone - Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment artefact. After the war, PENNINSULA was awarded as a Battle Honour covering all of those actions for which special honours had not been granted. In the town, which had been smashed by bombing into heaps of rubble, the 1st Battalion lived in cellars or weapon pits dug amongst the rubble. Owing to their sky-blue facings to their uniforms they also earned the nickname “The Celestials”. In August of that same year a party from the 97th re-took, with severe loss, a sap from the Russians. Towards the final days of the race the 4th was at the head of the column when it was involved in a very sharp clash with Japanese at Pyu, where six enemy guns were taken; one of which, an anti-tank gun, is now in the Regimental Museum. After the successful conclusion of the North African campaign the 6th Battalion took part in the invasion of Sicily. Soldiers of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders march through Edinburgh. Lance Corporal Harman went forward alone, threw a grenade into the post, annihilated the crew and returned with the machine gun. In November the 2nd Battalion fought its most effective action when 40 Arabs were killed and 17 rifles captured. Please Register or Log in to add a comment. Finally he carried back an officer who had been mortally wounded. By June 1942, food, already severely rationed, was reduced further to 2,000 calories a day instead of the normal 4,000. ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT. History of the final decade (1951-61) of the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment before it was merged with the Royal East Kent Regiment (‘the Buffs’). Norman, MBE, MC - died 4 May 1963. PARACHUTE REGIMENT. Private - look-out. Soldiers in camp, on patrol in jungle, Malaya. Not registered? LS. MS. CU. 1st-batt-queens-own-royal-west-kents-in-malaya, Things You May Not Have Known About The Oscars, The Old 91st Highlanders Aka The Old Highlanders. LS. The regiment's recruitment area covered both the towns and rural areas of W… The battalion's predecessor was the 1st Kent Rifles, but this will not be covered here, the battalion from 1908 and after will be shown here. Subsequent to Germany attacking Holland and Belgium on May 10th, 44th Division prepared a second line of defence behind the river Scheldt. The film covers three events. LS. Three Victoria Crosses were won by members of The Regiment, details of which are given on the following page.In November 1918 the guns fell silent; The Regiment had lost 6,866 men killed and many thousands more had been seriously wounded, some to be disabled for life. Malaya Arrival of the 2nd Bn. In 1920 the 1st Battalion were in India and in 1922 were called out to aid the Civil Power and to cordon off an area of Calcutta where they were stationed. In the BBC TV series ‘Dad’s Army’ the Home Guard platoon wore the cap badge of the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. CU. Only about 70 avoided capture. A night operation was carried by a force which included the 4th and 5th Battalions. The first task was the re-capture of Razabil but before then two hills had to be secured. There followed a most successful operational tour. LS. Rangoon was captured on May 3rd 1945. Colours For Leicester Regiment. The Army Reserve was called out and 250 reservists joined the battalion at Dover Castle.. Memorial at Terendak Military cemetery, Malacca. Below are just some of our members who have served at Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Cards on bed. The remnants of the brigade were evacuated by destroyers, trawlers and pleasure boats. LS. Consecration of the Colours … 1946: Dutch East Indies: Java. 297716 Major R.H.D. Links between the regiment and the town can … As its name suggests, the regiment only recruits ethnic Malays. Having passed through Doullens the Germans reached the English Channel. The battle opened on the night of April 22nd but it was not until April 26th that the whole hill was captured. Memorial at Terendak Military cemetery, Malacca. and C.Us. The amalgamation of its Cadre with the 2nd Battalion was completed on June 1st, 1948. The 4th Battalion joined in the pursuit of the Japanese in the race for Rangoon. Soldier. Malaya. The Regiment subsequently took part in the battles at ALMARAZ, VITTORIA and for the passes of the PYRENEES and at the forcing of the passage across the River NIVE where the 50th forded the river breast high in a rapid current under very heavy musket fire. In 1956 the Battalion took part in the Suez landings after which instead of returning home the Battalion was ordered to Cyprus where they had a most successful tour. On July 1st 1871 the 50th Foot and 97th Foot became the 1st and 2nd Battalions, and the West Kent Light Infantry Militia became the 3rd and 4th Battalions of The Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Patrol leaving camp. The 50th were subsequently authorised to bear the word EGYPT on its colours in honour of this campaign. The 6th defended road-blocks in Doullens for 8 hours but the German pressure was overwhelming and all but 25 of the survivors were taken prisoner. Bootstrap Slider. Ajax Modal Box. Patrol from No.5. Camp area. On July 6th, as a result of a bomb attack by some Jews, the Arabs began to muster in large gangs and were prepared to shoot it out with the troops. The 4th and 5th Battalions arrived in Egypt in July,1942 when the 8th Army was defending a position at Alamein. LS. The forward companies of the 1st were extricated with difficulty and during the retreat two of them were captured.. QUEEN’S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT, 1951 – 1961. At 11 a.m. on March 1st 1961 The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment were amalgamated with The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) to form The Queen’s Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment. The peninsula is over 400 miles from north to south, and varies in width from 50 to 250 miles. Only ninety managed to escape and were sent home to England where they were amalgamated with the 7th Battalion to form a new 2nd Battalion. Napoleon swiftly turned a large army against him and Moore was forced to retire to the coast at CORUNNA. Private reading book. The town was taken and the 6th pressed on to capture and hold Monte Rivoglia, which they did with great gallantry. In 1947 following the end of World War II, the battalion was merged with 5th, and disbanded as a result. It was formed by merging the 50th (The Queen's Own) Regiment of Foot and the 97th (The Earl of Ulster's) Regiment of Foot. Please log in to add to WorkSpaces. In 1824 major General Sir James Lyon was informed that a new regiment, numbered the 97th was to be “placed upon the establishment of the Army from March 25th, 1824, inclusive.” The Regiment assembled at Winchester. In 1961 the Regiment was merged with East Kent Regiment, to form The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment and then in 1992 it was amalgamated with The Royal Hampshire Regiment to form The Princesses of Wales's Royal Regiment. Soldier finishing off tent. Silver model of a jungle milestone engraved & titled, 'The Malayan Milestone Presented to 1st Bn QORWK Regt by The Federation of Malaya Police 1953. In April 1917 the 1st and 6th Battalions took part in the attack on Vimy Ridge where the Canadians won great honour Meanwhile in other theatres the 10th and 11th Battalion saw service in Italy, the 2/4th Battalion in Palestine and Gallipoli, the 2nd and 1/5th Battalions in Mesopotamia.And so it went on, the Regiment lost many men and there were a great number of acts of self sacrifice and gallantry. The 2nd Battalion were unexpectedly sent to join the Army of Occupation in Germany in March 1920 where a civil war had broken out. Binding: Clear: QUEEN’S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT, 1951 - 1961 quantity. LS. During this fight Sergeant Coleman remained in the open, exposed to the enemy’s rifle fire until all around him had been killed or wounded. 10 Apr Anne Elizabeth Gregg born 21 Feb 1890, daughter of Agnes and Armourer Sgt Daniel Gregg. Prince Edward inspects troops of the Seaforth Highlanders in Dover. CU. After commandos had seized Termoli, 36th Brigade landed unopposed. By April 4th the Japanese had reached Kohima and on the next day the 4th Battalion was sent to reinforce the garrison. These became the new unit's 1st and 2nd regular battalions. Kohima was now under direct artillery fire from three sides Many wounded were hit for a second time and the water reservoir had fallen into Jap hands. He joined the first Battalion of the Royal West Kent Regiment 31st of March 1914 at Woolwich, Kent. Suddenly a strong attack was launched, supported by tanks, by the Germans. 1945: Malaya. It had detachments at Pembroke Camp for 10 months. In February 1951 the 1st Battalion sailed for Malaya. RELATED IMAGES. Memorial at Terendak Military cemetery, Malacca. For this action Sergeant John Coleman was awarded the Victoria Cross which is in the Regimental Museum. The 1st Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment was deployed to Malaya in March 1951. Writing a letter home. The 1st Battalion arrived in North Africa in March 1943, and fought well. CU. Book. The fighting continued across the northern neck of Italy with the 5th capturing Monte Romana, the 6th making a series of attacks in the mountains south of Bologna seizing Monte Maggiore just before winter set in bringing the offensive to an end.The 1st had moved to the Adriatic sector and was involved in the crossing of the River Savio where it established a bridgehead. 297716 Major R.H.D. Buy A county regiment: 1st Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, Malaya, 1951-1954 by Walker, Adrian (ISBN: 9780952714620) from Amazon's Book Store. Various shots taken around the camp area. We always welcome comments and more information about our films.All posts are reactively checked. The Queen’s Own Brigade casualties, since May 20th, had been about 1,000 of the 2,400 who had gone into action. CU. Mayston with parade. The German defences were formidable, with machine guns, deep dug-outs and extensive barbed wire obstacles. Arrival of the 2 nd BN The East Surrey Regiment in Malaya. Dog. Various shots, going through jungle. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. "The Fighting Fifth" Soldiers of the 1st Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers Troop the Colour in York. Soldier watching boot boy. A British soldier of the Royal West Kent regiment burns a leech from his comrade's back with a cigarette, whilst on active service in Malaya. II. Description: The film covers three events. On September 8th the Italians surrendered leaving the Germans to oppose two allied armies which included the 1st, 5th and 6th Battalions. In early 1938 the battalion arrived in Palestine and were allotted duties of protecting the railway and preventing sabotage in the Haifa area. Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden. and CU. I. On November 12th the Battalion was ordered to reinforce the island of Leros which was being invaded by the Germans. Courtesy of Frank La Touche. The companies arrived on Leros at different times and three of them fought in separate actions with considerable losses. On reaching their objective these battalions were met with a hail of fire. The Regiment served in the following campaigns: – The Seven Years War from 1756 to 1763 taking part in actions at Corbach, Warburg and Wilhelmstahl In 1778 as Marines they took part in the indecisive naval battle of Ushant. I. platoon just leaving camp. Various shots, a patrol leaving camp. These two regiments were linked as the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Royal West Kent Regiment in 1881, this being part of a general reform of the Army. The dividing line that separated the two regimental areas was east of the River Medway. Having been part of the army that defeated Napoleon in the hard fought battle near Alexandria it marched on to Cairo and Napoleon’s Legions were driven from Egypt. Various C.Us of Privates. The Battle of Gurun, 14 - 15 December 1941 Find the perfect royal west kent regiment stock photo. G998 Tom Parry and pal, Royal West Kent Regiment. Tracking dog. The strike over the battalion was ordered to Ireland to deal with the Sinn Fein rising. Service in Malaya, Suez and Cyprus. Sir John Moore witnessed this success and cried, “Well done, 50th! By October 3rd the leading troops of the 8th Army had reached the River Bifero. The British plan was to threaten the enemy’s supply route. After Razabil the next task was to seize two tunnels through which the main lateral road passed. The 97th saw service in Ceylon, Corfu, Halifax, Nova Scotia and for a short time in Greece. By August 12th the Germans had withdrawn from Florence and the 5th entered the city to restore order. CU. During a battle fought on January 16th 1809 the 50th re-took the village of ELVINA with a spirited bayonet charge. The 7th was forced to retire and then to split up into small parties. The Japanese held these tunnels very stubbornly and several attempts failed. Register now. Outbreak of Hostilities. In reserve for the battle, joined in the advance on Rome.Rome fell on June 4th 1944 and the Germans retreated to Lake Trasimenem, where the 6th were in action again. The 1st/Royal West Kent Regiment was at Fort Ricasoli for 1 month and 3 weeks and at Fort Manoel for 10 months and one week. Johnson - died 12 April 1965. Soldier. Additional Battalions were raised in both the World Wars of the twentieth century, but the Regiment was reduced to a single Battalion in 1948. In July of the same year the Regimental Memorial for those who had given their lives during the Great War was unveiled in Brenchley Gardens, Maidstone. Binding: Clear: QUEEN’S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT, 1951 - 1961 quantity. That evening orders came to withdraw. Whilst in Palestine, eleven members of the battalion had been killed in action or who had died of wounds.Germany invaded Poland on September 1st, 1939 and on the 3rd, Britain and France declared war on Germany. After a spell in England of four years the 97th was stationed in Ireland from 1871 to 1873, the West Indies from 1873 to 1877 and in 1880 arrived in Gibraltar from where it was immediately ordered to South Africa where the Boer settlers in the Transvaal had invaded Natal. On the morning of May 21st, the 1st Battalion was engaged at Eekhout and came under considerable pressure. 2 nd Infantry Workshop; 10 th Infantry Workshop; 12 th Infantry Workshop; LS. During the autumn of 1939 the British Expeditionary Force, and with it the 1st Battalion, crossed to France and moved up to the Franco-Belgian border. Cards in hand of Private. The 1881 Army reforms gave Kent two county regiments, one of which was The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). In December of that same year the 50th and 51st regiments were disbanded, whereupon the 52nd was renumbered as the 50th. II. The thrust up the east coast was stopped at a town, built on high ground, called Centuripe “Cherry Ripe” to the troops. The Germans overlooked these positions from Monastery Hill so movement was impossible in daylight hours. By the time the 4th Battalion arrived with the 5th Indian Division in October 1943, the British had been driven back to positions north of Razabil in the Arakan and Imphal in Manipur. With origins dating back to 1572, it took part in many campaigns in the years that followed. Introduction. Its staunch defence had held up a Japanese division for 15 days, long enough to allow two British divisions to arrive and prevent the invasion of India. CU. It had a history dating back to 1572 and was one of the oldest regiments in the British Army being third in order of precedence (ranked as the 3rd Regiment of the line). During one of these attacks the 4th suffered over 60 casualties from “friendly” artillery fire.In March 1944 the 5th Indian Division was flown to the Imphal area, where the enemy had launched a strong attack. He recovered, drew his sword to urge his men on when he was wounded. On September 8th the 97th took part in the assault on the Grand Redan. 78th Division, which included the 6th Battalion moved swiftly east towards Tunis. A parade by troops of the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment for the presentation of two swords by a Malay dignitary (material in first parts of both Reels). In September 1826 the King approved the title The 97th or Earl of Ulster’s Regiment. Soldier hacking his way through. Womens Royal Army Corps Malaya clasp GSM ... Royal West Kent Regiment India Medal 1896 £ 215.00; Highly interesting Great War Gallantry medal group £ 2,550.00; RARE double issue General Service Medal £ 150.00; Royal Lancaster Regiment QSA Medal

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