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1st Bn Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment

(Berkshire and Wiltshire)

Commemoration parade of the Battle of Ferozeshah 23rd June 1972

 

This year the parade took place in Brooke Barracks, Berlin on the 23rd June 1972. It took place in the presence of 140 Old comrades, all of whom had travelled long distances from England to attend.. They included Ex C/Sgt CRUMP of the Royal Berkshires who had joined in 1909, and Lt George WOOLENOUGH the Regiments first Commanding Officer on Formation in 1959.. Many of the old comrades watching the precision and ceremony of this glittering parade must have remembered the times when they themselves had been on parade and waited with tightening throats for that most moving moment when the Colours were handed over. Lt Col CRABTREE, commanding the parade charged the Warrant Officers and Sergeants to

 "Safeguard these Colours, and let the fact that our Colours are entrusted to your keeping be not only a reminder of past services but also a visible expression of the confidence and trust which your officers justly place in you"

 

C/Sgt WATTON Troops the Regimental Colour

The Regimental Colour being trooped through the ranks of the Battalion, Regimental Colour Bearer, C/Sgt WATTON.

 

Programme of Parade Berlin 1972

            

ORDER OF PARADE

Commanding Officer 

Lieutenant Colonel D.T. CRABTREE

Second in Command 

Major J.R.E. LAIRD

Adjutant 

Captain D.R. SOUTHWOOD

No 1 Company 

Major M.R. Vernon Powell

Captain N.J.N. SUTTON

2nd Lt A.F.R. Stevenson

No 2 Company

Major D.A. Jones

Captain A.C. Kenway

Lt C. Ireson

Lt R.G. Medley

No 3 Company

Major J.E. HORTON

Captain R.K. Titley

Lt D.J.A. Stone

2nd Lt B.R.F. Franklin

No 4 Company

 Regimental Sergeant Major G. Pinchen

Colour Ensigns 

Lt S.W.J. Saunders

Lt A.P.B. Lake

Colour bearers

Colour Sgt T WATTON

Colour Sgt P. HULL

Bandmaster

WO 1 N. BORLASE, ARCM

Drum Major

 WO 11 P. FERRIS

 

The DERR Queens Colour on Parade

The Queens Colour on Parade, 23rd June 1972, Berlin
 
 
                             
 
                        
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