2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment

Veterans accounts

Every Burma veteran has a unique perspective of their own wartime experiences, and each are the custodian of a story that needs to be told.

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If You Want Me Come And Get Me:

Our father, Leonard Pocock was a member of the 2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment from 1942 to 1946. And this was his war. [View]

Remembrance Sunday:

L/Cpl. Harold John Jones - Letters Home:
The cost of war that truly leaves it's mark on thousands of generations. [View]

VJ Day 70th Anniversary:

VJ Day: 2nd Battalion The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's), was represented by one of their own. [View]

War In The Jungle:

Sgt. Scott Selwyn - Extracts from recorded interview. Moving through thick jungle, collecting intelligence, and Scott's thoughts on stretcher bearers. [View]

Reasons For Success Of War In Burma:

Col. Hill's reasoning's for the battalion's outstanding success against such a hostile environment and equally hostile foe. [View]

Frank E. Brooks:

My service diary - Burma 1945 to 1947. [View]

Mjr. Eric Christopher Pemberton 124101:

In a letter home dated 1945, Mjr. Eric Pemberton paid tribute to the officers and men of the 2nd Battalion.

I cannot end without paying a heartfelt tribute to the Regiment of my attachment. Headed by Lt Col. H de Pre Finch, I cannot imagine a more courageous and friendly set of officers and men with whom I would be more willing and pleased to serve. Even in my time they have had heavy casualties both in officers and other ranks. Never a large number in one fell swoop, but a consistent daily drain of one or two.” [View]

Bereavement Letters Of A Fallen Hero:

These letters were sent to the family of Sgt. Albert Robert Cecil Heywood 5346450, from his commanding officer's, also to his close friend, Sgt. Sidney Henschen. [View]

HRH The Prince of Wales:

A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales for the 75th anniversary of VJ Day at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire. [View]

Please Note:
Some of the veteran’s names have been substituted like so, 'xxxx'. This I have done until such times as permission is granted to include them. Should you however recognise any details relating to a relative or subject, please do not hesitate in contacting me. Thank you.

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