British Regimental Traditions

British Regimental Traditions

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Here is a book that 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 cavlary. It explains why the Royal Artillery carries no colours, why the Royal Berkshire Regiment wore a red patch behind their cap badge, wnd why the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment celebrates 'Sarah Sands Day'.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 127.3 x 209.6 x 9.4mm | 278.68g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747804109
  • 9780747804109

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 Battles and campaigns Medals Monuments, memorials and military sites Family traditions Bibliography Useful more