From Our Records - May 2015
11th May 2015
During World War 2, in 1945, 76 years ago this month, the 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment were relieved after heavy fighting during the Battle of Kohima, Burma. Also during this month in 1945, the 4th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment set fire and burnt Belsen Concentration Camp. This was done to prevent the spread of diseases and infections. In 1940, the Dunkirk evacuation took place mainly during May. This year is also the 70th Anniversary since the end of WW2, 8th May. 1945.
This year is also the 150th anniversary of the 62nd receiving new Colours on 18 May 1865 in Aldershot and on 19th May the old Colours were laid up in All Saints Church, Aldershot.