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  Famous Regiments of the British Army Volume 1: A Pictorial Guide and Celebration
Famous Regiments of the British Army V1


 
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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 192 pages
Author: D. Bond
Year: 2009
Other Data: b&w & colour photos,sketches, index
ISBN: 9781862274730

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As the amalgamations of all the famous regiments of the famous regiments of the British Army is completed, this book is a timely reminder of past glories. Thirty-five of the most famous regiments ever featured - their battle honours, their badges, their most famous sons - and the stories of the actions of Victoria Cross holders. Each regiment's section is accompanied by artworks and photographs, illustrating insignia, uniforms and soldiers in action. The omission of some regiments will infuriate some, but this is the first of three volumes planned and many of those apparently 'missing' will feature.

Dorian Bond reveals the history of these unique bodies of men, how the Glorious Glosters - the Gloucestershire regiment - were once known as the slachers, after a Montreal magistrae's ear was cut off in 1764. Why does their badge today feature a Sphinx? Because of service in Egypt in 1801.

Covering action wherever the regiments found it, in Flanders, Ireland, America, Africa, the West Indies, the Crimea, Burma, Germany and Korea. 'Famous Regiments of the British Army' tells the stories of some of the most famous battles in history, from Ramillies to Talavera, Waterloo to Arnhem and the role these regiments played.

Contents:
Introduction
Acknowledgements
Part 1: The Guards Regiments
 - Life Guards
 - Royal Horse Guards
 - Royal (1st) Dragoons
 - Grenadier Guards
 - Coldstream Guards
 - Scots Guards
 - Irish Guards
 - Welsh Guards
Part 2: The Line Infantry Regiments
 - Royal Scots Regiment (1st)
 - Queen's Royal (West Surrey) Regiment (2nd)
 - Buffs (Royal) East Kent Regiment (3rd)
 - King's Regiment (Liverpool) (8th)
 - Green Howards. Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment) (19th)
 - Lancashire Fusiliers (20th)
 - South Wales Borderers (24th)
 - Gloucestershire Regiment (28th and 61st)
 - Black Watch (42nd and 73rd)
 - Durham Light Infantry (68th and 106th)
 - Highland Light Infantry (71st, 73rd and 74th)
 - Gordon Highlanders (75th and 92nd)
 - Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (79th)
Part 3: Rifle Regiments
 - Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (43rd and 52nd)
 - The King's Royal Rifle Corps (60th)
 - The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) (95th)
 - Royal Gurkha Rifles
Part 4: The New Regiments
 - Royal Tank Regiment
 - Parachute Regiment
 - Special Air Service Regiment
Part 5: The Line Cavalry Regiments
 - 1st The king's Dragoon Guards
 - Queen's Bays (2nd Queen's Dragoon Guards)
 - Scots Greys (2nd Dragoon)
 - 3rd King's Own Hussars
 - 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons
 - 9th Queen's Royal Lancers
 - 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own)
For the Fallen
Index


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