1 INNISKILLINGS move to Tel el Kebir

Event
Saturday, 23 February, 1952

The 1st Battalion The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers completed the move from Geneifa to Tel el Kebir by 23 February 1952. There the Battalion was under canvas in its own encampment inside the Base Depot. This depot held all the British stores in Egypt and was protected by wire and mines. As some of the dumps contained very attractive items, many locals were inclined to attempt breaching the defences to improve their lot. The Drums and Pipes were formed into a specialist ambush platoon to assist with defence and deterrence.