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The National Service Years 1945-59

2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, India, 1945-47

Parades - Visit of Commander in Chief in India, His Excellency Field Marshal Sir Claude J E Auchinleck, 3rd March 1947.


Visit of the Commander in Chief to the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Cawnpore, India, 3rd March 1947.  The officer stood on the left is Lieutenant J D Thorne.  The soldiers, from the right are: Private G Whiteley; Corporal T Cranfield; Corporal D Ward; Company Sergeant Major J W McDowall-Kevan; Company Quartermaster Sergeant E Wallwork; 2nd Lieutenant P Goddard; Company Quartermaster Sergeant L Sibley; Sergeant J Stoney; Private Dodd and Lance Corporal M Dritch. 
Accession Number: KO0698/39


Visit of the Commander in Chief to the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Cawnpore, India, 3rd March 1947.   Left to right: Captain C M Foster; Commander in Chief; Colour Party: CQMS J Sibley; 2nd Lieutenant P Goddard; CQMS E Walwork and Lieutenant J D Thorne.
Accession Number: KO0698/43a


Visit of the Commander in Chief to the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Cawnpore, India, 3rd March 1947.  End of front rank: Company Quartermaster Sergeant W Curwin; Staff Photographer; Commander in Chief; Lieutenant Colonel H E Creedon and Lieutenant St J Newman 
Accession Number: KO0698/40


Visit of the Commander in Chief to the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Cawnpore, India, 3rd March 1947.  Left to right: Captain K M Williams (Adjutant); 2nd Lieutenant Baldwin; Lieutenant St. J. Newman; Lieutenant Colonel H E Creedon; Commander in Chief in India, His Excellency Field Marshal Sir Claude J E Auchinleck; Company Quartermaster Sergeant W Curwin.
Accession Number: KO0698/41


Visit of the Commander in Chief to the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Cawnpore, India, 3rd March 1947. 
Accession Number: KO0698/42


Visit of the Commander in Chief to the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Cawnpore, India, 3rd March 1947.  Stood at the extreme left: Captain K M Williams (Adjutant); from left to right: unknown; Lieutenant St. J Newman; Lieutenant Colonel H E Creedon (Commanding Officer); Major General A C Curtis, (Commander UP Area); Commander in Chief; Brigadier L W McKay Forbes, Sub-Area commander; and Company Quartermaster Sergeant W Curwen.
Accession Number: KO0698/43


Visit of the Commander in Chief to the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Cawnpore, India, 3rd March 1947.  The backs of the Commander in Chief and Lieutenant Colonel H E Creedon inspection Para troop reinforcements 
Accession Number: KO0698/47


Visit of the Commander in Chief to the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Cawnpore, India, 3rd March 1947.  Left to right: Major General A C Curtis; Commander in Chief; Lieutenant Colonel H E Creedon; marching down the rank, Lieutenant J D Thorne and with Colour Lieutenant P Bennett.
Accession Number: KO0698/48


Visit of the Commander in Chief to the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Cawnpore, India, 3rd March 1947.
Accession Number: KO0698/49


Visit of the Commander in Chief to the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Cawnpore, India, 3rd March 1947.
Left to right: Lieutenant Colonel H E Creedon; Lieutenant R E Ashworth (Motor Transport Officer); Commander in Chief, India, Sir Claud Auchinleck; 2nd Lieutenant M H Baldwin; 2nd Lieutenant P Goddard (Colour Bearer); 2nd Lieutenant  P H Bromilow and Captain M Darkes (Quartermaster).
Accession Number: KO0698/38


Visit of the Commander in Chief to the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Cawnpore, India, 3rd March 1947.  Visiting the Motor Transport Section.
Left to right: Private J Brown; Commander in Chief in India, His Excellency Field Marshal Sir Claude J E Auchinleck; Lieutenant R E Ashworth, Motor Transport Officer; Lieutenant H E Creedon, Commanding Officer;
Accession Number: KO0698/45


Visit of the Commander in Chief to the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Cawnpore, India, 3rd March 1947.  Visiting the Motor Transport Section.
Left to right: Private F Holford; Private J Windley; Commander in Chief in India, His Excellency Field Marshal Sir Claude J E Auchinleck; Lieutenant R E Ashworth, Motor Transport Officer; Lieutenant H E Creedon, Commanding Officer; Major General A C Curtis, Commander UP Area.
Accession Number: KO0698/46

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