British Regimental Traditions

British Regimental Traditions

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This book charts the history of the British Army by using one of its most distinctive aspects - its regimental traditions. It describes the emergence of a royal army under Charles II and its expansion during the eighteenth century, the formation of its militia, the yeomanry and the Territorials, the distinction of the Household Cavalry and the Guards Division, and the changing function of the cavalry.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 128 x 204 x 12mm | 258.55g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour and b&w illustrations
  • 0747806624
  • 9780747806622
  • 2,190,676

Table of contents

The Regular Army; The Auxiliary Forces; Household Cavalry and Foot Guards; Cavalry and Armour; Guns and Gunners; Infantry of the Line; Light Infantry and Rifles; Highland and Lowland; Welsh and Irish; Special Forces; Corps and supporting services; Establishments' Veterans; Women in uniform; Ranks and appointments; colours; Badges; Customs; Mascots; Nicknames; Bands and marches; Ceremonies; Uniform and equipment; Battle and campaigns; Medals; Monuments, memorials and military sites; Family traditions; useful addresses.show more

About Ian F. Beckett

Professor Ian F. W. Beckett is Professor of Modern History at the University of Luton. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he was previously Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and visiting Professor of Strategy at the US Naval War College. His publictions include for Shire 'Victoria's War' and 'Discovering English County Regiments'.show more