FAMOUS REGIMENTS: THE WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT.

Gale, Richard.


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1st ed., 1970. (Xi) + 122 pp., numerous photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Nr.FINE. Since their formation in 1694 as Farrington’s Regiment, the Worcestershire Regiment (bearing the numbers 29 and 36) has achieved almost unique status, being one of the only four British regiments to have an English motto and one of the only two to bear the elongated garter star as a badge as well as having a naval crown above it. This last distinction was awarded whilst serving as Marines in the British Fleet in the Glorious First of June action. Subsequently they distinguished themselves in the Peninsular War and the Sikh Wars. At Gheluvelt in 1914, when closing the gap in the British line, they saved Ypres and halted the German advance to the Channel ports. In all they gained 9 V.C’s. during the First World War. In World War II they raised 12 battalions and fought all over the world from Normandy to Kohima. This is their colourful history.


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