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.
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.
A highly decorative embroidery, depicting the Regimental Badge of The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment. These are traditionally placed on the front of the music stands of each of the instruments played when the Band is giving a seated concert, such as in a Band Stand or when a small group such as a quartet is playing at a small function.
Private George Underwood was a local man from Chobham who joined the 5th Battalion the Queen’s in 1915 and was sent to join the battalion in Mesopotamia but it was found he was too susceptible to malaria, so was transferred home where he fought on the Western Front with the 10th Battalion the Queen’s where he was awarded a Military Medal for gallantry.
Colour-Sergeant Thomas Ferrett, DCM of D Company 2nd Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment was awarded this scarf in South Africa, August 1901. Mrs Ferrett is seen wearing the scarf after her husband sent it back to England for her.
In Military organisations the word ‘Colour’ is used to describe the regimental flags of infantry battalions.
A highly decorative piece of embroidery, depicting the Regimental Badge of The Queen's Regiment. These were traditionally placed on the front of the music stands of each of the instruments played when the Band was giving a seated concert, such as in a Band Stand or when a small group such as a quartet were playing at a small function.
This picture shows how The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment was formed, with details of each of the Regiment's Forebears with the year of their formation. It shows that we can trace back our history to the 1572 to the formation of Captain Morgan's Trained Bands of London,
But can we claim that our heritage goes even further?
The Mark 2 was utilized by the U.S. military as their primary fragmentation grenade from WWII to the Vietnam War and nicknamed the “iron pineapple”.
This example was the practice version of the Mark 2. It is the RFX Mark 21 Defensive Hand Grenade. Painted olive drab the original colour would have been light blue. The hole at the base has no thread as it would have been plugged with a cork. On the body is marked “R F X” and “1”. The top of the lever is marked “FUSE M205A1” (this is a practice fuse), “LS-4-7” and “7-53” (this is the date of manufacture July 1953).