Steady the Buffs!: A Regiment, a Region, and the Great War

FREE Shipping

Steady the Buffs!: A Regiment, a Region, and the Great War

Steady the Buffs!: A Regiment, a Region, and the Great War

RRP: £175.00
Price: £87.5
£87.5 FREE Shipping

In stock

We accept the following payment methods


The 6th (Service) Battalion, 7th (Service) Battalion, 8th (Service) Battalion and 9th (Reserve) Battalion were all formed for active service in France. [48] Corporal William Richard Cotter was awarded the VC whilst serving with the 6th (Service) Battalion. [50] The 1st Battalion was based in Fermoy as part of the 16th Brigade in the 6th Division until 12 August 1914 when it moved to Cambridge before landing in France on 8 September 1914. [49] The 2nd Battalion returned from Madras in December 1914 and remained in England as part of the 85th Brigade in the 28th Division; meanwhile the 3rd Battalion remained in Canterbury as a training unit. [48] Territorial Force [ edit ] a b c d e f g h i j k l "The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)" (PDF). Kent Fallen . Retrieved 30 December 2015.

a b c Edwards, T J (1953). Standards, Guidons and Colours of the Commonwealth Forces. Aldershot: Gale & Polden. pp.192, 195, 204. The abortive raid on the town of Rochefort, situated in the middle of the French west coast in the Bay of Biscay was the brainchild of William Pitt to divert French forces from threatening Germany. The raid was led by Sir John Morduant who was blamed for its failure and court-marshaled. The Ile d'Aix was captured but the raid had to be cancelled for many reasons. James Wolfe had been appointed Quartermaster General and his good advice was largely disregarded. The Buffs remained on board ship and inactive throughout September. The raid had cost the country one million pounds and was derided by opposition leader Henry Fox who famously remarked that the enterprise was "breaking windows with guineas". The services of several of the Scots companies were dispensed with in 1613 and they went to Sweden to fight for King Gustavus Adolphus. This became the nucleus of the Royal Scots. An angler named Samuel Harwood used it in his “Thames Reminiscences,” which appeared in an April 1886 issue of Fishing, a journal published in London:The 1st Buffs were mobilised to join Wolseley's Egyptian expedition but it was all over by the time they reached Malta and they went to Ireland instead. In 1885 they were sent to Singapore while the 2nd Buffs were returning from Hong Kong. The 2nd were sent to Egypt for the Nile Expedition. They went up river to Aswan but the Dervishes had been defeated at Ginnis so after two debilitating months in the desert they returned to England, in April 1886.

For the remainder of its existence as a separate entity, both dragon badge and buff facings remained as primary distinctions of the regiment. This was the case even on the simplified dark blue "No. 1 Dress" worn by most of the British Army as full dress after World War II, although the buff colour was here reduced to piping edging the shoulder straps. [91] Alliances [ edit ] The 1st Battalion returned to Fermoy in Sep 1919 to be faced with the prospect of fighting against Sinn Fein militants. It was not simply a matter of peace keeping, and the violence escalated. By the time they left the country in Jan 1922 two soldiers had been killed. The rest of the phrase is probably a reference to an elite military unit in Prussia and later Germany from the mid-1700s to the early 1900s. After spending the autumn in the snowy Pyrenees Wellington's army moved forward in November, with the 2nd Division on the right, to the Nivelle where they drove the French from beyond the river and established themselves on the far bank. For the Buffs it was an easy battle honour.

Boxer, CR (1969). "Some Second Thoughts on the Third Anglo-Dutch War, 1672–1674". Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. 19: 88–90. doi: 10.2307/3678740. JSTOR 3678740. S2CID 159934682. In 1961, the regiment was amalgamated with the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment to form the Queen's Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment, which was later merged, on 31 December 1966, with the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, the Royal Sussex Regiment and the Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) to form the Queen's Regiment. This, in turn, was amalgamated with the Royal Hampshire Regiment, in September 1992, to create the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Queen's and Royal Hampshires). [65] Regimental museum [ edit ]

During the Battle of Taku Forts, Private John Moyse was captured: he was later executed by Chinese soldiers for refusing to kow-tow to a local mandarin. His act of defiance was later immortalised in The Private of the Buffs, a poem by Sir Francis Hastings Doyle. [72] Military unit Modern stained-glass window in the Buffs' Chapel (Warriors' Chapel) of Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, showing the coats of arms of Queen Elizabeth I and various subsequent Colonels-in-Chief and Colonels, up to the 20th century Cannon, Richard (1839). Historical Records of the Third Regiment of Foot or the Buffs formerly designated the Holland Regiment containing an account of its original in the reign of Queen Elizabeth and of its subsequent services to 1838. CIHM/ICMH Collection de Microfiches; no. 48340. Longman, Orme & Company and William Clowes & Sons. ISBN 9780665483400. Steady, the Buffs!” means “Keep calm!” or “Steady on, boys!” and can be traced to the late 19th century. The “Buffs” in the phrase is a reference to a famous British Army unit, the Third Regiment of Foot. The battle of Albuhera was catastrophic for the Buffs and for other regiments, including the 57th (Middlesex) which earned the name 'Die-Hards'. Both regiments subsequently celebrated 16th May as Albuhera Day.Defence of Escaut, St. Omer-La Bassée, Withdrawal to Seine, North-West Europe 1940, Sidi Suleiman, Alem Hamza, Alam el Halfa, El Alamein, El Agheila, Advance on Tripoli, Tebaga Gap, El Hamma, Akarit, Djebel Azzag 1943, Robaa Valley, Djebel Bech Chekaoui, Heidous, Medjez Plain, Longstop Hill 1943, North Africa 1941–43, Centuripe, Monte Rivoglia, Sicily 1943, Termoli, Trigno, Sangro, Anzio, Cassino I, Liri Valley, Aquino, Rome, Trasimene Line, Coriano, Monte Spaduro, Senio, Argenta Gap, Italy 1943–45, Leros, Middle East 1943, Malta 1940–42, Shweli, Myitson, Burma 1945

  • Fruugo ID: 258392218-563234582
  • EAN: 764486781913
  • Sold by: Fruugo

Delivery & Returns


Address: UK
All products: Visit Fruugo Shop