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THE QUEEN'S ROYAL SURREY REGIMENT AND THE QUEEN'S REGIMENT: RECORDS


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Reference QRS
Covering dates 1930-2003
Held by Surrey History Centre
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Archival history Originally presented by the Queen's Royal Surrey Regimental Association and Museum, Clandon Park, in November 2003. Personal papers of soldiers who served in the regiment are accruing. The preparation of this catalogue was funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Arrangement Records relating to the regiment as a whole are listed first (QRS/1/-), followed by records of the 1st Battalion (-/2/-) and the Territorial Battalions (-/3/-).
Personal documents (QRS/4/-) are arranged alphabetically by surname and continue to accrue.
Related information For the Journal of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, 1960-1966, see J/551 in Surrey History Centre's library holdings. Further material relating to the history of the regiment and obituaries of former members will be found in the Journal of the Queen's Regiment, 1967-1987 (J/122), the Journal of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment from 1996 (J/561), and the Queen's Royal Surrey Regimental Association Newsletter, 1967-2003 (J/552). Brief details of contents can be found on the periodicals database.
For records relating to the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), see QRWS.
For records relating to the East Surrey Regiment, see ESR.
For records relating to more than one regiment, or for those records for which the Regiment could not be identified, see QMISC.
Bibliography J P Riley The History of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment (London)
Journal of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, 1960-1966
This bibliography only mentions the main regimental history and the regimental journal. Other books and articles on the regiment and individual battalions and campaigns, together with memoirs of some of those who served with the regiment, are held in the Surrey History Centre library. For a detailed history of the regiment and a time line which charts the formation of battalions and their stations in the UK or abroad, the website of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regimental Museum (http://www.queensroyalsurreys.org.uk/) should be consulted.

Administrative history:
The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment was formed on 14 October 1959 following a major review of British defence policy in 1957 as a result of which the number of infantry battalions of the line was reduced from sixty-five to fifty-two.
The new regiment was created by the amalgamation of the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) and the East Surrey Regiment. The 1st Battalions of the two regiments were merged to form a new 1st Battalion and a new depot was established in Canterbury which was the headquarters of the Home Counties Brigade, of which the new regiment formed part along with The Queen's Own Buffs The Royal Kent Regiment, The Royal Sussex Regiment and The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own). These four battalions were to wear their own separate new badges on the collar, but be united by one cap badge, the Saxon crown with a sword penetrating the crown.
The Territorial Army was re-organised in 1961 and the 3rd and 4th Battalions of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment were formed. The 3rd Battalion was created by the amalgamation of 565 LAA Regiment (late 4th Queen's), 5th Queen's, and 6th Queen's, with a Battalion HQ and HQ Company at Guildford, A Company at Dorking and Reigate, B Company at Camberley and Woking, C Company at Croydon, and D Company at Bermondsey and Sutton. It formed part of 131 Infantry Brigade (44 Home Counties Division/District). The 4th Battalion was formed by the amalgamation of 6th East Surreys and the 23rd London Regiment, with a Battalion HQ and HQ Company at Kingston, A Company at Clapham and Richmond, B Company at Clapham, C Company at Chertsey, Hersham and Cobham, and D Company at Kingston, Sutton and Leatherhead. It formed part of 47 (London) Infantry Brigade (56th London Division/District). In 1961, in addition, R (Surrey) Battery 265 Regiment RA (late 7th Queen's) was formed, through the amalgamation of P and Q Batteries (1st Surrey Rifles), and R (Queen's Battery), 570 LAA Regiment RA at Flodden Road, Camberwell.
The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment enjoyed a very short existence: on 31 December 1966 the regiments comprising the Home Counties Brigade were amalgamated into a new regiment, The Queen's Regiment, with a depot at Canterbury. Initially, each of the new four battalions of the Regiment kept its direct county affiliations; for example, the 1st Battalion became 1st Battalion The Queen's Regiment (Queen's Surreys). The suffixes were dropped, however, in 1968, once it became known that the 4th Battalion was to be disbanded.
The Territorial units were also reorganised in 1967, the 3rd and 4th Battalions combining to become 6th (Territorial) Battalion, the Queen's Regiment (Battalion HQ, A and HQ Companies at Kingston, B Company at Clapham, C Company at Cobham, Chertsey and Leatherhead, D Company at Croydon). A 5th (Volunteer) Battalion was also formed, including A Company (Queen's Surreys), which had been created at Guildford out of 3rd Battalion. In 1971, 6th (Territorial) Battalion reformed as the 6th (Volunteer) Battalion (HQ and HQ Company, Wandsworth; A Company, Edgware; B Battery, Hackney; C Battery, Camberwell; D Company, Sutton) and a 7th (Volunteer) Battalion was also created (HQ and HQ Company, Horsham; A Company, Farnham; B Company Folkestone; C Company, Crawley). The two volunteer companies were amalgamated in 1975 to form 6/7th (Volunteer) Battalion (HQ and HQ Company, Horsham; A Company, Farnham; B Company, Edgware; C Company, Crawley; D Company, Sutton, Wandsworth and Camberwell).
In 1992, the Regiment merged again, this time with the Royal Hampshire Regiment, to form the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, with a depot at Canterbury and a western headquarters in Winchester.
Individual summaries of the history of each Battalion can be found with the list for that Battalion.

Contents:
The records chiefly relate to the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment and its constituent battalions but some series continue after 1966 and relate to the Queen's Regiment (1966-1992) and even to the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (after 1992).



REGIMENTAL AND DEPOT RECORDS  QRS/1/  1930-2003

NOMINAL ROLLS  QRS/1/1/  1967-1972

Photocopy of seniority list of 1st Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, with officers forecast [?seniority list of officers in the Regiment], Aug 1965-Dec 1966  QRS/1/1/1  (1967)

Photocopy of appendices from a unknown book listing the Colonels, Deputy Colonels, Honorary Colonels and Commanding Officers of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment and its component battalions, 1959-1970, including the Queen's Royal Regiment and the East Surrey Regiment, 1959-1961, with list of officers and warrant officers of Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment. Donated by Captain J Riley  QRS/1/1/2  nd [c.1972]

HEADQUARTERS AND COMMANDERS' PAPERS  QRS/1/2/  1959-1992

Report of the Queen's Royal Regiment and East Surrey Regiment Amalgamation Committee (formed 1957). 2 copies, one including menu for a dinner in honour of the Amalgamation Committee, 16 Dec 1959, and leaflet summarising details of the committee and listing members  QRS/1/2/1  nd [c.1959]

Declaration accepting the Managing Trusteeship positions of the Trust funds established by the East Surrey and Queen's Royal Regiments  QRS/1/2/2  nd [c.1961]

Membership lists for the Officers' Club of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, giving names and addresses of members, some with telephone numbers pencilled in. Covering years: 1964-1965, 1968-1969, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1996 and 1999. 7 items  QRS/1/2/3  1964-1999

Letter from Colonel Duncombe, Regimental Headquarters, to Lieutenant Colonel Woodman, Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion, requesting information regarding the Battalion's Trust Fund in view of the impending amalgamation, with information added in reply  QRS/1/2/4  Jun 1965

File of correspondence relating to Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Militia Unit Trust Funds  QRS/1/2/5  1968-1970

File of regimental secretary's correspondence relating to history of Queen's Regiment and predecessors  QRS/1/2/6  1971-1972

Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Trust and Militia Funds: minutes of managing trustees  QRS/1/2/7  1976-1992

SPORT AND RECREATION  QRS/1/3/  1930-1970

East Surrey, later Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Golfing Society: competition and match results book, including a list of Presidents of the Society  QRS/1/3/1  1930-1970

PRESS CUTTINGS  QRS/1/4/  1967-2ND HALF OF 20TH CENT

Pages from the Surrey Comet reporting the 1st and 6th Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment march through Kingston  QRS/1/4/1  21 Oct 1967

Cuttings, many from the Regimental Association newsletter, including relating to County title, freemasonry in the Queen's and regimental reorganisation. Includes obituaries of Brigadier A P Block and Maj Gen J F Metcalf  QRS/1/4/2  nd [2nd half of 20th cent]

PROGRAMMES, MENUS AND OTHER EPHEMERA  QRS/1/5/  1960-2003

Page from an unknown publication showing scrolls for the freedom of the Borough given to the Regiment by the Boroughs of Kingston on Thames and Guildford  QRS/1/5/1  (Apr 1960)

Programme (2 copies) for the Amalgamation Parade and presentation of Colours to the Regiment, with related originals and photocopies of cuttings and letter thanking the Duke of Edinburgh for attending the parade  QRS/1/5/2  Apr 1960 -Jul 1960

Order of service for unveiling and blessing the Tercentenary Monument on Putney Heath (2 copies), and article from Journal of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment describing the ceremony and reprinting congratulatory messages received  QRS/1/5/3  1961

Menus for dinners of the Officers' Club, including Tercentenary Banquet, 1961. 3 items  QRS/1/5/4  1961-1963

Regimental Christmas cards, many with pictorial scenes taken from paintings by Charles Stadden, showing scenes from the Regiment's history with a Christmas theme. 26 items  QRS/1/5/5  1961-2002

Recruitment Leaflet for the Home Counties Brigade  QRS/1/5/6  nd [c.1962]

Programme for the Summer Reunion run by the Regimental Association of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment at Stoughton Barracks, Guildford on 23 Jun 1963. Including a leaflet about the Association  QRS/1/5/7  Jun 1963

Orders of service of the Regiment including the thanksgiving for Queen's Golden Jubilee and the tercentenary of the raising of Colonel Villier's Marines, 2002. 26 items  QRS/1/5/8  1963-2003

Menu for dinner of the Regimental Association  QRS/1/5/9  3 Oct 1964

Menus for dinners of the Warrant Officers' and Sergeants' Association of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment. 2 items  QRS/1/5/10  1964-2000

Order of Regimental Service at Guildford Cathedral, with typescript copy of one of the prayers. 2 copies  QRS/1/5/11  20 May 1965

Programme, transcript of speech and list of soldiers for parade of the 1st and 6th Battalions for presentation of the freedom of the Borough of Kingston, 14 Oct 1967  QRS/1/5/12  Oct 1967 -5 Dec 1967

Programme for the presentation of Colours to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th (Volunteer) Battalions  QRS/1/5/13  4 May 1974

Recruitment postcards for the Regiment and Home Counties Brigade, with invitation to join one of the regiments in the Home Counties Brigade  QRS/1/5/14  nd [?1960s]

Music score for the regimental calls of the Queen's Regiment and the 1st, 3rd and 4th Battalions  QRS/1/5/15  nd [c.1981]

Menus for Ladies' Luncheons, held by the Officers' Club. 13 items  QRS/1/5/16  1986-2002

Programmes for grand reunions of the Queen's Regiment. 2 items  QRS/1/5/17  12 Jul 1987 -5 Jul 1992

Order of service for the blessing of the candles and candlesticks of the Regiment, in Guildford Cathedral  QRS/1/5/18  4 Oct 1991

Regimental calendars with illustrations of old army uniforms (5 items) and laminated pocket calendars showing regimental badges (2 items)  QRS/1/5/19  1991-1996

Programmes of grand reunion of the Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment. 2 copies  QRS/1/5/20  26 Jun 1994

Menus for the East Surrey Regiment Officers' dinners. 2 items  QRS/1/5/21  1997-2000

Guide to the Regimental Chapel in Guildford Cathedral  QRS/1/5/22  nd [c.1998]

Menu for the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Golf Society 70th Anniversary lunch  QRS/1/5/23  11 May 2000

Correspondence, invitations, order of parade and photocopy of newspaper cutting regarding the Princess of Wales' Regiment being granted the Freedom of the Borough of Kingston, 27 Jun 2001  QRS/1/5/24  Jun 2001

'Tigers Eye 2002': 10th anniversary magazine of 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion, the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment, including A (Queen's Royal Surreys) Company, Farnham and Camberley  QRS/1/5/25  2002

PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS  QRS/1/6/  1987-1991

Photograph album, 'Regimental Association': colour photographs of veterans marching in Kingston on Thames on Remembrance Day, regiment on parade in Canterbury, Colchester, Bassingbourn and Gibraltar, 4th Battalion's drum major's sash, opening of Queen's Museum at Dover, 1987, social occasions, HM Queen Margareth II of Denmark inspecting troops, regiment receiving the Freedom of Kingston, new Colour, 1991, painting of The Battle of Medenine, 1943, ribbon chart for medals, veterans' protest parade over army cuts, 1991  QRS/1/6/1  1987-1991

LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS  QRS/1/7/  1960-1998

Photographs of the presentation of new colours to the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, by Field Marshal HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Bury St Edmunds. 7 items  QRS/1/7/1  22 Apr 1960

Photograph of unveiling of the tercentenary monument of the Queen's Royal Regiment by the Bishop of Guildford, the Rt Rev G E Reindorp. [Photograph appears in The History of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment 1959-1979, p.49, where further names are given]  QRS/1/7/2  nd [1961]

Photographs of drum major's silver mace, silver tray and dagger of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment. 3 items  QRS/1/7/3  nd [1960s]

Copy (undated) of photograph of two soldiers being instructed by a sergeant, in desert during manoeuvres  QRS/1/7/4  nd [?1960s]

Copy (undated) of photograph of a corporal and private on guard duty  QRS/1/7/5  nd [?1960s]

Photocopy of photograph of Queen's Royal Regiment marching through Kinston. 2 copies  QRS/1/7/6  nd [?1960s]

Photograph of the band on parade, inscribed 'HMS Excellent' on reverse  QRS/1/7/7  1970

Colour photograph of interior of Guildford Cathedral during laying up service of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regimental Colours  QRS/1/7/8  1975

Photograph of a bench presented to the Richmond G[?olf] C[?lub] by the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment G[?olf] S[?ociety]  QRS/1/7/9  1991

Colour photographs of the cylinders of the drums of the 1st and 2nd Battalions, Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment, being painted by Chris Collins. 5 items  QRS/1/7/10  nd [c.1992]

Photocopy of photograph of the Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment receiving new Colours at Canterbury  QRS/1/7/11  (1997)

Colour photograph of Peter Durrant being presented with two glasses on his retirement as the chairman of the Queen's Museum. Appears in Regimental Association Newsletter, no.64, Nov 1998  QRS/1/7/12  nd [1998]

Photocopy of photograph of unidentified senior officer and [?Mayor] holding a framed copy of the certificate conferring the freedom of the borough of Reigate  QRS/1/7/13  nd [2nd half of 20th cent]

Photocopy of photograph of soldiers in full dress uniform. 2 copies  QRS/1/7/14  nd [2nd half of 20th cent]

CADET BATTALIONS  QRS/1/8/  1972-1976

File of 'The Surrey Cadet', newsletter of the Surrey Army Cadet Force  QRS/1/8/1  1972-1976

REGIMENTAL MUSEUM  QRS/1/9/  1960S-1996

Leaflets giving details of the Museum and the Regiment's history. 5 items  QRS/1/9/1  nd [?1960s -1990s]

Surrey Scene, Surrey Voluntary Service Council Newsletter, with article regarding the Regimental Museum's move to Clandon Park  QRS/1/9/2  1986

Regimental Museum Guides for the museums at Dover and Clandon. 3 items  QRS/1/9/3  nd [?1980s]

1ST BATTALION  QRS/2/  1959-1997

Contents:
The Battalion was formed in 1959 from the 1st Battalions of the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) and East Surrey Regiments. In 1960, it was posted to Aden and moved to Hong Kong in 1962. It was then posted to Munster in 1964. In 1966, the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment amalgamated with 3 other regiments to form the Queen's Regiment (see main introduction) and the 1st Battalion, the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, became the 1st Battalion of the new Regiment.
It continued to serve in Germany until 1967, when it returned to England. In 1968 it served in Bahrain and in 1969 was posted to Londonderry, for peace-keeping duties. In 1970 to 1972 and from 1975 to 1980 it was chiefly stationed in Germany, but on several occasions between 1972 and 1976 served in Belfast during the Troubles. In 1980-1 it was sent to Belize and between 1982 and 1985 it was stationed in Omagh, Northern Ireland, before moving to Gibraltar, which it left in 1987. The Battalion's existence finally came to an end in 1992, when the Queen's and Royal Hampshire Regiments amalgamated to form the Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment.

DIGEST OF SERVICE  QRS/2/1/  1959-1969

Copies of annual historical record, submitted to Infantry Records  QRS/2/1/1  1959-1969

OFFICERS' AND SERGEANTS' MESS RECORDS  QRS/2/2/  1959-1977

Sergeants' mess minute book  QRS/2/2/1  1959-1966

Officers' mess minute book  QRS/2/2/2  1961-1977

MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS AND CUTTINGS  QRS/2/3/  1961-1970

Photocopies of cuttings relating to the Battalion in Aden, with related telegrams and letters congratulating the Battalion on various occasions, including the tercentenary of the Regiment and the trooping of the Colour  QRS/2/3/1  (1961)

Photocopies of cuttings relating to the Battalion in Germany, England and Bahrain  QRS/2/3/2  (1964-1967)

Photocopies of cuttings relating to the Battalion on exercise in Canada  QRS/2/3/3  1965

Photocopies of cuttings relating to the Battalion in Northern Ireland  QRS/2/3/4  (1970)

Photocopies of cuttings regarding the Battalion returning from Northern Ireland, on public duties in London, Sobraon Day celebrations, A Company receiving the Kirke's Company Award and a march through Chartres (some French text)  QRS/2/3/5  (1970)

PROGRAMMES, MENUS AND OTHER EPHEMERA  QRS/2/4/  1960-1997

Order of service (2 copies), invitation and newspaper cuttings regarding the laying up of the old Colours of the 1st Battalions of the East Surrey and Queen's Royal Regiments  QRS/2/4/1  29 Sep 1960 -1 Oct 1960

Photocopies of cover page from a menu on the 'Anniversary of the Glorious First of June' and photograph of a cricket team of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment in Munster with the British Army of the Rhine  QRS/2/4/2  1966

Original and photocopy of schedule of the Redesignation Parade of the 1st Battalion  QRS/2/4/3  31 Dec 1966

Programme for a ceremonial parade on the occasion of the visit of HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and Colonel-in-Chief of the Queen's Regiment (2 copies). With chart of officers in command and second in command of the Battalion and its companies, Nov 1965-Jun 1967  QRS/2/4/4  18 May 1967 -Jun 1967

Regimental Christmas card, with illustrations of the 1st Battalion's Colours  QRS/2/4/5  1960

Order of service for the laying up of the old Colours of 1st Battalion in Guildford Cathedral, with related article [from Regimental Newsletter]  QRS/2/4/6  15 Jun 1975 -Nov 1975

Order of service for the laying up of the Colour of 1st Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, in Guildford Cathedral by 1st Battalion, the Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment  QRS/2/4/7  Sep 1997

PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS  QRS/2/5/  1959-1969

Contents:
For a photograph album relating to 1st Battalion, 1959-1964, see QRS/4/PATM/1.

Photograph album entitled '1 Queen's Surreys and RHQ (Miscellaneous)', compiled by Lieutenant Colonel Anson Squire from donated copies and original photographs: amalgamation parade, 1959, presentation of new Colours by Duke of Edinburgh, 1960, battalion marching down Guildford High Street and view of North Street, 1960, parades and Tattoo in Aden, visit by John Profumo, Secretary of State for War, 1962, the battalion in Germany, Bahrain and Northern Ireland, armoured vehicles, social occasions, silverware, Kingston Barracks, tercentenary parade on Putney Heath, 1961, views of Aden 1961  QRS/2/5/1  1959-1969

Photograph album entitled '1st Battalion The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, amalgamation and presentation of Colours, 1959-1960': parades, including the Duke of Edinburgh presenting the Colours to the Battalion and inspecting the troops, social occasion afterwards, sports teams, plaque to 'The British Battalion' composed of 1st Battalion Leicestershire and 2nd Battalion of East Surreys, which fought in Malaya, 1941-1945. Some photographs missing. Donated by Regimental HQ  QRS/2/5/2  1959-1960

Photograph album entitled 'A pictorial record of the 1st Battalion the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment in Aden and Hong Kong, 1961-1963': garrison life, visit by Earl Mountbatten of Burma, the battalion on training exercises, groups of soldiers, parades and 'internal security drills'  QRS/2/5/3  1961-1963

Photograph album entitled '1st Battalion, The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, Tercentenary, 1961': parade celebrating the regiment's tercentenary in front of Princess Alexandra in Aden, telegrams of congratulations and newspaper cuttings of the event, the Searchlight Tattoo, 1962  QRS/2/5/4  1961-1962

LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS  QRS/2/6/  1960-1988

Photographs of individuals and formal groups  QRS/2/6/1/  1960-1965

Photograph of Colour party of 1st Battalion, Bury St Edmunds  QRS/2/6/1/1  1960

Photograph of officers of the 1st Battalion, Hong Kong. 3 items, including a photocopy with list of names attached. Photograph appears in The History of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment 1959-1970, p.28  QRS/2/6/1/2  Mar 1962

Photograph of officers of the 1st Battalion, Munster. Photograph appears in The History of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment 1959-1970, p.34  QRS/2/6/1/3  Oct 1965

Photograph of soldiers of various regiments, [?Hong Kong]  QRS/2/6/1/4  nd [?1960s]

Photograph of Company Sergeant Major Chaffer MM of the 1st Battalion talking to General Craddock  QRS/2/6/1/5  nd [?1960s]

Photograph of the Band  QRS/2/6/2/  1960s

Photograph of band of 1st Battalion at Depot, Stoughton Barracks  QRS/2/6/2/1  nd [?1960s]

Photographs of Sports Teams  QRS/2/6/3/  1967

Photograph of 1st Battalion's boxing team for final of unit boxing championship  QRS/2/6/3/1  1967

Copy (undated) of photograph of 1st Battalion hockey team, names given  QRS/2/6/3/2  nd [?1960s]

Photographs of events, parades and the Battalion on service in the UK and overseas  QRS/2/6/4/  1960-1988

Photographs of Mayor presenting the freedom of Guildford to 1st Battalion. 3 items  QRS/2/6/4/1  28 Apr 1960

Photograph of 1st Battalion marching down [?Portsmouth Road], Kingston upon Thames, on the occasion of receiving the freedom of the town  QRS/2/6/4/2  29 Apr 1960

Photographs of the visit of Lord Soames, Secretary of State for War, Colchester. 7 items  QRS/2/6/4/3  14 Jun 1960

Photograph of members of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment in a searchlight tattoo at Aden dressed as the Tangier Regiment, 1661  QRS/2/6/4/4  nd [12 Dec 1961]

Photographs of HRH Princess Alexandra's visit to the 1st Battalion, Aden. 9 items  QRS/2/6/4/5  1961

Photographs of the 1st Battalion embarking for Hong Kong and of the SS Oxfordshire, on which it sailed. 2 items  QRS/2/6/4/6  1962

Photographs of the 1st Battalion's arrival at Hong Kong. 5 items  QRS/2/6/4/7  1962

Photograph of a clerk at battalion headquarters during training in Canada  QRS/2/6/4/8  nd [c.1965]

Photographs of training in Bahrain in the Persian Gulf, including operating radio and a lieutenant giving instructions to soldiers. 3 items  QRS/2/6/4/9  nd [1968]

Photograph of Sergeant Greave with a rifle on the city wall in Londonderry, Northern Ireland  QRS/2/6/4/10  nd [1969]

Photographs of two types of infantry armoured personnel carriers, including the M113A1, belonging to Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment in Germany. 2 items  QRS/2/6/4/11  nd [?1960s]

Copy (undated) of photograph of Regiment on parade in tropical dress [?Hong Kong]  QRS/2/6/4/12  nd [?1960s]

Colour photographs of the Freedom March of 1st Battalion, the Queen's Regiment, through Guildford. 6 items, some of which appear in Regimental Association Newsletter, vol 3, no.44, Nov 1988  QRS/2/6/4/13  nd [1988]

3RD AND 4TH BATTALIONS, FROM 1966 5TH AND 6TH (TERRITORIAL) BATTALIONS  QRS/3/  1953-2000

Contents:
In 1961, after the amalgamation of The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) and East Surrey Regiment into The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment in 1959, the territorial battalions of the Queen's Royal Regiment were formed into the 3rd Battalion of the new Regiment, and the East Surrey territorial battalions (including 23rd London Regiment) were formed into the new 4th Battalion. When the Regiment amalgamated again in 1966, 4th Battalion and part of 3rd combined to become 6th (Territorial) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment. A 5th Battalion was also created, including men from 3rd Battalion who were formed into A Company (Queen's Surreys). The 6th Battalion was reduced to cadre in 1969 and reactivated as 6th (Volunteer) Battalion in 1971, at which time 7th (Volunteer) Battalion was formed. In 1975, 6th and 7th Battalions amalgamated to become 6/7th (Volunteer) Battalion.

BATTALION ORDERS  QRS/3/1/  1961

Battalion Orders, Part I, of 4th Battalion, giving details of promotions, announcements, training, including names of those who attended courses and training sessions  QRS/3/1/1  Apr 1961 -Oct 1961

HEADQUARTERS AND COMMANDER'S PAPERS  QRS/3/2/  1961-1967

Headquarters and Commander's Papers  QRS/3/2/1/  1961-1967

Minutes of the 1st Meeting of the 4th Battalion Council, with covering letter, 10 Jul 1961  QRS/3/2/1/1  6 Jul 1961

Correspondence concerning the design of the Colours, transfer of 23rd London Regiment Battle Honours to the new Battalion and preparations for the presentation of the Colours to the 3rd and 4th Battalions, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, 12 Jul 1963, with press cuttings, congratulatory letters, programme (2 copies) and certificate of those of the 4th Battalion on parade  QRS/3/2/1/2  1961-1963

Notes and letters to the Adjutant from the Honorary Colonel of the Battalion, regarding the history of the 4th Battalion, and its predecessor units  QRS/3/2/1/3  1799-1961; 1961-1962

Report on the training directive of 4th Battalion  QRS/3/2/1/4  1965

'Training Directives' and 'Guide Handbook [for] Basic Training Syllabus' for the Regiment's Territorial Battalions  QRS/3/2/1/5  1967

Battalion archives  QRS/3/2/2/  c.1963-1967

Catalogue of 4th Battalion archives, with covering letter from the Honorary Colonel of the Battalion  QRS/3/2/2/1  nd [c.1963]

Catalogue of 6th Battalion archives. 2 copies  QRS/3/2/2/2  Sep 1967

DIGESTS OF SERVICE  QRS/3/3/  1961-1969

Historical record of 3rd Battalion, containing yearly reports giving details of Battalion events and appointments  QRS/3/3/1  1961-1964

Historical record of 4th Battalion, containing yearly reports giving details of Battalion events and appointments. 2 copies of 1961 and 1962, no record for 1965  QRS/3/3/2  1961-1966

Historical record of 6th Battalion, containing yearly reports giving details of Battalion events and appointments. 2 copies of 1967 record  QRS/3/3/3  1967-1969

SPORT AND RECREATION  QRS/3/4/  1961

Programme and rules of the Rifle Meeting at Henley Park Range  QRS/3/4/1  27 Aug 1961

MAGAZINES, NEWSLETTERS AND CUTTINGS  QRS/3/5/  1961-1987

Battalion magazines and newsletters  QRS/3/5/1/  1968

Lamb and Star, Journal of the 6th (Territorial) Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment  QRS/3/5/1/1  Jul 1968

Lamb and Star, Journal of the 6th (Territorial) Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment. Final edition  QRS/3/5/1/2  Dec 1968

Loose cuttings  QRS/3/5/2/  1961-1987

Original and photocopy of newspaper cuttings relating to the 4th Battalion  QRS/3/5/2/1  1961-1963

Originals and photocopies of cuttings concerning the activities of 6th Battalion. Some articles also mention 1st or 5th Battalions  QRS/3/5/2/2  1967-1987

PROGRAMMES, MENUS AND OTHER EPHEMERA  QRS/3/6/  1961-2000

Programme, invitation, article from Regimental Journal and certificate recording those on parade for the amalgamation of 6th Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment, and the 23rd London Regiment, to form the 4th Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, in Kingston Parish Church  QRS/3/6/1  15 Oct 1961 -May 1962

4th Battalion diary of events: printed booklet listing events scheduled for each year. 2 items; 1962 copy belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Squire  QRS/3/6/2  1962-1963

Programme (2 copies), letter from the Mayor of Reigate, cuttings from newspapers and Regimental Journal, menu and seating plan for luncheon relating to the presentation of the Freedom of the Borough of Reigate to 4th Battalion, 13 Jul 1963  QRS/3/6/3  Jul 1963

Letters, menu, invitation, guest list and seating plan relating to Civic Dinner held to mark the decision of the Council to award the Freedom of the Borough of Battersea to 4th Battalion, 18 Jan 1964. Also related order of proceedings at a Special Meeting of the Council, 25 Mar 1964 (2 copies), newspaper cuttings and photograph of certificates conferring the Freedom on the Battalion  QRS/3/6/4  1964

Photocopy of recruiting postcard of the 3rd Battalion, with message on back from Major A Clayton to the editor of Soldier Magazine  QRS/3/6/5  nd [c.1966]

Programme for Colour Ceremony prior to the amalgamation of 3rd and 4th Battalions  QRS/3/6/6  31 Mar 1967

Order of service for the laying up of the Colours of the 3rd and 4th Battalions at St Saviour and St Mary's, Southwark  QRS/3/6/7  16 Nov 1980

Programme for the presentation of Colours to the 6/7th (Volunteer) Battalion. 2 copies  QRS/3/6/8  16 Jul 1981

Order of service for the laying up the old Colours of 6/7th (Volunteer) Battalion, at Chichester Cathedral by 3rd Battalion, Princess of Wales' Regiment  QRS/3/6/9  28 Oct 2000

PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS  QRS/3/7/  1953-1989

Photograph album, '5th TA': colour and black and white photographs of groups of soldiers, opening of new headquarters at Sandfield Terrace, 1953, social occasions, manoeuvres, newspaper cuttings on the Territorial Army and Battalion's activities  QRS/3/7/1  1953-1989

Photograph album entitled '1959 Centenary year': 6th Battalion (TA) marching through Kingston, with order of centenary parade, exercises, Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Kingston, 24 Mar 1961, amalgamation parade into 5th Battalion, 15 Oct 1961, regimental weddings, Armistice Day parade 1962, embroidering of new Colours and trooping the old and new Colours, the presentation of the freedom of the Borough of Reigate  QRS/3/7/2  1959-1962

Scrapbook, compiled and donated by Lieutenant Colonel Wilson: photographs, postcards, newspaper cuttings and letters concerning regimental activities, Old Comrades' Association, soldiers training, laying up of old Colours of 4th, 5th, 6th Battalions and presentation of new ones. Donated by Lieutenant Colonel Wilson  QRS/3/7/3  1963-1966

Scrapbook, '3rd Battalion, 1961-1963': newspaper cuttings, ephemera and photographs of the battalion activities, including amalgamation, 1962, and making and presentation of new Colours, 1963  QRS/3/7/4  1961-1963

Photograph album entitled 'Queen's Surreys (TA)': photographs of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Battalions, presentation of Colours to 4th and 6th Battalions, presentation of the Colours of the 3rd and 4th Battalion to Southwark Cathedral, presentation of the freedom of the Borough of Reigate, visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Kingston, 1961, regimental weddings  QRS/3/7/5  1961-1965

Photograph album entitled '3 & 4 Queen's Surrey's (miscellaneous)', compiled by Lieutenant Colonel Anson Squire from donated and copy colour and black and white photographs: Trooping the Colour, 1963, presentation of the freedom of the Borough of Reigate, veterans and members of Battalion at Ghent, manoeuvres, groups of officers and soldiers, 4th Battalion's drums and Colours, Amalgamation parade, 1961, and training  QRS/3/7/6  1961-1967

Cuttings album entitled '3 Queens Surreys (TA)': battalion activities, including presentation of new Colours to the 3rd and 4th Battalions  QRS/3/7/7  1962-1964

Photograph album of 4th Battalion (TA): presentation of the Courage Trophy, 1965, the annual camp, 1965, at Stanford PTA  QRS/3/7/8  1965-1966

LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS  QRS/3/8/  1960-1987

Photographs of individuals and formal groups  QRS/3/8/1/  1960-1967

Photograph of sergeants of the 4th Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, Thetford Camp. 2 copies  QRS/3/8/1/1  1960

Photograph of sergeants of the 4th Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment  QRS/3/8/1/2  1962

Photographs of sergeants of the 4th Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, names given. 2 copies. Appears in The History of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment 1959-1979, p.70  QRS/3/8/1/3  1963

Photograph of officers and NCOs of the 3rd Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment  QRS/3/8/1/4  nd [?1960s]

Photographs of members at the Depot of the 6th Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment  QRS/3/8/1/5  nd [?1960s]

Photograph of officers of the 3rd Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment  QRS/3/8/1/6  nd [?1960s]

Photograph of officers of the 6th Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment  QRS/3/8/1/7  1967

Photograph of warrant officers and sergeants of the 6th Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, names given. 2 copies  QRS/3/8/1/8  1967

Photographs of the Band  QRS/3/8/2/  1960s

Photograph of band and drums of the 3rd Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, on visit to Ghent  QRS/3/8/2/1  nd [?1960s]

Colour photograph of the drums of the 4th Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment  QRS/3/8/2/2  nd [?1960s]

Photographs of events, parades and the Battalions on service in the UK and overseas  QRS/3/8/3/  1962-1987

Photograph of mortar crew of the 4th Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, manning their gun, names given  QRS/3/8/3/1  1962

Photographs of the presentation ceremony of new Colours to the 3rd and 4th Battalions, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, Woking. 22 items  QRS/3/8/3/2  Jul 1963

Photocopy of photograph of [?3rd or 4th Battalion] parading at Reigate  QRS/3/8/3/3  13 Jul 1963

Photographs of members of the 4th Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, at camp and training with machine guns and bazooka. 10 items  QRS/3/8/3/4  1963

Photograph of Lieutenant Archer-Davies and Sergeant Jenkins at a desk during a pay parade of the 4th Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment  QRS/3/8/3/5  nd [?1960s]

Photographs of a Colour Party of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment  QRS/3/8/3/6  nd [?1960s]

Photographs of 3rd Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, taking part in the 'Courage Trophy' competition. 34 items, including 2 duplicates  QRS/3/8/3/7  1966

Photographs of the 4th Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, at Plasterdown Camp, with some names. 6 items  QRS/3/8/3/8  1966

Copies (undated) pf photographs of Lieutenant Colonel Foster-Head and members of the 3rd Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, in groups, at camp and in a vehicle [?taking part in the Courage Trophy]. 4 items  QRS/3/8/3/9  nd [?1966]

Colour photographs of the Freedom March of 3rd Battalion, Queen's Regiment, through Kingston, with drummers of the 3rd and 5th (Volunteer) Battalions. 7 items, some of which appear in Regimental Association Newsletter, vol 3, no.42, Nov 1987  QRS/3/8/3/10  nd [23 Sep 1987]

RESEARCH AND WRITINGS ON HISTORY OF THE BATTALIONS  QRS/3/9/  1966-1987

Notes on history of parent units of 6th Battalion, 1858-1945, and list of anniversaries of actions fought by them. Some appear to have been published in Lamb and Star, the Battalion Newsletter. 2 copies of some sections  QRS/3/9/1  nd [c.1966]

Articles from the Regimental Journal, regarding the customs of the Regiment, as approved Feb 1969, and activities of the 6/7th Battalion. Also including diagrams illustrating the unit's 'family tree'  QRS/3/9/2  1859-1986; 1968 -[?1980s]

Notes and cuttings from Regimental Newsletter regarding the further amalgamations and formation of the 6th Battalion and 6/7th Battalion  QRS/3/9/3  1971 -[c.1976]

Aide-memoires for history of 6th Battalion, and its predecessor units, 1947-1975, giving details of references to the Battalion in the Regimental Journal, including concerning commanding officers, adjutants, annual camps and remarks  QRS/3/9/4  nd [c.1975]

Photocopy of letter from [?Tom], who served with the [3rd Battalion], describing conditions and difficulties faced by the Territorial Army in 1956-1966. Dated 18 Feb  QRS/3/9/5  nd [?1970s]

Annotated articles and drafts relating to the history of the 6th Battalion, by Colonel W E McConnell. 4 items  QRS/3/9/6  1967 -[c.1987]

OLD COMRADES' ASSOCIATION  QRS/3/10/  1972

Correspondence concerning the disbandment of the Veterans' Company, 6th Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, with a list of members and addresses  QRS/3/10/1  1972

PERSONAL DOCUMENTS  QRS/4/  1948-1986

DOHERTY, LANCE CORPORAL G  QRS/4/DOHE/  1961-1962

Contents:
Served with 1st Battalion.

Photographs of Doherty off duty in Aden  QRS/4/DOHE/1  nd [c.1961]

Postcard of the SS Oxfordshire, on which 1st Battalion sailed for Hong Kong  QRS/4/DOHE/2  1962

FRANCIS, COLOUR SERGEANT A G  QRS/4/FRAN/  1959-1964

Contents:
Served with 23rd London Regiment (later 4th Battalion, the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment).

Guard report, completed and signed by Francis  QRS/4/FRAN/1  25 Jun 1959 -26 Jun 1959

Meritorious service certificate  QRS/4/FRAN/2  Jul 1961

Invitation to the joint retirement party of Francis, Colour Sergeant F Hodgkin and Drum Major H Stuart-Williams  QRS/4/FRAN/3  15 Aug 1964

KEALY, CAPTAIN MIKE  QRS/4/KEAL/  LATE 20TH CENT

Contents:
Served with the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment and the SAS.

Photocopies of pages from a book regarding the history of the SAS regiment, describing action at Mirbat, Aden, in which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, 1972  QRS/4/KEAL/1  nd [late 20th cent]

LING, MAJOR GENERAL FERGUS ALAN HUMPHREY  QRS/4/LING/  1948-1986

Contents:
Served in the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment. Made a Commander of the British Empire, 1964, and member of the Order of the Bath, 1968.

Diploma awarded on completion of the United States Army's Advanced Infantry Officers' Course at Fort Benning, Georgia  QRS/4/LING/1  29 Jun 1948

Statutes of the most honourable Order of the Bath  QRS/4/LING/2  1948

Correspondence sent out to members of the Order of the British Empire regarding the Chapel of the Order at St Paul's Cathedral  QRS/4/LING/3  nd [1950s -1960s]

Statutes of the most excellent Order of the British Empire, with additional statutes, 14 Jul 1962, 1 Apr 1964 and 31 May 1962  QRS/4/LING/4  1957-1962

Invitations to Ling and his wife to various social occasions. 5 items  QRS/4/LING/5  1957-1974

Warrant appointing Ling to the Order of the British Empire  QRS/4/LING/6  13 Jun 1964

Warrant appointing Ling to the Order of the Bath  QRS/4/LING/7  8 Jun 1968

Photographs of General Ling with the Queen of Denmark and family and guests. 2 items  QRS/4/LING/8  [c.1970]-1974

Orders of service for ceremonies of the Order of the Bath and related papers  QRS/4/LING/9  28 May 1975 -22 May 1986

Commission as Vice Lord Lieutenant of Surrey  QRS/4/LING/10  20 May 1975

Danish Order of Knighthood (Danish text)  QRS/4/LING/11  25 Nov 1977

Form listing items and donating them to Museum  QRS/4/LING/12  16 Sep 1995

ORAN, REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR 'PEACHY'  QRS/4/ORAN/  1965

Contents:
Served with 6th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, later 4th Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment.

Photograph of Oran  QRS/4/ORAN/1  nd [c.1965]

PATMORE, LANCE CORPORAL G F (1941-?)  QRS/4/PATM/  1959-1965

Contents:
Born, 1941. Served with 1st Battalion.

Photograph album created by Patmore: Kohima platoon, 1962, groups of soldiers, social occasions, training, stretcher bearer exercise, regiment in Hong Kong and Aden, colour photograph of the Colours of the Buffs and the Queen's Own Regiments in Canterbury Cathedral; also Lance Corporal Patmore's driving licence, 1964, and 'Standing Orders for Drivers of Mechanical Vehicles and Cycles', 1959.  QRS/4/PATM/1  1959-1964

Letter to Patmore's father from Patmore's Platoon Commander, regarding his son's progress in Basic Training  QRS/4/PATM/2  10 Jan 1961

Battalion Orders part II, listing Patmore as [?having completed a course at the] School of Technical Training  QRS/4/PATM/3  1 Apr 1963

Battalion Orders part I, classifying Patmore as a marksman  QRS/4/PATM/4  1963

Programme of the visit by Queen Elizabeth II to the British Army of the Rhine at Sennlager  QRS/4/PATM/5  26 May 1965

Letter transferring Lance Corporal Patmore and Private Hosking to the reserve by purchase  QRS/4/PATM/6  Jul 1965

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