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The National Service Years 1945-59

Hong Kong 1954-1956

Arrival in Hong Kong from Korea, September 1954


Arrival of the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment to Hong Kong, 20th September 1954.  In the foreground are, from the left, Company Sergeant Majors Brickell, Taylor, Eyre and Charnley.
Accession Number:KO0883/042


Arrival of the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment to Hong Kong, 20th September 1954. The Commanding Officer talks with Brigadier Urquhart.
Accession Number: KO0883/043

Departure from Hong Kong in 1956


The 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, leaves the Transit Camp, Kowloon, on it's way to the Docks led by Lieutenant Colonel J B Underwood and Regimental Sergeant Major H Larmour are followed by Major G H F Underwood MC and 'A' Company.  September 1956.
Accession Number: KO0883/123


The 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, leaves the Transit Camp, Kowloon, on it's way to the Docks.  The Colour Party is formed of Lieutenant R Taylor, 2nd Lieutenant P E Dew, Company Sergeant Major Simpson, Sergeants Wilson and Bell DCM.
Accession Number: KO0883/124


The 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment on it's way to the Docks, the salute is taken by Brigadier J C C Waldron, DSO, CBE.
Accession Number: KO0883/077


Taking the salute as the battalion marches to the docks, Brigadier J G C Waldron, DSO, CBE on dais with Major F Barker, RA, DAA & QMG, behind dais is Lieutenant Colonel J B Underwood.  'D' Company is led by Captain J D Thorn.
Accession Number: KO0883/106


The band of the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment watch the pipes and drums of the combined Gurkha Battalions forming up, as the 1st Battalion prepare to embark for home.  Hong Kong, 1956.
Accession Number: KO0883/120


Men of the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, prepare for embarkation for home, from Hong Kong, 1956.  Company Sergeant Major Ball DCM of Support Company is going up the gangway, and on the quay are Lieutenant Colonel J B Underwood and 2nd Lieutenant Peter Dew.
Accession Number:  KO0883/129


General Stratton goes aboard the 'Empire Clyde' to say goodbye to the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Hong Kong, 1956.
Accession Number: KO0883/100

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