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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 exotic histories. Campaigns in warfare and peace internationally, 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 ebook, there were dramatic cuts in protection spending and finished position adjustments for plenty of of the Army's oldest regiments. A reappraisal of the makeup and traditions of the Army's simple construction blocks, its regiments, is as a result well timed. The regiments and corps of the British military, many conserving conventional titles akin to Dragoon Guards, Hussars, Lancers and Fusiliers, are thought of so as of priority. info given for every regiment comprise insignia, conflict honors, anniversaries, customs, mascots, gown differences, marches, nicknames, headquarters and recruiting parts. additionally, there's a 'family tree' for every regiment, exhibiting its lineage because its unique origin. a big variety of colour and black & white images illustrate key moments in every one regiment's heritage and its present actions around the globe.

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