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

1890s
1st North Staffords pictured in Malta
1st North Staffords pictured in Malta

Malta was a British colony from 1814 until it was granted independence in 1964. ...

1910s
Lance Corporal 'Bill' Coltman VC, pictured  with other members of the 1/6th Battalion, North Staffords
Lance Corporal 'Bill' Coltman VC, pictured with other members of the 1/6th Battalion, North Staffords

Lance Corporal Coltman, VC is pictured here on the right with CSM Garnham MM (left) ...

1930s
Having breakfast in Palestine
Having breakfast in Palestine

Through its history the Staffordshire Regiment has been involved in many campaigns ...

1950s
1st South Staffords embussing at Nicosia
1st South Staffords embussing at Nicosia

The South Staffords in this picture were just starting a difficult posting in Cyprus. ...

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