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Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment

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. 1st Battalion, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment .
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1944.12.15 Greece 12 Brigade
. Aug 1945: Artillery Bks, Larissa .
. 28 Jan 1946: Technical Bks, Salonika .
. 18 Aug 1946: Embarked in Empire Anvil for Port Said .
1946.08.20 Egypt: Suez 3 Division
. Mar 1947: Cairo .
. Apr 1947: Connaught Lines, Moascar .
. 3 Sep 1947: Embarked at Port Said on Clan Lamont for Liverpool .
1947.09.14 England: Shudy Camp, Cambridge .
. Nov 1947: Gosfield, near Great Dunmow, Essex .
. By end of April 1948: Reduced to cadre, 3 officers and 10 Ors proceeded to the depot at Maidstone with the property and the colours .
. 1 Jun 48: Cadre amalgamated with the 2nd Battalion at Shorncliffe to form 1st Battalion, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment (Home Counties Training Battalion) .
1948.06.01 England: Moore, Ross, Somerset and Napier Bks, Shorncliffe as Home Counties Training Battalion .
. 20 Nov 1950: Finished role as Training Battalion .
1950.11.20 England: St Martins Plain Camp, Shorncliffe .
. 2 Feb 51: Sailed from Liverpool for Malaya on the troopship Devonshire .
1951.03.02 Singapore: Nee Soon .
1951.03.29 Malaya: North Selangor .
. ?? - Feb 54: Bentong, Pahang .
. 3 Mar 54: Sailed for England on the 'Empire Orwell' .
1954.03.25 England: Invicta Lines, Maidstone .
1954.06 Germany: Worcester Barracks, Luneburg 31 Lorried Infantry Brigade
. Apr 56: Worcester Barracks, Luneburg 10 Infantry Brigade Group
1956.06 England: Old Park Barracks, Dover 29 Infantry Brigade
. Nov 56 - Dec 56: Suez 29 Infantry Brigade
1956.11 Cyprus: Normandy Camp, Nicosia Relieved 1 KOYLI
. 29 Sept 59: Sailed for UK on the 'Devonshire' .
1959.10 England: Moore Barracks, Shorncliffe 19 Infantry Brigade
. 1 Mar 61: amalgamated with 1st Bn, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), to form 1st Bn, The Queen's Own Buffs, Royal Kent Regiment .
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. 2nd Battalion, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment .
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1945.05 England: .
. 11 Jun 1945: Broome Park, Barham, near Canterbury 61 Division
. 5 Oct 1945: Grandshaft Bks, Dover .
. 13 Dec 1945: Embarked at Dover for Germany .
1945.12.13 Belgium: Cathedral Bks, Malines .
1946.02.17 Germany: Hardegsen with companies at Uslar, Northeim and Adelebsen 5 Division
. 5 Jun 1946: Pontefract and Wiltshire Bks, Brunswick .
. Dec 1946: Wavell Bks, Berlin .
. Mar 1947: Pontefract and Wiltshire Bks, Brunswick .
. 15 Nov 1947: Embarked on the Biarritz at the Hook of Holland for Harwich .
1947 England: West Camp, Crowborough .
. By Feb 1948: The battalion was gradually run down until only regulars remained .
. Feb 1948: Ross Bks, Shorncliffe .
. 4 Mar 1948: Became the Training unit of the Home Counties area, absorbed the staff of the Home Counties Group Training Centre, the unit was so large it occupied 4 barracks and was renamed 2nd Battalion, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment (Home Counties Training Battalion) .
. Mar 1948: Moore, Ross, Somerset and Napier Bks, Shorncliffe .
. 1 Jun 48: Battalion amalgamated with cadre of the 1st Battalion and was renumbered 1st Battalion. 2nd Battalion into Suspended Animation .
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