Regimental Reading

History & Records of Queen Victoria’s Rifles 1792-1922 by Major C A C Keeson VD. Constable. Reprinted by Naval and Military Press 2016

The Rifle and How To Use It. Hans Busk. Reissued in facsimile by Richmond Publishing Company in 1971

“From Ypres to Cambrai. The 1914-1919 Diary Infantryman” by Frank Hawkins. Morley Elmfield Press 1974.

Facing Fearful Odds. My father’s story of captivity, escape and resistance 1940–1945. John Jay. Pen & Sword Books.

For You, the War is Over. Sam Kydd (Victoria Rifles). Futura Publications 1974.

Masonic Reading

There are two Lodge histories in the Library at Freemasons’ Hall

The first of which was written by W Bro Lt Col CACG Keeson OBE MC TD LGR who had commanded the Regiment 1934-1938 and was already a holder of the MC when initiated into the Lodge, aged 21, by his father in October 1919.  

The second was written by W Bro Maj Don Boydell ERD RE PAGDC.