CollectionQueen's Own Buffs: The Royal Kent Regiment Collection
Extent1 folder
Description1 DVD entitled Cross Roads - taken from the Imperial War Museum archive (ref DRA3061). Their description: Film on the role of senior Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) in the Army. Dramatised account of Corporal 'Peter Brown' of The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), who is promoted to Sergeant, and faces the decision whether to stay in the Army, or leave for a civilian job. Stressing the importance of NCOs to the Army, and contrasting the advantages of service life with the difficulties of civilian life.
Letter and photocopies of Dragon cuttings concerning the Cross Roads film, made with the Buffs in 1956, Wuppertal Germany.
2 copies of a list of resources availble at the Buffs Regiment
Minutes of Regimental Association Meeting on 21st October 2005.
Folded Church of England notice about the Aleppo Garrison Church services.
Board with Appendix XIX (from Army List?) entitled 'Army Numbers Allotted to Corps, Etc.' pasted to it.
Letter and email enquiry for a copy of a painting of the Buffs at Albuhera, and printed copies including close ups of different sections.
Letter of thanks from the widow of a Buff following the death of her husband.
1 autograph book belonging to Evelyn Flynn, containing signatures, poems, quotations and sketches from soldiers 1910s and 20s. This was obtained seperately from the Buffs deposit and no Buffs soldiers can be identified in it. Identified regiments: Royal Army Medical Corps; 29th Australian Infantry; Duke of Wellington West Riding Regiment; 2/9th King's Regiment; 13th Battalion Manchester Regiment; West Lancashire Field Amulance; 8th Gloucester Regiment; Royal Sussex Regiment; Royal Engineers; 3rd City of London Regiment; West Kent Yeomanry; 7th Northamptonshire Regiment;
Related OrganisationBuffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Access conditionsThis collection is available for consultation at the University of Kent's Special Collections & Archives reading room, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU. Deposited material is open for use and research without restriction although some material may be closed under the Data Protection Act 1998; these will be identified at file level.
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