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The Second World War

At the outbreak of War the 1st Battalion was in India. The Battalion was brought back to England in 1940 and, much to their frustration, were allotted to home defence.   Finally, they were part of the D Day invasion in June 1944.

The 2nd Battalion and 7th (Territorial) Battalion arrived in France at the beginning of the War as part of the British Expeditionary Force.   The 2nd Battalion later served in Burma. The other three territorial battalions, the 4th ,5th and 6th were sent to the Far East..

Three additional battalions were formed in 1939, the 8/30th , 9th and 70th (Young Soldiers) Battalions.   The first two were initially made up of 1914-18 veterans. The 30 th Bn served for a short period in North Africa and then from the end of 1942 to January 1946 in Sicily and Italy on garrison and guard duties.  

With the very real threat of a German invasion, by the middle of 1943 there were 17 Norfolk Home Guard battalions.

bullet pointThe First Gallantry Awards of the War
bullet pointDunkirk: The Evacuation of Europe
bullet pointLe Paradis
bullet pointSt Valery-en-Caux
bullet point The Regiment in North-West Europe 1940
bullet point 1944 D-Day and the Normandy Landings
bullet pointThe Regiment in the Far East
bullet pointFar East Prisoners of War 1942-1945
bullet pointThe 2nd Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment in Burma
bullet point What is a Regiment?
bullet point From 9th to Norfolk
bullet point The Changing Name of The Regimet
bullet pointColours
bullet pointBattle Honours
bullet pointBritannia
bullet pointHoly Boys
bullet pointThe Regiment in The First World War
bullet point The Second World War
bullet point The Regiment After the War
bullet point National Service
bullet point The Korean War
bullet point Hong Kong & The New Territories
bullet point The Cyprus Emergency 1955-59
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