2nd Bn the XX The Lancashire Fusiliers

Trieste
1953-1955

These photos have been sent in by

Jerry and Ruth Fitzpatrick
Jerry is on photo B1

This first batch were taken on a company exercise in May 1954.
The purpose of the exercise was primarily to improve the general fitness of the Company before going to
Austria for about four weeks on the field firing range - at 6000 feet. Apparently, the previous year (before my time)
there was an embarrassing lack of fitness - hence the effort to improve things.
The exercise was primarily a three day march along the backroads and through the villages.
Every time we came to a hill we left the road and went up it. The process worked.
When we went to Austria a few weeks later we marched 9 miles uphill and marched into camp with the band playing in fine style.

A couple of personalities from 2LF:
Doc Young I believe was a National Service doctor and definitely a Scot.

John Campbell - I believe this was likely the same "Mad Campbell"
I have come across reference to. The moniker certaily fits!
In Trieste he used to operate a Lambretta motor scooter at high speed down narrow streets.
I can't believe that I was naive enough to ride pillion!

St. Veit: we camped overnight at a sportsground in St. Veit on our way to the field firing camp.
(I can't remember the name of the camp - I wonder if anyone else does?)

Austria: Marching into camp with band playing etc.

Thanks for these great photos Jerry looking forwards to the next batch

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Jerry's 2nd Batch of Photos all of the Minden Parade 1954
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TROOPING OF THE COLOUR
PROGRAMME BY
THE 2nd BATTALION THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS
AT TRIESTE ON THE 31st JULY , 1954.

SALUTE TAKEN BY MAJ-GEN SIR JOHN WINTERTON KCMG ETC.

COMMANDING OFFICER LIEUT-COL F.H BOWEN MBE

OTHER NAMES MENTIONED MAJOR JH WOODCOCK / CAPT BK WHITWORTH / MAJOR TG STEELE / CAPT HKT PHILLIPS / MAJOF HK ROBINSON / CAPT LLOYD-JONES


These photos sent in by Willie Angus

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Click here to see Fred Smith's photo of his time in Trieste

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Yugoslavian Soldier.  Sent in by George Leeman.
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The next 9 where taken by
ex Cpl Tom Corrbet
on a recent visit to Trieste in
2004

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The next 8 photos have been sent to Harry Murgatroyd by
F Greenwood

they are of the Suffork Regt in the same Barracks at Rossetti
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Joe Cox and Jimmy Clowes

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Does anyone know who these gents are


Bob Darraugh
in middle

Bob Darraugh
4th from left middle row


Stories From Trieste

Neil (Danny) Kay
What to do with a Brasso tin when Empty

Danny showed me up the guard watch tower at Montebello ammo dump is planted firmly in my memory.
It is safe to say Danny was called the "mad bomber"and was renowned for his
Brasso Tin grenades
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The fact that he was "notorious" just
added to the flavour.
George Leeman.
OMNIA AUDAX
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