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Iverna Gardens drill hall
The Iverna Gardens drill hall is a military installation in Kensington, London.
The drill hall was designed as the headquarters for the 4th (Kensington) Middlesex Volunteer Rifle Corps and competed in 1903. This unit became the 13th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment (Kensington) in 1908. The battalion was mobilised at the drill hall in August 1914 before being deployed to the Western Front. In 1936, on the break-up of the London Regiment, the unit was re-designated the Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own). It was deployed to France as part of the British Expeditionary Force at the early stages of the Second World War but did not return to the drill hall after the war.
In 1939 the drill hall was instead occupied by the 99th (London Welsh) Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery; after seeing action in North West Europe in the closing stages of the Second World War, that unit was re-designated the 499th (London Welsh) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery in 1947 and was then disbanded in 1955. Since 2014 the drill hall has also been the home of B Detachment 256 (City of London) Field Hospital.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Drill Hall Register: A list of the locations of London Drill Halls since 1908". http://www.steppingforwardlondon.org/assets/docs/sections/17.pdf. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
- ↑ "The London Regiment". The Long, Long Trail. http://www.1914-1918.net/london.htm. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
- ↑ "13th (County of London) Battalion The London Regiment (Kensington)". http://www.steppingforwardlondon.org/13th-county-of-london-battalion-the-london-regiment-kensington.html. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
- ↑ "History". Ministry of Defence. https://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/Kensingtons_a_brief_history.pdf. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
- ↑ "Anti-Aircraft Command 1924-1955". http://www.steppingforwardlondon.org/anti-aircraft-command-1924-1955.html. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
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