Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Royal Warwickshire Regiment

The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers

May 1962 – August 1964

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Ein sehr altes und ruhmreiches Regiment der Britischen Armee,

welches u.a. von Bernhard Law Montgomery befehligt wurde!

Gegründet 1685 und hervorgegangen aus dem Zusammenschluss des 5th and 6th Regiment of Food!

Viele Schlachten hat dieses Regiment rund um den Erdball geschlagen!

1968 unterlag es der letzten Reformation der Britischen Armee und bildet bis heute mit den

Royal Northumberland Fusiliers,

den

Royal Fusiliers

und den

Lancashire Fusiliers

das

„Royal Regiment of Fusiliers“.

A very old and glorious regiment of the British Army,

which was also commanded by Bernard Law Montgomery!

Founded in 1685 and emerged from the merger of the 5th and 6th Regiment of Food!

Many battles have beaten this regiment around the globe!

1968 were the last reformation of the British Army for the Royal Warwickshire Regiment

 since today it forms together with 

the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers,

the

Royal Fusiliers

and the

Lancashire Fusiliers,

the

„Royal Regiment of Fusiliers“.

Das Motto des Regiments lautet / The Credo of the Regiment:

Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense

(“Shame On Him Who Thinks Evil Of It” – “Schande auf den der böses dabei denkt!”)

Nicknames of the Regiment /  Spitznamen des Regiments

Dutch Guards (from their Dutch Service, aus der Zeit in holländischen Diensten)

Guise’s Geese (after General John Guise, nach General John Guise)

Warwickshire Lads

Saucy Sixth

Titles to date / ehemalige Namen des Regiments

Sir Walter Vane’s Regiment of Foot

6th Regiment of Foot

6th (1st Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot

6th (The Royal 1st Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot

The Royal Warwickshire Regiment

The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers

2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

DatesLocationsHigher Formation / Remarks
1st Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Jun 1945India
30 May 1947Bn into suspended animation
23 Jun 1947Cadre sailed for England
1947England: Budbrooke Barracks, Warwick
09 Aug 1948Bn reformed by redesignation of 2nd Battalion
Aug 1948England: Budbrooke Barracks, WarwickTraining Battalion of Midland Bde
Oct 1950Oct 50: Handed over depot bn role and became an active bn
Jan 1951Austria: Graz
Apr 1953England: Ogbourne St. George
Aug 1953Sailed for Korea
Sept 1953Korea28 Commonwealth Brigade
Jun or Aug 1954sailed from Korea
Oct 1954Egypt: Shandur, Canal Zone
Nov 1954Normandy Barracks, Fayid
Jan 1956Cyprus: Normandy Camp, Nicosia
7 Jul 1956Sailed from Famagusta
Jul 1956Northern Ireland: Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinler
1958Northern Ireland: Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinler(Information by Michael Greater)
December 1958Norton Barracks, WorcesterAdvanced Party
(Information by Michael Greater)
Januar 1959Norton Barracks, WorcesterComplete Battalion
(Information by Michael Greater)
End of January 1959Aden
May 1960Hong Kong: Stanley Fort
May 1962Germany: Gordon Barracks, Hameln11 Infantry Brigade Group
1963Germany: Bindon Barracks, Hameln
1963Renamed 1st Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers
1st Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers
1963 - Aug 1964Germany: Bindon Barracks, Hameln11 Infantry Brigade Group
Sept 1964Germany: Clifton Barracks, Minden11 Infantry Brigade Group
Jan 1965England
Apr 1966Hong Kong: then Singapore
Jul 1966moved to Borneo for training but were to late for operations
1966Singapore
Oct 1967Gibraltar
Mar 1968England: Doniford Barracks, Watchet
23 Apr 1968Renamed 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
upon formation of a "large" regiment from the Fusilier Brigade

Thanks to Alan Young from http://british-army-units1945on.co.uk/ for his great job to find out all these dates!

1964/08/02 – The Warwicks said „Goodbye“ – Abschied des Royal Warwickshire Regiments

© DEWEZET On 2nd of August 1964 the local newspaper DEWEZET publisehd a report of the withdrawal of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in Hameln. The Warwicks were the last Infantry Regiment which was based in Hameln. From now, Hameln was home of the Royal Engineers! +++ Am 02.08.1964 veröffentlichte die DEWEZET einen Bericht über den …

1962/11/ 24 – Inspection of Royal Warwickshire Regiment

(c) Arnd Wöbbeking & DEWEZET Heute vor 53 Jahren berichtete die DEWEZET über die Inspektion des 1. Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiments durch General Butler, dem Kommandeur der 2. Infanterie Division der Britischen Armee!  +++ Today, 53 years ago the local newspaper DEWEZET reported about the inspection of the 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiments! +++ +++ …

1962/05/29 – The Royal Warwickshire Regiment in Hameln

(c) Dewezet Diesen Zeitungsbericht hat mir Gerhard Fricke zugesendet! Vielen Dank dafür! This Newspaper Cut I got from Gerhard Fricke! Thanks for support!

2 Kommentare

  1. Michael Greatrex

    1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment .

    1958 above shown ?. In 1958 the Battalion was stationed at Ballykinler, Northern Ireland. In December of that year the advance party
    moved to Norton Barracks, Worcester, and the main body of the Battalion moved there in early January of 1969.
    They went from Worcester to Aden in late January of 1959.

    1. Arnd Wöbbeking

      Thanks or further information, Michael!

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