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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:04 am    Post subject: Royal Naval Division - London Reply with quote

The memorial to the Royal Naval Division is located on the northwest corner of Horseguards Parade in London. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

It was originally unveiled by Winston Churchill on 25th April 1925, and on the outbreak of World War 2 it was dismantled and placed in storage to allow a bunker to be built next to the Admiralty building. It was then installed in 1951 at the Royal Naval College at Greenwich.

It was then restored to Horseguards Parade in 2003.







The inscription could do with a little restoration work as it is quite faded now.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting to see the badges of the army regiments who served in the RND.
I think I can make out the Royal Irish Regiment, Royal Dublin Fusiliers and is that the Shorpshire Light Infantry (with the horn)?
The RAMC is there and, at the bottom, the MGC. Is there another behind the wreath?
Any offers on the others???
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the RSF's grenade on the right isn't it? I'm sure theirs had a large flame.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might be the Royal Fusiliers, I think several of the London based battalions served in the Division, but.....
I'm fairly sure that the left-most badge is the Bedfordshire Regt.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:13 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 11858
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