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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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Sergeant Bernard McCabe occupies a special place in the history of the Regiment. As a Sergeant in the 31st Foot he displayed outstanding bravery at the Battle of Sobraon on 10th February 1846. When both officers carrying the Colours had been shot down he carried the Regimental Colour to the top of the Sikhs' Army ramparts, and by this action the Regiment was inspired to go over and through the defences, leading on to the final defeat of the Sikhs in the short, but very intense 1st Sikh War.

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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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One of three Middlesex Regiment Menu holders .

Each one is engrave with the presenting officers rank and name:

Lieutenant William C Hendricks

2nd Lieutenant J E Knowles

2nd Lieutenant A K Budge

These items are used to hold Menus Cards, with details of the lavish sustenance at Regimental Dinners, held by our forebears.

These items are currently used at Regimental Headquarters, The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, Tower of London.

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Corporal Fred King was awarded the Military Medal whilst serving with 1/7th Queen’s in North Africa in WW2 for taking command of his platoon after his Officer and Sergeant became casualties. Corporal King never wore his medal and never claimed his campaign medals for WW2 and we received this medal as Fred himself received it in 1944. Sadly it was destroyed in the fire at Clandon House in April 2015.

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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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On display in the Officers’ Mess of 2nd Battalion the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, this oil on canvas is intended as a modern interpretation of Lady Butler’s 1919 portrait ‘Man of Kent’. The figure is depicted having returned to a Patrol Base during one of the Battalion’s Theatre Reserve tours of Helmand, Afghanistan 2008 to 2009.