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1st Bn ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT
(Princess Charlotte of Wales's)
 
GOSLAR 1953 -1956

11th Armoured Divisional Sign

91st Lorried Infantry  Brigade

11th Armoured Division

 

B.A.O.R. Goslar Germany
Goslar was an attractive old town surrounded on three sides by spurs of the Harz Mountains, not far from Bad Harzburg which at that time was a Rhine Army Leave centre. The Battalion found itself in an old Luftwaffe station in a location that was well spread out. The Battalion was a unit of the 91st Lorried Infantry Brigade of the 11th Armoured Division. Like all B.A.O.R. postings much time was spent on various exercises, both locally and at Sennelager, a location which became familiar to the 'Farmersboys' a generation later. The Battalion enjoyed much success as one of the top Machinegun Battalions in B.A.O.R.

In May 1955 the Bonn treaty was ratified which meant that troops in B.A.O.R. were no longer classed as being on 'Active Service'. All in all the Battalion enjoyed a good posting to Goslar, and it was a high honour to be selected as the Major unit on the Queens Birthday Parade in Hanover which took place on the 9th June 1955.

It is hoped that the following images will bring back memories to any Royal Berkshire man who served in the battalion at that time. If anyone has any further images from this or any other posting we will gladly display them.

 

QUEENS BIRTHDAY PARADE 
Hanover 9th June 1955

Queens Birthday Parade programme 1955

   

Maj Gen ANDERSON inspects the 1st Bn Royal Berks Regt 1955

1st Bn Royal Berks march through Hanover 1955

Major General J. D'A Anderson, CBE, DSO, GOC 11th Armoured Division, Inspecting the 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment on the Queens Birthday Parade

The 1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment marches through Hanover after the Queens Birthday Parade. Colour Party Lts TREMELLEN and REDDING, RSM BASTON DCM.

 

Parade State, Queens birthday Parade 9th June 1955
Officer Commanding Parade Lt Col C.L. SPEERS
Major of the Parade Major R.GB. G. BROOMHEAD
Adjutant  Major R HUNTER MBE
Regimental Sgt Major R.S.M. F.W. BASTON DCM
   

No 1 Coy

  No 2 Coy

Major C.J. PAGE

Captain R.V. RUSSELL

2nd Lt C. THOMPSON

Major H.L.F. WARD

2nd Lt M.R. VERNON POWELL

2nd Lt M.A. MORIATY

   

No 3 Coy

No 4 Coy

Major F MYATT MC

Captain P.D. NEWMAN

2nd Lt D.T. HAINES

Captain C.U. BLASCHEK MC

Captain F D JONES MC

2nd Lt J.O. WILLIAMS

   

No 5 Coy

No 6 Coy

Major A.E.R. DICKER

Lt P.T. DUNN

Lt R.M.C. WILSON

Major D.J. SAVILL

Captain A.H. FRASER

Lt J.A.H. MacMILLEN

 

Colour Party

 Lt L.C. TREMELLEN

Lt D.J. REDDING

 

Band and Drums

Bandmaster C. WEST

Drum Major A.J. MATHEWS

British Army of the Rhine Machine Gun Champions
Winners 10th January 1955 of B.A.O.R. Cup

12th January 1956, Won the cup for the second year running.

During the Battalions tour in Goslar the Machinegun Platoon was run to a high state of efficiency by Lt TREMELLEN and Sgt AULT as is evidenced by the results achieved over these years.

Machinegun Platoon Trophies

Trophies won by the Machinegun Platoon of the 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment whilst stationed at Goslar.

Machinegun Platoon 1st Royal Berks 53 -56

The Machinegun Platoon of the 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment 1953 -56, Platoon Commander Lt TREMELLEN (Centre) and Sgt Alan AULT. Both went on to serve in the 1st Bn D.E.R.R. after amalgamation in 1959

Machine gun Platoon 1st Royal Berks

Another picture of the successful platoon, commanded by Sgt Alan AULT (Centre)

Sgt AULT recieves prize from Maj Gen DEMPSEY

Sgt Alan AULT Machinegun Sgt 1st Bn Royal Berks

Sgt Alan AULT receives his prize from Maj Gen DEMPSEY. Lt TREMELLEN the Platoon Commander looks on Sgt Alan AULT, Machinegun Sgt 1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment

     

Memories of Goslar

Machinegun Plt 1st Royal Berks Goslar

Sgts Mess members 1st Royal Berks Goslar

Its that Machinegun Platoon again

1st Bn Royal Berkshires Sgts Mess, Goslar. Sgt Alan AULT 2nd left

1st Royal Berks Band

1st Royal Berks Sgts Mess members

Royal Berkshire Regimental Band perform at the Sgts Mess, Goslar

Sgts Mess members, Goslar. Sgt COLE, C/Sgt PARKES, Sgt CLACY, Sgt DUNCAN

Machinegun Platoon display the end result of a good shoot

Sgts Mess 1st Royal Berks Shelia  ALLCOCK

Machinegun Platoon under Sgt AULTS command display a victim of good shooting Sgts Mess Group. Shelia ALLCOCK, the wife of Sgt 'Lofty' ALLCOCK (Right)
Guard of Honour Click to enlarge Click to enlarge Guard of Honour
A guard of Honour for the Visit of the Col of the Regiment Sir Miles Dempsey. Sgt Ron (Lofty) Allcock is left of the colour  guard of Honour for the Visit of the Col of the Regiment Sir Miles Dempsey. Sgt Ron (Lofty) Allcock is left of the colour. Note only the Colour party are issued with 'Blues'

1st Bn Royal Berks Sgts await new recruits to Goslar

A group of 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Sgts await the arrival of new Victims (Sorry) new recruits to Goslar, Germany (Sgt Alan AULT, far right)

1st Bn Royal Berks prepare to move to the U.K.

The 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment prepare to leave Germany for the U.K. Regimental Sgt Major HARRINGTON (Centre) with stick

When other images become available they will be inserted on this page
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The Web team would like to thank ALAN AULT and SHELIA ALLCOCK for their assistance in providing material and information for this page.
 
 
                             
 
                        
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