Encyclopedia of Modern British Army Regiments

By P. D. Griffin

The present-day regiments of the British military, many courting again to the 17th century, have lengthy and exotic histories. Campaigns in conflict and peace internationally, from Flanders to the North West Frontier and from Spain to New Zealand, are nonetheless celebrated in regimental customs and conflict honors. because the first version of this booklet, there were dramatic cuts in safeguard spending and complete position alterations for lots of of the Army's oldest regiments. A reappraisal of the makeup and traditions of the Army's uncomplicated construction blocks, its regiments, is as a result well timed. The regiments and corps of the British military, many protecting conventional titles resembling Dragoon Guards, Hussars, Lancers and Fusiliers, are thought of so as of priority. info given for every regiment comprise insignia, conflict honors, anniversaries, customs, mascots, costume differences, marches, nicknames, headquarters and recruiting parts. additionally, there's a 'family tree' for every regiment, exhibiting its lineage on the grounds that its unique starting place. a big variety of colour and black & white photographs illustrate key moments in each one regiment's heritage and its present actions around the globe.

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