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PostSubject: British Regimental nicknames   British Regimental nicknames EmptySun Dec 12, 2010 11:09 pm

Does anyone know where I can find a list of the nicknames of the regiments involved during the AZW? The then current nicknames is what I'm looking for. Thanks!

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PostSubject: Re: British Regimental nicknames   British Regimental nicknames EmptySun Dec 12, 2010 11:34 pm

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PostSubject: Re: British Regimental nicknames   British Regimental nicknames EmptySun Dec 12, 2010 11:42 pm

Littlehand. I really don't know where you find this information so quickly. That really looks an interesting book. Idea Idea Idea I will have a good read of it tomorrow. Thanks for the link. My kind of book. Idea
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PostSubject: Re: British Regimental nicknames   British Regimental nicknames EmptySun Dec 12, 2010 11:52 pm

Thank you sir, very good book.

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PostSubject: Re: British Regimental nicknames   British Regimental nicknames EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 12:09 am

17th Lancers ''(The Death or Glory Boys)

The Royal Regiment of Wales, (The Swabs'

3rd Regiment Royal East Kent Regiment (The Buffs)

88th (Connaught Rangers) Regiment of Foot (The Devil’s Own )

The Kings OWn (The Lions)

24th regiment of foot (Howards Greens / Bengal Tigers

The Royal Engineers (Sappers)

Happy to be corrected. Getting late by along with Littlehands book, its a start.
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PostSubject: Re: British Regimental nicknames   British Regimental nicknames EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 12:29 am

The Black Knots - North Staffordshire Regiment (the regimental badge was a Stafford knot)
The Cameronians - 1st Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
The Moonrakers - The Wiltshire Regiment
The Pot Hooks - 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot later 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment

The Pump and Tortoise - 38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot later 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment
The Steelbacks - 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot later 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment and The Northamptonshire Regiment
The Thin Red Line - 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment of Foot later The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
90th Perthshire Light Infantry: later 2nd Battalion the Scottish Rifles; disbanded in 1966.
(Sappers) Royal Engineers

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PostSubject: Re: British Regimental nicknames   British Regimental nicknames EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 1:15 am

The book littlehand cited was printed in 1916.

After cross referencing 2nd bns to old regimental numbers, etc. I am not sure of the nicknames of the 58th, 94th and 99th. Either nicknames weren't listed, or the nickname given wasn't specific to which battalion it was given. For example the 88th had the old 94th as its 2nd bn, but only one nickname is listed. So what would the 94th's have been while it was independent? Similar findings with the 58th and 99th. Any ideas?

Here is the list I came up with:
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3rd - The Buffs
13th - The Bleeders
21st - Earl of Mar's Grey Beeks
24th - Howard's Greens
57th - The Die Hards
58th - ??
60th - The Greenjackets
80th - Stafforshire Knots
90th - Perkshire Grey Breeks
91st - The Rory's or The Thin Red Line
94th - ??
99th - The 9s or The Queen's Pets (per mac, see below)
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1st Guard Dragoons - The K.G.D.s or The Trade Union
17th Lancers - Death or Glory Boys, or Skull and Crossbones

How many did I miss? ;-)


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PostSubject: Re: British Regimental nicknames   British Regimental nicknames EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 11:52 am

Al Amos. Just wanted to say for your first post. That was a very good topic. (Hope we get more like that from you) Well done mate. Idea See link below..

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PostSubject: Re: British Regimental nicknames   British Regimental nicknames EmptyTue Dec 14, 2010 2:14 am

Thank you. I try. Looks like a missed a couple units from the link you posted, thanks.

Good to see there's no pressure for my next query. :lol!:
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PostSubject: Re: British Regimental nicknames   British Regimental nicknames EmptyMon Dec 20, 2010 2:25 pm

The 99th (Lanarkshire) Regiment were normally just refered as 'The 9s'.......In 1857 they aquired the nickname 'The Queens Pets' because at that time they were very smart in drill and dress. As a consequence they were always chosen to find the guard on the Royal Pavilion, leading to the nickname. By all accounts this also led to a number of difference of opinions in the Wet Canteens of Aldershot. Also their officers wore more than the usual amount of gold lace on thier uniforms. The 99th's sartorial perfrection at this time is said to have given rise to the expresion 'Dressed up to the Nines'. There was an inscription '99th Queens Pets' cut into the stonework of All Saints Church at Aldershot, but it has since disappeared.
The Moonraker link came many years later when they were redesignated as the 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment. [Lanarskshire to Wiltshire - Work that one out]. The comment 'Dressed up to the Nines we think was in use before that time, but then linked to the Regiment.

Hope that helps
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PostSubject: Re: British Regimental nicknames   British Regimental nicknames EmptyMon Dec 20, 2010 2:38 pm

Thanks 'mac'. :)
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