The process was completed in 1964 when the three East Anglian Regiments combined to form the modern-day Royal Anglian Regiment, whose headquarters is still at the Keep. During the First World War the division fought at Gallipoli and in the Middle East. The 3rd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment ‘The Steelbacks’ is an Army Reserve Light Infantry Battalion made up of terrific Soldiers and Civilians. background: latest film to come from british guiana shows how the men of britain's 1st east anglian regiment are getting on over there. 1st Battalion, 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot) 1958.06.02 Formed by amalgamation of 1st Bn, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment , and 1st Bn, The Essex Regiment Whilst in Berlin the regiments of the East Anglian Brigade were the first to adopt the new policy of forming a "large regiment", the Royal Anglian Regiment on 1st September 1964. 1940: Were sent to France soon after the outbreak of WW2 June 1940: Were evacuated at Dunkirk and returned to the UK. they have been there for nearly nine weeks. Gallery. The Far East Prisoner of War records are a part of the larger Prisoners of War 1715-1945 collection from The National Archives. Egypt ... WW2 1939 - 1945 : The Suffolks ceased to be an independent regiment when they were amalgamated with the Royal Norfolks in 1959 to form the 1st East Anglian Regiment. WATCH: Suffolk commemorates VJ Day and pays tribute to veterans. The British 54th (East Anglian) Division was a Territorial Army division. East Anglian Daily Times > News. 1958 with The Bedfordshire and Herefordshire Regiment to form the 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th) A second battalion of the 44th was operational 1803-16 and a second battalion of the 56th, 1804-17. The Royal Anglian Regiment. WW2 Battalions of The East Surrey Regiment The Regular Battalions 1st Battalion: September 1939: The Battalion was based in England and was part of the 4th Infantry Division. The 54th (East Anglian) Infantry Division was an infantry division of the British Army.During the Great War the division fought at Gallipoli and in the Middle East.The division was disbanded after the war but reformed in the Territorial Army in 1920. The Museum, which is located within the Imperial War Museum Duxford, covers the history of the three East Anglian Regiments from 1958/59/60 and the Royal Anglian Regiment from 1964. Wanted: Digital copies of Group photographs, Scrapbooks, Autograph books, photo albums, newspaper clippings, letters, postcards and ephemera relating to WW2.We would like to obtain digital copies of any documents or photographs relating to WW2 you may have at home. it was in february this year that they left harwich for this tropical country nearly 4,000 miles from east anglia -- … During the Second World War it was a home service division and did not see any combat. This particular group of records features prisoners held by Japanese and Thai forces at prison and internment camps in Japan, Singapore, Java, Taiwan, Thailand (Siam) and the Dutch East … The regimental chapel of the Royal Anglian Regiment… If you have any unwanted photographs, documents or items from the First or Second World War, please do not destroy them. These three regiments, together with the Royal Leicestershire Regiment, were in turn amalgamated to form the Royal Anglian Regiment on 1 September 1964. Our Headquarters is in the heart of Suffolk in Bury St Edmunds, we have sub units located throughout East Anglia and in the East Midlands.