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A reversed chronological review of recently posted items (latest at the top !)


  • Multiple  Royal Sussex graves "Known only unto God" at Ovillers.                                                                              (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - WW1 1914/18)
  • Last Colours of the 3rd Bn. Queen`  s Regiment in HD - (Page 8, Colours of the Regiment.)
  • Drawing of the Regiment leaving Asswan by train ca1884 - (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - 1800`  s)
  • Lord Beresford races with the S.S. Sadia in his attempt to save Gordon at Khartoum.                                           (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - 1800`  s)
  • The 13th Bn. consolidates at St. Julien 1917 - (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - 1914/1918 WW1 - 1917)
  • anon 316 & anon 317 - (The Anonymous Ones)
  • The Grey Uniform of the Yeomanry in South Africa 1900 - (Page 6, Uniforms - Other Ranks 1900``   s)
  • Winter Warfare Course at Silberhuette 1968 (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - Page 17 - 1968)
  • Bringing home the colours after 17 years abroad - (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - Page 3 - 1930`  s)
  • `Candia on Crete added to Barracks & Postings - ( Page 16, Barracks & Postings)
  • Medals, Silver ID Bracelet & Presentation Tray to 1667693 WO II S. P. Peyton - Presented by the Officers to him & his wife - Mess Caterer in Peshawar ? - 2nd Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment.- (Page 5, Artefacts - Various)
  • 4 new designs of Sweetheart Brooches now added to our collection, making over 200 different ones, without repeating - (Page 3, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches & other Regimental Jewellery)
  • STAPLEY
  • PUTLAND 1
  • POCOCK 4
  • MESSAGE 3
  • MORLEY 2
  • HUNT
  • HARMAN 4
  • DICKENSON
  • BALL
  • An additional book to our Library - Story of Bolo Whistler, Royal Sussex Soldier.- General Sir Lashmer Whistler, G.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O., D.L.: - (Page 22, Bibliography)
  • Further info to the Regiment`  s action in Candia, Crete 1905 - (Page 11, Regimental Memorials & Plaques - Crete)
  • That `  orrible green suitcase - OK,.... We``  ll do it now & then never again ! - (Page 5, Artefacts - Various) 
  • Part of the "Big Illusion" of 1914 - Southdown `s recruiting poster - (On Fontpage,  opposite the poem "The Clerk")
  • A bridesmaid' s dress from Parachute silk for a wartime Royal Sussex Wedding - (Page 5, Artefacts - Textile)
  • I have found another Gem ! - Korea Platoon, Sept. 1967 - (Page 1, Recruit & Group Photos -1960`´ s)

New Entries posted after the 1st May 2018

  • COCKETT - MM & Bar.
  • Rare Trench Art - A Sweetheart-Brooch for the poorer soldier ! (Page 3, Jewellery - Sweetheart -Brooches & other Regimental Jewellery)
  • COOK 7
  • Presentation Tankard - from Royal Sussex to US Officer 1956/7 - (Page 5, Artefacts - Various)
  • anon 315 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)
  • REES (edit - New pics)
  • DRAFFEN
  • Silver Serviette Ring to Lt/Col Wallace, of the 12th Southdown Bn. - (Page 5, Artefacts - Artefacts Silver)
  • We have a further update on Von Arnim`  s Staff Car as at 25th April 2018 :                                                             Thanks to Barry for keeping us informed as follows.......                                                                                                        "Dear all,                                                                                                                                                                                             The staff car is now 95% restored and is scheduled to make its first appearance later this year at the Military Odyssey. This takes place over the August Bank Holiday at the Kent County Showground at Detling, Kent on the A249 from 25-27 August. Further dates and venues will be advised as they become known.                    Best wishes...........Barry Tippett."                                                                                                                                                 New Pics now on Current News                                                                                                                                                 Regards                                                                                                                                                                                                         Les
  • No 8 Sect., "A" Coy., 3rd (Trg.) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment, whilst basic training at Cooden Beach Camp.    (Page 10, The Regiment in Photos - 1st World War 1914-18 - 1915)
  • Rare Forage-Cap badge, pre 1881, incorporating the number of Foot (35) - From the earliest days of the Feather & Garter cap-badge ! - (Page 4, Badges - Cap-Badges, Other Ranks)
  • YOUNG 5
  • STANFORD 2 
  • SHIFFNER B
  • BLACKMORE
  • A second victorian bedplate - this time to Cpl. Sid Rainbow - KIA 1940 - These plates, although early victorian, were still being issued in the thirties. - (Page 5, Artefacts - Artefacts Various)
  • anon 313 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)
  • anon 314 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)
  • The story of the Royal Sussex Regiment & the famous Rodin sculpture "The Kiss" - (Posted on Current News)
  • ALLEN 7
  • WENBAN
  • A rare pack of Playing Cards dedicated to the Royal Sussex Regiment - (Page 5, Artefacts - Graphic & Print)
  • UPPLEBY
  • LAWRENCE 3
  • A belated "In Memoriam" to Major Denis Hoad TD - posted on the Home Page in the "Current News" block.
  • Dave Grayling ("A" Coy) Then & Now - posted on the Home Page - Next to the poem, "The Clerk"
  • Slightly changed size alterations on the website, due to template update.                                       The Menu is now on a "drop down", located with a left click on the "three bars" symbol,              in the top left-hand corner of each page.                                                                                                       A neccessary update for Android (Mobile Phone & Tablet)     ........or so I am told !
  • 2nd Bn. Brass Bedplate ca 1885 to 7498 Pte. W. Stone - (Page 13, Artefacts - Various) 
  • Our "In Memoriam" tribute to WOII Richard J. "Rick" Baker, Corps of Drums, 3rd Bn. Queens Regiment.            (On Current News, above the Message Board .........or on Page 13, In Memoriam A to Z)
  • Our "In Memoriam" to Roy Delves.                                                                                                                                            (On Current News, above the Message Board .........or on Page 13, In Memoriam A to Z)
  • Our "In Memoriam" tribute to Sgt Fred Milward - the last of those at the Merville Battery 6th/7th June 1944.    (On Current News, above the Message Board .........or on Page 13, In Memoriam A to Z) 

New entries posted after 1st April 2018

  • Officer`s Overseas Field uniform (Boer War Period 1880 - 1902) - (Page 6, Uniforms - Uniform Artefacts)
  • MOCKFORD
  • COOMBS
  • SELLENS 1
  • MORRIS 7
  • FEIST
  • COLE 4
  • HEDGECOCK 1
  • FELLOWS
  • LANCASTER 1
  • MAKTELOW
  • Reporting article from Su Paine (once lost daughter of Nick "Pancho" White) - Now on Current News !
  • anon 312 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)
  • Soldier`s Embroidery with 107th motives from the 2nd Bn. in India - (Page 5, Regimental Artefacts - Textiles)
  • Silver Sweetheart Brooch in  seperate Horseshoe - (Page 3, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches & Other.........)
  • Badge of the "Brighton College Volunteers" (attached to 1st VB Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment.)                              (Page 4 - Badges - Rare & Scarce)
  • Royal Sussex Regimental Diary from 1936 -(Artefacts - Artefacts Various)
  • anon 311 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)
  • Story of 2nd/Lt. William Ernest Ewart TAYLOR MiD - On Nominal Roll, TAYLOR 8 (A), TAYLOR 8 (B) TAYLOR 8 (C)
  • Slightly changed size alterations on the website, due to template update.- The Menu is now on a "drop down", located at the "three bars" symbol,  in the top left-hand corner of each page.
  • Our "In Memoriam" tribute to Trevor Baylis CBE is now posted above the Message-Board.
  • FIELD 2
  • CLARKE 9

New entries posted after the 1st March 2018

  • WENTWORTH 1
  • SCUTT
  • MANN 1
  • Photo of the Week - Very Rare Badges from the "Cradle Days" of the Royal Sussex Regiment. 
  • KING 10
  • BROWN 18
  • COOK 6
  • WOODHAMS 1
  • SOAN 1
  • UNICUME
  • PIERCE 3
  • WHALLEY (edit)
  • WATERS
  • YOUNG 1
  • GROVER
  • BRIGGS 1
  • JEMPSON (bio edit)
  • New week = NEW PHOTO OF THE WEEK - On the Home Page above the Message Board. (Thanks again to Chippy Wood in Oz.)
  • anon 310 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)
  • PHOTO OF THE WEEK - Chippy Wood, Tom Bellas, Bob Chinn, Gerry Webb, Joe Briggs 1961.        ("Current News" above the Message Board)
  • 2/6th (Cyclist) Bn. at the Mahsud Tower - Piquet Duty on the Waziristan Border, 1917.                (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - Timeline 2, 1917)
  • Members of the Sgt`s Mess of the 2/5th (Cinque Ports) Bn. unload their Mess wagon at Camp 1914. (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - Timeline 1,1914)
  • MABEY
  • REED 9
  • HOLLOWAY (edit)
  • BALCOMBE 1
  • An unusual artefact ! - A British steel-helmet, painted with Regimental Battle Honours & Badge.      Date/Origin NK (post WW1, before WW2) - Exhibit in Dover Museum.- (Page 5, Artefacts - Various)
  • The Royal Sussex Regiment marches in Column, with shrouded Drums, from the Depot to the Memorial Service for the late King (in the Cathedral) - Chichester 1910.                                              (Page 10 - The Regiment in Photographs - Timeline 1, 1910)
  • Examples of Regimental Badge Tatoos (still being "Needled" in 2018 !)                                                (Page 5, Artefacts - Various)
  • A hospital Regimental Bed-plate to James Charles King of the 1st Bn. (not traced) - very old & possibbly from BMH Folkestone - (Page 5, Artefacts - Artefacts Various)
  • GILLARD
  • SANDS
  • COLLINS 6
  • An Officer`s "Chip-Bag", Side -Cap from the 2nd Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment from ca 1947/8    (Page 6, Uniforms - Uniform Artefacts)
  • PHILCOX
  • LAVENDER 2
  • TUFTON 1
  • New Photo of Chippy Wood - High Reso - On the Homepage, opposite the poem ""The Clerk".
  • STOP PRESS ! - New Canterbury Recruit Photo from October 1965 - with Chippy Wood, Lt. Broadbent, Allaway, Allerton, Moore, Jordan & many more. Thanks to CSM Chippy Wood in Oz.        (Page 1, Recruit & Group Photos - 1960`s Howe Bks. Canterbury) 
  • Brilliant painting of the Battle of the Quebec - Ascending the Heights of Abraham by the US Artist Frank Otis Small 1903 - (Page 9, The Regiment in Art - Quebec, The Climb) 
  • A WW1 personal leather Camera-case to Maj. E. Jones, 8th (Pioneer) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment.(Page 5, Artefacts - Various)......This Officer not yet traced.
  • PAYNE 6
  • LUCK 3
  • LUCK 4
  • GARTON 2 (B)  extra pics
  • COX 6
  • BRISTOW
  •  The poem "IF" - an anonymous gem from a Second Lieutenant ! - (SWING the LIGHTS 25)
  • Secret Docs - Evidence of "The Betrayal", now on "Current News" on the Home Page.
  • anon 309
  • SMITH 24 (edit)
  • SEARSON
  • JAY 1 

New entries posted after Febuary 1st 2018

  • Friends !....as we move into Febuary, there are many new items for January 2018......I hope you find within the 84 items below, something to your interest. There are fresh Artefacts & Persons.  
  • MILLER 4
  • HARMES 1
  • AUSHER (edit)
  • WHALLEY (edit)
  • A new sketch (opposite the poem "The Clerk", on the Home Page), "Weary, Worn and Wet" from an uknown soldier artist.
  • A recruiting Map of Sussex from the Southdown recruiters 1914/15, showing potential numbers by Town & District. - (Page 5, Artefacts - Grapic & Print)
  • TOBIN
  • A Car-Badge to the Queens Regiment from "Royale Enamels". - Yet another different version of the badge. - (Page 5, Artefacts - Various) 
  • CANAGHAN
  • ABRAHAM
  • In Memoriam - Chris Darlington from Worthing - Now on your news chronical, "Current News".
  • DARLINGTON
  • CANNING
  • Probably the scarcest (official) Royal Sussex Cap badges ever - A temporary Glengarry badge from the Victorian Era, as 8 pointed star - (Page 4,Badges - Cap-Badges - "Rare & Scarce")  
  • A rare photo of both 1st & 2nd VB Volunteer Bn. Cap-Badges together - in White-metal Tin Plate. (Page 4, Badges - Cap-Badges OR`s)
  • A furtherr WW1 economy version of the Cap-Badge. - Here stamped in Gun Metal Tin-Plate.        (Page 4, Badges - Cap-Badges OR`S)
  • A group of Officers & NCO`s of the 2nd VB Volunteer Battalion (wearing the dreaded ""Broderick" peakless forage cap) at Camp - ca1905 - (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs, Page 1, 1905)
  • NICHOLS
  • MEPHAM 1
  • HEATH 1
  • DAVIS 6
  • A Rare Glengarry Cap-Badge from the 2nd Volunteer Battalion (...was worn only for a short period)      (Page 4, Badges - "Rare & Scarce") 
  • Unknown Royal Sussex College Blazer-Badge - (Page 4, Badges - Flashes & Patches)
  • Presentation Silver Cane to W. L. Aukett of the 2nd VB, 1892  - (Page 5, Artefacts - Silver)
  • A set of Regimental embroidered Mess Table-Napkins - (Page 5, Artefacts - Textile) 
  • Unusual Regimental Car-Badge in embroidered form - (Page 5, Artefacts - Various)
  • A Rifle Pln. of the 2nd Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment in Karachi, 1934.                                                    (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - Page 3 -1930`s)
  • The Bn. Football team of the 2nd Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment with CO, Adjt, RSM & Trophy.              (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - Page 3 - 1930`s)
  • WATSON 5
  • SMITH-HOWARD
  • SMITH 33
  • REBBECK (A very sad story)
  • MACCABEE (edit)
  • PIPER 2
  • PELHAM (edit)
  • HALL 5
  • HOPKINS 2
  • CLEGG (A)
  • CLEGG (B)
  • Embroidered Epaulette Shoulder Title of the 1st (Volunteer) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment.          (Page 4, Badges - Shoulder Titles)
  • A further design of a car badge.- This one is fashioned from an OR`s Brass Cap-Badge.J. R. Gaunt Ltd. - 1940`s/50`s - (Page 5, Artefacts - Various)
  • Very Rare ! - The “preliminary“ Cap-Badge of the 2nd Bn. (107th) after amalgamation - Made of gilted brass.- Worn only for a very short period, before adopting the Royal Sussex Regiment`s Plumed Cap-Badge. - (Page 4, Badges - Rare & Scarce)
  • Very Rare ! - OR`s Cap-Badge - Anodised “Staybrite“ version from Smith & Wright Ltd., London. -Never issued to a regular Bn. - Home Counties Badge introduction & rebadging made it obsolete as soon as it was produced. (Page 4, Badges - Rare & Scarce)
  • WILSON 7
  • BRIGHTWELL
  • Recruit Group Photo (3rd Trg. Bn.) Cooden Beach 1914 - (Page 1, Recruit & Group Photos) 
  • STENNER
  • Very good caricature of a Royal Sussex Officer by Alan Rouse 1908. - (Opposite the poem "The Clerk" on the Home-Page)
  • Enemy address loud hailer, Snakeshead Ridge, Italy - (The Regiment in Photographs - WW2, Italy)
  • Who are these Royal Sussex soldiers in Maala Straight ?                                                              (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - Page 13, Aden 1965, last entry)
  • MARILLIER
  • CAMPION (edit)
  • CONSTABLE 3
  • BRETT 3
  • BANHAM
  • LLOYD 1
  • BARROW 1 (edit)
  • BRAUND
  • BRAUND 1
  • anon 308 - (Page 7, The Anonymous Ones)
  • Sweetheart Brooch in Silver from 2nd Bn. - (Page 3, Jewellery - Sweetheart Brooches & other.......)
  • FULLER 3
  • ELLIS 8
  • Detail of Badging on the Priez Memorial - (Page 11, Regimental Memorials & Plaques - France)
  • Startling photo of boy-messenger of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Bn. - (Page 10, The Regiment in Photographs - World War 1 - 1914
  • anon 306
  • anon 307
  • TAYLOR 11
  • A few new pics from Pete Abbott - see on "Current News" (will integrate them within the pages later)
  • STUNT 3
  • STEVENS 8
  • GODDEN 2
  • GODDEN 3
  • FRAMP (edit)
  • BAXTER 2
  • CARE
  • BARNES 7
  • I have posted two new newspaper articles on "Current News", a tribute to David Stevens (died in May) &  "A Dunkirk Story" from Sgt. Dennis Jenner.
  • HERMAN
  • FOGDEN (edit)
  • The unloved "Broderick" OR`s forage-cap, only worn from 1904 to 1906.                                      (Page 6, Uniforms - Uniform Artefacts)
  • MARCHANT 2

New entries posted after 1st January 2018