RE: Regiments & Corps of the British Army

#16 by chocks , Sat May 31, 2014 10:04 am

The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
The 6th Foot (1st Warwickshire).

Motto. - None
Mascot - Indian Black Buck Antelope (Always named "Bobby")

Nicknames. - The Dutch Guard, The Calcutta Home Guard, The Goat Boys, The Saucy Sixth and The Warwickshire Lads.

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Badge of Royal Warwickshire Regiment

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Colours and Drum Sash

1675 - Formed as Vane's Regiment in Dutch Service
1685 - Taken on English Establishment
1751 - Titled as 6th Foot
1782 - Titled as 6th (1st Warwickshire) Foot
1832 - 6th (Royal Warwickshire) Foot
1881 - Became "the Royal Warwickshire Regiment"
1963 - Changed to Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers
1968 - Merged with other Fusiliers to form the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

VC's (as the Warwickshires) = 6

Of the many Battle Honours, 2 stand out.
"Pyranees" where the Warwickshire took a lone charge on the Franch Lines. Of this, Wellington said "The most gallant and the finest thing I have ever witnessed".
"Normandy Landings" (the most prominent honour on the colours). In memory of the high losses in the assault on the German stronghold at Libissey.

In Dutch service, Vanes regiment retained the St George and the Dragon badge after other British Regiments changed to the English Rose.

During WW1, of the 30 Warwickshire Battalions raised, 3 were Birmingham Battallions. the 14th, 15th & 16th. These were renumbered as the 1st, 2nd & 3rd City of Birmingham Battalions AKA "The Birmingham Pals"

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Badges of the Birmingham Pals.

In 1963 the Regiment became Fusiliers and as with tradition a "Hackle" was issued. This was Blue over Orange to reflect it's Royal and Dutch Origins.

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Badge and Regimental Colours of Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers.

The Mascot,"Bobby" was adopted as the Mascot for the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

The Fusiliers chose April 23rd as it's Anniversary Day this was the Date in 1968 that the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was formed but it also reflects the earlier Warwickshire's Duth link and the badge of the Northumberland Fusiliers.

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RE: Regiments & Corps of the British Army

#17 by Frothy , Sat May 31, 2014 3:38 pm

Great information chocks


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RE: Regiments & Corps of the British Army

#18 by chocks , Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:30 am

24th Foot (2nd Warwickshire Regiment) - Pre 1881

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Cap Badge c1820

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Regimental Colours 1818



1689 - Formed as "Dering's Regiment of Foot"
1751 - Numbered as 24th Foot
1782 - Designated 24th (2nd Warwickshire)
1881 - South Wales Borderers.

In 1782 the regiment was designated as the 24th County of Warwickshire Regiment (2nd Warwickshire). No permanent recruiting depot was established so they had to recruit by travelling round the county. This was done mainly in the South and West of the county with more emphasis on the West. This drew in a lot of lads from Worcestershire, Herefordshire and the Borders.
1873 came the first recruiting depot set up at Brecon. This was done due to the ease with which they could recruit the Welsh farm labourers and by 1879 (Zulu Wars) only about 8% of the regiment were Warwickshire lads.
At the Battle of Rorke's Drift, only 2 soldiers present were born in Warwickshire even though the regiment was still the
2nd Wark's.

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Belt Buckle 1879

Prior to 1881, 10 VC's were won, 7 of those at Rorke's Drift and although the South Wales Borderers claim ownership of these with pride they were in fact all Warwickshire Awards.

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The Riddle of the Sphinx

This refers to the ever changing badge of the 24th Foot. (I will cover this in the Naval and Military Badges thread) but the basis of it is that in 1802 the regiment were awarded the Sphinx to be added to their cap badge for actions in Egypt 1801 but throughout their history it kept dissapearing and returning to the constant confusion of the Regiment.


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RE: Regiments & Corps of the British Army

#19 by Frothy , Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:58 am

Amazing stuff chocks. So the film Zulu was true to history with the welsh boyos


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RE: Regiments & Corps of the British Army

#20 by chocks , Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:09 am

Well almost !


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RE: Regiments & Corps of the British Army

#21 by Frothy , Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:14 am

Great film


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RE: Regiments & Corps of the British Army

#22 by Mr T ( deleted ) , Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:15 pm

I thought this would be the most appropiate place to post this.. A new channel has started today on Virginmedia,channel 244 called Forces TV. I presume it will be about all aspects of the forces, I have only watched one programme so far, and I found it fascinating. It was about the use of artificial limbs from WW1 to the present day, and what they went through in the early days, from cheap sticks to the present state of the art limbs costing £40,000 plus. I'll keep my eye on this channel.


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RE: Regiments & Corps of the British Army

#23 by chocks , Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:30 pm

Thanks for the Info Terry. I don't have any of those fancy channels myself but I'm sure those who do and have an interest in military matters will enjoy watching those programmes.

Incidentaly, "Miscellaneous Naval & Military" would have been the right place for your post but no matter, it's on there now for all to see.

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RE: Regiments & Corps of the British Army

#24 by Mr T ( deleted ) , Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:23 am

Cheers chocks, if frothy could move the post for me that would be good.


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RE: Regiments & Corps of the British Army

#25 by chocks , Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:04 am

The Warwickshires. aka The Royal Fusiliers.

The latest "Bobby" the Iindian Black Buck Antelope Mascot of the Regiment.

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RE: Regiments & Corps of the British Army

#26 by Mr T ( deleted ) , Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:34 am

Just found this. My step-grandfather.... Was the South African war otherwise known as the Boer war?

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RE: Regiments & Corps of the British Army

#27 by chocks , Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:49 am

The South African War was the Second Boer War 1899 to 1902.
To have received the Kings and Queens South African Medal he would have had to have been there in 1902 and have served at least 18 months on active servie.


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RE: Regiments & Corps of the British Army

#28 by Mr T ( deleted ) , Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:54 pm

Cheers for that chocks, If theres anyone you want me to look up let me know, I am trying Ancestry at the mo.


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RE: Regiments & Corps of the British Army

#29 by chocks , Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:42 pm

Cheers for that Terry. As it happens there is someone but I would have to search for his details in the draw somewhere.


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RE: Regiments & Corps of the British Army

#30 by Mr T ( deleted ) , Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:53 pm

Further to my post #26. here is a pic of where he is laid to rest along with all the other brave souls that gave their lives....
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