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"Unyielding Courage

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: Hooded British Territorials charging the German Trenches at Loos, September 25th, 1915, 1916

Hooded British Territorials charging the German Trenches at Loos, September 25th, 1915, 1916. British troops in gas masks charged German trenches at the Battle of Loos on the Western Front

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: A team of gritty soldiers form Guisborough TA Centre 1st Battalion YorkshireVolunteers us

A team of gritty soldiers form Guisborough TA Centre 1st Battalion YorkshireVolunteers us completing a testing 120-mile coast to coast sponsored run in aid of the South Tees Hopsital baby care unit

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: Mr Hore Belisha opens the Territorial Drill Hall in Lamorbey, Kent

Mr Hore Belisha opens the Territorial Drill Hall in Lamorbey, Kent. Here Mr Belisha is inspecting the guard of honour. 1 December 1938

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: The National Rifle Association prize meeting at Wimbledon: the picket going camp rounds, 1865

The National Rifle Association prize meeting at Wimbledon: the picket going camp rounds, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The National Rifle Association prize meeting at Wimbledon: the picket going camp rounds, 1865. View of...the nightly picket of members of the Victoria Rifle Corps, fully accoutred and armed

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: Volunteer Movement, Jones & Family under Canvass, 1862. Satirical print showing a Victorian family

Volunteer Movement, Jones & Family under Canvass, 1862. Satirical print showing a Victorian family playing soldiers for
FLO4995471 Volunteer Movement, Jones & Family under Canvass, 1862. Satirical print showing a Victorian family playing soldiers for the Volunteer Force, a part-time territorial army

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: Les territoriaux Joffre et Pau, 1914 (1916). Creator: Unknown

Les territoriaux Joffre et Pau, 1914 (1916). Creator: Unknown
Les territoriaux Joffre et Pau; Les territoriaux alpins Pau (a gauche) et Joffre (a droite) dans une tranchee vosgienne, 1914. From "Collection de la Guerre IV. L'Illustration Tome CXLVIII

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: The TA centre in Caerau Lane, Ely, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales. June 1968

The TA centre in Caerau Lane, Ely, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales. June 1968

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: Ready for action - part of D Company 4 para from Norton get set for today

Ready for action - part of D Company 4 para from Norton get set for todays major exercise on Salisbury Plain. For several of the lads it is their first parachute jump with the battalion

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: The Queens Westminster Rifle Volunteers (13th Middlesex), c. 1890s (b / w photo)

The Queens Westminster Rifle Volunteers (13th Middlesex), c. 1890s (b / w photo)
745295 The Queens Westminster Rifle Volunteers (13th Middlesex), c.1890s (b/w photo) by Stuart, Francis G. O. (c.1843-1923); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: Officers of the Queens Westminster Volunteers (13th Middlesex), c. 1890s (b / w photo)

Officers of the Queens Westminster Volunteers (13th Middlesex), c. 1890s (b / w photo)
745294 Officers of the Queens Westminster Volunteers (13th Middlesex), c.1890s (b/w photo) by Stuart, Francis G. O. (c.1843-1923); Private Collection; (add.info.: Probably taken for W)

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: Members of the A. R. P. Auxiliary Fire Service and Territorial Army seen here on a

Members of the A. R. P. Auxiliary Fire Service and Territorial Army seen here on a
Members of the A.R.P. Auxiliary Fire Service and Territorial Army seen here on a National Services parade at Hastings Pier. 23rd April 1939

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: Hotshots from Yorkshire were the stars of a recent shooting competition

Hotshots from Yorkshire were the stars of a recent shooting competition. Members of the 1st Battalion Yorkshire Volunteers won an impressive selection of trophies at the joint North-east District

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: A team of three cooks and a driver from the 82 Ordnance company (V

A team of three cooks and a driver from the 82 Ordnance company (V) Royal Army Ordance Corps, Middlesbrough, nudged their way past 14 other teams to come first in a Northeast district TA cookery

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: Five men from Guisborough TA are off to Germany to take part in a competition

Five men from Guisborough TA are off to Germany to take part in a competition. The Skills competition will be against teams from all over Europe

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: The band leads the way as the 34th Signal Regiment parades through the centre of

The band leads the way as the 34th Signal Regiment parades through the centre of Middlesbrough to received the freedom from the Mayor. 11th September 1993

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: If the helmet fits please wear it - thats the latest clarion call from the soldiers of

If the helmet fits please wear it - thats the latest clarion call from the soldiers of The First Battalion The Yorkshire Volunteers

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: Young Neil Barnes has received a brand new computer - thanks to the efforts of his

Young Neil Barnes has received a brand new computer - thanks to the efforts of his soldier Dads battalion. Sixteen members of the 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Volunteers

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: Part- time service personnel in Cleveland received medlas

Part- time service personnel in Cleveland received medlas and certificates at a special awards ceremony. The Lord Lieutenant of Cleveland, Lord Gisborough

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: These boots were made of walking - and thats just what these lads from the Territorial

These boots were made of walking - and thats just what these lads from the Territorial Army were planning to do. Members of the B Company the 1st Bn

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: Happy trio (left to right) Signalman Arthur Warner, Signalman Jack Morgan, 28

Happy trio (left to right) Signalman Arthur Warner, Signalman Jack Morgan, 28, from Middlesbrough, Signalman Mick Alexander, 23, worked with NEEB, from Billingham. 24th June 1981

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: Members of the TA from Coulby Newham are to take to the water for charity in a marathon

Members of the TA from Coulby Newham are to take to the water for charity in a marathon sponsored canoe race and they are appealing to Teesside businessmen to back them in the 125 mile race

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: It isn t everyday that Teesside airport gets a visit from an RAF Hercules

It isn t everyday that Teesside airport gets a visit from an RAF Hercules, but one touched down last night to take up these local soldiers and their pals for a training parachute drop

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: Teesside troopers trudged across tough terrain to compete in the annual Tom Leonard

Teesside troopers trudged across tough terrain to compete in the annual Tom Leonard Trophy at the weekend. Teams from B (The Green Howards)

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: A searchlight crew of the 5th Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

A searchlight crew of the 5th Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, (53rd Searchlight Regiment) T.A. in action somewhere near Newcastle during preliminary training for a mimic air attack

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: 537 Searchlight Regt. R. A. (T. A. ) Tyne Electrical Engineers

537 Searchlight Regt. R. A. (T. A. ) Tyne Electrical Engineers
537 Searchlight Regt. R.A. (T.A.) Tyne Electrical Engineers, being operated by territorials, one of whom (far left) was still in his civvies. 2nd October 1948

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: The First V. C. ever Won by a Territorial, 1916. Creator: Unknown

The First V. C. ever Won by a Territorial, 1916. Creator: Unknown
The First V.C. ever Won by a Territorial, 1916. Second-Lieut. G. H. Woolley s. defence of Hill 60 made him the first British Territorial Army officer to be awarded the Victoria Cross

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: Territorials from Summer Camp - Terriers marching easy over Westminster Bridge, 1914-1918

Territorials from Summer Camp - Terriers marching easy over Westminster Bridge, 1914-1918, (1933). British soldiers from the Territorial Army marching through the streets of London

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: Territorials from Summer Camp - Terriers entraining at Waterloo, 1914-1918, (1933)

Territorials from Summer Camp - Terriers entraining at Waterloo, 1914-1918, (1933). British soldiers from the Territorial Army boarding trains at Waterloo Station in London

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: The 1st Middlesex (Victoria Rifles) - Volunteers, 1890. Creator: Godfrey Douglas Giles

The 1st Middlesex (Victoria Rifles) - Volunteers, 1890. Creator: Godfrey Douglas Giles
The 1st Middlesex (Victoria Rifles) - Volunteers, 1890. From " Her Majestys Army, Vol. II", by Walter Richards. [J. S. Virtue & Co. Limited, London, 1890]

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: Sandbags surrounding the Town Hall in Birmingham during the war

Sandbags surrounding the Town Hall in Birmingham during the war. September 1939

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: A blank invitation to a Civil Service Volunteer Rifles function, c19th century

A blank invitation to a Civil Service Volunteer Rifles function, c19th century. The Prince of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles were an infantry regiment of the Volunteer Force

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: London Territorials on the march, La Bassee Road, northern France, World War I, 1914-1918

London Territorials on the march, La Bassee Road, northern France, World War I, 1914-1918. Stereoscopic card detail

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: The London Scottish territorial regiment reforming their line under fire, 31 October 1914, (1926)

The London Scottish territorial regiment reforming their line under fire, 31 October 1914, (1926). At Messines, Belgium, on 31 October 1914

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: Territorial Army Artillery dinner. Chairman of Erith Urban District Council

Territorial Army Artillery dinner. Chairman of Erith Urban District Council, Councillor W J Ebben, Captain M A Galbraith, Frank Clarke, L R HIll OBE and Major R L Whitmore. 1937

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: Officers Training Corps demonstration at Dartford Grammer school in Kent

Officers Training Corps demonstration at Dartford Grammer school in Kent. 1937

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: The Dartford Territorial Army unit in a drill display, in Central Park

The Dartford Territorial Army unit in a drill display, in Central Park. 3-inch-mortar crew demonstrate mortar procedure. Mayor of Darford, Count E R Blackman, Colonel Hs Browne

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: The Dartford territorial unit perform drills with the Mayor. 1938

The Dartford territorial unit perform drills with the Mayor. 1938

Background imageTerritorial Army Collection: New Territorial Drill Hall in Stone, Kent. 1939

New Territorial Drill Hall in Stone, Kent. 1939


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"Unyielding Courage: A Glimpse into the Territorial Army's Illustrious History" From the hooded British Territorials fearlessly charging the German trenches at Loos in 1915 to Mr. Hore Belisha inaugurating the Territorial Drill Hall in Lamorbey, Kent, the legacy of the one of unwavering dedication and valor. The indomitable spirit of these gritty soldiers from Guisborough TA Centre, 1st Battalion Yorkshire Volunteers, resonates through time as they stand united in their commitment to protect their homeland. In June 1968, amidst picturesque surroundings, the TA centre in Caerau Lane, Ely, Cardiff stood tall as a testament to Wales' contribution to this noble cause. Its walls echoed with stories of bravery and sacrifice that have shaped generations. Dating back to the late 19th century, black-and-white photographs capture moments frozen in time – The Queens Westminster Rifle Volunteers (13th Middlesex) proudly posing for posterity; officers exuding confidence and leadership among their ranks. A significant milestone etched forever is marked by an unknown hero who became the first Territorial recipient of Victoria Cross during World War I. This act epitomizes not only his individual courage but also symbolizes collective determination within this esteemed force. As summer camps brought respite amidst chaos during both world wars, Terriers marched effortlessly over Westminster Bridge while entraining at Waterloo station - scenes that exemplify camaraderie and resilience against all odds. Delving further into history reveals a glimpse into Victorian times when The 1st Middlesex (Victoria Rifles) - Volunteers showcased their strength and discipline under Godfrey Douglas Giles' watchful eye. Their uniformity reflected unity forged through shared purpose. Even social events were steeped in tradition as seen through a blank invitation to a Civil Service Volunteer Rifles function from centuries past.