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READING - Brock Barracks
Brock Barracks, on Oxford Road, has been the depot of the Royal Berkshire Regiment and is now the home of a number of military units, cadets and Old Comrades' Associations. The Main Memorial is the Cenotaph where Remembrance Sunday parades and services are held for Reading.
The Cenotaph (WM5181)
The Cenotaph was designed by Edward Lutyens and closely resembles the Cenotaph in Whitehall. It contains two scrolls bearing the names of men of the Royal Berkshire Regiment who died in two world wars.
Trooper Fred Potts VC (WM6001)
Trooper Fred Potts won his Victoria Cross in Gallipoli at the Battle of Scimitar Hill when he rescued Trooper Andrews by dragging him on a shovel under fire over a period of 49 hours. The monument is mounted on the wall of The Keep to your right as you enter the Barracks
See also his statue in Forbury Road click here
The monument is mounted on the wall of The Keep to your right as you enter the Barracks. It was originally located on the Divisional Memorial at Kohima.
The monument is mounted on the wall of The Keep to your right as you enter the Barracks
See also the Sutton Seeds site
The monument is mounted on the outside of the Dragon Club. It commemorates the men from H Company (Wokingham) who died.
The monument is mounted on the upper wall inside the Dragon Club
The three boards are mounted on the wall to your left as you enter the Officers Mess. The Royal Berkshire Regiment is part of the 'Golden Thread' of the 1st Rifles having merged successively with the Wiltshire Regiment to Form the Duke of Edinburghs Royal Regiment, then with the Glosters to form the RGBW and then the Devon and Dorset Regiment to form 1st Rifles. The Barracks is currently 'home' to 7th Rifles. The memorial commemorates the men from The Rifles who have died since 2007 in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The plaque is located at the foot of the tree planted to commemorate the D-Day landings in 1944, by the Commanding Officer of one of the units involved.
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