Royal Norfolk Regiment 1958

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by Roger Brown, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. Roger Brown

    Roger Brown Member

    I'm writing an article about a National Serviceman who joined the Royal Norfolks in September 1958 ( before the Royal Norfolks became the 1st Battalion 3rd East Anglian Regiment) and went on to serve in Malaya as part of the 28 Commonwealth Brigade.
    Can anyone tell me about the initial training the new N.S. men did at Britannia Barracks before shipping out to Malaya and who was the RSM in 1958...not a lot to ask!

    Thank you,

    Roger Brown
     
  2. lionboxer

    lionboxer Member Patron

    I think Bert “Winkie” Fitt was the last RSM of the Norfolk’s Depot.
    Lionboxer
     
  3. Roger Brown

    Roger Brown Member

    Thank you,

    Any idea who were the Drill Corporals or Sergeants were
     
  4. lionboxer

    lionboxer Member Patron

    I’ve asked for help as I was still in short trousers then! An old friend was one of the last Norfolk’s so might remember. May I ask why you are asking? My father was an instructor there in 1940 and again after the war.
    Lionboxer
     
  5. Roger Brown

    Roger Brown Member

    Please read my opening 'post' at the top of the page.

    Roger Brown
     
  6. lionboxer

    lionboxer Member Patron

    A friend who was there in 1957 remembers Sgt Freddie Wales, Cpl Horne, Provost Cpl Jim Turner and PT Instructor Cpl Jermy. Hope this is of help to you. Good luck with your article, will we see anything of it in future?
    Lionboxer
     
  7. Roger Brown

    Roger Brown Member

    Good evening lionboxer,

    Thank you for your 'post'. Would it be possible for your friend to contact me as I need to know all about the N.S. basic training at Britannia Barracks ie how long the training took? How many in a squad etc.? The reason I'm asking is that I am writing about an ex-Royal Norfolks/1st Battalion 3rd East Anglian Regiment private, who is now not in a position to recall his N.S. days but has provided me with some photo's of his time in Malaya.

    Ultimately my 'National Serviceman on Active Service' articles will be published in 'The Military Times'; an on-line journal.

    Roger Brown
    Ex Royal Signals (Cyprus 1957-59)
     
  8. lionboxer

    lionboxer Member Patron

    Roger, I’m afraid my man has now left on a three month world tour to celebrate his eightieth birthday! I will try to contact him.
     

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