Lieutenant Mess Dress 1930 and a Major in Levee Dress 1939.
1st Battalion was despatched to North Russia in 1919 and from
there moved to Egypt and garrison duties in Cairo. It left Egypt
for the Sudan and Khartoum in April 1923. Soon it was on the move
again to Hong Kong; there was one serious incident in China, which
involved the battalion deploying during a general strike.
Sergeant, White Summer Dress, Shanghai 1939.
In 1926, the Battalion moved to India, where there was a cycle
of parades and training. They moved from the plains of Rawalpindi
in the hot weather to the hills of Kuldana. In the cool season,
they returned to Rawalpindi. On one return to Rawalpindi, in November
1927, the Battalion paraded for a presentation, dedication and
trooping of seventeen silver bugles subscribed for by all ranks
as a memorial to their comrades who fell in the Great War. During
the Parade, the bugles were trooped in the same manner as the
Colours so that all ranks could see them. Eventually, the Battalion
returned to the Sudan for a year before returning to England in
The 2nd Battalion served in Jersey from 1924
to 1927 after which it was transferred to Gibraltar. It remained
there for two years before returning to England. In 1938, it embarked
for China and were part of the garrison in Shanghai. In August
1940 the Battalion moved to Malaya and were stationed at Pasir
Panjang when the Japanese invaded Malaya.