The defence of Calais and the aftermath saw the survivors of the Regiment interned as Prisoners of War. Amongst them were a number of members of the Lodge:
The story of Tim Lucas‘s escape immediately after capture and rowing himself across the Channel is the stuff of Boys’ Own legend.
The cartoon below featured in the Daily Mirror in 1940 after the action that took place that year, known as the Defence of Calais. The artwork was created by the cartoonist known as ‘Spar’ who served with the Queen Victoria Rifles and is on display in the World War II section at The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum in Winchester.