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By H.L.Wickes

ISBN-10: 0850452201

ISBN-13: 9780850452204

A ancient checklist of the entire foot refiments of the British Army.1.Numbered regiments of foot with relative state titles.2.The regiments of foot3.What grew to become of the regiments of foot4.Irish regiments disbanded in 1922Перечень пехотных полков Британской армии с краткой исторической справкой по созданию, составу, истории и участию в боевых действиях.

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The 27th Foot gave splendid service in the West Indies, winning the battle honours 'Martinique' (1762), 'Havannah' and 'St Lucia'. They fought with great distinction in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo, where it is said that Wellington pointed to the Inniskillings, saying 'That is the Regiment that saved the centre of my line'. WILLIAM III 41 Their nickname, 'the Skins', is an obvious abbreviation of 'Inniskilling'. An apocryphal story has it that after the Battle of Maida (1806) the 27th was taking a refreshing dip in the sea when an alarm was given of an impending enemy attack—the troops seized their weapons and paraded 'starkers' : hence 'the Skins'.

In 1831, during riots at Bristol, the 11th (stationed at Cardiff) were ordered to go to Bristol to save the city from pillage and destruction. When sailors refused to take the troops across the Bristol Channel, the 11th seized a ship and took themselves across to save the city. K I N G JAMES 18 The 12th Regiment of Foot THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT PRECEDING 1685 1751 1782 1881 TITLES The The The The Duke of Norfolk's Regiment 12th Regiment of Foot 12th, or East Suffolk Regiment Suffolk Regiment TODAY In 1959 the Regiment linked with The Royal Norfolk Regiment to form The 1st East Anglian Regiment (Royal Norfolk and Suffolk).

This was later to become the 32nd Foot. Its first service was under Admiral Sir George Rooke at Cadiz and Vigo (1702), followed by Gibraltar (1704-5). The 32nd Regiment then fought at Dettingen (1743) and Fontenoy (1745) in the War of the Austrian Succession. In the Napoleonic Wars (1803-15) the 32nd fought with distinction, winning battle honours at Corunna, Salamanca, Quatre Bras, and Waterloo. Then, after service in Canada (1830-41), came departure for India where the Regiment fought in the Second Sikh War.

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