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The National Service Years 1945-59

Kenya & Aden 1958-1959

Corporal John Heartwell Collection

Corporal John Heartwell, number 23385857, originally enlisted into the Lancashire Fusiliers, but he was one of fifty men who was transferred to the Manchester Regiment and then to the King's Own Royal Regiment.  He enlisted in April 1957 and discharged from Lancaster's Bowerham Barracks in April 1959.


On the left is Corporal John Heartwell, the other soldier is not identified.  1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment at Gil Gil Camp, Kenya, 1958.
Accession Number: KONeg0993


Left to right: Corporal John Heartwell, unknown, Lance Corporal Reynolds, unknown.  1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment at Gil Gil Camp, Kenya, 1958.
Accession Number: KONeg0994


A patrol of the 'A' Company, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment in Kenya, 1958, the sergeant on the left is Sergeant Edwards from Lancaster.
Accession Number: KONeg0995


A patrol of the 'A' Company, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment in Kenya, 1958.
Accession Number: KONeg0996


Members of 'A' Company, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, at Gil Gil Camp, Kenya, 1958.
Left to right: Private Costain, from the Isle of Man; Lance Corporal Reynolds (reading paper), Private Fred Roome, from Lancaster; Private Coleman from Blackpool; Private Holden, from Blackpool; and Corporal Heartwell, from Bury.
Accession Number: KONeg0997


Corporal Heartwell and Private McCabe, from Longsight, Manchester, of the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, at Gil Gil Camp, Kenya, 1958.
Accession Number: KONeg0998


1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Little Aden, 1958.  Motor Transport park with Cathedral Rock in the background.
Accession Number: KONeg0999


Dance Hall, Aden, frequented by members of the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment in 1958-59.
Accession Number: KONeg1000


Billets used by the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment in Aden, 1958-59.
Accession Number: KONeg1001


Flying from Aden to Kenya, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, 1958.  Corporal Heartwell is stood on the right.
Accession Number: KONeg1002

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