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1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment - A black and white photo of WO1 L R Hodges who was the last RSM of the 1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment and went onto be the first RSM of the 1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment from 1959 to 1962

Person(s): Hodges, WOI L R;


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1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment - A colour photo of seven former RSMs of the Battalion at the Sergeants (Past and Present ) Dinner, probably in 1994 just before the amalgamation of the Regiment with the Gloucestshire Regiment; in the back row are Mortimer, Hodges, Barron and Leadbetter and in the front reo, Sherman, Stafford and Venus

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5th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A photocopy of a black and white group photograph of the officers of the Battalion taken in Bournemouth in 1943; the photograph shows : Back row (L to R) Lieutenants R J Phillips, K Lucas (wounded), W S Wyeth (wounded), F M Beale, C I Spackman (Military Cross), R J Holly, M Hodges, H A Pyke, D G E Holme (killed in action), B A Tarrant (Miilitary Cross and Bar, wounded) and F Josey. Middle Row: (L to R) Captains M E H Pardoe, J M Bedford (killed in action), J C Vines (killed in action), J B D Chapman, Lieutenants P J Prior (Croix de Guerre), H W Marsh, Captain G J Martin (Military Cros, wounded), Lieutenant H J C J Letang (RAMC), F O Saunders (RACHD) and N B Woodroffe. Front Row (Left to Right) Captain and QM H E Child, Majors A D Brown, A F D Smith (killed in action), Lieutenant Colonal A L Taffs (DSO, OBE, Croix de Guerre with palm), Major General R J C Collins, Majors D H V Board (killed in action), C D M Todd (TD MBE) and Captain L K Jenkins (MBE) Photographer; Bailey, Glen Fern Studios, Bournemouth, Hampshire

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4th/6th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photo of Brigadier K.P. SMITH presenting Regimental Sergeant Major Les HODGES with the spoon at Windmill Camp, Salisbury Plain in 1957. Brigadier SMITH had served in the 2nd/4th Bn Royal Berks in the Great War and with the Regular Battalions between the wars. He commanded the Malta Garrison during the siege in the second world war and commanded a Brigade on the Normandy landings. Les HODGES later went on to become the last Regular Regimental Sergeant Major of the Royal Berkshires and the first Regimental Sergeant Major of the 1st Bn DERR and, also, the Regimental Sergeant Major of the 4th/6th battalion

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4th/6th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photo of Regimental Sergeant Major HODGES, winner of Wooden spoon, Windmill Hill, Ludgershall in 1957 with (Left to Right) Sergeant WALKER, Sergeant WALLIS, Brigadier K P SMITH

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4th/6th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photo taken at Windmill Camp in 1957 of (Left to Right) Regimental Sergeant Major Les HODGES, Company Sergeant Major Tommy BAYNHAM and Company Sergeant Major Pete READER

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4th/6th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photo taken at Windmill Camp in 1957 of Staff Sergeant MURRAY (USAF), Regimental Sergeant Major HODGES and Sergeant Taffy JONES (Medic)

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4th/6th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photo taken at Annual Camp at Fort Tregamtle, Dartmoor, in 1956 showing the Sergeants Mess Dinner with (Left to Right) Lieutenant Colonel METCALFE, Regimental Sergeant Major HODGES, Company Sergeant Major BAYNHAM and Colour Sergeant HUNTER

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4th/6th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photo taken at Annual Camp at Fort Tregantle, Cornwall, in 1956 showing the Wooden shooting spoon, for the worst shot in the Mess, being given to Sergeant Sid (Feathers) WYITE watched by Sergeant Fred COOK, Sergeant Brian VAUGHAN, Regimental Sergeant Major Les HODGES, Sergeant Pete BARRATT, Sergeant SWINDON, Company Sergeant Major BRINDEN, Company Sergeant Major DURNFORD and Company Sergeant Major Tommy BAYNHAM

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4th/6th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photo taken at the WO and Sergeants Dinner at the Oxford Road Ballroom, Reading, showing Regimental Sergeant Major Les HODGES, Brigadier K P SMITH, Major DODDS, Captain P SAVILLE and Major (QM) HOLMES

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4th/6th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photo of the Sergeants Mess at the Annual Camp at Fort Tregantle, Cornwall, in August 1956. This included: (Back row Left to Right) Sergeants CE SULLIVAN, A BASDEN, LH BECKLEY, DE HARMSWORTH, WWC SHESTHER (REME), AHA ROBERT, CWF CLARKE, FG COOK, AC CREED, AE BOWSHER, ( second row Left to Right) EE QUELCH, DC AYLING, HG BRADLEY, R PHIPPS MM, CW SWINDEN, (ACC) VJ TIMMS, EA EVANS (RAMC), H SESSIONS, A SUTCLIFFE, LF JOHNS, K SZMETER, EK WEEKS ( 3rd Row L To R) BAG WALLIS, CJ JENNER, Colour Sergeants AD JEFFRIES, DA RIXON, G HUNTER, PW BELCHER, CJA BORDER, Sergeants AE PRIOR, JWR TAYLOR, Colour Sergeant GS HAYWARD, PA READER, ER SPRINGTHORPE, TW BYNG, Sergeants AN MAY BEM, JE MANSFIELD, Band Staff Sergeant RW BURROUGHS. (Front row L To R) Company Sergeant Majors BAYHAM, JS EVANS, GW BISHOP, G WHITEWICK, Bandmaster FPW RUST, Lieutenant Colonel JLR METCALF (CO), Regimental Sergeant Major L R HODGES, Captain GP SAVILL (adjutant), Major LO PRICHARD TD (2 i/c) RQMS HS HADEN MBE, Company Sergeant Major AG DUNFORD MM, Company Sergeant Major WA BINDER, Company Sergeant Major H G BECKLEY.

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1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment - A black and white photo of the amalgamation parade of the 1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment and the 1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment on 9th June 1959 at Albany Barracks on the Isle of Wight showing the Colour party (Queens Colour) Lieutenant J Morris, Regimental Sergeant Major Les Hodges, Company Sergeant Major Jack Barrow, Sergeant Frank Young

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Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photograph of the Warrant Officers, Colour Sergeants and Sergeants of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, mainly from the 1st Battalion but including the Regulars in the 4th/6th Battalion and from the Depot. This was the last photograph taken of the Sergeants Mess in May 1959, in Brock Barracks, Reading. This photograph is named.

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1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white group photograph showing the Warrant Officer's, Colour Sergeant's and Sergeant's Mess at Brock Barracks, Reading, taken prior to the Regiment's amalgamation with the Wiltshire Regiment in May 1959 Photographer; N Loftus

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Wiltshire Home Guard - A black and white group photo of Holt Platoon of the LDV/Home Guard sometime between 1940 and 1944; it includes, in the back row, just to the right of the tree, Lieutenant Rupert Stacey. On a photocopy of the photo a number of names have been written in in ink

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Duke of Edinburgh?s Royal Regiment - A black and white photograph of the Wessex Brigade Junior leaders in Oswestry 1962. This image is named with the Duke of Edinburgh soldiers being identified as Junior Privates P. Oakman, D. Reason, B. Bennett, R. Dubell, T. Dunn, R. Hodges, A. Cooper, A. Busson, W. Williams, D. Fletcher, P. Hill, M. Jones, V. Kew and R. Cooke. The names of the remaining soldiers are not catalogued. Photographer; Compton Studio, Oswestry, Shropshire

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1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh?s Royal Regiment - A black and white photograph of the orderly room staff at Tidworth in November 1959. Everyone is this photo is named. Another copy of this photo is held as Object 5778

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photograph of Sergeant W. Hodges who was wounded during the 1st World War; he came from South Stoke. In this image he is wearing his Delhi Durbar Medal.

Person(s): Hodges, W, Sergeant;


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1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh?s Royal Regiment - A black and white photograph of WO1 (Regimental Sergeant Major) L. R. Hodges. He was the Battalion's first RSM serving from 1959 to 1962.

Person(s): Hodges, L R, WO1;


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