Malaya 1954-56. Rangoon was captured on May 3rd 1945. 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. Service in Malaya, Suez and Cyprus. Norman, MBE, MC - died 4 May 1963. Various shots, of No.4. Captain Lumley was one of the first to enter the redoubt where he engaged three Russian gunners. The train carrying the battalion from Kingstown Harbour to Dublin was ambushed and three men were wounded, one mortally. 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. 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 II. Most of the survivors were taken prisoner when the garrison, overwhelmed by air attack, surrendered on November 16th. The peninsula is over 400 miles from north to south, and varies in width from 50 to 250 miles. LS. Various shots, going through jungle. 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. 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. On September 8th the 97th took part in the assault on the Grand Redan. 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. Soldier on wireless set. After the successful conclusion of the North African campaign the 6th Battalion took part in the invasion of Sicily. Courtesy of Frank La Touche. CU. On the night of July 13th 250 men of the 7th Battalion beat off numerous German attacks and held on until relived. He stood 5' 6" and he is described in his Small Book as being of fresh complexion with black hair and Hazel eyes. 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 . 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). 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. In September 1826 the King approved the title The 97th or Earl of Ulster’s Regiment. In 1947 following the end of World War II, the battalion was merged with 5th, and disbanded as a result. Various shots of men playing hand ball. Johnson - died 12 April 1965. A county regiment : 1st Battalion the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Malaya, 1951-1954 Film DUCHESS OF KENT, DEPUTY COLONEL-IN-CHIEF OF THE REGIMENT, VISITS 4TH/7TH DRAGOON GUARDS IN WEST GERMANY [Allocated Title] 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. 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. Colours For Leicester Regiment. The 6th withstood two counter-attacks and inflicted sever casualties on the enemy. During a battle fought on January 16th 1809 the 50th re-took the village of ELVINA with a spirited bayonet charge. 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. CU. The remnants of the brigade were evacuated by destroyers, trawlers and pleasure boats. In August of that same year a party from the 97th re-took, with severe loss, a sap from the Russians. LS. The sector allotted to The Queen’s Own Brigade included Eekhout and Oudenarde. On November 12th the Battalion was ordered to reinforce the island of Leros which was being invaded by the Germans. Soldier. QUEEN’S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT, 1951 – 1961. Thereafter it was the custom of the officers of 1st Battalion to drink to the memory of “The Corunna Majors” on the anniversary of the battle. CU. He joined the first Battalion of the Royal West Kent Regiment 31st of March 1914 at Woolwich, Kent. LS. In January 1831 the Regiment assumed the title “The 50th or Queen’s Own Regiment” in honour of Queen Adelaide, wife of William 1V.There followed service in India and the Gwalior Campaign of 1843, the Sutlej Campaign 1845 to 1846, the Crimea War between 1854 and 1856 and New Zealand from 1863 to 1866. Soldier. In March 1939 the battalion sailed for Malta. The title of the new unit became “1st Battalion The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment (50th and 97th). On September 26th the 8th Battalion received its baptism of fire at the battle of Loos where it played a gallant part in an unsuccessful counter-attack. The 1st Battalion arrived in North Africa in March 1943, and fought well. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden. Part of the army under Sir John Moore then marched north-eastwards to menace the French supply lines. 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. 10 Apr Anne Elizabeth Gregg born 21 Feb 1890, daughter of Agnes and Armourer Sgt Daniel Gregg. On the 8th the Japanese established a machine gun position which overlooked the area. 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. Officers of The 2 nd BN The East Surrey Regiment on 11 December 1941. Find the perfect royal west kent regiment stock photo. 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. Various shots taken around the camp area. Private - look-out. 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. 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. On 9th September 1992, as a result of ‘Options for Change’, a new regiment was formed from the three regular battalions of The Queen’s Regiment and The 5th and The 6/7th Territorial Queen’s Battalions amalgamated with The Royal Hampshire Regiment (37th and 67th) to become, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (PWRR), The Queen's Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment (PWRR), The Queen’s Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment, Tower of London Service of Remembrance 2019, Dedication of the QOB Regt memorial July 2019. 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. and CU. As the RAF were short of ground staff, Queen’s Own soldiers helped to wheel these machines into pens and refuel them as soon as they arrived. In November the 2nd Battalion fought its most effective action when 40 Arabs were killed and 17 rifles captured. 475180 2nd Lieutenant C.J. In November1854 the 97th landed at Balaclava and took part in the Crimea War where it served alongside the 50th with great distinction. General Sir Francis Davis presents medals to Royal Scots Fusiliers (could be Edinburgh in Scotland). Soldier. 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’). Soldier watching boot boy. RELATED IMAGES. Suddenly a strong attack was launched, supported by tanks, by the Germans. Please Register or Log in to add a comment. The Queen’s Own Brigade casualties, since May 20th, had been about 1,000 of the 2,400 who had gone into action. The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) The Buffs was one of the first infantry regiments in the British Army. and C.Us. The Japanese held these tunnels very stubbornly and several attempts failed. On the morning of May 21st, the 1st Battalion was engaged at Eekhout and came under considerable pressure. Owing to their sky-blue facings to their uniforms they also earned the nickname “The Celestials”. Additional Battalions were raised in both the World Wars of the twentieth century, but the Regiment was reduced to a single Battalion in 1948. B787 Frederick Edward Franklin of Rickmansworth, Royal West Kent Regiment, died 30 September 1918, aged 19. ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT. 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. George the boot boy cleaning the platoon's boots. Subsequent to Germany attacking Holland and Belgium on May 10th, 44th Division prepared a second line of defence behind the river Scheldt. The 4th Battalion joined in the pursuit of the Japanese in the race for Rangoon. LS. LS. This caused the 1st Battalion to be placed in suspended animation. Oil on board by Robert Nunan (1922-1996), 6th Bn Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 1970 (c); associated with World War Two, Italy (1943-1945). Later on water as well as medical stores and ammunition had to be dropped from the air to the garrison.The garrison held out despite continual fierce attacks which were thrown back only by hand-to-hand fighting. G998 Tom Parry and pal, Royal West Kent Regiment. The dividing line that separated the two regimental areas was east of the River Medway. 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. The garrison consisted of untried Indian troops, a handful of British soldiers at a Convalescence Depot and the administrative staff. When the Battalion embarked for England in March 1954, 24 of its members had died or been killed in action. Various shots patrol in rubber plantation. Malaya . CU. 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. Nonetheless they stormed some of the trenches but, having suffered fifty per cent casualties, were forced to withdraw just before dawn. A night operation was carried by a force which included the 4th and 5th Battalions. 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. With origins dating back to 1572, it took part in many campaigns in the years that followed. (Imperial War Museums (GOV 3828)) ... Malaya declared a formal end to the emer gency on July 31, 1960. 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.. Baptisms in 1890: 19 Jan Samuel Paradine born 29 Nov 1889, son of Frakita Rower nee Romana and Pte Samuel Paradine. 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. The 4th Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment was an infantry unit of the British Army's Territorial Force. 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). 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. 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. The Battle of Gurun, 14 - 15 December 1941 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. The battle opened on the night of April 22nd but it was not until April 26th that the whole hill was captured. Men of the Coldstream Guards win an annual competition at Pirbright. 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. Not registered? (Orig.Neg.). CU. The first task was the re-capture of Razabil but before then two hills had to be secured. The attack went in on the left flank to give the 5th a notable victory. An original Queens Mediterranean Medal Awarded to 9408 Private J Walsh Royal West Kent Regiment ... Price £325. 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”. 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. Soldier looking at pin-ups. On May 14th, the Germans penetrated the French front at Sedan causing 1 and 11 Corps to fall back through Oudenarde. 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. I. 297716 Major R.H.D. QUEEN’S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT, 1951 – 1961. The Battle of Jitra, 11 - 12 December 1941. The 97th saw service in Ceylon, Corfu, Halifax, Nova Scotia and for a short time in Greece. At dusk came the orders to retreat to Dunkirk, a distance of some 50 miles. LS. Subsequent to a tour in Australia between 1867 and 1869 the Regiment sailed for service at Home where it remained until it became the 1st Battalion The Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). 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. Meanwhile the 6th Battalion had taken part in an attack by 36th Brigade, commanded by Brigadier B Howlett of the Queen’s Own, on the famous Longstop Hill. Soldiers in camp, on patrol in jungle, Malaya. The 1st Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment was deployed to Malaya in March 1951. 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. Consecration of the Colours by the Reverend R.J.F. Description: The film covers three events. 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. Prince Edward inspects troops of the Seaforth Highlanders in Dover. Tracking dog. This was followed in 1801 when the 50th landed at Aboukir Bay, Egypt in the face of strong French opposition. Private reading book. MS. 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 1st Battalion lost nearly 400 men in an attack on High Wood. LS. He was awarded the Victoria Cross. Men advancing through rubber trees. The 6th moved inland to form a breach-head but later had to fall back in the face of a determined attack by German armour to await our own armour.The Germans retreated to the River Sangro and for none days patrols of the 6th waded the river to reconnoitre the enemy positions. The Field Army was re-organised and in 1948 the Infantry was reduced by half. 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. Book. Dog. He was only 16 years of age and was amused by having joined under age! The 1st Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment (QORWK) was deployed to Malaya in March 1951. The companies arrived on Leros at different times and three of them fought in separate actions with considerable losses. ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT. On November 30th it moved up to assault Romangnoli. 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. The 5th battalion, which had arrived with the 8th Indian Division, crossed the Sangro in reserve to the main attack. Introduction. The 7th was forced to retire and then to split up into small parties. 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. Service in Malaya, Suez and Cyprus. The East Surrey Regiment in Malaya. Patrol advancing in extended line. Ajax Modal Box Content × A1053 Harold William Dymond, 7th Battalion, Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died 13 July 1916. In December 1937 the battalion embarked for England and were stationed at Shorncliffe. Platoon. 2nd Battalion. LS. Soldier lighting cigarette. Men now had to crawl out at night to try and fill their water bottles from a spring. Events in North Africa the moved in Malta’s favour and the siege was raised on November 19th. Please log in to add to WorkSpaces. Consecration of the Colours … By the middle of April 1942 the Germans had complete mastery in the air over Malta but on May 9th, large reinforcements of Spitfires flew in from an aircraft carrier. Soldier finishing off tent. 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 film covers three events. On 31st December 1966 1st Battalion The Queen’s Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment was renamed: The 2nd Battalion The Queen’s Regiment. Malayan Milestone - Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment artefact. By April 4th the Japanese had reached Kohima and on the next day the 4th Battalion was sent to reinforce the garrison. The 4th and 5th Battalions arrived in Egypt in July,1942 when the 8th Army was defending a position at Alamein. No need to register, buy now! During these attacks the 4th Battalion suffered some 75 casual;ties. The perimeter had to be shortened continually and by the 18th April the Japs were within 40 yards of the Command Post. I. 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. CU. LS. Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. Title: ROYAL WEST KENT AND HAMPSHIRE REGIMENTS (MALAYA, JANUARY 1954) [Allocated Title] Film Number: COI 450; Other titles: Summary: Mute unedited film apparently relating to the relief of the West Kents by the Hampshires in Western Pahang in January 1954 during the Malayan Emergency. We can reunite you with your friends who served at Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) and we have a wealth of information on different units, bases and ships in the site. Writing a letter home. “Not a good-looking Regiment, but devilish steady,” said Sir Arthur Wellesley in 1808. By October 3rd the leading troops of the 8th Army had reached the River Bifero. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Soldier hacking his way through. Camp area. CU. 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. Memorial at Terendak Military cemetery, Malacca. Various shots, patrol. platoon just leaving camp. Camp area for the night, building a cover for sleeping. The 2nd Battalion were in Malta when war was declared. The soldiers were ambushed on the Ulu Caledonian rubber estate on their way back from a patrol. The town was taken and the 6th pressed on to capture and hold Monte Rivoglia, which they did with great gallantry. With the Militia came the cap badge the White Horse and Invicta of Kent.Between 1881 and 1914 the Battalions saw service in Egypt in 1882 , on The North West Frontier from 1897 to 1989, as part of the Aden Expedition of 1901 and in South Africa between 1899 and 1902 and subsequently in Ceylon, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and India. 1945: Malaya. 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). After commandos had seized Termoli, 36th Brigade landed unopposed. 1953 (Photo by Charles Hewitt/Getty Images) He was an assistant Nurseryman before enlisting. platoon also on patrol in thick jungle. Outbreak of Hostilities. Napoleon swiftly turned a large army against him and Moore was forced to retire to the coast at CORUNNA. Soldiers of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders march through Edinburgh. Its casualties were 16 officers and 317 other ranks. LS. In the autumn of 1947 both the 1st and 2nd moved to England. Silver model of a jungle milestone engraved & titled, 'The Malayan Milestone Presented to 1st Bn QORWK Regt by The Federation of Malaya Police 1953. 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. 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. MS. and CU. Within a short time over 20 Arabs had been killed and 5 rifles had been captured by the battalion. 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. A counter-attack by the reserve companies of the 1st and 4th Battalions redressed the situation . By June 1942, food, already severely rationed, was reduced further to 2,000 calories a day instead of the normal 4,000. Books A county regiment : 1st Battalion the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Malaya, 1951-1954 Mayston with parade. Patrol leaving camp. CU. LS. It was during the Peninsular War that the nickname “The Dirty half Hundred” was given to The 50th. In February 1951 the 1st Battalion sailed for Malaya. In 1807 the 50th joined the expedition which was sent to Copenhagen to prevent the French from seizing the Danish Fleet. Register now. 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). 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”. LS. A parade by troops of the 1st Battalion, Royal Hampshire Regiment at which the battalion flag is raised (Second part of Reel 1). 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. One of Major Stanhope’s epaulettes is in the Regimental Museum in Maidstone. The title of the new unit became “1st Battalion The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment (50th and 97th). 78th Division, which included the 6th Battalion moved swiftly east towards Tunis. The amalgamation of its Cadre with the 2nd Battalion was completed on June 1st, 1948. The thrust up the east coast was stopped at a town, built on high ground, called Centuripe “Cherry Ripe” to the troops. Malaya Arrival of the 2nd Bn. That evening orders came to withdraw. In December of that same year the 50th and 51st regiments were disbanded, whereupon the 52nd was renumbered as the 50th. While breaking contact on the canal some of the 4th were captured. Binding: Clear: QUEEN’S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT, 1951 - 1961 quantity. Memorial at Terendak Military cemetery, Malacca. 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. On 28th, the Germans turned the left flank of the brigade so that the 5th had to withdraw. Soldiers of the 1st Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers Troop the Colour in York. Two outside tent and C.Us. General Sir Francis Davis presents medals to Royal Scots Fusiliers (could be Edinburgh in Scotland). The 1st took part in several actions including the one on San Pancrazio and lost some 200 casualties. Finally he carried back an officer who had been mortally wounded. 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. MS. Cards in hand of Private. This was indeed a fine episode in the history of a very fine county regiment. The 50th were subsequently authorised to bear the word EGYPT on its colours in honour of this campaign. Patrol loading arms. 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. Malaya. These became the new unit's 1st and 2nd regular battalions. Cards on bed. Well done my Majors!” The majors were Napier (later General Sir Charles James Napier and Stanhope. In August 1940 the Battalion was moved by sea to Malaya. 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. By 24th May, Dunkirk was the only port available to the British. Ajax Modal Box. Memorial at Terendak Military cemetery, Malacca. On reaching their objective these battalions were met with a hail of fire. He shot two with his pistol but was then stunned by a missile. The forward companies of the 1st were extricated with difficulty and during the retreat two of them were captured.. 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