Essex Regiment Between the Two World Wars
Althought many battalions were disbanded after the Armistice of the Great War, the Essex Regiment continued to fight on.
The 1st and 2nd Battalions continued as full time infantry.
The 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th continued as part time Territorial Units.
In 1935 the 7th Essex was converted to an anti aircraft Brigade and renumbered the 59th(Essex Regiment) Anti Aircaft Brigade.
In 1938 the 6th Essex split into the 1/6th and 2/6th Battalions and both were trained in the use of searchlights. I
Time line of Overseas Duty
1929 Pembroke Dock
1938 Egypt and Palestine
1920 Malta and Turkey
1921 Malta and Turkey
1922-1927 Ambala, India
1927-1929 Landi Kotal, India
1929-1931 Nowshera, India
1931-1933 Nasirbad, India
1933-1935 Bombay, India
1937 Warley and Tower of London