The Militia and Territorial Silver


The Mildren Trophy

The Mildren Trophy

Presented for Annual Competition by companies in “The Attack” to his comrades of the 6th London Regiment by Brigadier General W F Mildren CB CMG DSO, Honorary Colonel 1914-1919.

The Trophy depicts a soldier of the 1914-18 War.


The Cochrane Trophy

The Cochrane Trophy

Presented by Lieutenant Colonel Cochrane to the 12th Surrey Rifle Volunteers.

It was the Officers’ Challenge prize and was competed for from 1865 until 1913 and from 1924-1938.



The Territorial

The Territorial

This piece of silver has rather a unique history. In 1968 when the then Lt Col W E McConnell TD commanded the 6th (Territorial) Bn The Queen’s Regiment it was decided that a silver sale from surplus silver be held.

The 6th (Territorial) Battalion resulted from the amalgamation on 31st March 1967 of the 3rd and 4th Bns the Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment (TA). Only a few years previously these Battalions had themselves resulted respectively from the 5th and 6th Battalions The Queen’s Royal Regiment and 565 LAA Regt RA (part of which had been formed from the 4th Bn the Queen’s Royal Regiment) and the 6th Bn East Surrey Regt (TA) and the 23rd London Regt (TA).

The sale resulted in a surplus of money in the silver fund, and so Charles C Stadden (himself an ex-Territorial) was commissioned to sculpt the figure of a soldier in battledress equipped with 37 Pattern webbing and a self loading rifle which would typify “The Territorial”.

The figure was made to match another figure, the Cochrane Trophy of the same height.

The statuette was made by Mappin and Webb and it was presented at the Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Dinner on 31st May 1968 at The Toby Jug, Tolworth.


The Wigan Award

The Wigan Award 1951 - 56

“Presented by Colonel C R Wigan MC TD DL on his retirement as Colonel 5th Battalion The Queen’s Royal Regiment (TA) 1951-1956”

The Statuette shows a Soldier in battle dress carrying a self-loading rifle.


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