One for the folks at home
Two Norfolk Regiment Territorial Battalion pals, dressed in their hospital blues and pith helmets, call in at an Egyptian photography studio in the Cairo suburb of Helouan, 1917.
5th Battalion’s Reserve Battalion
One of the early parades of the men of the 5th Battalion’s Reserve Battalion, East Dereham Market Place, 1914. Note that uniforms had become scarce at that time and men would have to parade in their own clothes and boots for several weeks until they got their complete uniform.
Soldiers from F Company, 5th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment (T.F.)
Soldiers from F Company, 5th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment (T.F.) on Sheringham station, ready to leave for summer camp, July 1910. In the event of war the Territorial Force would be mobilized to take the place of the Regular Army battalions that would have left our shores as a BEF and stand ready to defend Great Britain. The Territorial Force was not intended to fight in military campaigns abroad.