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Photo Gallery

The National Service Years 1945-59

Regimental Depot, Bowerham Barracks


General view of 'Hodgson' Block, Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster, 1953.
Accession Number: KO0788/03


'South Africa' Barrack Room in 'Brook' Block at Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster, in 1953.
Accession Number: KO0788/04


Soldier's Kit layout, 1953
Accession Number: KO0788/18


Depot, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Bowerham Barracks. Civilian Staff, Lancaster 1952.
Top Row, left to right:
J Ryan, King’s Own, 1906, Boilerman; F Jones MM, King’s Own, 1919, GE Staff; R Kinnish, King’s Own, 1922, General Duties Man; J Robinson, Army Catering Corps, Cook; J Eddleston, Cook; R Holmes, 1931, Cook; F Walker, Royal Flying Corps, GE Staff; E Duff, GE Staff.
Centre Row, left to right:
V F Ensor, King’s Own, 1914, Driver; T Broad, King’s Own, 1908, Museum Orderly; H Wilkinson, King’s Own, 1940, GE Staff; J Adams, King’s Own 1900, General Duties Man; R Dawson, RAOC, GE Staff; C Bainbridge, King’s Own 1907, General Duties Man; A H Slimm, King’s Own 1906, General Duties Man; T Simpson, King’s Own 1927, Batman; C E Brown, King’s Own, 1940, Boilerman.
Front Row, left to right:
P C Walker, King’s, Groundsman; A Whittle, Clerk of Works; H Dinsdale, Green Howards, 1925, QM’s Clerk; Major L Heap, King’s Own, Admin Officer; E E Brassington, MC, Royal Fusiliers, Orderly Room; J Sharpe, Worcestershire Regiment, Telephone Orderly; B R Thompson, Telephone Orderly, T Cragg, King’s Own 1908 San D Man.
Accession Number: KO0788/008


Kitchen, Regimental Depot, 1957.
Accession Number: KO0883/181


The dining room set for the Sergeants Mess Social, June 1951, Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster.
Accession Number: KO0788/05


Brigadier R M J Goldie, CBE, Acting Colonel of the Regiment, and Deputy Commander North West District, presenting the Best All Round Recruit certificate to Private J Till on 16th February 1952.  On the left is Major J B Underwood, Officer Commanding, The Regimental Depot, and facing the camera is Warrant Officer Class 1 F Revington, the Regimental Sergeant Major.
Accession Number: KO0788/011


Private P Gordon, best all round recruit of his equals, being presented to Brigadier H E Creedon.  This is the first recruit to join the Regular Army for a term of 22 years, since the re-opening of the Regimental Depot, 1952.
Accession Number: KO0788/007


Regimental Depot, Passing Out Parade, August 1952. 
Attended by Alderman N P Edmondson, JP, Mayor of Morecambe and Councillor C B Trek, JP, Mayor of Lancaster.
Accession Number: KO0788/013


Regimental Depot, Passing Out Parade, 20th August 1952.
After the advance in Review Order.  In the foreground left to right, Brigadier H E Creedon, Major J N Wickham (Officer Commanding, Regimental Depot), Sergeant P Morris.  Parade Commanded by Lieutenant J D Thorne in the rear of the platoon is Regimental Sergeant Major F Revington and the band of the 1st Battalion, The King's Own Royal Regiment.
Accession Number: KO0788/014


Regimental Depot, Passing Out Parade, 20th August 1952.
Accession Number: KO0788/015


Regimental Depot, Passing Out Parade, 20th August 1952.
The March Past in Quick Time.  Parade commanded by Lieutenant J D Thorne, in the rear of the platoon is RSM F Revington, with the band of the 1st Battalion in attendance, under the leadership of Bandmaster L Morley, ARCM.
Accession Number: KO0788/016


Brigadier J H Hardy, Colonel of the Regiment, inspecting soldiers at the Regimental Depot, 1957.
Accession Number: KO0883/290


Sergeants Mess Social, Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster, June 1951.  Regimental Sergeant Major F Revington; Regimental Sergeant Major's Mother and Mr J Humphreys.
Accession Number: KO0788/006a


Sergeants Mess Social, Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster, June 1951.  Major J B Underwood; Mr Tim Kelly; Mr George Bell, Major L Heap; Mr Chatham, Mr Paddy Cooney, and Mr Charles Brown.
Accession Number: KO0788/006b


Sergeants Mess Social, Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster, June 1951.  General view of the guests on the lawn.
Accession Number: KO0788/006c


Sergeants Mess Social, Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster, June 1951.  Left to right: Mrs Sallows and daughter; Miss Mitchell and Mrs Mitchell; Sergeant Mitchell; Miss Sallows; Master Mitchell; Mr George Summer and Master Sallows.
Accession Number: KO0788/006d

See also the collection of Private Robert Duncan, who served at the King's Own Depot, between 1957 and 1958.

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Only a proportion of our collections are on display at anyone time.  Certain items are on loan for display in other institutions.  An appointment is required to consult any of our collections which are held in store.

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