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Second World War

2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Burma, 1944


Stores of the 2nd Battalion, King's Own, at Imphal prior to the deployment into Burma as Number 41 and 46 Columns.  The battalion was flown to the airstrip at 'Broadway', south west of Myitkyina in Northern Burma on 9th March 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0426


2nd Battalion, King's Own, as part of the 1944 Chindit Operations.
Accession Number: KONeg0413


Mules were used extensively for transport in the 1944 Chindit Operations.
Accession Number: KONeg0414


Group of soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, King's Own in Burma, 1944.  The soldier in the centre with the large hat is Captain Pete Edwards, the Transport Officer
Accession Number: KONeg0421


Officers of Number 41 Column, 2nd Battalion, King's Own, April 1944, in Burma.
Left to right, rear, Captain Charles Stock, Joe Coleman, Lieutenant David Harrison, Lieutenant Shaw.
Left to right, front, Major Vernon Royle, Captain Winhill, Lieutenant Colonel A W Thompson, Captain Harry Gibb (Royal Army Medical Corps) and J B Tucker.
Accession Number: KONeg0422


Group of soldiers of Number 41 Column, 2nd Battalion, King's Own, April 1944, in Burma.
On the left is Lance Corporal Albert Halsall, who, within a few weeks, won the Military Medal in command of a Vickers Machine Gun position covering the withdrawal of the 2nd Battalion from the defensive position called 'Blackpool Block' on 24th May, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0423


Group of soldiers (and mule) of the 2nd Battalion, King's Own, 1944, in Burma.
Accession Number: KONeg0424


Major Les Heap (looking at camera) in command of Number 46 Chindit Column, 2nd Battalion, King's Own in Burma in 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0425


Captain Harry Gibb, Royal Army Medical Corps, Medical Officer of Number 41 Chindit Column in Burma, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0427


The Royal Air Force Sergeant who was with Number 41 Column as wireless operator.  Burma, April 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0428


Members of the 2nd Battalion in Burma, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0429


Captain Pete Edwards (Transport Officer) with one of the mules used in Burma by the 2nd Battalion, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0431


Elephants were also used for transport in Burma, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0432


Group of the 2nd Battalion in Burma, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0433


Mule transport of the 2nd Battalion in Burma, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0434



Accession Number: KONeg0435



Accession Number: KONeg0436



Accession Number: KONeg0437



Accession Number: KONeg0438



Accession Number: KONeg0439



Accession Number: KONeg0440


2nd Battalion in Burma, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0441


2nd Battalion in Burma, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0442


2nd Battalion in Burma, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0444


Mules used for transport by the 2nd Battalion in Burma, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0445


Captain Pete Edwards (in centre with hat) transport officer of the 2nd Battalion in Burma in April 1944.  Note the elephants to the rear.
Accession Number: KONeg0446


2nd Battalion, King's Own in Burma, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0447


2nd Battalion, King's Own in Burma, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0448


2nd Battalion, King's Own in Burma, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0449


The airstrip at 'Blackpool' in Burma, 1944.  Used by the 2nd Battalion King's Own in the Chindit operations.
Accession Number: KONeg0678


Crashed Dakota aircraft at the 'Blackpool' airstrip in Burma.
Accession Number: KONeg0679


Abandoned Japanese bunker in Northern Burma, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0680


Anti-aircraft gun at 'Blackpool' in Burma, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0681


Airdrop of supplies in Northern Burma, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0682


Parachutes left over from an airdrop in Northern Burma, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0683


Abandoned Japanese Bunker in Northern Burma, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0684


Wrecked glider on 'Blackpool' airstrip in Northern Burma.
Accession Number: KONeg0685


Wireless set at 'Blackpool' in Northern Burma, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0686


Abandoned jeep in Northern Burma, 1944.
Accession Number: KONeg0687

 

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