1 INNISKILLINGS embark for Middle East.

Event
Sunday, 4 November, 1951

The 1st Battalion The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers had been placed at 28 days notice to move on 17 October 1951 due to the emergency in Egypt and the Suez Canal Zone. The Battalion departed Connaught Barracks and, led by the Drums and Pipes, marched to the railway station in Dover where it entrained for Southampton. With the Regimental band playing on the dockside the Battalion embarked in HMS Triumph* and sailed on 4 November 1951, bound for Port Said via Cyprus. On arrival at Famagusta, the Battalion disembarked and marched to Golden Sands Camp for a welcome break ashore in Cyprus following what had been a rough passage through the Bay of Biscay.

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To watch the 1st Battalion The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers embarking, please click on HMS Triumph and to return to this site please click on your back browser. Watch out for Major de Vere White's Boxer dog 'Bingo' who was always escorted, when on the flight deck, by a sailor carrying a bucket and mop.

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