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Encyclopedia > The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)

The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) had a history dating back to 1572 and was one of the oldest regiments in the British Army being the 3rd Regiment of Foot. Events January 16 - The Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British military. ...

Its names have included:

  • 1665-1689 The Holland Regiment
  • 1689-1708 Prince George of Denmark's Regiment
  • 1751-1782 3rd Regiment of Foot - or The Buffs
  • 1782-1881 3rd (East Kent) Regiment of Foot (The Buffs)
  • 1881-1935 The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
  • 1935-1961 The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)

In 1961 it was amalgamated with The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment to form Prince George of Denmark Prince George of Denmark (April 2, 1653 - October 28, 1708) was the Prince consort of Queen Anne of Great Britain. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment was a regiment of the British Army. ...

The Queen's Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment

External Links

  • Regimental Association

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As a signal mark of distinction the badge of the Dragon was awarded by the sovereign to the regiment for its gallantry.
An officer and 25 men of the Buffs were the first who crossed, and, being soon joined by their comrades gallantly kept the enemy at bay, while the British forces were crossing.
The " Buffs " were on that occasion engaged with the French infantry in front, and while thus contending they were attacked in the rear by a large force of French and Polish cavalry.
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