The 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, fought in the Malayan Emergency of 1950-53. Many National Servicemen and volunteers spent weeks and months in patrolling the dense jungle, tracking down Communist-led bandits.
These tins were sent out to the members of the Battalion at Christmas 1952. They were paid for by the Sergeant’s Mess Reunion, and contained a card, cigarettes and other small presents. They follow the tradition started by Queen Victoria in giving her soldiers a gift box for Christmas in 1900, as did Princess Mary in 1914. They also show the strong bond which exists between past and present members of the Regiment