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

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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?

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