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2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Egypt - page one


The cook house at Helwan, Egypt, June 1940.  The battalion arrived in Egypt on 10th June 1940 and moved to Abassia near Cairo on 6th August 1940.
Left to right: Privates Muir, McGuinness, Salmon, Lovatt, Sergeant Farrington, Privates Hailwood, Rayson, Mills and Tombling.
Accession Number: KO0698/31


The queue for the cookhouse at Helwan, Egypt, June 1940.
Left to right: Private Dutson, Lance Corporal Mordew, Privates Dare and Evans, Lance Corporal Byrne, Privates Williams, Herne, Major, Farrington, Lance Corporal Raven, Privates Boughey and Williams, Lance Corporal Echoff and Private Cox.
Accession Number: KO2490/406


Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, Helwan, Egypt, June 1940.
Including, Sergeant Turnbull, Privates McInerny, Connolly, Bierman, Coward, France, Panzer, Nuttall.
Accession Number: KO2490/405


Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, Helwan, Egypt, June 1940.
Including: Lance Corporal Greenwood, Corporals Tyrell and Platt, Lance Corporal Carthy and Parnell and Sergeant Bradley.
Accession Number: KO2490/407


Signallers of the 2nd Battalion, Helwan, Egypt, June 1940.
Including Privates Johnson, McCarroll, Beirman, France, Hill and Corporal Crawford.
Accession Number: KO2490/409


Officers of the 2nd Battalion at Helwan, 17th June 1940.
Left to right, rear row, Padre Winstanley, Captain Bazalgette, 2nd Lieutenants Darlington, Harris, Lieutenants Jebb, Wickham, 2nd Lieutenant Robinson, Lieutenant Bellamy, Captain Jordan (RAMC), 2nd Lieutenant McLeish, Lieutenant Waring MC, 2nd Lieutenant Evans and Lieutenant O'Sullivan.
Middle row, sitting: Majors Howse, Fitzsimon MC, Captain Hallam and Major Creedon.
Front row: Captain Leigh, Captain (Quartermaster) Parkinson, Lieutenant Lincoln and 2nd Lieutenant Batchelor.
Accession Number: KO2490/408


Bren Gun Carriers of the 2nd Battalion, King's Own, in Egypt, 1940.
Accession Number: KONeg0280


Bren Gun Carriers of the 2nd Battalion, King's Own, in Egypt, 1940.
Accession Number: KONeg0281


Bren Gun Carriers of the 2nd Battalion, King's Own, in Egypt, 1940.  Note the badge of the 6th Infantry Division painted on the mud guard of the carriers.
Accession Number: KONeg0282


Bren Gun Carriers of the 2nd Battalion, King's Own, in Egypt, 1940.
Accession Number: KONeg0283


Transport of the 2nd Battalion in the Western Desert/Egypt in November 1940.
Accession Number: KO0679/37


Anti-submarine lookout post manned by the 2nd Battalion on the Egyptian coast, October 1940.
Accession Number: KO0679/38


3-Inch mortar position of the 2nd Battalion at Mersa Matruh, Egypt, October 1940.  Left to right are: unknown, Private Lovett, Private Cox and Lance Corporal Blair.
Accession Number: KO0679/39


Wiring party of the 2nd Battalion in Egypt, October 1940.
Accession Number: KO0679/40


'Serving a meal' in the Western Desert to men of the 2nd Battalion, October 1940.
Accession Number: KO0679/41


Anti-aircraft lookout post on the Egyptian coast of the Western Desert, October 1940.
Accession Number: KO0679/42


An anti-tank mine laying party of the 2nd Battalion at Mersa Matruh, Egypt,  October 1940.
Accession Number: KO0679/43


General view of the inter-company boxing tournament of the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, held in Egypt in 1940.
Accession Number: KO0705/81

 

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