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80th Anniversary Remembrance for the Royal Norfolks

80th Anniversary Remembrance for the Royal Norfolks

On Sunday 28th April 2024 a service of remembrance was held to commemorate the members of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Norfolk Regiment who fought at the Battle of Kohima in 1944. 

County dignitaries and veterans of the Royal Norfolk Regiment gathered at St Saviour’s Chapel in Norwich Cathedral to mark the 80th anniversary of The Battle of Kohima, and also The Battle of Almanza on April 27 1707.

The Battle of Kohima was the turning point of the Japanese offensive into India in 1944 during the Second World War. The battle took place in three stages from 4 April to 22 June 1944 around the town of Kohima, now the capital city of Nagaland in Northeast India. The Royal Norfolks fought and died in Kohima fighting the Japanese in one of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War. Six officers and 79 soldiers from the Royal Norfolk Regiment gave their lives at Kohima.

Representatives of the county of Norfolk, Royal Norfolk Regiment and trustee of the Kohima Education Trust, Angus Barclay, gathered to mark the occasion.

Read more in this article from the Eastern Daily Press


L to R: Angus Barclay (Kohima Education Trust), John Steele (standard bearer), Margaret Stone, Lt Col Mark Nicholas (Chairman Regimental Association), Canon Aidan Platten (Norwich Cathedral), Michael Gurney (Vice Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk), CSgt Joseph Holmes (Langley School), Cllr Barry Stone (Chairman Norfolk County Council) and Peter Hornor.

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