BCA ed., 1984. 319 pp., numerous ills., + some photo-ills. D.j., 25 x 19cm. Spine of d.j., slightly faded o/w V.G.+. Here, for the first time in a single volume, is a record of the British regimental system, a vade-mecum to its curious origins and complex development from the first Standing Regiments of Charles II's ‘Guards and Garrisons' up to 1983. It includes orders of precedence, Infantry Regiments by number and designation, the Royal Regiments and Corps, amalgamation and disbandment, 1881-1971, the anatomy of the army, battle honours, head-dress badges and a chronology of political and military control. Illustrated with drawings and photographs, this is an important reference.