Regimental bi-metal cap badge with slide attachment. 1923 - 1970. This database is an ongoing project and will take time to complete all the records with information available. A hard to find copy of the book "Battlefield to Castle Keep: Memoirs of Life as an Officer in the Worcestershire Regiment". In August 1915 he was promoted to Captain and after the war, in 1921, became Adjutant. Bronze WR side buttons with silver plated, Officer's Service Dress cap. The WR badge is as that used on the tunic collar. Worcestershire Regiment cap side button. Field Officer's Forage cap. Dark blue body with black leather rim joining at the rear. Obviously Major Love took a pride in his appearance as the jacket shows some stylish edits, in the cropping of the waist belt, shoulder pads and a popper to fasten the collar more smartly. It existed until 2007, when it became part of The Mercian Regiment. This database is an ongoing project and will take time to complete all the records with information available. Using archive film, memories and the unique collections of The Worcestershire Regiment and Worcestershire Yeomanry, this display brings over 300 years of military history to life. Collar badge and General List button details. Maker is F & R Dimmock. Worcestershire Regiment Other Rank's Service Dress cap. colour is slightly darker than the two Coloured FS cap examples below, suggesting that the green shade could vary, and perhaps as mentioned below in the account of 2nd Lt. Edwards, this example was theatre applied. Maker is Kangol Wear Limited. Officer's Service Dress cap. Second World War Worcestershire Regiment Badge is the slide variant. It follows the story of the regiment and QOWH from its earliest days up until the present. The General Service hat, or GS hat, was introduced in 1943 to replace the FS cap, however it wasn't until 1944 that many soldiers received theirs. Captain E. Second World War Worcestershire Regiment Officer's Service tunic. Worcestershire Regiment Other Ranks service issue cap lining. Second World War Worcestershire Regiment Field Service cap. These soldiers Explore the history and collections of The Worcestershire Regiment by visiting The Worcestershire Soldier displays at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum. Black cotton lining. Second World War Worcestershire Regiment Officer's Forage Dress cap. Field Officer's Forage cap. Officer's 1949 Pattern Battledress Blouse jacket with Worcestershire shoulder titles and cloth KC rank pips denoting that of Major. We reopened in April 2014 after a significant Heritage Lottery funded refurbishment. Close-up detail of the epaulette grass emerald green piping. For more information about the Museum Trust please click here. Map reading books from Lieutenant Colonel Hamilton Cox. Emerald green felt body with dark blue felt flaps. It appears that he saw operational service in Malaya, with C Company, 1st Battalion Worcestershire regiment, around 1952/1953. 1901 Pattern Other Ranks SD cap lining. Worn on the upper arm, under the titles are a set of 48th Army Corps. Moss Bros. Worcestershire Regiment Officer's cap lining. The collections of the Mercian Regiment Museum Worcestershire are currently housed in new display galleries at the City Museum, called "The Worcestershire Soldier", with the help of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Charles Patrick Patrick Love was commissioned from a Cadet to Second Lieutenant in the Royal Army Service Corps., on National Service,  in September 1954. Discrete ticket pocket left of the waist band. 1960s Worcestershire Regiment Officer's Coloured FS cap. Maker is Tip Top Tailors. As of yet little is known about Sergeant Coltman. Where a Worcestershire officer was serving under attachment with another regiment this in noted by use of 'att.' Anodised Aluminium regimental collar badges. Stay-bright WR side buttons. Worcestershire Regiment staybright collar dog. Maker is Surpak Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Khaki body with brown leather rim joining at the rear. Maker is Alkit Ltd. Alternative name: en Worcestershire Regiment Museum The Mercian Brigade badge was to be adopted in 2007 for the Mercian Regiment, which can be seen in a following gallery, albeit with a few minor differences. Major Chichester was commissioned into the Worcestershire Regiment in 1928. Second World War General Officer's cap badge detail. Officer's Service Dress cap. The original proud owner has sewn a grass green diamond patch onto the left side of the brim and a black crossed keys patch to the right side of the hat band. They are the lifeblood on which the Museum depends for its financial well-being. Displays. Missing bi-metal cap badge. Six of these VC's are on display in the museum. To make a one-off payment donate via our Paypal account. Further research in this area may serve to confirm either. The permanent display of the Worcestershire Regiment Museum was moved from Norton Barracks to Worcester City Museumand Art Gallery, Foregate Street, in 1970. 1 July 1881. pp. Maker is J. Bronze Deputy Lieutenant of an English county epaulette rosette insignia. Deputy Lieutenant‘s Service Dress jacket of Colonel William Ralph Prescott M.C., T.D., D.L., J.P. Khaki cotton quilted lining. The WR badge is as that used on the tunic collar. The Worcestershire Soldier exhibition tells the story of the men of Worcestershire’s Regiments from 1694 to the present. A typical late war example of a Canadian made British Officer's Battledress Blouse. Field Officer's Forage cap. The Worcestershire Soldier exhibition tells the story of the men of our county Regiments from 1694 to the present. Late war "Worcestershire" regimental designation, with scarlet background and white lettering. Maker is Albion Ltd. 48th Army Corps. During the Second World War, due to its ideal location, Madresfield Court was chosen as a temporary seat for the British Royal Family, should the Germans have invaded in 1940, and Buckingham Palace evacuated. www.worcestershiresoldier.org. Maker is Herbert Johnson of London. Red felt collar gorgets with blue cord detailing. In 2007 the the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment became the 2nd Battalion Mercian Regiment. The red backing of the Queen's crown Major ranks denote the Infantry, while the attractive silk formation badges are for the 48th Army Corps. Leather chinstrap and peak. Scarlet red with black felt lapels and red lining. Close-up view of flash with regimental badge. Major Ireland joined the Worcestershire Regiment as a Lieutenant in 1956, coming from the Suffolk Regiment. About the Museum Trust The Worcestershire Soldier galleries The Mercian Regiment Museum (Worcestershire) (formerly the Worcestershire Regiment Museum) is an independent museum, accredited by the Arts Council (Registration Number: RD633). Senior officer's service jacket with bronze regimental buttons and rank insignia denoting that of full Colonel. Explore the history and collections of the 29th (Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot by visiting The Worcestershire Soldier displays at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum. Heavy black cloth with 1/4 thickness red stripe down each leg. 7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment brass shoulder titles. He retired his commission in late 1945. Maker is Hawkes & Co. Ltd. NCO's blue patrol jacket with Stay-bright WR buttons and goldwire sergeant's chevrons worn on the right sleeve. Worcestershire Regiment cap badge. Desert camo shell with green khaki underside. Maker is G. A. Dunn of London. Coloured Field Service caps were private purchase caps which were only allowed to be worn off-duty. Late 1930s Worcestershire Regiment Officer's Mess trousers. Other Ranks 1902 Pattern Home Service tunic. Maker is Harris Davis of Walsall. More information of the 7th Battalion‘s war service during the Second World War can be read in their regimental history or on the. Badge is the slide variant. Late interwar period. Bi-metal cap badge with slide. 1950s Worcestershire Regiment Field Other Rank's Dress cap. Maker is Herbert Johnson. Without much doubt, Mr Burbridge would surely have taken part in patrols, exercises and the preparations to defend Worcester. 1923 - 1970. 3300–3301. Worcestershire Regiment battledress insignia. Explore the history and collections of the 36th (Herefordshire) Regiment of Foot by visiting The Worcestershire Soldier displays at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum. How to donate. Red felt collar gorget with red cord detailing. Maker is Flights Ltd of London. Worcestershire Regiment Home Guard titles. Regimental Museum The collections of the Mercian Regiment Museum Worcestershire (formerly the Worcestershire Regiment Museum) (Charity No. Perhaps being promoted fom Corporal in early 1953, serving in HQ Company. The Mercian Regiment Museum Worcestershire The Worcestershire Soldier Gallery Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum … Bronze regimental cap badge. Maker unknown. Maker is J. Collett Ltd. Bi-metal cap badge. The soldier‘s serial number is written inside the hat, which seems to match that of Regimental Sergeant Major W. C. M Parry who was served in Burma and was Mentioned in Dispatches in April 1945. Dark blue body with black leather rim joining at the rear. 1950s Worcestershire Regiment Officer's 1949 Pattern Battledress blouse. Worn on the lower sleeve are four red Service Chevrons signifying 4 years of active service. Maker is H. Edgard & Sons Ltd. Whilst the hat's history is unknown, it is most probable however that it is from a member of the 7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment who served in Burma, from 1942 - 1945, as the hat appears to be a mid-war pattern without a rim. Returned to England, landing at Liverpool 16 October 1914. In early 1915 he was promoted to Lieutenant and served with the 2nd Battalion on the Western Front. The Commandery - Open Tues - Sat 10,00am to 5.00pm (Sunday 11.00 to 3.00pm). Explore the history and collections of the 29th (Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot by visiting The Worcestershire Soldier displays at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum. side buttons with bi-metal regimental cap badge. Second World War Worcestershire Regiment Home Guard's side cap. It was disbanded after the Treaty of Ryswick in December 1698 and reformed for the War of the Spanish Succession in 1702. In July 1969 he was also awarded the Efficiency Decoration, with a 1st Clasp added in June 1975. Anodised Aluminium regimental collar badges marked Firmin. Colonel William Ralph Prescott M.C., T.D., D.L., J.P. late of the Worcestershire Regiment. 1939 Worcestershire Regiment Officer's Forage cap. 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Cairo. The National Army Museum works together with Regimental and Corps Museums across the country to help provide a network of military museums for everyone to visit and enjoy. Maker is Moss Brothers of London. Maker is British Beret Basque Ltd. Pre 1923. Grass green cloth armlet with brass lettering and bi-metal cap badge. Post Second World War Worcestershire Regiment Corporal's Battledress Blouse. Missing brown leather chinstrap. Black cotton lining with serge sweatband. Beige cotton lining with brown khaki sweatband. The General Service Medal is no doubt related to his Malaya service. After this date the elongated star minus the scroll was used. Fine emerald green felt body with dark blue flaps, featuring heavy gold-wire piping. Black cotton lining. Where a Worcestershire officer was serving under attachment with another regiment this in noted by use of 'att.' Worcestershire Regiment Officer's Service Dress tunic circa late 1930s. Maker is Thomas & Stone of London. The Museum welcomes donations, however small. Second World War General Officer's side button detail. The single medal ribbon suggests that he began his career towards the end of the Second World War. Maker is Kangol Wear limited. Black cotton lining. 24992". The beret and cap badge appear consistent to each other. Slouch hat showing the normal style of wear, revealing the unit flash. Regimental collar badges. Fitted with its original bi-metal WR collar badges. Late of Worcestershire Regiment? Brown serge body with WR badge and General List bronze buttons. patches. Dark blue body, curtain and peak. The medal ribbon bar is attached with split pins. that used on the tunic collar, as opposed to the regulation cap badge. We can tell it dates to pre 1923 from the style of the cap, but most obviously, from the cap badge and side buttons, which the WR used from the start of the 20th Century until 1923. Bronze GL side buttons and bi-metal cap badge, with slide attachment. The WR badge is as that used on the tunic collar. Contact Details. 1958 period Worcestershire Regiment Officer's Service cap. The regiment served as the county regiment for Derbyshire , Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire . 3rd Worcestershire Regiment Home Guard's Colonel's Service Dress jacket. Other Rank's No.1 Dress cap. Brown leather chinstrap. Worcestershire Home Guard. Maker is Hawkes & Co Ltd. of London. Although it drew its recruits from the county, they were often ordered to serve elsewhere. Red felt shoulder title badges, with white printed lettering and paper backing. Gilt WR side buttons with gold-wire band peak detail. 1960s Worcestershire Regiment Field Officer's Dress cap. Listen to soldiers’ tales of battle and bravery. Button fly. Captain E. G. P. P. Chesshire MID. Maker is Flights Ltd of Camberley. The collections and exhibitions at our sites are many and varied, covering centuries of the county’s history right up to the present day. Maker unknown (paper label no longer present). The Regiment has had eight operational deployments since its … The Worcestershire Militaria Museum is an on-line museum of original artefacts and the stories relating to the men and women who served Worcestershire and the counties connected with it, from the Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars and Worcestershire Regiment, through to the Worcestershire & Sherwood Forester Regiment and current Mercian Regiment. Uncover the harsh conditions, disease and discipline endured by soldiers in the 19th century. The museum informs and educates about the history of The Mercian Regiment, The Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters & The Sherwood Foresters. In 1933 Hamilton Cox was further promoted to Major and when the Second World War began he was quickly promoted again to Lieutenant Colonel. Second World War Worcestershire Regiment Colonel's Service Dress jacket. To make a one-off payment donate via our Paypal account. Marvel at the achievements of the men and their journeys overseas. In December 1959 he was promoted to Captain and in October 1966 further promoted to Major. A Light Infantry Battalion serving Worcestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, in the Midlands of England. AA side buttons. Browned bronze WR side buttons with silver plated. Bi-metal cap badge with slide, on grass green felt patch. 1922 Worcestershire Regiment Field Officer's Forage cap. Officer's Battledress Blouse jacket with Worcestershire shoulder titles and cloth rank pips denoting that of Second Lieutenant. Worcestershire Regiment General List cap side button. 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