1st Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment during their time in India

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Date:1930 - 1941 (c.)

Description:Until India was granted its independence in 1947, there was a large part of the British Army that was integrated with the Indian Army – ‘policing’ the Empire’, and keeping order in case of racial tension between Hindus and Muslims. The North Staffords are pictured here on the Peninsula Railway.

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.


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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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