Page 12 - SWING the LIGHTS.

Containing "The Bat Graphics" followed by Swing the Lights, Article No.00 to Swing the Lights, Article No. 33,

& Swing the Lights, Special Edition........35 Articles in all)


SWING the LIGHTS - THE "BAT-GRAPHICS"

Digital artwork for the Regiment - by Leslie "the bat" Deacon.

Copyrighted for this website & associates, etc, .......Please, do not copy without permission.


SWING THE LIGHTS - SPECIAL EDITION

The work of - FORTUNINO MATANIA - A War Artist

Have a look at these incredible illustrations !

No...they are not photographs, neither are they taken from photos.

They are drawn freehand in situ, without help lines or pre-sketching.

They have all appeared public in "The Graphic" & "The Sphere" news periodicals.

For me,...he was the genius of realism.....are there perhaps, Royal Sussex soldiers shown ?

This collection is to mark the end of our Great War commemoration years.

I have all the original captions if needed. - There are over 70 frames, only a fraction of his work.


How does he do that ????

Method of Drawing/Sketching of the War Artist - Fortunino Matania. 

Uncanny !...........No help or construction lines - Realism, built out of a vivid personal "vision" ability.


FORTUNINO MATANIA - THE DRAWINGS

(Our collection shows only fraction of his work


SWING the LIGHTS 00

Yet another "Short History" !

(taken from the book "Famous Regiments") 


SWING the LIGHTS 1

The Road to Dunkirk by Glynn Brown


SWING the LIGHTS 2 -

An Obituary to a Friend by Les Deacon


SWING the LIGHTS 3 

The Newman Story

written by Les Newmam - edited by Les Deacon.



SWING the LIGHTS 4 

The Best Cap-Badge by Les Deacon


SWING the LIGHTS 5

Various Regimental Themes by Martin Mills


SWING the LIGHTS 6

Regimental Memories  written by Ray Hawkes - edited by Les Deacon.


SWING the LIGHTS 7 

Korea Revisited by Arnold Schwartzman OBE RDI


SWING the LIGHTS 8 

Casino by Les Deacon


SWING the LIGHTS 9 

Lemgo to Libya by Bill Kempton


SWING the LIGHTS 10 - The Regimental Timeline by Les Deacon


SWING the LIGHTS 11 

The Last Battle - Radfan written by Les Deacon


SWING the LIGHTS 12

The Robert Benner & Nick White Murders by Les Deacon


SWING the LIGHTS 14 

Short Stories

from Bob Bumstead, Mick Gilbert, Geoff "Ernie" White, & Robert "Jonah" Jones


SWING the LIGHTS 15 - Medals

Chris Rollason MBE & "The Order of Wear & Precedence " by Les Deacon



SWING the LIGHTS 16 

Stornoway Barracks (Lemgo) revisited !


SWING the LIGHTS 17 

Part of the Pte. Harry Etherington`  s account of 

"THE RACE TO SAVE GORDON"


SWING the LIGHTS 18 - LIFE & DEATH ON SNAKESHEAD RIDGE

An account of the Battle of Casino by the late, Col. John Buckeridge MiD


SWING the LIGHTS 19 - A RARE ARTICLE

about the Regiment at Palace Barracks NI in 1960.    

By courtesy of the magazine "Forward".


SWING the LIGHTS 20

DID YOU KNOW ? 

"Secret" 58 Pattern Webbing items existed.

(They COULD have been issued, although manufactured & stored, MOD Admin still bungled it, so they were```  nt)


SWING the LIGHTS 21

UPDATE - GENERAL VON ARNIM`s STAFF CAR - 23rd Aug 2017

After refitting the engine, it fired first time, after 30 years in the damp Redoubt

and 74 years after capture !


SWING the LIGHTS 22

" The Anson/Ascher Story " 



SWING the LIGHTS 23 - A Dunkirk Story 

Sgt. Dennis Jenner MBE,

4th (TF) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment, from Haywards Heath.


SWING the LIGHTS 24

A post from this website, about the  "Witchhunt" goes viral, all over the Web !


SWING the LIGHTS 25

Su Paine  & the legacy of her father, the late Cpl. Nick “Pancho“ White


                   SWING the LIGHTS 26

Mayor of Richebourg is granted Freedom of Worthing.  

Freedom of Worthing honour for Richebourg Le Avoue.


SWING the LIGHTS 27

Cpl. Fred Goode`s

account of Mysore, India with the 6th (Cyclists) Bn.


SWING the LIGHTS 28

Home Guard Pamphlet for the Bren Gun


SWING the LIGHTS 29

"Secret" 58 Webbing items 

"They could have been issued, but  were`  nt.


SWING the LIGHTS 30

The poem "IF".

An anonymous gem from an unknown Second Lieutenant !


SWING the LIGHTS 31

"A Dunkirk Story" by Sgt Dennis Jenner MBE


SWING the LIGHTS 32

Various  Regimental lost gems of interest from " The bottom of the Archive"

A sort of "Treasure Hunt for everybody" by the webmaster


SWING the LIGHTS 33

A Detailed Regimental History (Martineau)

1701:

12 February – raised by Arthur, Earl of Donegal in Belfast.

 

1706:

 Gorges' Regiment of Foot

 

1717:

 Otway's Regiment of Foot

 

1751:

 Numbered as 35th Regiment of Foot

 

1782:

Secondary title: Dorsetshire

 

1799:

6 August - 2nd Battalion formed on Barham Downs from Sussex militia

 

1803:

24 May - 2nd Battalion disbanded on Malta

 

1805:

29 April – 2nd Battalion re-formed at Winchester

 

1805:

Secondary title: Sussex Regiment

 

1817:

2nd Battalion disbanded in Ireland

 

1881:

1966:

1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment                                                                                         The 3rd Bn. Queens Regiment 

 

Current:

The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (Queen’s and Royal Hampshires)

 
     

Colonels

 

 1764:

10 August

Henry Fletcher

 

1799:

5 August

Charles Lennox (2nd Battalion, to half-pay 25 October 1802)

 

1803:

17 March

Charles, Duke of Richmond, K.G.

 
       

Significant Militia Volunteer Intakes:

 

1799:

Dorsetshire, Leicestershire, North Lincolnshire, West Middlesex, South Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, East Suffolk, 1st Surrey, 1st Sussex, 2nd Sussex, 4th West Yorkshire, 5th West Yorkshire, County Carlow, County Londonderry, County Sligo

 

1805:

South Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Sussex, North Yorkshire

 

1806:

Cheshire, Sussex, North Yorkshire

 

1807:

Bedfordshire, Nottinghamshire, 2nd Somersetshire, Sussex, King's County

 

1809:

South Gloucestershire, West Middlesex

 

1810:

West Middlesex

 

1811:

Sussex, County Longford

 

1812:

Sussex

 
   

Stations and Combats – 1st Battalion

 

1793:

Dublin; October - flank companies to West Indies

1794:

January - flank companies on Barbados; February - Martinique; March - St Lucia; April - Guadeloupe; to Barbados; March - rest of battalion from Cork to West Indies; May - battalion reunited on Barbados; St Kitts; June - Guadeloupe; Fort Matilda

1795:

Martinique; July - remnants to England; diverted to Gibraltar

1796:

Gibraltar; November - drafted out to other regiments, cadre to England; Portsmouth; Hilsea

1797:

Hilsea; Leeds; Beverley

1798:

Beverley; Durham; August - Blyth; Chester-le-Street; received militia volunteers

1799:

Chester-le-Street; Shields; Jersey; July - Barham Downs; received 1,764 militia volunteers; September - Deal; to Helder; Bergen; Egmont-op-Zee; November - to England; Deal; Canterbury

1800:

Canterbury; March - Deal; to Mediterranean; Minorca; July - 8 companies to Malta; September - St Elmo Barracks

1801:

Malta- Vittoriosa

1802:

Malta

1803:

Malta

1804:

Malta

1805:

Malta - Floriana; November - to Naples

1806:

Naples; February - Messina; March - Melazzo; June - flank companies to Calabria; MAIDA; Scylla; to Sicily - Melazzo; recruited Sicilian company

1807:

Sicily - Messina; March - to Egypt; Aboukir Bay; El Hamet; POWs to Cairo; retreat to Rosetta; September - to Sicily; Melazzo

1808:

Melazzo

1809:

Melazzo; May - flank companies to Capri; September - Ionian Islands; Zante

1810:

Zante; Santa Maura

1811:

Zante; May - received 300 men from 2nd Battalion

1812:

Zante; July - capture of Cape Ceste; Lissa

1813:

Zante; capture of Lagosta; 2 companies with Austrian Army at Trieste and Apennines campaign

1814:

Zante; February - capture of Paxo; capture of Lessina and Brazza; Corfu

1815:

Corfu and Ionian Islands

1816:

September - Malta

1817:

November - to England after 17 years away.

   

Stations and Combats – 2nd Battalion

1799:

Formed at Barham Downs from 1,764 militia volunteers; September - Deal; to Helder; Bergen; Egmont-op-Zee; November - to England; Deal; Canterbury

1800:

Canterbury; March - Deal; to Mediterranean; Minorca; July - 8 companies to Malta; September - St Elmo Barracks

1801:

Malta - Vittoriosa

1802:

Malta

1803:

Malta; 24 May - disbanded, fit men into 1st Battalion

1805:

24 April - formed at Winchester from militia volunteers; July - Weymouth; November - Lewes

1806:

Blatchington; February - Lewes; May - to Sicily; December - Sicily; recruited Sicilian company

1807:

Sicily - Messina; March - to Egypt; Aboukir Bay; El Hamet; POWs to Cairo; retreat to Rosetta; September - to Sicily; October - to England

1808:

Portsmouth; Ashford; June - Danbury Camp; September - Chichester

1809:

Chichester; July - Portsmouth; to Walcheren; Flushing; November - to England

1810:

Chichester; December - Shorncliffe

1811:

Shorncliffe; draft of 300 men to 1st Battalion; June - to Guernsey

1812:

Guernsey

1813:

Guernsey; Portsmouth; Chichester; November - Deal; to Holland

1814:

Holland; Merxcem; Bergen-op-Zoom; June - Ostend garrison

1815:

Ostend; May - Courtrai; Grammont; Hal; advance on Paris; Paris, Army of Occupation; December - to Ireland.