List of nicknames of British Army regiments

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This is a list of nicknames of regiments of the British Army. Many nicknames were used by successor regiments (following renaming or amalgamation).

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Leicestershire Regiment[1][3] (In 1825 the regiment was granted the badge of a "royal tiger" to recall their long service in India)
24th Foot[3]
1st (Royal) Dragoons and Royal Scots Greys[3][10] (both regiments captured French Imperial Eagle standards at the Battle of Waterloo)
87th Foot[3] (captured a French Imperial Eagle at the Battle of Barrosa)

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Leicestershire Regiment[1][45]
East Lancashire Regiment[1][45]
109th Regiment of Foot later 2nd Battalion Leinster Regiment[1][45]

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Northumberland Fusiliers[1][45]
West Yorkshire Regiment[1][45]
Worcestershire Regiment[1][45]

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6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons[45]
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers[4][45]
62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment of Foot
The Wiltshire Regiment
The Lincolnshire Regiment
- 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot later 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment[1][45]
The Northamptonshire Regiment[1][45]
7th Dragoon Guards[45]
7th Hussars[45]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds dt du dv dw dx dy dz ea eb ec ed ee ef eg eh ei ej ek el em en eo ep eq er es et eu ev ew ex ey ez fa fb fc fd fe ff fg fh fi fj fk fl fm fn fo fp fq fr fs ft Field-Marshal His Majesty the King George V of the United Kingdom
  2. ^ Beevor, p.335
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds dt du dv dw dx dy dz ea eb ec ed ee ef eg eh ei ej ek el em en eo ep eq er es et eu W.Y Baldry, 'Regimental Nicknames', Part 1, Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, 1921, Vol I, No 1, pp. 29–30.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Hinckley.
  5. ^ Beevor, p.337
  6. ^ "The Bedfordshire Regiment in the Great War". Bedford Regiment. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  7. ^ Beevor, p.354
  8. ^ Barnes, Scottish, pp. 94–5.
  9. ^ a b Beevor, p.339
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad Caffrey, pp. 36–8.
  11. ^ Chant, p 13
  12. ^ "History of the Royal Dragoon Guards". The Royal Dragoon Guards Museum and Regimental Association. Archived from the original on 2008-07-28. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
  13. ^ "The Green Jacket contribution to the wider army". Royal Green Jackets Regimental Association. Archived from the original on 2008-12-24. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
  14. ^ a b Brewer's
  15. ^ Westropp in 'History of the Manchester Regiment' (Wylly 1923)
  16. ^ Barnes, Britain and the Empire, p. 88.
  17. ^ Beevor, p.336
  18. ^ Godfrey
  19. ^ Lieut.-Col. F.E. Whitton, History of the 40th Division, Aldershot; Gale & Polden, 1926/Uckfield: Naval & Military, 2004, ISBN 9781843428701, p. 19.
  20. ^ http://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/Cloudpuncher
  21. ^ a b Richter.
  22. ^ a b c d Chant, p 116
  23. ^ Chant, p 43
  24. ^ McElwee, William (1974). The Art of War: Waterloo to Mons. London: Purnell. p. 76. ISBN 0-253-31075-X.
  25. ^ Barnes, Scottish, p. 292.
  26. ^ "Napoleon-series.org". Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  27. ^ Chant, p 45
  28. ^ "The Light Dragoons". Archived from the original on 2009-02-08. Retrieved 2009-05-07.
  29. ^ Barnes, Britain and the Empire, p. 26.
  30. ^ Chant, p 20
  31. ^ "Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum Site". Retrieved 2009-05-07.
  32. ^ Chant, p 44
  33. ^ "Royal Gurkha Rifles". Army Mod UK. Archived from the original on 2009-03-08. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
  34. ^ Godfrey, p. 81.
  35. ^ Beckett, p. 61 and Appendix VII.
  36. ^ Westlake, p. 179.
  37. ^ Falling off the Wagon at Fusiliers Museum
  38. ^ Beevor, p.334
  39. ^ Rudyard Kipling, The Irish Guards in the Great War: The First Battalion, London, 1923/Staplehurst: Spellmount, 1997, ISBN 1-873376-72-3.
  40. ^ The Long, Long Trail
  41. ^ a b c d e f Middlebrook, Somme.
  42. ^ a b Chant, p56
  43. ^ Rudyard Kipling, Soldier an' Sailor Too in The Seven Seas.
  44. ^ Holmes, Soldiers, p. 132.
  45. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds dt du dv dw dx dy dz ea eb ec ed ee ef eg eh ei ej ek el em en eo W.Y Baldry, 'Regimental Nicknames', Part 2, Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, 1921, Vol I, No 2, pp. 74–5.
  46. ^ a b Anon, Lewisham Gunners.
  47. ^ a b Chant, p 29
  48. ^ http://www.army.mod.uk/infantry/regiments/24589.aspx
  49. ^ The Long, Long Trail
  50. ^ a b Leslie/
  51. ^ Gibbon, p. 165.
  52. ^ Chant, p 47
  53. ^ Middlebrook, Kaiser's Battle, p. 256.
  54. ^ a b "The Parachute Regiment". Army Mod UK. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
  55. ^ Robert Graves, Goodbye to All That, London: Cassell 1957/Penguin 1960.
  56. ^ Barnes, Scottish, p. 223.
  57. ^ a b "Royal Anglian Regiment". The Royal Anglian Regiment Museum. Archived from the original on 2009-04-08. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
  58. ^ Chant, p 59
  59. ^ Rawson, p. 122.
  60. ^ Beckett, p. 70 and Appendix VII.
  61. ^ Westlake, p. 161.
  62. ^ Gibbon, p. 172.
  63. ^ "The story of Oxfordshire Yeomanry - Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars - The QOOH in action". Oxfordshire County Council Museum Service. Archived from _M_37L_WCM&WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=http://apps.oxfordshire.gov.uk/wps/wcm/connect/Internet/Council+services/Leisure+and+culture/Museums/Online+exhibitions/Oxfordshire+Yeomanry/LC+-+M+-+OE+-+Yeomanry+-+s+in+action the original Check |url= value (help) on 2013-04-23. Retrieved 2008-05-30.
  64. ^ Walton, Vol I, p.56.
  65. ^ Chant, p 54
  66. ^ C. Digby Planck, History of the Shiny Seventh, London:Old Comrades' Association 1946/Uckfield: Naval and Military Press, ISBN 1 84342 366 9.
  67. ^ Chant, p 40
  68. ^ Neal.
  69. ^ Chant, p 37
  70. ^ Morling.
  71. ^ Chant, p 51
  72. ^ R.W.S. Norfolk, Militia, Yeomanry and Volunteer Forces of the East Riding 1689–1908, York: East Yorkshire Local History Society, 1965.
  73. ^ 582nd M/L Battery War Diary 1945, The National Archives (TNA), Kew, file WO 171/5105.

ReferencesEdit

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  • Maj R. Money Barnes, Military Uniforms of Britain and the Empire, London: Seeley Service, 1960/Sphere 1972.
  • Maj R. Money Barnes, The Uniforms and History of the Scottish Regiments, London: Seeley Service, 1956/Sphere 1972.
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  • Rev E. Cobham Brewer, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, 1870 (and many subsequent editions).
  • Kate Caffrey, Farewell Leicester Square: The Old Contemptibles, 12 August–20 November 1914, London: Andre Deutsch, 1980.
  • Chant, Christopher (1988). The Handbook of British Regiments. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-00241-9.
  • Field-Marshal His Majesty the King (George V of the United Kingdom) (1916). Regimental Nicknames and Traditions of the British Army. Gale & Polden Ltd. London.
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