The New Forest area has seen military activity before the outbreak of WWI.
4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment Trooping the Colours – Beaulieu – 3rd August 1909
This photograph shows the Battalion marching past their newly presented Colours at the Beaulieu camp on the 3rd August 1909. This camp was a regular event with many units coming together to train. Image Courtesy of Lymington.org
The Battalion with other units of the South Midland Brigade were attending a drum head service where these units were presented with their Colours following the 1908 Haldane reforms whereby the volunteers units were more closely aligned with their regular counterparts.
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Two linked articles with pre-WWI New Forest military activity around the Beaulieu area are: