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Middlesex – the reserves

Coming soon – a history of  the Middlesex Company of 4PWRR – it is a long and sometimes complicated story…

There were in fact two other organisations that took their recruits from the population of Middlesex.

One was the ‘Special Reserve’ formed in 1908

http://www.steppingforwardlondon.org/the-special-reserve.html?searched=Special+Reserve&advsearch=oneword&highlight=ajaxSearch_highlight+ajaxSearch_highlight1+ajaxSearch_highlight2

and the other was the ‘Volunteer Training Corps’ (VTC) of Middlesex formed in 1914. 

http://www.steppingforwardlondon.org/volunteer-training-corps.html?searched=%27Volunteer+Training+Corps%27&advsearch=oneword&highlight=ajaxSearch_highlight+ajaxSearch_highlight1+ajaxSearch_highlight2+ajaxSearch_highlight3

The VTC was in fact nothing to do with the Middlesex Regiment as such but nevertheless an important if neglected part of the military history of the County of Middlesex.

Useful links:

https://glrfca.org/

http://www.steppingforwardlondon.org/

B Company, Fourth Battalion, the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, based in Edgware, Middlesex

On Wednesday July 31st it was a privilege and honour for Jeff Barnes to represent Middlesex Heritage and attend B Company, Fourth Battalion, the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, based in Edgware, Middlesex and the opportunity to assist in the ceremony celebrating one of their Battle Honours, the battle of Minden.

Jeff was also shown around by Major Derrick Harwood – who is also an historian and archivist – including a tour of the impressive museum.

Les, Jeff and Derrick