• Short Summary

    After divine service at the Royal Garrison Church, men of 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, formed up on the parade ground at Talavera Barracks, Aldershot.

  • Description

    After divine service at the Royal Garrison Church, men of 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, formed up on the parade ground at Talavera Barracks, Aldershot. Preceded by their pony mascot 'Bruneval' (named after the successful Bruneval raid Feb 1942, mounted and executed by the Battalion.) the captors of Arnhem Bridge Sept 1944, exercised their 'right and privilege of marching through the town with Bayonets fixed, Drums beating, and Colours flying'. (Freedom of the City). They leave for a three year station in Cyprus Feb 11.

    As heavy rain beat into their faces they marched past the Mayor of Aldershot, Councillor S.N.Chrismas (sic), who took the salute from a dais in the town Centre. With him on the dais was G.O.C.Major Branwell Davis CB.DSO.

    Aldershot has been the home of the Battalion since its return from 'Police' duties in Jordan Oct '58.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1FO3FQDWY6OMQKCE7GNOT3IEL
    Media URN:
    VLVA1FO3FQDWY6OMQKCE7GNOT3IEL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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