4th Battalion 1945 return

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4th Battalion 1945 return

Postby Pladhams » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:14 pm

Are there any photo's knocking about of the 4th Battalion returning from war in 1945, presumably there was a parade in Kendal or Carlisle?
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Re: 4th Battalion 1945 return

Postby kerchi » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:05 pm

There must be somewhere but I don't recall seeing any on the forum. It's usually the other way round, the sendoff or on active duty. Paul has a good collection of photos, if not all entirely his own, maybe access to another collection. Might be worth sending him a PM. I'd certainly be interested to seeing those.
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Re: 4th Battalion 1945 return

Postby plbramham » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:17 am

Good to see you at Kendal war memorial on Sunday.
I don't know about "return" photos, ( they didn't all return "at once") but there is the classic - I think 1948, photo of the regimental parade when they received the freedom of Kendal. It was a Westmorland Gazette photograph, and a copy hangs in The Bindloss Room (opposite where we were talking on Sunday) in Kendal Town Hall,
I know your enthusiasm for uniforms. Had you thought of "distressed" PoW type which Kendal and district territorials would have had to have worn for four years after being taken prisoner on the Dunkirk rearguard?
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