This regimental memory comes from Major Peter Williamson about Londonderry. This photo was taken in the Autumn of 1971, on (as Peter recalls) a Saturday afternoon. Pictured is Peter as an OC of A Company of the Vikings, in Waterloo Place, awaiting the usual arrival of rioters.
This month we were lucky enough to have been donated some original documents from Brian Copping. These documents include letters from places such as Regimental Headquarters in Bury St. Edmunds and Burford camp, and span 1964 – 65.
As a 2nd Lt, Brian was recommended for Queen’s Commendation in April 1965 for his reaction to an incident while at Platoon Headquarters in Sheikh Othman Police Station in March of that year.
Brian now lives in Australia and has kindly donated this archival material to the museum along with some medals which make a very interesting lot of his personal history with the Royal Anglian Regiment.
Here is a glimpse of some of the documents that he has donated: