Brigadier JV Campbell addresses troops from Riqueval Bridge, Bellinglise, France

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Date:2nd of October 1918

Description:This colourised images shows the 137th (Staffordshire) Brigade (46th North Midland Division) being addressed by Brigadier JV Campbell from the Riqueval Bridge over the St Quentin Canal, having carried out a brilliant assault on the Hindenburg Line on 29th September 1918.

Through its history the Staffordshire Regiment has been involved in many campaigns and wars and has been stationed in many parts of the world. Formerly called the North and South Staffordshire Regiments, the two were amalgamated in January 1959. The Regiment is based at Whittington Barracks, near Lichfield.

(Photograph courtesy of the Imperial War Museum, London, negative number Q9534)


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1870s
Officers group at Whittington Barracks, nr Lichfield
Officers group at Whittington Barracks, nr Lichfield

1880s
A funeral column passes out of the main parade square, Whittington Barracks, nr Lichfield
A funeral column passes out of the main parade square, Whittington Barracks, nr Lichfield

1910s
Interior of the Royal Army Temperance Association's hut at  Whittington Barracks, nr Lichfield
Interior of the Royal Army Temperance Association's hut at Whittington Barracks, nr Lichfield

This hut provided amenities for members of the Royal Army Temperance Association, ...

1930s
1st Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment during their time in India
1st Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment during their time in India

Until India was granted its independence in 1947, there was a large part of the ...

1940s
Pilgrimage to Arnhem, Holland
Pilgrimage to Arnhem, Holland

The 2nd South Staffords were one of the airborne units who fought at the Battle ...

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