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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 special histories. Campaigns in warfare and peace the world over, 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 e-book, there were dramatic cuts in safeguard spending and accomplished position adjustments for plenty of of the Army's oldest regiments. A reappraisal of the makeup and traditions of the Army's simple development blocks, its regiments, is hence well timed. The regiments and corps of the British military, many holding conventional titles resembling 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 components. moreover, there's a 'family tree' for every regiment, displaying its lineage when you consider that its unique beginning. a big variety of colour and black & white photos illustrate key moments in each one regiment's historical past and its present actions around the globe.

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