Little known facts
Items you may find of particular interest to you.
End Of An Era:
Reading and District Branch of the Burma Star Association laid up its Standard on Sunday the 27 November 2011, at Reading Minster of St. Mary the Virgin. The Last Post was followed by the Silence of remembrance and the Kohima Epitaph being read out loud for the last time.
The Standard was handed to Canon Brian Shenton, relieving it's bearer Harry Capel from his final duty prior to it's safe keeping where it will be hung in the Lady Chapel at a later date.
Did You Know?:
Sgt. Albert Robert Cecil Heywood of the 2nd Royal Berkshire Regiment has also had his heroic exploits immortalised in the popular 'The Victor' comic's.
One Army Chaplain would not inform the relatives of the soldier's temporary place of rest - but would say write in his letter - "in a graveyard which will later be described to you by an official title and location". This saves people from being hurt by the thought that the fallen soldier has not yet finally come to rest.
China Dragon Cap Badge
The Royal Berkshire Regiment
(Princess Charlotte of Wales's)
1939 - 1959