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This depicts Lieutenant Latham post Albuhera (1811) with new colours. It was commissioned by the 3rd Battalion to have bronze statues to be presented to members of the Officers’ Mess after leaving the Battalion. The sculptor Bob Rowe presented this silver statue to the Officers in May 2005.

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Silver two handled Cup on two column stems & circular base. Suspended beneath the cup a replica of the Peninsula War Medal c/w 5 bars (Nive, Nivelle, Pyrenees, Vittoria & Albuhera) awarded to Pte Henry Holloway. The body is engraved with a Colour on each side. On the reverse, plain with punched crown & LVII on the obverse, the West Middlesex crest in the colour with the Battle Honours around. The foot is engraved, 'To the Memory of the Diehards May 16th 1811- 415 Rank & File Who Fell At Albuhera'.

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Silver model of a jungle milestone engraved & titled, 'The Malayan Milestone Presented to 1st Bn QORWK Regt by The Federation of Malaya Police 1953.

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Silver statuette of a period soldier on a plinth titled, ‘The man of Albuhera’. The Battle of Albuhera was fought on 16th May 1811, during the Peninsula War.

This statuette depicts a typical soldier of the 57th Regiment of Foot, later know as the Middlesex Regiment, who fought at the Battle of Albuhera:

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This statuette, depicts a World War I soldier and is modelled on the picture titled ‘The Man of Kent’ by the artist Lady Butler of an image of a soldier of the Buffs. The two Kent Yeomanry Regiments, The Royal East Kent and The Queen’s Own West Kent were amalgamated and converted to Infantry in Feb 17 1917 making them the 10th Battalion the Buffs. The 10th Battalion were in the 74th (Yeomanry) Division fighting in Gaza from 23rd April. In October they took part in Allenby’s famous right hook which involved long night marches to bring about the fall of Beersheba and Gaza.

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An elaborate 21" high two handled trophy with a 7.5" base and 13.5 distance between handles. This trophy is very ornate with no engraving other than the Middlesex Regiment Badge. There is a detachable domed lid to the trophy of layered leaves surmounted by a kneeling rifleman in a pith helmet.

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This new piece of silver was purchased by the members of the Warrant Officers' and Sergeants' Mess in 1999 who were serving in the 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment at the turn of the century. Their names are inscribed in the silver plates on the base of the artefact.The Warrior Fighting Infantry Vehicle displays the new role that the battalion had just converted to. After a period of other duties the battalion returned to this role in 2015.

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This silver statue of an Officer sits on a wooden plinth engraved with the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment capbadge and "1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment Presented by the members of the Officers' Mess OP HERRICK 15 Afghanistan August 2011-May 2012". A second engraved plaque is on the reverse listing mess members who contributed to the cost of the statuette.

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Lieutenant Colonel Cecil du Pre Penton Powney served in the 3rd (Militia) Battalion the Hampshire Regiment, having already served in the Grenadier Guards in the Sudan in 1885. On relinquishing command of the 3rd Battalion 1914-16 he presented a silver tiger to the Officers’ Mess. The style of tiger became the symbol and shape of tiger that was to be adopted by the Hampshire Regiment for the next 80 years. Although not truly ‘tiger like’ in design, its taut lean shape was to appeal to the soldiers of the Regiment as opposed to a true representation of what a Bengal Tiger should look like.

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A fine silver piece which commemorates the Founding Day of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment on the 9 September 1992 and the presentation of new Colours as a result.

The piece depicts a subaltern escort kneeling to receive the new Colour, which was presented by the then Colonel-in-Chief – Her Royal Highness Lady Diana, the Princess of Wales.

The Founding Day also coincides with the anniversary of 7 forebear battalions amphibious landing at Salerno, Italy, in 1943 where they met determined opposition.