WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Film Zulu Dawn:General Lord Chelmsford: For a savage, as for a child, chastisement is sometimes a kindness. Sir Henry Bartle Frere: Let us hope, General, that this will be the final solution to the Zulu problem.
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  Latest imagesLatest images  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Anson A. Mayer/Maher
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyToday at 5:28 pm by cmeghen

» A Hungarian soldier in the Zulu War (?)
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyToday at 5:17 pm by Julian Whybra

» No. 985. PTE. EDWARD READ. 2-24 Regt. (South Wales Borders).
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptySun Apr 14, 2024 8:12 pm by Julian Whybra

» Private Willis 2/24th Regiment his letter from South Africa
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptySat Apr 13, 2024 2:49 pm by 1879graves

» Sickness among Crealock's men
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyFri Apr 12, 2024 4:52 pm by Hobbes

» Wheeler John Cantwell DCM, RD survivor of the Royal Horse Artillery
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyTue Apr 09, 2024 5:20 pm by Kenny

» Brevet Major W.R.B. Chamberlin
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptySun Apr 07, 2024 5:44 pm by Jager1

» Private 1941 Samuel MacClue / McClune 1/24th Regiment
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptySun Apr 07, 2024 3:11 pm by Dash

» Sergeant W E Warren RA - Veteran
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptySun Apr 07, 2024 10:50 am by DavidS

» "With 6 good riflemen"
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptySat Apr 06, 2024 5:10 pm by Hobbes

» Punch's view of Chelmsford's tactics!
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyWed Apr 03, 2024 5:17 pm by SRB1965

» Colonialism: A Moral Legacy
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyMon Apr 01, 2024 11:16 am by Julian Whybra

» John Robert Dunn
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptySat Mar 30, 2024 12:09 pm by 90th

» An early memorial to the Prince Imperial?
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptySat Mar 30, 2024 10:35 am by John Young

» The Poem "A Child Hero" referring to Rupert Weatherley
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyFri Mar 29, 2024 1:07 pm by Bongo

» Writing advice
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyTue Mar 26, 2024 2:26 pm by Julian Whybra

» Private John Scott 24th Regiment a fugitive at large
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyWed Mar 20, 2024 12:53 pm by Dash

» Your favourite line from Zulu or Zulu Dawn
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyTue Mar 19, 2024 4:52 pm by Julian Whybra

» 100,000 posts!
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyTue Mar 19, 2024 2:20 pm by Julian Whybra

» Zulu Dawn/Zulu - New Immortals Film The Way Forward ?
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptySat Mar 16, 2024 2:34 pm by jgregory

» Badge on 2/60th and 3/60th foreign service helmets
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptySat Mar 16, 2024 11:05 am by John Young

» Corporal James Frowen Williams F Company.
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyFri Mar 15, 2024 9:08 am by Julian Whybra

» British rations and morale
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyMon Mar 11, 2024 11:05 pm by Julian Whybra

» Blue Plaque to James Egan, alias Private Hagan
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyMon Mar 11, 2024 9:16 pm by ADMIN

» A few questions regarding Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyWed Mar 06, 2024 9:16 pm by Julian Whybra

» William J Hoare 24th Regiment??
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptySun Mar 03, 2024 7:08 pm by Dash

» Swinburn Carbine issue in AZW
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyThu Feb 29, 2024 12:53 pm by Rob D

» Australians who went to Zululand and fought in the 1879 war.
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyThu Feb 29, 2024 8:39 am by John Young

» Philip Price
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyThu Feb 29, 2024 7:55 am by Julian Whybra

» Alfred Fairlie Henderson
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyThu Feb 29, 2024 7:47 am by RoryReynolds

» August Hammar Letter Dated 6th Jan 1879
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyThu Feb 22, 2024 8:34 pm by Stefaan

» Bearing The Cross by Ken Blakeson | BBC RADIO DRAMA: Ken Blakeson's play tells the story of the Battle of Rorke's Drift and the effect it had on three of the soldiers who fought in it.
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyWed Feb 21, 2024 10:57 am by Julian Whybra

» Letter of officer during Zulu wars.
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyWed Feb 21, 2024 10:47 am by Julian Whybra

» About the second invasion
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyTue Feb 20, 2024 9:14 pm by 90th

» Zulu Festival Brecon July 2024
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptySat Feb 17, 2024 7:35 pm by John Young

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
April 2024
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
CalendarCalendar
Most active topics
Durnford was he capable.1
Durnford was he capable. 4
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Isandlwana, Last Stands
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable. 3
Durnford was he capable.2
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Most Viewed Topics
Please Do Not Post Ads on Our Forum
Google Chrome new standards imposed
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Recent Members To The ZULU WAR 1879 Discussion & Reference Forum ( A Small Victorian War in 1879)
The missing five hours.
ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
The ammunition question
Lieutenant Adendorff 1-3 N.N.C.
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Top posting users this month
Hobbes
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Bar_leftBuffs (East Kent Regiment) BarBuffs (East Kent Regiment) Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Bar_leftBuffs (East Kent Regiment) BarBuffs (East Kent Regiment) Bar_right 
John Young
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Bar_leftBuffs (East Kent Regiment) BarBuffs (East Kent Regiment) Bar_right 
Petty Officer Tom
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Bar_leftBuffs (East Kent Regiment) BarBuffs (East Kent Regiment) Bar_right 
Jager1
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Bar_leftBuffs (East Kent Regiment) BarBuffs (East Kent Regiment) Bar_right 
Kenny
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Bar_leftBuffs (East Kent Regiment) BarBuffs (East Kent Regiment) Bar_right 
Dash
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Bar_leftBuffs (East Kent Regiment) BarBuffs (East Kent Regiment) Bar_right 
SRB1965
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Bar_leftBuffs (East Kent Regiment) BarBuffs (East Kent Regiment) Bar_right 
EOA
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Bar_leftBuffs (East Kent Regiment) BarBuffs (East Kent Regiment) Bar_right 
DavidS
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Bar_leftBuffs (East Kent Regiment) BarBuffs (East Kent Regiment) Bar_right 
New topics
» Anson A. Mayer/Maher
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyToday at 5:28 pm by cmeghen

» A Hungarian soldier in the Zulu War (?)
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptySun Apr 14, 2024 8:01 pm by Hobbes

» Sickness among Crealock's men
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyThu Apr 11, 2024 8:51 pm by Hobbes

» Wheeler John Cantwell DCM, RD survivor of the Royal Horse Artillery
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptySun Apr 07, 2024 9:36 pm by Hobbes

» John Robert Dunn
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptySat Mar 30, 2024 11:47 am by SueSNB

» The Poem "A Child Hero" referring to Rupert Weatherley
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyFri Mar 29, 2024 1:07 pm by Bongo

» An early memorial to the Prince Imperial?
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyFri Mar 29, 2024 11:49 am by lydenburg

» Colonialism: A Moral Legacy
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyThu Mar 28, 2024 5:25 pm by Julian Whybra

» Punch's view of Chelmsford's tactics!
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyThu Mar 28, 2024 11:37 am by lydenburg

Similar topics
Zero tolerance to harassment and bullying.
Due to recent events on this forum, we have now imposed a zero tolerance to harassment and bullying. All reports will be treated seriously, and will lead to a permanent ban of both membership and IP address. Any member blatantly corresponding in a deliberate and provoking manner will be removed from the forum as quickly as possible after the event.  If any members are being harassed behind the scenes PM facility by any member/s here at 1879zuluwar.com please do not hesitate to forward the offending text.  We are all here to communicate and enjoy the various discussions and information on the Anglo Zulu War of 1879. Opinions will vary, you will agree and disagree with one another, we will have debates, and so it goes. There is no excuse for harassment or bullying of anyone by another person on this site. The above applies to the main frame areas of the forum. The ring which is the last section on the forum, is available to those members who wish to partake in slagging matches. That section cannot be viewed by guests and only viewed by members that wish to do so. 
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
 

 Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

Go down 
AuthorMessage
John

John


Posts : 2558
Join date : 2009-04-06
Age : 61
Location : UK

Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Empty
PostSubject: Buffs (East Kent Regiment)   Buffs (East Kent Regiment) EmptyMon Dec 16, 2013 8:55 pm

"The Regiments’ roots lie in 1572, when Queen Elizabeth I supplied military aid to Protestant rebels in the Netherlands against King Phillip II of Spain. 300 men of the Trained Bands of the City of London were supplied to serve in Thomas Morgan’s Company and in 1665 it was one of three units still fighting in the Netherlands. However, tensions between England and Holland increased during The Second Dutch War (1665–1667), when England attempted to gain possessions of Dutch territories in Africa and North America. As a result the English Regiments in Holland were required to declare their allegiance to the Dutch Republic or disband. All but a few soldiers chose to disband even though they faced destitution in a foreign country without an income. Sir George Downing, the British Ambassador in Holland arranged for the men to be returned to England at his own expense, where King Charles II instructed them to be formed into a new Regiment known as ‘The Holland Regiment’ and granted the fourth order of precedence in the Infantry line.

In 1688 Prince William of Orange was invited to take the throne, from the unpopular King James II, by the English Lords and became King William III following James II’s abdication. The Regiment was renamed as ‘Prince George of Denmark’s Regiment’ after the King’s brother-in-law, the Duke of Cumberland.

The Regiment officially gained the name ‘The Buffs’ in 1744. While on campaign in the Low Countries as part of The Austrian War of Succession (1740–48), it came under the command of Lieutenant-General Thomas Howard, who also had command of a second Regiment (later the 19th Regiment of Foot). Following the naming convention of the time both Regiments would be called ‘Howard’s Regiment of Foot’. In order to distinguish between them they were named after the colour of their uniform facings; the Green Howards and Howard’s Buffs which was then shortened to The Buffs.

In 1782 all British Regiments without Royal titles were given county titles in order to aid recruitment, the Regiment was also awarded the 3rd order of precedence to become the 3rd (East Kent) Regiment of Foot (‘The Buffs’). The Regiment went on to serve during the American War of Independence (1775-83) and also stationed in the West Indies and fought during The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) at the Battles of Vittoria, Pyrenees and Toulouse but moved back to North America in 1812, missing the Battle of Waterloo. In 1821 The Buffs were deployed to Australia to guard convicts in New South Wales until 1827. The Buffs went on to serve in India for 17 years and then during the Crimean War (1854-56) and the Second China War (1856-60).

In 1881 the Childers Reforms aimed to restructure the British army infantry Regiments into a network of multi-battalion Regiments each consisting of; two regular and two militia battalions. The Buffs managed to avoid amalgamation with any other Regiment but the order of precedence title was dropped and the East Kent association was formalised to become The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

The phrase ‘Steady the Buffs!’ was popularised by Rudyard Kipling in his 1888 novel ‘Soldiers Three’. The origins of this phrase come from Adjutant John Cotter during garrison duties in Malta, who encouraged the men of the 2nd Battalion with ‘Steady the Buffs! The Fusiliers are watching you’ as he did not want to be shown up in front of his former Regiment The 21st Royal Fusiliers. The Buffs went on to serve during the Zulu War (1879), The Perak War (1875-1876) in Malaya, the Anglo-Egyptian War (1882), the Second Boer War (1899-1902) and Two World Wars.

The Regiment was awarded the Royal title in 1935 to become The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) and from 1961 went through a series of amalgamations firstly, with the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment to form the Queen’s Own Buffs (Royal Kent Regiment). In 1966 it was further merged with the Royal Surrey Regiment, the Middlesex Regiment and the Sussex Regiment to form the Queen’s Regiment. In 1991 it was amalgamated with the Royal Hampshire Regiment to form the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment and is the most senior English line infantry Regiment.
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) during WW1

The Regiment raised 14 Battalions and was awarded 48 battle honours and 1 Victoria cross, losing 6,000 men during the course of the First World War.

1st Battalion
04.08.1914 Stationed at Fermoy as part of the 16th Brigade of the 6th Division.
19.08.1914 Moved to Cambridge.
10.09.1914 Mobilised for war and landed at St Nazaire and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1914
The actions on the Aisne heights.
1915
The action at Hooge.
1916
The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Morval, The Battle of Le Transloy.
1917
The Battle of Hill 70, The Cambrai operations.
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of Bailleul, The First Battle of Kemmel Ridge, The Second Battle of Kemmel Ridge, The Advance in Flanders, The Battle of Epehy, The Battle of the St Quentin Canal, The Battle of Beaurevoir, The Battle of Cambrai 1918, The pursuit to the Selle, The Battle of the Selle.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Bohain, France.

2nd Battalion
04.08.1914 Stationed at Wellington, Madras
16.11.1914 Embarked for England from Bombay landing at Plymouth then moved to Winchester and joined the 85th Brigade of the 28th Division.
17.01.1915 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1915
The Second Battle of Ypres, The Battle of Loos.
30.10.1915 Embarked for Salonika from Marseilles via Alexandria arriving Nov 1915 and engaged in various actions against the Bulgarian Army;
1916
The occupation of Mazirko, The capture of Barakli Jum'a.
1917
The capture of Ferdie and Essex Trenches (near Barakli Jum'a), The capture of Barakli and Kumli.
1918
The Battle of Doiran, The pursuit to the Strumica valley.
30.09.1918 Ended the war north of Lake Doiran, Macedonia.

3rd (Reserve) Battalion
04.08.1914 Stationed at Canterbury at the outbreak of war then moved to Dover where it remained.

1/4th Battalion Territorial Force
04.08.1914 Stationed at Canterbury as part of the Kent Brigade of the Home Counties Division then moved to Dover and back to Canterbury.
30.10.1914 Embarked for India from Southampton where the Home Counties Division was broken up.
26.07.1915 Sailed to Aden (now in modern Yemen).
Feb 1916 Returned to India where it remained.

1/5th (The Weald of Kent) Battalion Territorial Force
04.08.1914 Formed at Ashford as part of the Kent Brigade of the Home Counties Division, then moved to Dover, Canterbury and then Sandwich.
30.10.1914 Embarked for India from Southampton where the Home Counties Division was broken up.
Dec 1915 Landed at Basra and joined the 35th Indian Brigade of the 7th Indian Division.
Feb 1916 Became corps troops and formed composite unit with 2 companies of the 1/4th Hampshire Battalion.
12.05.1916 Transferred to the 35th Indian Brigade of the 14th Indian Division.
31.10.1918 Ended the war in Shahraban N.E. of Baghdad, Mesopotamia.

2/4th Battalion Territorial Force
Sept 1914 Formed at Canterbury and then moved to Ascot to join the 202nd Brigade of the 67th Division.
May 1915 Moved to Ashford.
Nov 1917 Disbanded.

2/5th (The Weald of Kent) Battalion Territorial Force
Sept 1914 Formed at Ashford and then moved to Ascot to join the 202nd Brigade of the 67th Division.
May 1915 Moved to Ashford.
Nov 1917 Disbanded.

3/4th & 3/5th Battalion Territorial Force
July & Mar 1915 Formed at Canterbury and Ashford.
Dec 1915 Moved to Cambridge.
08.04.1916 Became Reserve battalions.
01.09.1916 Moved to Tunbridge Wells and absorbed the 5th Battalion.
Nov 1917 Moved to Crowborough and then back to Tunbridge Wells in the Home Counties Reserve Brigade Territorial Force.

6th (Service) Battalion
Aug 1914 Formed at Canterbury as part of the First New Army (K1) and then moved to Colchester and Purfleet to join the 37th Brigade of the 12th Division and then moved to Shorncliffe.
Feb 1915 Moved to Aldershot.
June 1915 Mobilised for war and landed at Boulogne and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1915
The Battle of Loos.
1916
The Battle of Albert, The Battle of Pozieres, The Battle of Le Transloy,
1917
The First Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of Arleux, The Third Battle of the Scarpe, The Cambrai operations.
1918
The Battle of Bapaume, The First Battle of Arras 1918, The Battle of Amiens, The Battle of Albert, The Battle of Epehy, The Final Advance in Artois,
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Rumegies east of Orchies, France.

7th (Service) Battalion
Sept 1914 Formed at Canterbury as part of the Second New Army (K2) then moved to Purfleet and joined the 55th Brigade of the 18th Division.
April 1915 Moved to Colchester and then Salisbury Plain.
July 1915 Mobilised for war and landed at Boulogne and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1916
The Battle of Albert, The Battle of Bazentin Ridge, The Battle of Delville Wood, The Battle of Thiepval Ridge, The Battle of the Ancre Heights, The Battle of the Ancre.
1917
Operations on the Ancre, The German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The Third Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of Pilkem Ridge, The Battle of Langemarck, First Battle of Passchendaele, The Second Battle of Passchendaele.
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of the Avre, The actions of Villers-Brettoneux, The Battle of Amiens, The Battle of Albert, The Second Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of Epehy, The Battle of the St Quentin Canal, The Battle of the Selle, The Battle of the Sambre.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Pommereuil east of Le Cateau, France.

8th (Service) Battalion
12.09.1914 Formed at Canterbury as part of the Third New Army then moved to Shoreham and joined the 72nd Brigade of the 24th Division and then moved to Worthing.
April 1915 Returned to Shoreham and then moved to Blackdown, Aldershot.
01.09.1915 Mobilised for war and landed at Boulogne.
18.10.1915 Transferred to the 17th Brigade of the 24th Division which engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1915
The Battle of Loos
1916
The German gas attack at Wulverghem, The Battle of Delville Wood, The Battle of Guillemont.
1917
The Battle of Vimy Ridge, The Battle of Messines, The Battle of Pilkem Ridge, The Battle of Langemarck, The Cambrai Operations.
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The Actions at the Somme Crossings, The Battle of Rosieres, The First Battle of the Avre, The Battle of Cambrai 1918, The pursuit to the Selle, The Battle of the Sambre, The passage of the Grand Honelle.
13.02.1918 Disbanded at Hancourt and remaining personnel transferred to the 1st and 6th Battalions.

9th (Service) Battalion
Oct 1914 Formed at Dover as a service battalion of the Fourth New Army (K4) as part of the 95th Brigade of the 32nd Division.
10.04.1915 Became a 2nd Reserve Battalion of the 7th Reserve Brigade.
May 1915 Moved to Purfleet and then Shoreham and then Dover.
01.09.1916 Became 29th Training Reserve Battalion of the 7th Reserve Brigade.

10th (Royal East Kent & West Kent Yeomanry) Battalion Territorial Force
01.02.1917 Formed in Sollum, Egypt from the dismounted East Kent Yeomanry and the West Kent Yeomanry Regiments, as part of the 230th Brigade of the 74th Division.
May 1918 Mobilised for war and landed in France at Marseilles 07.05.1918 and engaged in various actions on the Western front including;
The Second Battles of the Somme, The Battles of the Hindenburg Line, The Final Advance in Artois and Flanders.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Tournai, Belgium.

1st (Home Service) Garrison Battalion
29.04.1916 Formed at Dover and then became 2nd Battalion Royal Defence Corps"

Source:Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
Back to top Go down
 
Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» THE ROYAL EAST KENT REGIMENT 3rd FOOT, BUFFS EAST KENT REGIMENT - 1st & 2nd V.B.
» Pte. A. Tarrant 2nd Btn 3rd (East Kent) Regiment 'The Buffs)
» Capt. J. Backhouse 2nd Btn 3rd (East Kent) Regiment (The 'Buffs'),

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: BRITISH REGIMENTS WHICH SERVED IN THE ZULU WAR OF 1879-
Jump to: