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Clothing (Headgear) Head Dress: Officer's Home Service pattern helmet. 2nd Gloucestershire Rifle Volunteer Corps. c. 1890. View
Clothing (Uniform) Uniform: Belt plate worn by the 1st Gloucestershire Bristol Rifle Volunteers. View
Badges Badge: Five helmet plates worn by the 1st Gloucestershire City of Bristol Rifle Volunteers. View
Badges Badge: Helmet plate worn by the 2nd Gloucestershire Rifle Volunteer Corps. View
Badges 1939 - 1945 Badge: Cap badge. 43rd Reconnaissance Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps. 1941-1945. View
Badges 1939 - 1946 Badge: Reconnaissance Corps shoulder title and Arm of Service strip, as worn on the uniforms of 43rd Reconnaissance Regiment, formerly 5th (Territorial) Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment, October 1941-1946. View
Badges 1939 - 1946 Badge: Shoulder title of the Royal Armoured Corps, as worn on the uniforms of 44th Royal Tank Regiment and 50th Royal Tank Regiment, formerly 6th (Territorial) Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment, 1929-1945. View
Badges 1939 - 1946 Badge: Shoulder title of the Royal Armoured Corps as worn on the uniforms of 159th Regiment R.A.C., formerly 10th Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment, June 1942-April 1943. View
Clothing (Uniform) 1914 - 1918 Uniform: G.R. armlet of the Volunteer Training Corps. Scarlet cloth with black lettering. 1914-1918. View
Clothing (Headgear) 1859 - 1880 Head Dress: Other rank's kepi with rifle green felt body and green pom-pom. City of Bristol Rifle Volunteer Corps. c.1859-1880. (front view). View
Clothing (Headgear) 1859 - 1880 Head Dress: Other rank's kepi with rifle green felt body and green pom-pom. City of Bristol Rifle Volunteer Corps. c.1859-1880. (side view). View
Clothing (Headgear) 1859 - 1880 Head Dress: Other rank's kepi with rifle green felt body and green pom-pom. City of Bristol Rifle Volunteer Corps. c.1859-1880. (rear view). View
Badges 1914 - 1918 Badge: Central Association VolunteerrTraining Corps proficiency badge. 1914-1918. View
Clothing (Headgear) 1939 - 1945 Head Dress: Field service cap, as worn by an officer in the Reconnaissance Corps. 43rd Reconnaissance Regiment, 1942-1946. View
Badges 1878 - 1908 Badge: Helmet plate, as worn by the 2nd Gloucestershire Rifle Volunteer Corps. 1878-1908. View
Badges Badge: Two shoulder belt plates, small size, bronze. As worn by the 1st Gloucestershire City of Bristol Rifle Volunteers. 1859. View
Badges Badge: Volunteer Training Corps Central Association badge of 3926 Private H.J. Fry. Gloucestershire Regiment. c. 1915-1918. View
Badges 1914 - 1918 Badge: Volunteer Training Corps lapel badge. 1914-1918. View
Badges 1878 - 1908 Badge: Helmet plate of the 2nd Gloucestershire Rifle Volunteer Corps. 1878-1908. View
Weapons (Edged) Edged Weapon: Presentation sword with 1854 pattern brass hilt. Chased and engraved 'Presented to Sergt. Major J.J. Ferguson, 28th Regt. on his promotion to Warrant Rank by the Sergeants of the Corps. July 1881'. 28th North Gloucestershire Regiment and 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. View
Badges 1859 - 1881 Badge: Shako plate, as worn by the City of Bristol Rifle Volunteer Corps. 1859-1881. View
Badges 1889 - 1904 Badge: Helmet plate. 1st Gloucestershire Engineer Volunteers. Cheltenham Cadet Corps. 1889-1903/4. View
Badges Badge: Dolphin cap badge. Colston's School (Bristol) Cadet Corps. c. 1915-1960. View
Medals 1914 - 1945 Medal: Group of three medals; 1914-1918 British War Medal, Allied Victory Medal and 1939-1945 Victory Medal. Awarded to 22256 Private Frank Futcher. Gloucestershire Regiment and Corps of Hussars. 1914-1945. View
Medals 1914 - 1918 Medal: Group of four medals; 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Allied Victory Medal and Territorial Efficiency Medal from the reign of George V. Awarded to 37825 Private Edward L. Boyce. 1/4th Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. Later King's Royal Rifle Corps. View
Photographs 1914 - 1918 Photograph: Officers and NCOs of various regiments on Army Service Corps course. Includes 4228 Company Sergeant Major William John "Jack" Dalley. 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. March 1918. View
Weapons (Edged) Edged Weapon: Dress sword of the 1st (City of Bristol) Volunteer Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment. Usually worn by Corps of Drums. Pre-1914. View
Documents 1950 - 1953 Document: Coronation Day invitation cards presented to Major Gerald Fink, United States Marine Corps, by Major P.W. Weller, Gloucestershire Regiment. P.O.W. Camp No. 2., Korea. 2nd June 1953. View
Documents 1914 - 1918 Document: Certificate of Employment. 8644 Company Sergeant Major Albert Edward Pugh. 2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. Later 20th Canadian Battalion, Tank Corps. 1907-1919. View
Newspapers, Magazines & Cuttings 1907 - 1919 Newspaper Cutting: Newspaper cutting relating to 8644 Company Sergeant Major Albert Edward Pugh. 2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. Later 20th Canadian Battalion, Tank Corps. 1907-1919. View
Documents 1939 - 1945 Document: The Campaigns of 33rd Indian Corps. Burma, 1944-1945. View
Badges 1914 - 1945 Badge: "On War Service" Badge 1914, Civil Defence Corps Badge, two buttons, rank pip. 1914-1945. View
Miscellaneous Miscellaneous: Black cane swagger stick with silver mount. Cheltenham College Officer Training Corps. c. 1920. View
Badges 1914 - 1918 Badge: Three badges; one brass Back Badge, one Silver War Badge, and one Army Veterinary Corps badge. Property of 15864 Private William David Yeates. 10th Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. 1914-1918. View
Miscellaneous Miscellaneous: Regimental cane with crested head but no tip. Property of Lieutenant James Brown Lucas Hope Cordes. 2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment, attached Royal Flying Corps. 1914-1918. View
Miscellaneous 1914 - 1918 Miscellaneous: Tin hip flask. Property of Lieutenant James Brown Lucas Hope Cordes. 2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment, attached Royal Flying Corps. 1914-1918. View
Clothing (Headgear) Head Dress: Khaki side cap with missing badges and buttons. Property of Lieutenant James Brown Lucas Hope Cordes. 2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment, attached Royal Flying Corps. c. 1920. View
Clothing (Headgear) Head Dress: Khaki forage cap with no buttons and bullet holes. Property of J.H.B.L. Cordes of the Gloucestershire Regiment and the Royal Flying Corps. View
Clothing (Headgear) Head Dress: White flying helmet. Property of J.H.B.L. Cordes of the Gloucestershire Regiment and the Royal Flying Corps. View
Photographs Photograph: James Brown Lucas Hope Cordes, Chief test pilot for Handley-Page Aircraft Company. c. 1950. Formerly 2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment, attached Royal Flying Corps. 1914-1918. View
Miscellaneous Miscellaneous: Two identical Christmas cards. (inside and outside shown). "If you think we're down'earted - we ain't!" & ""K" says we are pulling our weight". 8th Army Corps. Dardenelles. 1915. Sent by Major Victor Archibald Nye, Cheshire Regiment, attached General Staff. (ex 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. 1900-1902.) View
Medals 1914 - 1918 Medal: Group of three medals; 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal and Allied Victory Medal. Awarded to Private Frederick W. Exell. Army Service Corps and Lancashire Fusiliers. View
Badges Badge: Brass shoulder title. Machine Gun Corps. c. 1915-1918. View
Art & Pictures Picture: Drawing of "The Battle of Alexandria, March 21st 1801, representing the exact situation of the gallant & much lamented General Sir R. Abercrombie, KB, at the time of the attack on the Corps of the Reserve" View
Documents 1914 - 1918 Document: Protection Certificate and Certificate of Identity 1919. T364395 Private Arthur C. Summons. Royal Army Service Corps. ex. 12th Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. 1914-1918. View
Documents 1939 - 1945 Document: Reconnaissance Corps Association membership card. 14327853 Sergeant Leslie James Smith. 43rd Reconnaissance Regiment. 1947. View
Books Book: Two books. "The Reconnaissance Journal Vol.2 No.4 from 1946. (2) "This Band of Brothers A History of the Reconnaissance Corps of the British Army" by Jeremy Taylor View
Photographs Photograph: Soldier of the Royal Army Medical Corps. c. 1919. View
Photographs 1914 - 1918 Photograph: Private Clayfield. Machine Gun Corps. c. 1916. View
Miscellaneous Miscellaneous: Bamboo swagger stick. Winchester College Officer Training Corps. c. 1920. View
Documents 1914 - 1918 Document: Signal from 17th Corps forwarded by 61st (2nd South Midland) Division to 184th Brigade notifying the cessation of hostilities, 11th November 1918. 'A' Form (AFC 2121). View
Photographs Photograph: 5720 Private Ernest James Bedwell of the Army Cyclist Corps with older man. c. 1918-1919. View
Art & Pictures Picture: 2 pictures of Insignia badges on glass. (1) Gloucester front badge 11 x 13ins. (2) Royal Corps of Signals 11 x 13 ins. View
Photographs 1950 - 1953 Photograph: Corps of Drums of the Welch Regiment, c. 1940. View
Photographs 1914 - 1918 Photograph: "Pat". Lieutenant of the Royal Army Medical Corps with golf clubs. c. 1915. View
Photographs 1914 - 1918 Photograph: "Pat". Lieutenant of the Royal Army Medical Corps with golf clubs. c. 1915. View
Badges Badge: Six badges, one lapel association badge, two British Legion lapel badges, one Civil Defence Corps lapel badge, one small I.D. disk brass 'stamped' Talbot 2 Grantham Rd Radcliffe, possible dog tag. Also one medal ribbon bar with M.I.D. badge. Awarded to Lieutenant J. W. Talbot,. 10th Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. 1914-1945. View
Documents 1914 - 1918 Document: Message from Lieutenant-General Sir Aylmer Hunter-Weston K.C.B. D.S.O. to all officers, N.C.O.s and men of the VIII Army Corps, 4th July 1916. View
Documents 1935 - 1947 Document: Certificate of Transfer to Army Reserve A.F.X202/B.. 5182961 Lance-Corporal Bruce A. Stephens. The Gloucestershire Regiment and Royal Army Service Corps. c.1935-1947. View
Medals 1914 - 1918 Medal: Group of four medals; 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Allied Victory Medal and single medal for Good Conduct - Reward of Superior Merit with blue ribbon. Awarded to 2455 Private Frederick Rees. Army Ordance Corps. Later 2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. 1914-1918. View
Miscellaneous 1914 - 1918 Miscellaneous: Brass oblong bed plate. Property of 2414434 Signaller Arthur J. Pryke. Royal Corps of Signals. c. 1925. ex 13134 Private Arthur J. Pryke. 7th and 1st Battalions, The Gloucestershire Regiment. 1914-1919. View
Photographs Photograph: Corps of Drums and Band of 2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment marching through Shanghai. 1927. View
Miscellaneous 1986 - 1988 Miscellaneous: Royal Corps of Transport passenger guide to the British Military Train (The Berliner). West Berlin to Helmstedt, Germany. c.1986. View
Cards 1986 - 1988 Postcard: Royal Corps of Transport publicity photograph of the dining car on the British Military Train (The Berliner). West Berlin to Helmstedt, Germany. c.1986. View
Cards 1986 - 1988 Postcard: Royal Corps of Transport publicity photograph of the British Military Train (The Berliner). West Berlin to Helmstedt, Germany. c.1986. View
Cards 1986 - 1988 Postcard: Royal Corps of Transport publicity photograph of army personnel and the British Military Train (The Berliner). West Berlin to Helmstedt, Germany. c.1986. View
Miscellaneous 1939 - 1945 Miscellaneous: "Spear Head"', British I Corps newsheet. 1944-1945. View
Photographs Photograph: Corps of Drums marching through camp at Sidi Bishr, Egypt 1936- 1937. 2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. View
Documents Document: Association membership card of the Reconnaissance Corps. 5183574 Private S.W. Abel, 43rd Reconnaissance Regiment. 1939-1945. View
Photographs Photograph: Captain L. Foreman of the Royal Army Pioneer Corps, attached to 5th (Territorial) Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment receiving the clasp to his Territorial Decoration from Brigadier A.L.W. Newth C.B.E., D.S.O., M.C. c. 1958. View
Photographs 1939 - 1945 Photograph: '17 Dec 1943 MM-5-44-151523 Mt. Camino Area, Italy. Discussing the Battle of Mt. Camino, which is in the background are, L-R; Brig.Gen. Lemnitzer of the 15th Army Group; Maj.Gen. J.L.I. Hawkesworth, Gen. Officer Commanding 4th Division, Gen. Sir Harold RLG Alexander, Gen. Officer Commanding in Chief of the 15th Army Group, Gen. Sir Alan Brooke, Chief of the Imperial Staff, and Gen. Sir Richard L. McCreery, Gen. Officer Commanding X Corps. Photo by Paris 163rd Signal Photo Co.'. View
Photographs 1939 - 1945 Photograph: '17 Dec 1943 MM-5-44-151519 Mt. Camino Area, Italy. Generals discussing the bsttle [sic] of Mt. Camino, L-R; Gen. Sir Richard L. McCreery, Gen. Officer Commanding X Corps, Gen. Sir Alan Brooke, Chief of the Imperial Staff, Maj.Gen. J.L.I. Hawkesworth, Gen. Officer Commanding 46th Division, Gen. Sir Harold RLG Alexander, Gen. Officer Commanding in Chief of the 15th Army Group, and Brig.Gen. Lemnitzer of the 15th Army Group. Photo by Paris 163rd Signal Photo Co.'. View
Photographs Photograph: Corps of drums and Band heading the Back Badge Parade at Horfield Parish Church. 5th (Territorial) Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment 24th April 1957. View
Photographs Photograph: Corps of Drums. 5th (Territorial) Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. August 1953. With Drum Major Pearce. View
Photographs Photograph: Corps of Drums. 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. Nasirabad, India c. 1935-1936. View
Photographs Photograph: Corps of Drums. 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. Mingaladon, Burma, 1939. View
Photographs Photograph: Corps of Drums. 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. Mingaladon, Burma, 1939. View
Photographs Photograph: Corps of Drums in fancy dress. 2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. Kingston, Jamaica. Christmas, 1947. Includes Drum Major Buss and Drummer Tony Eagles. View
Photographs Photograph: Corps of Drums, 2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment processing to the 'crazy football match'. Up Park Camp, Kingston, Jamaica. Christmas Day, 1947. Includes Colour Segeant "Busty" Walker and Private Freddie Brown. View
Badges Badge: Machine Gun Corps cap badge from World War I. Belonging to John Witford Barnes(Ex-Hampshire Regiment). View
Photographs 1950 - 1953 Photograph:

As a result of their heroic defence of their position on the Imjin, the Glosters were awarded the highest military decoration that could be awarded by the United States, The Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation. Lieutenant-General James Van Fleet, Commander of U.S. 8th Army, personally pinned the blue ribbon edged with and gold on the breast of Lieutenant-Colonel Digby Grist, who took over command of the battalion after the capture of Lieutenant-Colonel Carne.

The citation reads as follows:

The 1ST BATTALION, GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT, BRITISH ARMY and TROOP C, 170TH INDEPENDENT MORTAR BATTERY, ROYAL ARTILLERY, attached, are cited for exceptionally outstanding performance of duty and extraordinary heroism in action against the armed enemy near Solma-ri, Korea on the 23d, 24th, and 25th of April 1951. The 1ST BATTALION and TROOP C were defending a very critical sector of the battle front during a determined attack by the enemy. The defending units were overwhelmingly outnumbered. The 63d Chinese Communist Army drove the full force of its savage assault at the positions held by the 1ST BATTALION, GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT and attached unit. The route of supply ran southeast from the Battalion between two hills. The hills dominated the surrounding terrain northwest to Imjin River. Enemy pressure built up on the battalion front during the day, 23 April. On 24 April, the weight of the attack had driven the right flank of the battalion back. The pressure grew heavier and heavier and the battalion and attached unit were forced into a perimeter defense on Hill 235. During the night, heavy enemy forces had by-passed the staunch defenders and closed all avenues of escape. The courageous soldiers of the battalion and attached unit were holding the critical route selected by the enemy for one column of the general offensive designed to encircle and destroy I Corps. These gallant soldiers would not retreat. As they were compressed tighter and tighter in their perimeter defense, they called for close-in air strikes to assist in holding firm. Completely surrounded by tremendous numbers, these indomitable, resolute, and tenacious soldiers fought back with unsurpassed fortitude and courage. As ammunition ran low and the advancing hordes moved closer and closer, these splendid soldiers fought back viciously to prevent the enemy from overrunning the position and moving rapidly on the south. Their heroic stand provided the critically needed time to regroup other I Corps units and block the southern advance of the enemy. Time and again efforts were made to reach the battalion, but the enemy strength blocked each effort. Without thought of defeat or surrender, this heroic force demonstrated superb battlefield courage and discipline. Every yard of ground they surrendered was covered with enemy dead until the last gallant soldier of the fighting battalion was overpowered by the final surge of the enemy masses. The 1ST BATTALION, GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT and TROOP C, 170TH INDEPENDENT MORTAR BATTERY displayed such gallantry, determination, and esprit de corps in accomplishing their mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions as to set them apart and above other units participating in the same battle. Their sustained brilliance in battle, their resoluteness, and extraordinary heroism are in keeping with the finest traditions of the renowned military forces of the British Commonwealth, and reflect unsurpassed credit on these courageous soldiers and their homeland.

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Photographs 1950 - 1984 Photograph: Lieutenant-Colonel James Power Carne D.S.O. with his ever-present briar pipe, shortly before the battle of the Imjin.

The Citation for his Victoria Cross reads:-

The Gloucestershire Regiment

On the night 22nd/23rd April, 1951, Lieutenant-Colonel Carne's battalion, 1 Glosters, was heavily attacked and the enemy on the Imjin River were repulsed, having suffered heavy casualties. On 23rd, 24th April, 1951, the Battalion was heavily and incessantly engaged by vastly superior numbers of enemy, who repeatedly launched mass attacks, but were stopped at close quarters.

During the 24th and 25th April, 1951, the Battalion was completely cut off from the rest of the Brigade, but remained a fighting entity, in face of almost continual onslaughts from an enemy who were determined, at all costs and regardless of casualties, to over-run it. Throughout, Lieutenant-Colonel Carne's manner remained coolness itself, and on the wireless, the only communication he still had with Brigade, he repeatedly assured the Brigade Commander that all was well with his Battalion, that they could hold on and that everyone was in good heart.

Throughout the entire engagement, Lieutenant-Colonel Carne, showing a complete disregard for his own safety, moved among the whole Battalion under very heavy mortar and machine-gun fire, inspiring the utmost confidence and the will to resist, amongst his troops.

On two separate occasions, armed with a rifle and grenades, he personally led assault parties which drove back the enemy and saved important situations.

Lieutenant-Colonel Carne's example of courage, coolness and leadership was felt not only in his own Battalion, but throughout the whole Brigade.

He fully realized that his flanks had been turned, but he also knew that the abandonment of his position would clear the way for the enemy to make a major break-through and this would have endangered the Corps.

When at last it was apparent that his Battalion would not be relieved and on orders from higher authority, he organized his Battalion into small, officer-led parties, who then broke out, whilst he himself in charge of a small party fought his way out, but was captured within twenty-four hours.

Lieutenant-Colonel Carne showed powers of leadership which can seldom have passed in the history of our Army.

He inspired his officers and men to fight beyond the normal limits of human endurance, in spite of overwhelming odds and ever-increasing casualties, shortage of ammunition and of water. -

London Gazette, 27th October, 1953

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Photographs Photograph: Inspection of No. 2 Guard by the Corps Commander General Jackie Harman. Major Richard Hobbs on left, Lieutenant-Colonel Brian Edwards behind the General, and the General's ADC, Jeremy Langlands, on far right. Gloucestershire Regiment. Back Badge Day, 21st March 1974. View
Photographs 1914 - 1918 Photograph: Chinese Labour Corps at work. Belgium 1916-1918. View
Photographs 1914 - 1918 Photograph: German corpses after British bombardment. Messines, Belgium 1916-1918. View
Photographs 1914 - 1918 Photograph: German corpses after British bombardment. Messines. "Note how bodies are tied up ready for removal, it is alleged, to fat factories in the German army". Belgium 1916-1918. View
Photographs 1914 - 1918 Photograph: German corpses after British bombardment. Messines, Belgium 1916-1918. View
Photographs 1914 - 1918 Photograph: 5th Army Field Service Corps drawing office. Belgium 1916-1918. View
Photographs 1914 - 1918 Photograph: 5th Army Field Service Corps drawing office. Belgium 1916-1918. View
Photographs 1914 - 1918 Photograph: Chinese Labour Corps transferring 15 inch shells, weighing 17cwt., from wide gauge to narrow gauge railway. Belgium 1916-1918. View
Photographs 1978 - 1979 Photograph: Toddler at the controls of Gazelle helicopter, Dieppe Flight, Army Air Corps. The Battalion Fete. Gloucestershire Regiment. Northern Ireland. 1978-1979. View
Documents Document: Warrant for the appointment to Warrant Officer, Class II. 872 Staff Quartermaster Sergeant James Charles Cowland. Army Pay Corps. 1st December 1919. View
Documents Document: Application to the Corps of Commissionaires. 872 Staff Quartermaster Sergeant James Charles Cowland. Army Pay Corps. 1920. View
Documents Document: Correspondence concerning the headstone for his deceased brother. 2409 Lance-Corporal James Charles Cowland. 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment and Army Pay Corps. 1900-1901. View
Documents Document: Correspondence concerning the headstone for his deceased brother. 2409 Lance-Corporal James Charles Cowland. 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment and Army Pay Corps. 1900-1901. View
Documents Document: Correspondence concerning the headstone for his deceased brother. 2409 Lance-Corporal James Charles Cowland. 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment and Army Pay Corps. 1900-1901. View
Documents Document: Correspondence concerning the headstone for his deceased brother. 2409 Lance-Corporal James Charles Cowland. 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment and Army Pay Corps. 1900-1901. View
Documents Document: Correspondence concerning the headstone for his deceased brother. 2409 Lance-Corporal James Charles Cowland. 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment and Army Pay Corps. 1900-1901. View
Documents Document: Certificate of Discharge. 872 Staff Quartermaster Sergeant James Charles Cowland. Army Pay Corps. 1919. View
Documents Document: Letter of agreement to serve in His Majesty's Armed Forces. 872 Staff Quartermaster Sergeant James Charles Cowland. Army Pay Corps. 1919. View
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