Collections - Souvenirs
This embroidered item was the property of a Private Alfred Wilde, number
8992, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Private Wilde is known
to have served with the 1st Battalion of the King's Own prior to the
First World War and records show he was with them between 1906 and at
least 1910. He went overseas to the Western Front on 27th August
1914 which suggests he was not with the 1st Battalion on the outbreak of
war, but may be recalled from the Reserve and joined the 1st Battalion a
few days after they had arrived in France, and on the day after the
Battle of Le Cateau.
Accession Number: KO2119/01
'Souvenir of Egypt, 1916'. Acquired by a Lancaster man called Fred
Taylor in the First World War.
Accession Number: KO2160/36
Purple sash with embroidered lettering: 380 (CDT) Regt RA TA Kings Own –
relating to a Cadet unit affiliated to 380 Regiment Royal Artillery, TA,
King’s Own which existed after the Second World War formed from the 56th
Anti-Tank Regiment RA TA King’s Own.
The Lion and Rose of Feb 1950 makes one reference to Major I Swallow
(Army Cadet Force) 380 (Cadet) Anti-Tank Regiment, RA – thus indicating
that a Cadet Unit was attached to the TA unit.
There was the 380 Anti-Tank Regiment RA (King’s Own) TA and the 390
Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (King’s Own) TA. In around 1950/1 the
380 became Light Regiment RA (King’s Own) TA.
Accession Number: KO2684/01
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