Author Topic: Informal Regimental nicknames. When can these be used accurately? The Old Buffs  (Read 50 times)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffs_%28Royal_East_Kent_Regiment%29

18th century
During the War of the Spanish Succession, it served in Marlborough campaigns, including the battles of Blenheim, Ramillies, Malplaquet and Oudenarde, before returning to England in August 1714.[6] Until the 1751 reforms, units were commonly named after their current colonel; it reverted to this practice when Prince George of Denmark died in 1708, although it was also referred to as the 'Holland Regiment' or "Buffs" after its coat facings.[7] It was also sometimes called "The Old Buffs", to distinguish it from "The Young Buffs", the 31st Foot.[3]


Old Buffs ?  When can these be used accurately?


ANSTRUTHER,Worldwide
BENNETT,
BRETT, Sligo
CARNEGIE,
CROCKFORD, Hampshire.
ELLIOT,
GAUNTLETT, Worldwide
HEAL, HEALE, HELE, Chew Magna, Somerset
HENRY, Sligo
MABEY, Dorset
POPE, London docklands,
STANDERWICK, Somerset,
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