These WWI wire cutters were found by a French farmer near Cuinchy, Northern France, part of the Loos battlefield. They were issued to troops when assaulting enemy positions guarded by barbed wire.
WO2 (CSM) Benjamin Kelly was the Company Sergeant Major of B Company, 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (PWRR) on OP HERRICK 9. The Company was attached to Battle Group (North West) and had responsibility for securing the southern half of the MUSA QAL'EH area of operations. On Wednesday l0 September 2008, B Company was tasked to provide a screen behind which Improvised Explosive Device (IED) search and clearance specialists could work.
WO2 Norman demonstrated the highest levels of courage, tenacity and good humour over a period in which Y Company, 1 PWRR, were subjected to frequent, sustained and violent attacks during their tour in Iraq.
This cup is formed from the colours borne by the 5th The Queen's Own Regiment throughout the Crimean Campaign. It was presented by Lieutenant Colonel AE Fyler on attaining Command of the Regiment on 31st August 1880. Fragments of The Colour can be seen in the glass ball at the base of the cup. It is hall marked with a Lyon, capital F and a sovereign's head.
Conical metal goblet cased in veneers of wood (possibly taken from the pike of the Colours) with 2 gold bands around it (top & bottom) mounted on a glass ball stem to a veneered base with gold band supported on 3 gold plate Sphinxes. On the body 2 gold shields, one engraved, 'Presented by Lt Col A E Fyler on attaining the Command of the Regiment 31st August 1880', the other is engraved, 'This cup (goblet) is formed from the Colours of the 50th The Queen's Own Regiment carried throughout the Crimea Campaign.
This banner was produced and purchased by the Warrant Officers' and Sergeants' Mess members of the PWRR from a UK based embroidery company to be used as a welcome banner for visitors to see when they arrived in the Mess
This portrait depicts Catherine of Braganza, who was Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1662 to 1685, as the wife of King Charles II. Catherine was born into the House of Braganza on 25 November 1638, the most senior noble house of Portugal at the time which became Portugal's royal house after Catherine's father, John, 8th Duke of Braganza, was proclaimed King John IV (of Portugal) after deposing the House of Habsburg in 1640.
This painting is by the Artist David Rowlands commissioned by the 3rd Battalion’s then Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel David Mogg TD, who commanded the Battalion from 2008 to 2010. This picture depicts a hundred years of The Tigers and their antecedent regiments on operations worldwide.
From Left to Right:
1/6th (Duke of Connaught's Own) Battalion Royal Hampshire Regiment, India and Mesopotamia 1914-18.
7th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), Western Front 1915. New Army battalion raised in Canterbury.
4th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, El Alamein 1942
The Regiment was formed on 9 September 1992 as a result of the Government's Options for Change by the amalgamation of The Queen's Regiment and The Royal Hampshire Regiment. HRH Diana, Princess of Wales was appointed the first Colonel -in-Chief of The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment in 1992. She relinquished this appointment in 1996 following her divorce from Prince Charles. HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, formerly the Allied Colonel-in-Chief of The Queen's Regiment and The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, was appointed Colonel-in-Chief in 1997.
This portrait of Queen Victoria was painted in 1842 by Franz Zaver Winterhalter, three years after she had ascended the throne, and the year that she married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg Gotha. Victoria and Albert enjoyed a happy family life and had nine children. After Albert's untimely death in 1861, Victoria was left shattered and withdrew from public life for nearly two decades. Only during the 1880s did she return to the forefront of British politics, and was subsequently restored to favour with the British people.