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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 struggle 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 ebook, there were dramatic cuts in safeguard spending and complete function alterations for plenty of of the Army's oldest regiments. A reappraisal of the makeup and traditions of the Army's uncomplicated construction blocks, its regiments, is accordingly well timed. The regiments and corps of the British military, many protecting conventional titles comparable to Dragoon Guards, Hussars, Lancers and Fusiliers, are thought of so as of priority. information given for every regiment contain insignia, conflict honors, anniversaries, customs, mascots, gown differences, marches, nicknames, headquarters and recruiting parts. additionally, there's a 'family tree' for every regiment, exhibiting its lineage due to the fact that its unique beginning. a big variety of colour and black & white images illustrate key moments in every one regiment's historical past and its present actions around the globe.

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