[5], A common cap badge and buttons were worn by all regular battalions of the East Anglian Brigade from 1958. 15 - Badges, embellishments and headdress (Ministry of Defence), https://military.wikia.org/wiki/3rd_East_Anglian_Regiment?oldid=1819041. As a result of the Defence Review, the 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment and the 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment amalgamated on 2 June 1958 to form the 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot). Leaving Germany in 1956 for Cyprus, the battalion was involved in the EOKA campaign against General Grivas. Veterans Group is trying to make contact with any ex members of the regiment who served in Malaya 1959-1962. The 3rd East Anglian Regiment was soon on the move. The 28th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade Group was formed in Malaya on 16 September 1955 with a combination of forces from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Nostalgia has received a request for members of the 1st Battalion, 3rd East Anglian Regiment, to join a veterans’ group. Battalion left at the end of the year for Malaya. The purple lanyard had been worn by the Essex Regiment, having originally been the facing colour of the 56th Regiment of Foot. in Malaya The flag was first raised when the Essex Regiment amalgamated with the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment to form the 3rd East Anglian Regiment on 2 June 1958 in Dortmund, Germany. Nostalgia has received a request for members of the 1st Battalion, 3rd East Anglian Regiment, to join a veterans’ group. As a result of the Defence Review, the 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment and the 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment amalgamated on 2 June 1958 to form the 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot). I served in Malaya in 1959-1961 at the end of the emergency with the 1/3rd East Anglian regt .We were based at IPOH .A lot of our Opps were up on the Thai border. History and traditions of the 3rd East Anglian Regiment ('The Pompadours') description Object description. Duke of Wellington's Regiment; Durham Light Infantry; East Anglian Regiment; East Lancashire Regiment; East Surrey Regiment; East Yorkshire Regiment; Essex Regiment; Gloucestershire Regiment; Gordon Highlanders; Green Howards; Green Jackets; Grenadier Guards. This is an attempt by one pair of eyes to record this memorable tour, not only for what it achieved, but also that it saw the end of National Service in the British Army. The 3rd East Anglian Regiment's uniform was distinguished by eagle and garter collar badges and by the wearing of a lanyard of pompadour purple. In the First World War, the brigade served with 18th (Eastern) Division and during the Second with the 18th Infantry Division. This is a list of battalions of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, which existed as an infantry regiment of the British Army from 1881 to 1958. Served in Tidworth. History and traditions of the 3rd East Anglian Regiment ('The Pompadours') description Object description. [5], The eagle and garter badge appeared in the centre of the colours presented to the 1st battalion on 30 May 1959. THIRD BATTALION (Author) Gale and Polden (printer) … 1st Battalion The East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own) 1st Battalion The Green Howards (Alexandria, Princess of Wales Own Yorkshire Regiment) ... 1st Battalion 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot) ... Malaya Command Signals Squadron. Object details Category Books Creator ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT. In 1959, the regiment was posted to Malaya shortly before the state of emergency there was declared over. From its inception, the 3rd East Anglians were based in Dortmund, West Germany, the home of the Essex Regiment prior to amalgamation. Object details Category Books Creator ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT. As a result of the Defence Review, the 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment and the 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment amalgamated on 2 June 1958 to form the 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot). By Pat King. The Garter had formed part of the badge adopted by the then Bedfordshire Regiment in 1898, while the Napoleonic eagle was the collar badge of the Essex Regiment from 1947. As a result of the Defence Review, the 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment and the 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment amalgamated on 2 June 1958 to form the 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot). The regiment's badge consisted of a Napoleonic eagle enclosed within the Garter, combining elements of the insignia of the two merging units. The 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot) was an infantry regiment of the British Army.It was formed on 2 June 1958 by the amalgamation of the 1st Battalion, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment and the 1st Battalion, The Essex Regiment. The 3rd East Anglian Regiment became the 3rd Battalion (16th/44th Foot), which was disbanded in 1992. This was the first engagement between units of the British 18th Division and Japanese forces in Malaya. [1]From its inception, the 3rd East Anglians were based in Dortmund, West Germany, the home of the Essex Regiment prior to amalgamation. The Crater to The Creggan The Royal Anglian Regiment In Aden By Michael Barthorp. In January 1951 10 officers and 14 NCOs went there with 1st Battalion, Fiji Infantry Regiment. [7], The collar badges and lanyard of the 3rd East Anglians continued to be worn by the 3rd battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment after the 1964 amalgamation. [2], The regiment's badge consisted of a Napoleonic eagle enclosed within the Garter, combining elements of the insignia of the two merging units. [6], A common cap badge and buttons were worn by all regular battalions of the East Anglian Brigade from 1958. [8], Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, Military units and formations established in 1958, Military units and formations disestablished in 1964, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, 11th/44th Infantry Battalion (The City of Perth Regiment), 3rd East Anglian Regiment (stablebelts.co.uk), JSP 336 3rd edition Pamphlet no. 50 years ago this month (September 1959), 1 st Battalion 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot) arrived in Malaya for an operational tour. [2] In 1959, the regiment was posted to Malaya shortly before the state of emergency there was declared over. The East Anglian Film Archive is not responsible for the terms and conditions of these websites. [9], https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=3rd_East_Anglian_Regiment&oldid=989498976, Military units and formations established in 1958, Military units and formations disestablished in 1964, 1958 establishments in the United Kingdom, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 19 November 2020, at 09:44. Lieut.-General Sir Reginald F. S. Denning, K.B.E., C.B., D.L., Lieutenant Colonel Peter Walter, who has died aged 91, was a tough, no-nonsense professional soldier who won MCs in the jungles of Malaya and in … East Anglia Malaya Vets Group george crooks on Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:25 pm Hi guys Iam the Newsletter Editor of the 1/3 East Anglian Regt Malaya Vets Group, I have been reading some very interesting posts on … We are very grateful to Michael Barthorp author of The Crater to The Creggan The History of The Royal Anglian Regiment 1964-1974 … Veterans Group is trying to make contact with any ex members of the regiment who served in Malaya 1959-1962. THE 3rd EAST ANGLIAN REGIMENT (16th 44th FOOT) DINNER CLUB The Second Dinner of The 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot) Dinner Club took place at the United Service Chib, Pall Mall, London, on Friday, April 29. From its inception, the 3rd East Anglians were based in Dortmund, West Germany, the home of the Essex Regiment prior to amalgamation. Following the amalgamation of the Essex and Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiments with the newly named 1st Battalion 3rd East Anglian Regiment, he led the advance party to Malaya. Following the amalgamation of the Essex and Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiments with the newly named 1st Battalion 3rd East Anglian Regiment, he led the advance party to Malaya. Germany-Drtmd, Malaya Ipoh, Malacca, N. Ireland. Accuracy. 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 In May 1959 it returned to England and on 29 August 1959 was amalgamated with the 1st Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment to form the 1st East Anglian Regiment. Bill Green, from Peterborough, writes: “May I, through your newspaper, inform all ex-members of 1st Battalion, 3rd East Anglian Regiment who served in Malaya from 1959 to 1962, that there is now a veterans' group in being? The 28th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade Group was formed in Malaya on 16 September 1955 with a combination of forces from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. THE POMPADOURS IN MALAYA, 1959-1962. Its main elements were three infantry battalions from Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand and a British field artillery regiment with an Australian battery. The purple lanyard had been worn by the Essex Regiment, having originally been the facing colour of the 56th Regiment of Foot. Left Regt in 1963 - returned to Malaya 1963, Served with 208 Brigade HQ Terendak. 1946.11.28 The Royal Leicestershire Regiment 1964.09.01 united with 1st East Anglian Regiment (Royal Norfolk and Suffolk), 2nd East Anglian Regiment (Duchess of Gloucester's Own Royal Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire), 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot), to form This was the first engagement between units of the British 18th Division and Japanese forces in Malaya. The Garter had formed part of the badge adopted by the then Bedfordshire Regiment in 1898, while the Napoleonic eagle was the collar badge of the Essex Regiment from 1947. [2], The regiment's brief existence came to an end when it amalgamated with three other battalions of the East Anglian Brigade on 1 September 1964, to form one of the new 'large' regiments, the Royal Anglian Regiment; The 3rd East Anglian Regiment became the 3rd Battalion (16th/44th Foot). Leaflet. Accordingly, the 1st Battalions of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment and the Essex Regiment were merged to form the 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot) on 2 June 1958, which itself became part of a new "large regiment": the Royal Anglian Regiment in 1964. [7] The regiment also had a distinctive stable belt, black with purple stripes edged in amber, a combination of those of the two constituents. 50 years ago this month (September 1959), 1 st Battalion 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot) arrived in Malaya for an operational tour. [2] The regiment served with 28 Commonwealth Brigade until 1962, when it was posted to Northern Ireland. Served with 1/3rd East Anglian Regtl Band, Which became 3-Royal Anglian - from 1955 -1963. Battalion left at the end of the year for Malaya. Contents. We are looking for old comrades who served with us . 1st Battalion The East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own) 1st Battalion The Green Howards (Alexandria, Princess of Wales Own Yorkshire Regiment) ... 1st Battalion 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot) ... Malaya Command Signals Squadron. The 3rd East Anglian Regiment's uniform was distinguished by eagle and garter collar badges and by the wearing of a lanyard of pompadour purple. 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