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  • 4700-30
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Photographs taken by British official photographers covering the campaign of British 21 Army Group under the command of Field Marshal Montgomery in France, Belgium, the Netherlands (including the assault on Arnhem), the crossing of the Rhine and advance through Germany to Berlin. Photographers: Adams R (Cpl, later Sgt), Ames H (Sgt), Barker J E (Lt), Bentley L F (S/Sgt), Blakeley (Sgt) ? Blakeney, Carpenter (Sgt), Chitham J (Sgt), Chown (Sgt), Christie (Sgt), Collins A M (Sgt), Covey (Sgt), Craig J I G (Lt), Crocker (Sgt), Edwards (Capt), Evans (Sgt), Franklin A A (Sgt), Fegan B T O (Lt Col), Gee R (Sgt), Ginger (Sgt), Girling H, Gordon (Sgt), Grant I (Sgt), Gunn F (Sgt), Handford P (Lt), Hardy Bert (Sgt), Harriman J B (Sgt), Harrison (Sgt), Heuderbourck V A (Gnr), Hewitt C H (Sgt), Higgins (Sgt), Horton W G (Maj), Hunt (Maj), Hutchinson F (Sgt), Johnson (Sgt), Jones H J (Sgt), Laing A C D (Sgt), Lauder G K (Sgt), Lawrie (Sgt), Laws G (Sgt), Leatherbarrow (Sgt), Leeson (Sgt), Lewis C M (Sgt), Lockyear W (Capt), McArdle (Sgt), Makin R (Cpl, later Sgt), Malindine E G (Capt), Malindine W (Sgt), Manvell (Maj), Mapham J (Sgt), Midgley (Sgt), Morris J W L (Sgt), Norris P (Sgt), O'Brien A J (Lt, later Capt), Oakes H (Sgt), Oldham (Sgt), Palmer F A W (Sgt), Palmer R H (Sgt), Parkinson (Sgt), Pollitt G P (Maj), Seaholme (Sgt), Silverside (Sgt), Singer (Sgt), Smales (Sgt), Smith D M (Sgt), Stiggins (Sgt), Sutton L (Sgt), Tanner A J (Lt), Taylor (Sgt), Tennyson D'Eyncourt W (Capt), Thompson (Lt), Travis (Sgt), Vanderson W G (Lt), Walker G J (Sgt), Watson (Sgt), West J A (Lt), Whitaker P (Sgt, later Lt), Wilkes A E (Sgt), Wilkes G J (Sgt), Wilson M H (Lt), Windows C J (Lt), Wood (Sgt), Woods (Driver) R O Y A L E N G I N E E R S : 106th army Tps Coy – Inspected by Brig. Reed opening of Armheim Bridge – BU 12177 672nd army tps Coy – Frey bridge Berlin – BU 12071-4 3rd RE Coy, 69th, 10th, 183rd Fld Coy built bridge across Rhine, Gen Dempsey with R officers and men at Rees – BU 2811-12 999, 1294, 1203, 1206th Coys – Inspected by C in C opening new bridge over Weser-Ems Canal – BU 3414-3417 4th Fld Squ – Decorated by C in C near Harbourg – BU 5057 4th and 621st Fld Squ – Bridge the Elbe – BU 5166-68 4th and 621st Fld Sqn and 143 fldpk squ – The building of ‘Jordan Bridge’ over river Weser – BU 3440-3447 13th Fld Squ – Bridging Ems River – BU 2915-16 55th Fld Coy – Preparing class 9 Ferry over Rhine – BU 2131-35 70th Fld Coy – BU 2028-31, 2150 – Manhandling storm boats near Rhine at Calcor – BU 2028-31 71st, 72nd, 73rd, 503rd Fld Coy – Completely class 40 bridge over Rhine- BU 2480-3 73rd Fld Coy – Men who helped build Rhine Bridge – BU 2653-58 90th Fld Coy – Recce car and officer at Vernon Bridge – BU 205 202nd Fld Coy – ‘Rushall Bridge’ (Bailey) at Rhine – BU 3615 209th Fld Coy – Spr Canwood at Stalag 11B – BU 4084 243rd Fld Coy – Transport in Stadtcohn – BU 3011 584th Fld Coy – Rhine crossing near Xanten – BU 2352-56 629th Fld Coy – Storm boats in Rhine corssing – BU 2115-16, 54, 67, 78, 25 282nd Fld Rgt - Strengthen mud filled roads, Forest of Reichwald – BU 1744-1745 101st Fld Coy (Royal Monmouthshire) Opening of (Jeuesen?) Bridge – BU 12900-7 207th Coy – Transport crossing newly bridged river Eure – BU 54 78th Road Construction Coy – airfield construction, clearing, Luneburg aerodrome – BU 4582-86 No. 1 Dog Pl attached to 508 Fld Park. 8 corps – mine detecting at Winkelscherbusch (training) BU 2367-74 Opening of Wesel bridge – BU 12192-9 Filling in blown bridge over River Risle at Port Autlou – BU 173 Royal Engineers searching for mines in Arras – BU 263 Royal Engineers laying barbed wire at Albert Canal – BU 868 Lt Spark tests depth of Escant Canal – BU 955-956 R.E’s and Pioneer corps preparing raft for crossing Meuse/Escant Canal – BU 960-61 Royal Engineers and infantry launching assault craft – BU 962 Armed as they marched through Vernon – BU 209 Building main arterial pumping station in Cherbourg – BU 233-240 Launch pontoon on banks of Rhine near Xanten – BU 2076 Going aboard Buffalo to cross Rhine – BU 2076 Sappers tending outboard motors which propel rafts – BU 2088 Sappers take cover under tailboard – BU 2123 Sapper Norman in slit trench with mine-detecting dog – BU 2129 Watching RAF at Marien Baum – BU 2202 Forestry section preparation for Rhine crossing – BU 2489-94 Lt Cpl Houston with war memorial at 49th Div HQ,Neheim – BU 11995 Brig Fox, Cap Picken and Sir D. Bailey visit Nienburg Bridge – BU 12200 Pte Lewis boxing Cpe Walker at Paderborn – BU 12400 Building Bailey bridge across Rhine aided by RN tug – BU 2455-59 Airbourne RE’s constructing new bridge, SP gun crossing bridge in Coesfeld area – BU 2853 C in C talk to RE’s clearing road in Coesfeld – BU 2901 Completing bridge across River Ems – BU 2925 Bomb disposal squads cleaning bomb off Rhine airfield – BU 3043-4 Having meal at German farmhouse – BU 3062 Rebuilding bridge across River Seine – BU 3223 Preparing bridge over river Aller – BU 3436 Bridging the Weser – BU 3465-69 Removing Teller mines – BU 3930 Hauling gear on wheelbarrow – BU 4810 Paratroops welcome Russian tankmen near (Wisam?) – BU 5237 Officers building Rhine crossing – BU 2528 Engineers go into action – BU 2537 Go into action – BU 2580-83 Armed as they marched through Vernon – BU 209 ROYAL ENGINEERS - ASSAULT REGIMENTS 6th ARRE (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) men on an AVRE, Reichswald area – BU 1759 5th ARRE – Buffalo in Elbe crossing – BU 4782-84 42nd ARRE – AVRE moves up – BU 4080 - AVRE in Arnheim – BU 3513 - AVRE moving bridging equipment up to Rhine – BU 2080 - (16 Ass Sqn) Assault on Le Havre – BU 859 - (222 Ass Squ) Assault on Le Havre – BU 1195 *********************************************************************************************************************************************** A R T I L L E R Y : AIRLANDING LIGHT REGIMENTS 1st AL Rgt - RHQ just landed, Arnhem - BU 1164 - 75 mm Howitzer in action, Arnhem - BU 1094-5, 1101 LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT REGIMENTS 25th LAA Rgt 274 Bty - Men wearing 'Kapok' suits - BU 1363 338 Bty - Firing rockets in Blerick - BU 1364,66 71st LAA Rgt - 'The passing of the guns' - BU 7456-62 92nd LAA Rgt 82 Bty - Take over swimming pool at Heldern - BU 8472-5 319 Bty - Bofor guns eats of Rhine - BU 2747-53 393 Bty - Church parade at Bad Essen - BU 6222-25 Bofors in action; Crews - BU 2747-53 - Visited by Gnr Whistler before leaving division - BU 7806-9 94th LAA Rgt - Bdr Williams, winner of cross-country run, Kiel - BU 11834 - Bofors SP guns - BU 1440 108th LAA Rgt 335 Bty - Searchlights at Xanthen - BU 2189-91 109th LAA Rgt - Watch over R. Elbe - BU 4787 (- 'The passing of the guns' - BU 7456-62) - Cap Dagliesh riding at Gymkhana - BU 10004 121st LAA Rgt 397 Bty - Bofor guns passing through Kiel - BU 7133 - Convoy near Muneter - BU 2923 127th LAA Rgt 416 (and 440) Bty - Guns of Pheonix units of Mulberry Harbour, D-Day Oct 1944 - BU 610, 611, (A 24083, 24165, 68, 24355) 199th LAA Rgt 390 Bty - Laying 'pepper box' barrage SE of Nijmegen - BU 1721-24 HEAVY ANTI-AIRCRAFT REGIMENTS 60th HAA Rgt (City of London) - Victory salvo at Suchlten - BU 5309-25 107th HAA Rgt - VE Parade at Calcar - BU 6232-43 108th HAA Rgt (165 Rgt) - 'Passing of the guns' - BU 7456-62 165th HAA Rgt - Gun on the move - BU 4894, B 8768-75 601st HAA Rgt - Gnr Bush broadcasting - BU 11574 608th HAA Rgt - Lt Cummings receives MC - BU 5626 ANTI-TANK REGIMENTS 20th AT Rgt - Firing salute at graves of crashed plane victims, Evere - BU 11275 - Church Parade at Bad Essen - BU 6224 21st AT Rgt - Cap Smith after investiture, Hamburg - BU 8677 - BSM Forder after investiture, Hamburg - BU 8680 - M10's in Some Valley - BU 273 54th AT Rgt - Archers moving through Voltlage - BU 3330 55th AT Rgt (Suffolk Yeomanry) - Officers - BU 8458-59 59th AT Rgt - 17pdr passing through Vernon - BU 202 - Vehicles in German village - BU 1421 - AOP carrier in Varsseveld - BU 2848 61st AT Rgt - SP gun of HD crossing Rhine of raft - BU 2069-70 63rd AT Rgt - SP passing saluting base - BU 7132 65th AT Rgt - Sjt Hawley bar to MH - BU 5062 - (Norfolk Yeomanry) - BU 9873 - (Norfolk Yeomanry) - BU 7509 - Resting - BU 3132-34 71st AT Rgt - Decorated - BU 8826-7, 57 - Decorated at Dusseldorf - BU 9591-631 - AOP carrier advancing with infantry 73rd AT Rgt 234 Bty - BU 2396 - BU 8507 86th AT Rgt - Gun park at Wenzendorf - BU 7762-70 (? AT Rgt) 20 Bty - Decorated at Muden - BU 8143, 55 - Gnrs Murtha and Wright help Dutch people in St Joost - BU 1631 HEAVY REGIMENTS 1st Hvy Rgt - Gnr Wilkinson after investiture - BU 8682 53rd Hvy Rgt 8 Bty - 155mm guns in action across River Elbe - BU 4540-45 59th Hvy Rgt 9 Newfoundland Regiment) - 155mm guns south of Nijmegen - BU 17779-1780 - Last parade with guns - BU 7324-39 SEARCHLIGHT REGIMENTS 41st Searchlight Rgt - Schelde estuary - BU 4405-25 SUPER HEAVY REGIMENTS 3rd SH Rgt 15 Bty - Laying barage - BU 1368-78 ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY 3rd RHA D Bty - Maintenance of 25pdr guns - BU 6135-40 - Rgt HQ at Olympic Stadium Berlin - BU 8636-44 - Gun salute as Mr Churchill arrives - BU 9076-89 - '2' tank - BU 434 - 'X' tank; 25 pdr gun in Borken - BU 28230-31 4th RHA - Carrier (TLD) in Bocholt - BU 2861 5th RHA - Decorated near Harbourg - BU 5052, 66 - Bdr Wilson displays Union Jack on Comet - BU 6134 - Decorated in Hamburg - BU 8670 - First right after investiture - BU 8676 - Prepare SP guns for Potsdam Parade - BU 8737-38, 8750-5 - Decorated in Berlin - BU 10429 13th RHA - Decorated - BU 9841, 86-7 - BU 3031 (? RHA) - Band playing at opening ceremony of 'Tyne' bridge - BU 6749 - SP guns take salute at Kiel - BU 7130 - Maj after investiture, Hamburg - BU 8676 MEDIUM REGIMENTS 6th Med Rgt 212 Bty – In action at Valden - BU 4203-44 7th Med Rgt – Sgt Glorer after investiture – BU 8681 11th Med Rgt 85 Bty – 5.5’s in action at Xanten (greatest barrage of the war) – BU 1240-44 86 Bty – ‘D’ Troop – BU 2210 13th Med Rgt – ‘C’ Troop blast enemy lines before Vento – BU 1367 - Decorated near Harbourg – BU 5050-54 59th Med Rgt 235 Bty – 5.5s in action at S. Nijmegen – BU 1776 - Col D.I Crawford and RQMS Kavanangh – BU 2042 - Capt Buchaman after investiture – BU 8678 65th Med Rgt – Decorated by C in C at Oldenburg – BU 9950 79th Med Rgt (Scottish Highlanders) – 5.5” in Bruk – BU 1790 121st Med Rgt - Guns near R Seine – Bu 55, 53 FIELD REGIMENTS 7th Fld Rgt - Decorated by C in C at Minden – BU 8128, 33 25th Fld Rgt – Bdr Manley greeting Russian troops – BU 5230-32 32nd Fld Rgt – C in C leaving RHQ, Osterode – BU 11861 33rd Fld Rgt –Decorated by C in C at Minden – BU 8128, 33 55th Fld Rgt - ‘RC’ OP tank in Eindhoven – BU 936, 940 72nd Fld Rgt – Bdr Stokler at Stalag 11B, Falling Bostel - BU 4084 76th Fld Rgt - Decorated by C in C at Minden – BU 8129, 34, 42 81st Fld Rgt – Decorated by C in C at Minden – BU 8855-6, 62 - Decorated by C in C at Dusseldorf – BU 9569 83rd Fld Rgt - Decorated by C in C at Minden – BU 8846, 66 - Decorated by C in C at Dusseldorf – BU 9560 86th Fld Rgt (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) – SP guns in action – BU 3576 94th Fld Rgt – Decorated by C in C at Celle – BU 8284 112th Fld Rgt – Decorated by C in C at Celles – BU 8285 - March past – BU 8330 126th Fld Rgt - Lt Col Billson at swimming championships – BU 9989 - Lt Col Billson receiving prize from Gen Horrocks – BU 9991 127th Fld Rgt – V parade – BU 6115-6 128th Fld Rgt - C in C inspecting guard of honour – BU 11567 131st Fld Rgt – Decorated by C in C at Lubeck – BU 11482, 508 147th Fld Rgt - Hand in their guns, Hanover – BU 7635-48 151st Fld Rgt – 25pdr firing at Asten – BU 1085 - Decorated by C in C at Dusseldorf – BU 9863 - ‘Z’ scout car in Antwerp – BU 824 153rd Fld Rgt – AOP carrier in Arras – BU 374 179th Fld Rgt - Decorated by C in C at Celle – BU 8277, 86, 301 190th Fld Rgt - AOP carrier – BU 3419 - Decorated by C in C at Lubeck – BU 11459 *********************************************************************************************************************************************** A R M O U R E D R E G I M E N T S : 141st REGIMENT ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS (previously 7th Bn THE BUFFS) Scout car with members of FFI in Le Harve, Normandy - BU 916 1st ROYAL TANK REGIMENT CSM McKee (MM) decorated by Montgomery near ?Harbourg - BU 5064 "A" Sqn move off to occupy Hamburg - BU 5116-25 Tpr Walton examines Wooden bullets - BU 6580 Decorated by Montgomery in Berlin - BU 10416, 23-5 Inspection by Montgomery at Kladon barracks, Berlin - BU 10654-78 (Or 5th RTR) Tank crews have mid day meal in Vigncourt - BU 430 Tanks in Ahaus, Germany - BU 3135 3rd ROYAL TANK REGIMENT Comets at RHQ in German town - BU 2756-61 Decorated by Montgomery - BU 9844, 9857 Tank in Helmond - BU 1083 Infantry riding on Shermans - BU 1235-7 4th ROYAL TANK REGIMENT Men preparing chicken for the oven; Buffaloes being camouflaged, Calcar/Wissel area, 21.3.45 - BU 1938, 1940 Buffaloes and transporters being camouflaged in woods near Xanten, 21.3.45 - BU 1958-63, 68-70 RTR flag carried across the Rhine in first Buffalo; crews being briefed foir Rhine crossing, 24.3.45 - BU 2192-9 Mr Churchill crossing the Rhine in a Buffalo and speaking to crews, 26.3.45 - BU 2384-7 5th ROYAL TANK REGIMENT "C" Sqn crew with Russian seated on tank in Hamburg - BU 5258 Maj Cockbaine after investiture, Hamburg - BU 8676 Decorated by Montgomery in Berlin - BU 10426 ? - BU 2829 7th ROYAL TANK REGIMENT (10th RTR before April 1943) Tanks of "B" Sqn waiting to attack Le Harve, 10.9.44 - BU 854-7, 1194, 1197 Crocodiles in Bremen, 25.4.45 - BU 4299-301, 4307-9, 4319, 4346 Crocodiles supporting infantry in Bremen, 26.4.45 - BU 4480-3 Crocodile shown to visiting Russian generals, 18.5.45 - BU 6353 Crocodiles of "C" Sqn, 12 Tp burning down Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, 29.5.45 - BU 6957-8 9th ROYAL TANK REGIMENT Scout car and burning Churchill tank in Cormeilles, 26.8.44 - BU 166 11th ROYAL TANK REGIMENT Buffalo - BU 2078 44th ROYAL TANK REGIMENT Link-up with 3rd Para Bde across Rhine, 25.3.45 - BU 2341 DUKW crews resting; DD tank, Germany, 25.3.45 - BU 2433, 2486 Sqn cdr with Maj Gen Bols, Germany, 25.3.45 - BU 2394 Transport in Bocholt, Germany, 31.3.45 - BU 2825 Tank in Bremen, 26.4.45 - BU 4443 DD tanks in Lauenberg, 29.4.45 - BU 4795-7 49th ROYAL TANK REGIMENT (49th ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIER REGIMENT after August 1944) Kangaroos in Rethem, Germany, 16.4.45 - BU 3648 Kangaroos in Bremen, 26.4.45 - BU 4515-6 Kangaroos in Hamburg with 131 Inf Bde (7th armoured Div), 3.5.45 - BU 5114-5, 5120 Kangaroos parked in centre of Hamburg, 4.5.45 - BU 5252-3 ROYAL HORSE GUARDS Band leaves parade ground in Berlin - BU 10413 Cpl Walker boxing Pte Lewis at Paderborn - BU 12422 2nd HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY REGIMENT Parade on Rotenburg airfield in recce cars - BU 7757-9 Cpl of Horse Shepherd (3rd left) at ?Hanover Horse Show - BU 10886 On the road to Brussels - BU 395a-400a Liberation of Brussels - BU 478a, 481a, 482a Armoured car South of Hectel, Belgium - BU 847a Parade in Brussels - BU 9469a-75a 4th/7th ROYAL DRAGOON GUARDS Damaged "A" Sqn tank in a dump near Caen, 12.6.45 - BU 7880 IO's tank crossing Albert Canal, Belgium, 8.9.44 - BU 719 Tanks moving down road two abreast, Germany, 5.12.44 - BU 1454 Cpl T. Baker meeting hi snephew in Bremen, 25.4.45 - BU 4336 Tanks passing saluting base at 51st Highland Division Victory Parade at Bremerhaven, 12.5.45 - BU 6113 Investiture by Montgomery of Lt Col G.K. Baker (DSO), Maj I. G. Gill (bar to MC), Lt J. N. Boon, Lt. R. G. Gibbons (MC), Sgts McKeeman, Tart and Walters (MM) 14.6.45 - BU 7912, -14, -34, -35, -44-46 Inspection by Montgomery, 14.6.45 - BU 797-2 Tanks near German border, 5.12.44 - BU 1401, -04, ---12 5th ROYAL INNISKILLING DRAGOON GUARDS Tank on autobahn 38 km from Hamburg - BU 4166 Investiture by Montgomery of Lt Col J. E. Swetenham (DSO), Maj J. M. D. Ward-Harrison (bar to MC) and Sgt E. Glynn (MM), 27.4.45 - BU 5049, -56, -65 Men removing radio sets from a cargo vessel adn inspecting a warship in Kaiser Wilhelm Canal, 9.5.45 - BU 6123-28 Sgt Chambers after his award of the Croix de Guerre, Germany, 8.7.45 - BU 8681 horse Show and Gymkhana at Antwerp; Capt B. Marshall competing and receiving prize; Lt Col Swetenham competing, 12.8.45 - BU 9811, -16, -19 1st THE ROYAL DRAGOONS US Airmen POW released at Gudow, 2.5.45 - B 5035-46 Column on route from Kiel to Copenhagen - BU 5676-735 THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS (2nd DRAGOONS) Tanks crossing Dortmund-Ems Canal, 4.4.45 - BU 3141, -43 Tanks and bridging vehicles moving up to Vollage, Germany, 12.4.45 - BU 3326 Tank crossing Bailey bridge over Alver at Rethem, 16.4.45 - BU 3649 Tanks in Bremen, 25-26.4.45 - BU 4302-6, 4349, 4434 Tanks in Wismar, 2.5.45 - BU 5302, -08 8th KING'S ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS Decorated by Montgomery near Harbourg - BU 5060 Decroated by Montgomery near Berlin - BU 10428 Tanks lined up in Berlin - BU 8920 Tanks in Hamburg - BU 5410-11 Tanks harboured at Brunen - BU 2729 Inspection of tanks by Mr Chruchill, Berlin - BU 9077-8 Tanks in Berlin victory parade - BU 8745 11th HUSSARS (PRINCE ALBERT'S OWN) Funeral of Maj ?J. W. Posen - BU 8523 Armoured cars enter Berlin - BU 8523 RSM Moore after investiture, Hamburg - BU 8679 Band at opening of Jerboa Club, Berlin - BU 10419-22 Capt Horsford jumping at Hanover Horse Show - BU 10886 Armoured cars lined up in Berlin - BU 8625 13th/18th ROYAL HUSSARS Tanks in 51 Div Victory Parade - BU 6114 15th/19th THE KING'S ROYAL HUSSSARS Investiture by Montgomery of Maj The Lord Tahdonnell (MC); Sgt J. Kennedy, Sgt A. Finlinson (MM); Tpr A. White (BEM), 12.8.45 - BU 9847, -70-1, -90 22nd DRAGOONS Tanks crews standing on their Crabs wacthing aircarft passing over Weeze, 24.3.45 - BU 2072 23rd HUSSARS Comet tanks over Zwiegkam-Osnabruck Canal bridge - BU 3027-8 Comet tanks advance to ?Leverem - BU 3049, -51 Comet tansk assembled near Uelzen - BU 3834 Decorated by Montgomery - BU 9843, 5556, 9886-7 AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY (151 FIELD REGT ROYAL ARTILLERY) 25 pdrs firing, Asten – BU 1085 Decorated by Montgomery at Dusseldorf – BU 9863 ? – BU 824 2nd DERBYSHIRE YEOMANRY Decorated by Montgomery at Stade – BU 7930-3, -43, -50, -59 1st EAST RIDING YEOMANRY Men preparing an evening meal near the Rhine, 23.3.45 – BU 2049 “C” Sqn ARV North of Xanten, 24.3.45 – BU 2080 Tanks at Elbeuf and Rouen, 2.9.44 – BU 1515, 1523 ESSEX YEOMANRY (147 FIELD REGT ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY) Goodbye to guns at Langemark Strasse, Hanover – BU 7365-48 OP tanks crossing River Ems – BU 3168-9 2nd FIFE AND FORFAR YEOMANRY Crossing the Weser at Petershagen – BU 3194-6 Over River Weser – BU 3198-3203 Tanks across River Elbe – BU 4125, -28 Comet tanks with Infantry of Cheshire Regt aboard at Schwarzenbek – BU 4946-50 Decorated by Montgomery – BU 9837, -58 Lt. Bishop of “C” Sqn – BU 3198 Capt Brownlie MC of “A” Sqn – BU 3202 ? – BU 4948 RHQ – BU 4950 HERTFORDSHIRE YEOMANRY (86 FIELD REGT ROYAL ARTILLERY) SP guns in action – BU 3576 INNS OF COURT REGIMENT (ARMOURED CAR REGT) Cpl Tubbs writing home, Germany, 25.4.45 – BU 2200 Montgomery in conference with Gen Horrocks and Maj R. P. P. Smyly at Marienbaum, 25.4.45 – BU 2228-30 Investiture by Montgomery of Maj Long, Capt Clark (RAMC), Lt Thomas, Lt Graham (all MC), 12.8.45 – BU 9848, -54, -61-2 Security armoured car patrol by Sgt Rodger (“A” Sqn) near Russian border, 10.12.46 – BU 13363-73 3rd/4th COUNTY OF LONDON YEOMANRY Truck in Antwerp – BU 824 1st LOTHIANS AND BORDER YEOMANRY Crab in debris on outskirts of Bruk, 8.2.45 – BU 1794 Crab crew brewing-up with US engineers near Wallach, 28.3.45 – BU 2707 Scout car (“A” Sqn) and crabs in Arnhem, 14.4.45 – BU 3511, -14-15, -17 Anniversary of Walcheren Landings, inspection by Admiral Burroughs, 1.11.45 – BU 11430 Crabs (“B” Sqn) waiting to move up for attack on Le Harve, 10.9.44 – BU 859 NORFOLK YEOMANRY (65 ANTI-TANK REGT ROYAL ARTILLERY) Standing by – BU 7509 Decoration by Montgomery of Sgt Harley at Harbourg – BU 5062 Decorated by Montgomery – BU 9873 1st NORTHAMPTONSHIRE YEOMANRY Buffaloes ferrying troops, stores and POW across Rhine, Rees area, 24.3.45 – BU 2101, -05, -65, -76-9, -81 Buffaloes ferrying Dorsets of 43 Div across Rhine, 25.3.45 – BU 2446, -49-52 Guard of Honour for Montgomery’s tour of 5 Div with CO, 5.12.45 – BU 11873-4 NORTHUMBERLAND HUSSARS (102 ANTI-TANK REGT and 274 BATTERY, 25 LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT REGT ROYAL ARTILLERY) Tanks and SPs in Celle - BU 3477-8 Men wearing “kapok” coats – BU 1363 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE YEOMANRY (SHERWOOD RANGERS) Men round wireless set (BU 1489-94) March-past at Einbeck – BU 10932-39 Sherman (“A” Sqn) in Bremen – BU 4510-4 SCOTTISH HORSE (79 MEDIUM REGT ROYAL ARTILLERY) 5.5” gun manned in Bruk – BU 1790 Decorated by Montgomery – BU 9950 SUFFOLK HUSSARS YEOMANRY (55 ANTI-TANK REGIMENT ROYAL ARTILLERY) Officers decorated by Montgomery – BU 8458-9 WESTMINSTER DRAGOONS (2nd COUNTY OF LONDON YEOMANRY) Crabs in attack on Venraij, 17.10.44 – BU 1211-3 *********************************************************************************************************************************************** I N F A N T R Y R E G I M E N TS : ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS Two highlanders keep guard near Helzen – BU 3572 Infantry passing through Ludersburg – BU 3960-1 7th Bn pipes passing British and German officers at Bremerhaven – BU 5565 7th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Stade – BU 7916-7, -40, -51-2, -63 2nd Bn Pte Broadbent with Montgomery at Lubeck – BU 8723 2nd Bn decorated by Montgomery at Lubeck – BU 11472-3, 11506 2nd Bn men being spoken to by Mr Churchill near the Rhine – BU 2637 ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT Digging in near the Rhine – BU 2047 RSM Downey MBE in group – BU 7148 5th Bn Pte J. McNeill trainee CMP in Dusseldorf – BU 11938 BLACK WATCH 7th Bn move through outskirts of Bruk – BU 1793 5th Bn at 51st Div victory parade – BU 6117 5th Bn men spoken to by Montgomery at Marien Baum – BU 2231 March past saluting base at Bremerhaven – BU 6108-10 1st Bn decorated by Montgomery at Stade – BU 7915, -18, -38, -54-5 7th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Stade – BU 7941, -61 BORDER REGIMENT 1st Bn C Coy Maj Carstair in Holland – BU 1102 1st Bn C Coy waiting to repulse enemy in Holland – BU 1103 Men of HQ Coy dug in on western edge of the perimeter – BU 1133 Guard of Honour inspected by Montgomery at HQ Coy, Hannoversch Munden – BU 11853 A, B and C Coys inspected by Montgomery at HQ Coy, Hannoversch Munden – BU 11854-7 ROYAL EAST KENT REGIMENT (THE BUFFS) 5th Bn Pte Vang at King Christian’s Palace, Denmark – BU 8487 CAMERON HIGHLANDERS (QUEEN’S OWN) 5th Bn band at 51st armoured Div Games, Verden – BU 10312-3, 23 5th Bn in final of Broadswords, 51st armoured Div Games, Verden – BU 10318 5th Bn in St Valery – BU 1508, -13 CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES) 6th Bn crossing Dortmund-Ems Canal – BU 3139, -42 7th Bn capture and clear Rheine – BU 3144-50 6th Bn passing through Verden – BU 3827-8 6th Bn guarding packs at Uelzen – BU 3998 7th Bn guarding submarines at Bremen Docks – BU 4556-63 Band plating at 44th Lowland Bde Games, Bad Segeberg – BU 10301 9th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Lubeck – BU 11495 CHESHIRE REGIMENT 1st Bn landing from Buffaloes – BU 2334-40 Infantry riding on Comet tanks of Fife and Forfars at Schwarzenbek – BU 4946-50 1st Bn “A” Coy arrest German government at ?Muivik – BU 6688-705, -711-25 1st Bn decorated by Montgomery – BU 9866, -75-6 COLDSTREAM GUARDS 5th Bn in Arras – BU 241-59 Tanks attack East of Nijmegen – BU 1692-1715 Inspected by Queen Wilhemina at Numen – BU 1927, -29 4th Bn Lt Col A. W. A. Smith (DSO) decorated by Montgomery – BU 2216 1st Bn in action entering Emsthede – BU 3127-31 5th Bn Capt S. O. Liddel with men first across River Ems – BU 3161-2 1st Bn Lt Col Gooch in command tank at Berge – BU 3331 1st Bn with prisoners released at Thune – BU 3374 Tanks near Uelzen, supporting infantry – BU 3919-20 1st Bn tanks advance watched by German women – BU 3577 5th Bn infantry make way through dust at Lusche – BU 3578-9 5th Bn Cpl Lyons cuts telephone wires – BU 3583, 86-7 1st Bn tanks advancing towards Lusche – BU 3584-5 1st Bn advance through Haustette (Scout Car) – BU 3676 1st Bn tanks fitted with typhoon rockets – BU 4675-6 4th Bn inspected by Montgomery at Kiel – BU 7818 4th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Kiel – BU 7826-8, -37-40, -46 1st Bn tanks entering Arras – BU 255 1st Bn tanks in Beauvais – BU 309 5th Bn carrier in Eindhoven – BU 945 4th Bn tanks with US Airbourne troops at Dorsden – BU 2737-43 4th Bn tanks halted on outskirts of Dulmen – BU 2764-66 DUKE OF CORWALL’S LIGHT INFANTRY Band playing at Gymkhana – BU 10013 5th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Celle – BU 8312 March past at saluting base at Celle – BU 8334 5th Bn inspected by Gen Sir W. Venning at Munster Lager – BU 13145-50 DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT 12th Bn RSM Allen with “Trophies” captures at Hamminkeln – BU 2301 12th Bn with anti-tank gun in Hamminkeln East of the Rhine – BU 230 13th Bn decorated by Montgomery from near River Elbe – BU 4752, -70 2nd Bn decorated by Montgomery from near Harbourg – BU 5059, -61 2nd Bn commemoration service at Friedrichstadt – BU 6873-81 2nd Bn band at breaking the flag ceremony – BU 8618-19, ?30 2nd Bn Maj Drewitt after investiture, Hamburg – BU 8677 2nd Bn Lt Pearson after investiture, Hamburg – BU 8679 Bandsmen at NAAFI in Berlin – BU 8692 Band playing at NAAFI in Berlin – BU 8697 Guard of Honour as British flag is lowered and French flag raised in Berlin – BU 9832 2nd Bn Tug of War – BU 9968 2nd Bn decorated by Montgomery in Berlin – BU 10430 2nd Bn 100 men and reg colour party armistice day ceremony in Berlin – BU 11675-6 12th Bn officers with Brig Bellamy, Hamminkeln – BU 2297 12th Bn (Airborne) East of the Rhine – BU 2277, -79, -82 DORSET REGIMENT 4th Bn at Vernon – BU 205 5th Bn “C” Coy crossing Rhine in Buffaloes – BU 2446-54 Lt Col Lewis no 6 Commando receives DSO – BU 7072 4th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Celle – BU 8316-7 5th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Celle – BU 8318-9 4th Bn carriers and anti-tank guns near Vernon across Seine – BU 193-4 4th Bn carriers crossing Seine at Vernon – BU 213-7 DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY 9th Bn supported by tanks in attack – BU 2819-24 9th Bn attack and clearing village of Weseke – BU 2846-7 “Geordies” reading “Newcastle Evening Chronicle” – BU 4390-92 9th Bn decorated by Montgomery near Harbourg – BU 5058 9th Bn carriers passing goods yard in Hamburg – BU 5073 Guarding bridges in dock area, Hamburg – BU 5107-8 9th Bn “A” Coy moving off to Hamburg in Kangaroos – BU 5120 9th Bn Pte Davies guards German guns and ammunition – BU 6579 9th Bn searching near Marne for SS troops – BU 6581-88 9th Bn CSM Redford after investiture, Hamburg – BU 8680 9th Bn Tugmaster – BU 9967 9th Bn Capt Peace receives shield from Gen Lyne at Sports meeting – BU 9977 Playing 584 Coy RASC in football match at Momsen Stadium, Berlin – BU 12316-20 EAST LANCASHIRES REGIMENT 1st Bn in Antwerp docks – BU 833-6 158 Bde on raod to Hamburg – BU 5374-5 1st Bn celebrate “Somme” day – BU 8477-84 1st Bn decorated by Montgomery –BU 8797, 8801, 8833, 8836, 8840, 8849, 8853-4 1st Bn decorated by Montgomery at Dusseldorf – BU 9578-9, 9610-11 EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT 2nd Bn men seated on Bren carrier at Venraij – BU 1208 2nd Bn Sgt Nadir Bren gunner firing at Venraij – BU 1223 2nd Bn men in house to house advance at Venraij – BU 1225-7 2nd Bn “D” Coy patrol near Calcar – BU 1984-91 2nd Bn decorated by Montgomery at Munden – BU 8120, -31, -49 2nd Bn Band playing at carillon, Tournai – BU 10161 2nd Bn band leading procession at Tournai – BU 10166 ESSEX REGIMENT 2nd Bn street fighting in Arnhem – BU 3505-24 CQMS Ward in group – BU 7148 Playing 30th Corps HQ in football match at Nienburg – BU 9160-2 King Peter inspects Guard of Honour at Osnabruck – BU 10776 7th armoured Div moving from Berlin – BU 10776 2nd Bn – BU 12892-9 GLIDER PILOT REGIMENT Patrol led by Capt ?Ogiluie – BU 1145 Men of 3 Para Bde with44 RTR near Wesel – BU 2341 GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT Enter Le Harve – BU 901-2 Bren carriers enter Le Harve – BU 912 GORDON HIGHLANDERS Crossing the Rhine – BU 2106-20 5th Bn inspected by Sir J. Gregg in Germany – BU 3208 2nd Bn crossing improvised bridge North of Celle – BU 3546-9 2nd Bn on grass verge along road to Forest of Celle – BU 3550 Prepare to cross the Elbe – BU 4807-10 2nd Bn after crossing the Elbe clearing woods – BU 4888-90 2nd Bn capture Grunhof Tesper Hude – BU 4891 2nd Bn holding forward positions in wood – BU 4896 2nd Bn advance after crossing Elbe – BU 4897-903 Drum ceremony – BU 7555-63 2nd Bn Cpl Buckingham talking to Montgomery at Lubeck – BU 8724 6th Bn Pte J. ?Bruse 500,000th British soldier repatriated through France – BU 11793-8 GRENADIER GUARDS 4th Bn Churchill tanks advancing towards Venraij – BU 1205, 1210-11 4th Bn decorated by Montgomery – BU 2217-2222 1st and 2nd Bns in Furstenau – BU 3240-3 Maj Turner, camp commandant 2nd army staff – BU 7147-9 4th Bn inspected by Montgomery at Kiel – BU 7816 4th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Kiel – BU 7821, -3, -5, 7833-6 1st Bn armoured car enters Berlin – BU 8525 CSM Cole breaking flag in Berlin – BU 8625, -29 RSM F. Dowling MC in charge of 7th armoured Div Postdam parade – BU 8756 1st Bn Guard of Honour inspected by Mr Churchill – BU 8886 Entering Brussels, 4.9.44 – BU 480 Russian photographers film Guard of Honour in Berlin – BU 8911 Long Jump final at Berlin Athletic Championship – BU 121886 2nd Bn transport in Enschede – BU 2947 4th Bn Infantry on tanks en route for Gesfeld – BU 2852 HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT 7th Bn advance through minefield at Putt – BU 1629 7th Bn camouflaged infantryman at Putt – BU 1633 7th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Celle – BU 8278, -91-2, 8313-5 7th Bn carriers at Vernon – BU 187 HEREFORDSHIRE REGIMENT 1st Bn in Avesnes giving sweets and cigarettes to civilians – BU 278 1st Bn facility visit by Mr S. Widlkae – BU 1835-41 Ptes Batchelor and Eyres keep watch – BU 3188 1st Bn anti-tank guns move up on Weser bridgehead – BU 3191-2 1st Bn “A” Coy Ptes Hargest and Lewis examine bazooka on cycle at Petershagen – BU 4971, -75-7 1st Bn aboard Comet tanks drive to Lubeck – BU 4983-4 1st Bn Infantry and tanks guard autobahn – BU 4985 1st Bn decorated by Montgomery – BU 9838, -45-6, -60, -77, -84-5 1st Bn infantry in action – BU 3905 1st infantry and tankes of Fife and Forfar Yeomanry by River Elbe – BU 4125-7 1st Bn carrier in Avesnes – BU 280 1st Bn carrier and anti-tank guns moving up to Argenta – B 9335 1st Bn troop carriers in Pas –BU 276 HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY (inc GLASGOW HIGHLANDERS TA Bn) Infantry of Glasgow Highlanders in offensive East of Nijmegen – BU 1692-1715 Passing German refugees – BU 2484-85 1st BN seqated on kerb at Verden – BU 3826 2nd Bn inspected at Ahrensburg – BU 7342 In billets at Ahrensburg – BU 7665-6 2nd Bn decorated by Montgomery at Lubeck – BU 11468, 501-4 1st Bn take over coal mines, Ruhr Valley – BU 11955-7 1st Bn Band Guard of Honour at “Friendship Bridge” ceremony – BU 7349-50 2nd Bn White Scout Car HQ vehicle – BU 7271-2 9th Bn advance along road to Bocket – BU 12637 Bren gunners keep watch – BU 2122 5th Bn casualties cross river by row boat, men put in ambulance – BU 3171-3 On Churchill tanks advance in Celle – BU 3426 On Churchill tanks crossing bridged crater in Celle – BU 3427-8 10th Bn 15th Scout Div boarding assault craft at River Elbe – BU 4549-52 1st Bn HQ at mortar practice by Lakeside watched by German children, Hamburg – BU 5852 1st Bn decorated by Montgomery – BU 8811, -19-20, -29, -32, -48, -59, -63 1st Bn decorated by Montgomert at Dusseldorf – BU 9597-8 10th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Lubeck – BU 11467, 11496-500 10th Carriers in and near Celle – BU 3422, -29 IRISH GUARDS Lt Guardsman and Dutch soldier guarding bridge over Albert Canal – BU 719 Brig Mills-Robert, Capt Lawrence and Capt Griffis with map – BU 2331 2nd Bn brew up in Germany – BU 3167 Four released prisoners at Thune – BU 3374-6 On Bremen-Hamburg autobahn – BU 4157-63 Brig Mills-Roberts with Montgomery and Gen Barker at Kiel – BU 7069 Brig Mills-Roberts recives bar to DSO – BU 7070 2nd Bn tanks near Beauvais – BU 302-3 2nd Bn Sherman tanks in Somme valley area – BU 272 2nd Bn tanks cross Belgian frontier near Antoine – BU 372-3 3rd Bn carrier crossing Belgian frontier near Rogny – BU 377 2nd Bn knocked out tanks near Eindhoven – BU 925-7 KING’S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS Capt D. Hartnell-Beavis liberates his brother at Lubeck – BU 5383 Lt Col Curtis speaks at citadel, Calais – BU 7779 Soldier lays wreath at grave, Calais – BU 7785 Rfm Neale 4,000,000th man demob at Calais – BU 12270-98 Col G. De Bruynel receives Belgian decorations, Brussels – BU 11375 12th Bn carrier passing burning Sherman; “B” Coy carrier in action – BU 3151, -4-5 KENSIGNTON REGIMENT (PRINCESS LOUISE’S) ?Princess Juliana visits and inspects to receive red and gift at Nijmegen – BU 7369-84 LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS J. Malone exPOW seated on Focke Wulf at Lubeck airfield – BU 5886 LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT 1st Bn Cpl Kirk, Pte Lee and L/Cpl Perkins at swimming pool in Iserlohn – BU 8700 LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT 4th Bn moving through Bremen – BU 4341-2 MANCHESTER REGIMENT Gen Eisenhower watching mounting of Vickers machine gun – BU 1346 Vickers machine gun team in action near Rethum – BU 3588-90 MIDDLESEX REGIMENT 1st Bn carrier blown up on mine – BU 2516 1st/7th Bn 51st Div Victory parade – BU 6118 8th Bn firing 4.2” mortar – BU 1399 8th Bn Ptes Slack and Ristow with FFI men – BU 211 8th Bn Bren carriers wait to advance on Putt – BU 1626-7 8th Bn Vickers MGs in action, Bruk – BU 1783-5 2nd Bn “D” Coy mortar team East of Rhine – BU 2745 1st/7th Bn Guard of Honour inspected by Montgomery, Stade – BU 7909 1st/7th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Stade – BU 7917 1st Bn decorated by Montgomery at Lubeck – BU 11469-70 MONMOUTHSIRE REGIMENT Infantry dig themselves in on outskirts of Helmonde – BU 1079 Pte Anderton in Venraij – BU 1238 3rd Bn facility visit by Mr D. Powell at Baexum – BU 1829-34 Move through ruined streets of Bocholt – BU 2779-84 2nd Bn streets fighting in Bocholt – BU 2785-92 Smashed enemy guns at Rethum railway station – BU 3591-4 2nd Bn decorated by Montgomery – BU 8800, -14-5, -22, -37-8, -42 2nd Bn decorated by Montgomery at Dusseldorf – BU 9584, 9622, 9632-5 NORFOLK REGIMENT 1st Bn “C” Coy keeps guard East of Rhine beside – signboard – BU 2744 Infantry passing through village near Bremen – BU 4318 Cleaning streets in Bremen – BU 4478-83, -90 Marshall Zhukov shakes hands with commander of Guard of Honour – BU 7742 1st Bn decorated by Montgomery at Munden – BU 8125, 52-3, 70-1 1st Bn L/Cpl Worswick broadcasting ‘Rhine Army Football’ – BU 11576 ?Colewis presented by Lt Gen McCreery – BU 13338-47 NORTHAMPTONSHIRE REGIMENT 1st Bn with German prisoners taken during Rhine crossing in Buffalo – BU 2062-3 ROYAL NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS Vickers gun crew crossing River Weser – BU 3189 2nd Coy carrier passing burning house at Sulze – BU 3906-8 2nd Coy Cpl North East Allarker with his puppy ‘Gunner’ – BU 3909 MG positions at Zammeren – BU 1086 2nd Indep MG Coy decorated by Montgomery – BU 9853-89 3rd Indep MG Coy carriers in Hamburg – BU 5113 OXFORDSHIRE AND BUCKS LIGHT INFANTRY 2nd Bn decorated by Montgomery at Elbe – BU 4755-8, 71 1st Bn decorated by Montgomery at Elbe – BU 8810, -31, -35, -47, -58 QUEEN’S ROYAL REGIMENT ( WEST SURREY) 1st/5th Bn on Bren carriers and tanks in centre of Hamburg – BU 5112-15 Capt G. Bourne presenting swimming prizes – BU 7554 Cdm White S/Sgt Williams sews on medal – BU 9009 RIFLE BRIGADE “B” Coy holding the line on the Maas – BU 1597-1604 1st Bn 22nd armoured Bde 7th armoured Div at Buxtehude – BU 4588-90 1st Bn band marches past in Kiel parade – BU 7134 8th Bn marches past in Kiel parade – BU 7138 Sgt Spearman in group – BU 7148 1st Bn Maj Jepson-Turner after investiture, Hamburg – BU 8677 8th Bn decorated by Montgomery – BU 9840, -51, -59, -65, -74, -83 1st Bn transport near Borken – BU 2896 ROYAL FUSILIERS 9th Bn Pte ?Benns at Stalag 11B – BU 4084-5 ROYAL SCOTS Go into assault on Blerick riding in Kangaroos – BU 1388-9 8th Bn firing 3” mortars at Wissel – BU 2089-91 Montgomery talking to bandmaster near Hamburg – BU 5067 8th Bn Sgt Oakley winning 3 mile race at 44th Lowland Div games at Bad Segeberg – BU 10308 Tug of war team at Bad Segeberg – BU 10310 Victorious team at Bad Segeberg – BU 10311 7th/9th Bn Ptes Raine and Webberley deer stalking in Detmold area – BU 11436-8 8th Bn decorated by Montgomery in Lubeck – BU 11461, -85-6 52nd Lowland Div pipe band playing at horse riding display, Brussels – BU 12390 8th Bn transport moving up at Uelzen – BU 3573 ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS Carriers move up through smoke of enemy shelling – BU 2487-8 4th/5th Bn push through Voltage – BU 3326-30 Outflanking Uelzen – BU 3912-8, -20-22 In carrier waiting to mop up factory area in Ede – BU 4210 Searching POW at Ede – BU 4213 Passing burning buildings at Ede – BU 4214 Passing through woods at Ede – BU 4125 Searching houses at Ede – BU 4216-8 4th/5th Bn bridge guard saluting men of 250 Eng Combat Bn at “Friendship Bridge” BU 7344 6th Bn Lord Trenchard inspects at HQ in Bad Segeberg – BU 7986-9 Tug of war team, Bad Segeberg – BU 10303 6th Bn maj Cowan winning high jump at bad Segeberg – BU 10309 Inspection by admiral Burroughs at anniversary of assault of Walcheren – BU 11432 6th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Lubeck – BU 11464, -74, -87-91, 11509 Pipe Maj McConachie and Drum Maj McDonald lead pipe band, Lubeck – BU 11735-9 4th/5th Bn clearing Bremen – BU 4298 SCOTS GUARDS 3rd Bn inspected by Montgomery at Kiel – BU 7817 3rd Bn decorated by Montgomery at Kiel – BU 7822, -29-32, -41-45, -47 Mr Churchill inspecting Guard of Honour – BU 8999-9000 Mr Attlee and Brig Wales inspect Guard of Honour at Potsdam – BU 9380 Band during football match interval at Hamburg – BU 13263 3rd Bn tanks and infantry before advance on Celle – BU 3550, -54 KING’S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERS 1st Bn holding the line on the Maas – BU 1597-1604 4th Bn and Lowland Regtiment landering on Waleheren – BU 1243-56 Eve of Rhine crossing at Xanten – BU 2203-6 With Bren carriers, tanks passing – BU 2486 6th Bn signaller with radio – BU 2434 6th Bn rifle cleaning in wood near Bislich – BU 2435 6th Bn moving through wood country – BU 2437-8 Pte Shiffer receiving mail from captured German postman – BU 2675 In swimming pool at Celle airport – BU 3423 With POW at Stalag 357 – BU 3718 Pte Henderson meets J. Morgan at Stalag 357 – BU 3719 6th Bn attempt on Uitzen – BU 3832-3 Capture Bremen – BU 4322-8 Firing in Bremen streets – BU 4345 1st Bn pipe band beats retreat at HQ of Schloss Ostenwalde – BU 8262-6 Pte Logan and L/cpl Inglis visit Opera in Schwerin – BU 8250-4 6th Bn Pte Gaywood winning shot put at Bad Segeberg – BU 10300 6th Bn tug of war team at Bad Segeberg – BU 10304 6th Bn Sgt Bain throwing javelin – BU 10306 6th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Lubeck – BU 11458, -65-6, -76, -92-4 6th Bn breaks up at Kalktenkirchen – BU 12015-27 SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS 2nd Bn in dug out – BU 2050 2nd BN forward signal position with Ptes Cavill and Lincoln – BU 2051 7th Bn 8th Royal Scots firing 4.2” mortars at Wisel – BU 2089-91 7th Bn crossing the Rhine – BU 2095-7 Sniper clearing at Uelzen – BU 3933-8 5th Bn clearing houses in Bremervorde – BU 4964-7 Pipe band playing at Lubecks town house square – BU 6333 Boarding German vessel – BU 7340-1 2nd Bn decorated by Montgomery at Stade – BU 7919-20, -25-6, -47, -62 5th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Stade – BU 7921, -27, -29 6th Bn playing at 30th Corp HQ at Nienburg – BU 9159 2nd Bn pipe band playing at Hanover Horse Show – BU 10892 7th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Lubeck – BU 11471, -505 KING’S SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY 4th Bn in Asten main street – BU 1088 Playing Hereford Regiment at Weerte – BU 1840 4th Bn “D” Coy clearing street in Broghterbeck – BU 3029 Bren carrier passing burning house at ?Levem – BU 3053 German prisoners rushing past infantry – BU 3962-3 4th Bn decorated by Montgomery – BU 9836, -52, -81-2 2nd Bn decorated by Montgomery at Minden – BU 8137, -47, -54, -72 4th Bn march past salute taken by Montgomery – BU 13287-93 SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY 4th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Celle – BU 8271, -79, -87-90 7th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Celle – BU 8295, 307-8 4th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Celle – BU 8296, 304-6 Lt Col P. I. Bartholomew no. 3 Commando receives DSO at Kiel – BU 7073 7th Bn carriers with stretchers – BU 934-5 SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT Waiting by roadside to advance, Venraij – BU 1212, -14 17 pdr anti-tank gun – BU 1218 1st Bn D-Day men home on first leave boat – BU 1534-64 In action at North Station Bremen – BU 4464 Sniper clearing at Bremen – BU 4472-77 1st Bn decorated by Montgomery at Munden – BU 81212, -50 1st Bn ceremony at Battle of Waterloo anniversary – BU 8646-51 SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT 90 mile march into Norway – BU 9782-7 Pte Booth finals of Command motorcycles trails, Norway – BU 9798 SOUTH WALES BORDERS Infantry pass bulldozer, Reichswald area – BU 1746 2nd Bn Carriers in assault on Le Harve – BU 1196 SUFFOLK REGIMENT Men move up to Venraij – BU 1230-1 Patrol brings in prisoners at Meerlo – BU 1590 Sgt Tricker in group – BU 7148 1st Bn decorated by Montgomery at Minden – BU 8124, -30, -36, -48, -58, -61, -66 1st Bn Lt Col Melnes related to troops around monument – BU 9521-2 ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT Cpls Pavey and Bradley with POW – BU 5002 ROYAL ULSTER RIFLES Rfln Willis and L/Cpl Smith in Calcar OP – BU 2027 Glider troops dig in at River Issel – BU 2308 6th Airborne on bank of Issel with 6 pdr anti-tank gun – BU 2407 Infantry clearing street in Bremen – BU 4457-8 2nd Bn decorated by Montgomery near banks of Elbe – BU 4759 3rd Bn men at signboard in Hamminkeln – BU 2292 1st Bn walking wounded men on Rhine crossing – BU 2599 ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT 2nd Bn inspected by Montgomery near Bremen – BU 3973-86 CSM O’Neill marshalling and discipline at ?Disp Persons Centre – BU 6660 Pte Noland with regemntal mascot (antelope) – BU 7979-85 2nd Bn Guard of Honour inspected by Montgomery at Minden – BU 8114 Bobby the mascot – BU 8115 2nd Bn decorate by Montgomery at Minden – BU 8117, -23, -32, -51, -62-3, -67-9 2nd Bn Lt Col McDonald with Bobby the mascot, Minden – BU 8177 Bobby leads parade at Minden – BU 8178 Luncheon party at Div HQ, Minden – BU 8179 2nd Bn inspection by Montgomery at Minden – BU 8180-1 Band with goat marching past in Brussels – BU 10194, -210 ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS 6th Bn infantry ride on pole sledges behind bridging tank – BU 1740 Sgt Hunt and L/Cpl Marrener brew up South East Nijmegen – BU 1750 6th Bn intercepted ?Seyss Inquart at Div HQ, Hamburg – BU 5534-9 4th Bn decorated by Montgomery – BU 8798, 8818, 8830 6th Bn decorated by Montgomery – BU 8803, -41, -68 4th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Dusseldorf – BU 9557-9, -72-4, -85, -99-602 6th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Dusseldorf – BU 9580, 9616-18 7th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Dusseldorf – BU 9603-4, -12-14 Band with goat mascot on football field in Germany – BU 9826 Lt Bullock playing in anglo-Danish golf tournament – BU 10903, -6-8, -10-11 6th Bn Fus Taylor broadcasting – BU 11573 L/Cpl Shore broadcasting - 11575 Two buglers sounding last post Reichswald memorial service – BU 12370 WELCH REGIMENT Infantry mopping up factory area in Bocholt – BU 2777-8 1st/5th Bn enter Geesthacht – BU 5012-24 4th Bn decorated by Montgomery – BU 8712-13, 8799, 8850 1st/5th Bn decorated by Montgomery - BU 8824-5, -34, -67 1st/5th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Dusseldorf – BU 9562, 9575-7, 9605-9 WELSH GUARDS Sgt Hitchcock with salvaged ham in Berge – BU 3575 Tanks knocked out at Westertimke – BU 4672 2nd Bn honoured in Brussels – BU 9391-8 1st Bn march past Van de Meulebroek and Gen Adair, Brussels – BU 9399 2nd Bn knocked out Cromwell of ‘C’ Sqn – BU 848 1st Bn transport on road to Brussels – BU 397, 401 2nd Bn tank in Brussels – BU 463 2nd Bn tanks in Eindhoven – BU 939, 945-6, 950-1 1st Bn in Eindhoven – BU 941, 947-8 2nd Bn tanks in? Arnharen – BU 5551-2, -54 WET RIDING/DUKE OF WELLINGTON’S REGIMENT (600 REGT ROYAL ARTILLERY) Infantry aboard tanks advancing to Ede – BU 4206 WILTSHIRE REGIMENT 4th/5th Bn corss River Seine – BU 56-77 4th Bn Pte White holding German kit in Bremen – BU 4511 2nd Bn capture German barracks at Ratzeburg – BU 4958-63 2nd BN infantry in action at Grosse Gronau – BU 4987-97 2nd Bn Sgt Goubey gives to former POW – BU 5004 2nd BN giving tea to liberated POW at Hamdorf – BU 5274 4th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Celle – BU 8293, 8320 5th Bn decorated by Montgomery at Celle – BU 8294, 8321-3 March past saluting base- BU 8333 2nd BN trooping of the colour at Goslar – BU 11323-5 YORK AND LANCASTER REGIMENT 4th Bn (Hallams) bren carriers stop at Ellekon – BU 3630 KING’S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY 1st Bn celebrate Minden Day at Minden – BU 9517-22, 10923-6, 12931-42 1st/4th Bn carriers clearing out buildings in Ede – BU 4210 1st Bn Cpl J. Body takes wall jump at Hanover Horse Show – BU 10888 PARACHUTE REGIMENT 1st Rgt – Land in Copenhagen – BU 5350-65 - Inspected by C in C in Copenhagen – BU 6032 3 Btn – Brig Hill with C in C Gen Bols and Gen Dempsey at 6th airborne Div HQ – BU 2907 - Brig Hill receives American silver star from Gen Ridgeway – BU 2909-10 9 Btn - BU 3231, 6082, 9878 10 Btn – Men with 1st Boarder Rgt – BU 1103 22 Indep Para Coy – Sgt E Lindoresgels MM from C in C – BU 4773 225 Para Fd Amb – Decorated by C in C near Elbe – BU 4753 Capt Jensen DA and BPR in Copenhagen – BU 5760 Parachute sightseeing in Copenhagen – BU 8490-503 ROYAL MARINES (Commando Units) 1 Special Service Bde – Assault Rhine and capture Wesel – BU 2310-40 1 Special Services Bde 6th airborne Div – In Osnabruck – BU 3054-58 1 Cdo – Assault across Elbe and capture Luxenburg – BU 4791-502 - Decorated by C in C at Kiel – BU 7068-79 - HQ in Kiel – BU 7070, 4 4 Cdo – Inspected by Admiral Burroughs, assault on Waleheren anniversary – BU 11431 4 Special Services Bde – Invasion of Walcheren Island – BU 1267-83 28 Batt – At service – BU 5768 30 Assaul Unit RM – Capture German Marine Barracks at Buxtelude – BU 4172-77 45 (RM) Cdo – ‘B’ Troop raining Tp flag – BU 3057-8 - BU 4798 - Entering Pont L’Eveque – CL 904 - Decorated by C in C at Kiel – BU 7076 - In Wesel – BU 2317 46 (RM) Cdo – Officer riddles wine barrel with Bren fun at Osnabruck – BU 3109 - With Hungarian officer in jeep – BU 3112 - Marine Turner catches German looting tobacco leaves – BU 3113 - Studies sign post to Breman at Osnabruck – BU 3115 - Rounding up prisoners in Osnabruck – BU 3121 - Preventing Germans from looting Osnabruck – BU 3126 - Lt Col Gray – BU 7071 - Decorated by C in C at Kiel – BU 7071, 8 Marine Fisher watches Flak Fort – BU 6786 Detachments of RM’s march past (Kiel Parade) – BU 7136 Sound ‘Last Past’ on Arromanches beach – BU 7424 Musician T. Simpson has bearskin adjusted by Bugler Gifford – BU 8741 Mr Eden and J Cmdr Churchill pose with navy and marines in Berlin – BU 8963 Capt Francis RM shakes hands with President Truman – BU 9002 Band march past saluting base, Berlin – BU 9070 Sjt Philip Longton NCO – C guard of British delegation, Potsdam – BU 9146-49 F. Hogarth disarms German guard from prison ship at Bremerhaven – BU 5573 C in C inspects Guard of Honour, harbour at Copenhagen – BU 5767-6039 With officers who received flags – BU 11435 COMMANDO UNITS 1 Cdo Bde – In Lauenburg – BU 4791-802 1 Special Services Bde 6 airborne Div 8 corps – In Osnabruck – BU 3054-58 1 Special Services Bde – Decorated by C in C at Kiel – BU 7068-79 - With C in C at Kiel – BU 7086-9 4 and 6 Cdo – F.M Montgomery with troops who have acted as his HQ guards – BU 759 4 Special Services Bde – Invasion of Walcheren Island – BU 1267-1283 4 Cdo – POW at Flushing – BU 1247 - ‘D’ Tpe – BU 5073 6 Cdo 5 Tpe – Heavy weapons – BU 2329 - BU 2320 1 Special Services Bde – Assault of Rhine and capture of Wesel – BU 2310-340 Commandos with bicycles pass through Wesel watched by Germans – BU 2701 Commandos resting in Wesel, Sjt Murdock wearing German helmet and CSM Tullerton reading paper – BU 2727 Commandos in jeep drive alongside harbour in Kiel – BU 5329 Two Dutch commandos with Dutch people at Arnheim – BU 1153 Embark for D day landing on coast of Normandy – BU 1177-118? SPECIAL FORCES SAS jeep in Kiel – BU 5329 SAS troops bring political – BU 3495 SAS troops bring political prisoners into Celle – BU 3495 1st Indep SAS (Belgian) – Competing in cross-country run – BU 11885-8 1 Indep Para Squ (Belgian) – Presented medels by Gen Surtees at Grand Palace, Brussels – BU 11280-86

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