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The Statuette presented to the 1st Battalion by the wartime Emergency Commissioned Officers
Map India 1900-1947
2nd Battalion – Lt Col WM Amoore DSO with his officers in Abbottabad, March 1946, shortly after returning to India post war.
The Officers’ Mess Dining Room Abbottabad (from a watercolour by Jinika Robson-Augustyn)
4th Battalion Officers on disbandment 1947
Hon Capt Kharaksing Gurung MBE OBI IDSM Sirdar Bahadur (Subedar Major of the 2nd Bn 1940-1943 and Regt Centre 1943-1947) one of several distinguished Gurkha officers who left on pension in 1947. He served with the 1st Bn at Gallipoli. (Photo before 1947)
Field Marshal Sir William Slim GCB GCMG GCVO GBE DSO MC KStJ had become CIGS (the only officer of the Indian Army ever do so) after Montgomery in November 1948, then Governor-General of Australia from 1953 to 1960 and was created Viscount in 1960.
1st Bn British Officers Sungei Patani, Malaya 1949. Note the experience of the front row – a DSO and four MCs. Sadly Angus Macdonald was killed in action against the terrorists in June 1952.
The new Colonel of the Regiment 1951 – Field Marshal the Lord Harding of Petherton GCB CBE DSO MC
Hong Kong 1948-1977
The new ‘Queen Elizabeth’s Own’ Regimental badge 1959
2nd Battalion Officers with Lt Cols DJ Powell-Jones and RR Griffith on the former’s assumption of command, Kluang 1953
2nd Battalion British Officers on the occasion of the visit by Colonel of the Regiment/CIGS with GOC 17 Div/MGBG, Kluang 4 May 1953
Tulbahadur Pun VC attended the Coronation Parade in London 1953
General Sir Gerald Templer congratulates Major DH Houston MC and A Coy of the 2nd Battalion for successfully destroying a terrorist camp 1954
Officers of both Battalions with the Colonel of the Regiment, Field Marshal Lord Harding, during his visit to Ipoh in 1959
FM Lord Harding inspecting the 1st Battalion on parade, accompanied by Lt Col Wynn Amoore and behind him, Capt Henry Hayward-Surry and Lt Ted Ayres-Hill, Ipoh 1959
FM Lord Harding and Brigadier Terence Smith in the GO’s Mess, Ipoh 1959
Detachments from both Battalions march at the Victory Parade in Kuala Lumpur to celebrate the end of the Emergency in Malaya 1st August 1960