Regimental Timeline

The Second or The Queen's Royal Regiment

The Second World War: 1939-1945

 

1944
  The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
 

1st Battalion (2nd Foot)

January

Arakan.

February

The Braganza Box.

March - April

Defeat of the Japanese in Arakan.

8th April

Chittagong.

May

Battle of Kohima.

September

Shillong, Assam.

 

2nd Battalion (2nd Foot)

 

Operations with the Chindit columns in Burma: 21 and 22 Columns.

August

Bangalore, India. Transferred to 23 Infantry Brigade.

October

Moved to Jhansi.

Lee Enfield Number 5 Mk (jungle carbine) with cotton bandolier for 50 rounds.

Territorial Army

 

131 (Queen’s) Infantry Brigade
(1st/5th, 1st/6th and 1st/7th Battalions)

4th January

Embarks for England and moves to Hunstanton.

June

Lands in Normandy.

April

Operations in the Bocage.

July

Operation Goodwood.

August

Operation Bluecoat (Caumont); Mount Pincon and the break-out to the Seine.

September

Advance from the Somme to Ghent.

October

Operations in the Low Countries.

14th December

1st/6th and 1st/7th Battalions transferred from 131 Brigade to 50th Division and return to England.

 

169 (Queen’s) Infantry Brigade
(2nd/5th, 2nd/6th and 2nd/7th Battalions)

1st April - 17th July

Vis, Jugoslavia, and Egypt.

July

Returns to Italy. Operations on the Gothic Line.

September

Monte Capella, Gemmano Ridge, Croce, Ceriano Ridge, Savignano.

October

Macerata.

November

Faenza.

December

The Lamone River.

 

71st Independent Company

January

Moves to Suez.

May

Returns to England.

11th June

Gold Beach, Normandy.

September

Calais, then Boulogne.

Home Defence Battalions

 

30th Battalion

  Home Service
 

31st Battalion

  Home Service

Home Guard Battalions

 

1st (Camberley and Farnham), 2nd, 4th (Guildford), 5th (Godalming and Dist), 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th (Woking and Chobham), 10th, 12th 3rd (Southern Railway), 23rd (Croydon), 33rd (Croydon), 32nd, 60th (Surrey) Battalions affiliated.

 

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