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This is a light multi-use weapon, consisting of a brass knuckleduster and a short single edged blade. It could be used in various ways during a silent attack to kill or disable the enemy. The blade is marked “Sheffield” and on the other side marked “Pound 67 Piccadilly”.

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The Korean War is the most recent of the Regiment’s battle honours. The communist North Korea made a sudden, surprise attack against the democratic South Korea in 1950, determined to remove the pro-Western ‘puppet’ government. The first bloody introduction to the Korean War for the Hong Kong Garrison was on the 8th July 1950 when five soldiers, including two Non-Commissioned Officers from The Middlesex Regiment, were killed whilst aboard HMS Jamaica during bombardment by enemy shore batteries off the east coast of Korea just north of the 38th Parallel.

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Lance Corporal Wood is employed as a dismounted Section Commander in C Company, 1st Battalion, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, deployed in Al Amarah,Iraq.

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This magnificent silver centrepiece was inherited from the 3rd Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment and displays six statuettes depicting six different forms of dress, relating to theatres in which the Battalion served. Scrolled around the base, are names of battle honours awarded to the Regiment.

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This is one of three Latham centrepieces held by the Regiment; one is with the 2nd Battalion; one with the 3rd Battalion and the third was gifted by The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) to the National Army Museum. This third piece is currently on loan and can be seen in the Beanie Museum, Canterbury, where several items of The Buffs are also on display.

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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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Charles Henry Nevile (recorded as John in the Admiralty registers of those embarked in ships in 1794) was born in 1775 at Badsworth, near Harmsworth, in West Yorkshire. He was the son of John Pate Nevile Esq, a well-to-do gentleman with extensive estates and sporting interests in the county, where the family had been landowners for at least three hundred years. He purchased a commission as Ensign in the 2nd, or Queen’s Royal, Regiment of Foot in February 1791 and a Lieutenancy in April 1793.

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Lieutenant Eric Archibald McNair VC - Royal Sussex, Hooge, 1916
Born: 16 June 1894, Calcutta, British India. Died: 12 August 1918 aged 24

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Kirke was involved in many of the most significant events of the late 17th Century. He served his military apprenticeship in the Army of Louis XIV during the 1670s. From 1681 - 1683 he was the penultimate governor of Tangier, where he undertook a diplomatic mission to the Dey of Algiers, with whom he became a great favourite. He fought at Sedgemoor in 1685 and conducted part of the punitive action against the rebels which followed.

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Painted in oils on canvas the piece depicts the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and hangs in the public rooms of the Officers’ Mess of 2nd Battalion the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment.