FLODDEN ROAD

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Sean.Byrne
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FLODDEN ROAD

Postby Sean.Byrne » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:06 pm

The 1st Surrey Rifles was a volunteer unit of the British Army from 1859 until 1993. It saw considerable service on the Western Front, at Salonika and in Palestine during World War I. It served as a searchlight unit and as a light anti-aircraft regiment during World War II.

The battalion had just arrived at Perham Down on Salisbury Plain on 2 August 1914 for its annual training when the order to mobilise was received, and it immediately returned to Camberwell. Within four days sufficient volunteers had been recruited to bring it up to full strength, and the battalion marched to billets in St Albans for intensive training. A few officers were left at Flodden Road to form the nucleus of a reserve battalion, which was fully recruited before the end of September. The two battalions were later designated 1/21st and 2/21st Londons

The regimental war memorial stands in front of St Giles' Church, Camberwell. The bronze plaque at the rear lists the battle honours won in World War I, which were later added to the regimental badge. Small panels have been added to the sides to commemorate those who served in South Africa 1899–1902 and those who were killed in World War II
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The St Giles Memorial
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The bronze plaque


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1st Surrey soldiers from an 1861 drawing
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LCpl Pat O’Keefe spars with a private of the 21st Battalion, London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles) in Camberwell in 1914


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First Surrey Rifle Volunteers headquarters interior. Celebration Ball for the grand opening

Sean.Byrne
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Re: FLODDEN ROAD

Postby Sean.Byrne » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:26 pm

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22-24 Flodden Road 1979
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20-34 Flodden Road 1979

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Re: FLODDEN ROAD

Postby kiwi » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:19 pm

STILL THERE.
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Flodden Road, 2020 (The London Regiment).
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