List of nicknames of British Army regiments

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This is a list of nicknames of regiments of the British Army. Many nicknames were used by successor regiments (following renaming or amalgamation).





















6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers [3]
62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment of Foot
The Wiltshire Regiment
The Lincolnshire Regiment
- 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot later 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment[1]
The Northamptonshire Regiment[1]







See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Beevor, p.335
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Hinckley.
  4. ^ Beevor, p.337
  5. ^ Beevor, p.354
  6. ^ a b Beevor, p.339
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad Caffrey, pp. 36–8.
  8. ^ Chant, p 13
  9. ^ "History of the Royal Dragoon Guards". The Royal Dragoon Guards Museum and Regimental Association. Retrieved 2000-05-06.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  10. ^ "The Green Jacket contribution to the wider army". Royal Green Jackets Regimental Association. Retrieved 200-05-06.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  11. ^ a b Brewer's
  12. ^ Chant, p 121
  13. ^ Barnes, Britain and the Empire, p. 88.
  14. ^ Beevor, p.336
  15. ^ Godfrey
  16. ^ Lieut.-Col. F.E. Whitton, History of the 40th Division, Aldershot; Gale & Polden, 1926/Uckfield: Naval & Military, 2004, ISBN 9781843428701, p. 19.
  17. ^
  18. ^ a b Richter.
  19. ^ a b c d Chant, p 116
  20. ^ Chant, p 43
  21. ^ McElwee, William (1974). The Art of War: Waterloo to Mons. London: Purnell. p. 76. ISBN 0-253-31075-X. 
  22. ^ Barnes, Scottish, p. 292.
  23. ^ "". Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  24. ^ Chant, p 45
  25. ^ "The Light Dragoons". Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  26. ^ Barnes, Britain and the Empire, p. 26.
  27. ^ Chant, p 20
  28. ^ "Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum Site". Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  29. ^ Chant, p 44
  30. ^ "Royal Gurkha Rifles". Army Mod UK. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  31. ^ Godfrey, p. 81.
  32. ^ Beckett, p. 61 and Appendix VII.
  33. ^ Westlake, p. 179.
  34. ^ Falling off the Wagon at Fusiliers Museum
  35. ^ Beevor, p.334
  36. ^ Rudyard Kipling, The Irish Guards in the Great War: The First Battalion, London, 1923/Staplehurst: Spellmount, 1997, ISBN 1-873376-72-3.
  37. ^ The Long, Long Trail
  38. ^ a b c d e f Middlebrook
  39. ^ a b Chant, p56
  40. ^ a b Chant, p 29
  41. ^
  42. ^ The Long, Long Trail
  43. ^ a b Leslie/
  44. ^ Chant, p 47
  45. ^ a b "The Parachute Regiment". Army Mod UK. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  46. ^ Robert Graves, Goodbye to All That, London: Cassell 1957/Penguin 1960.
  47. ^ Barnes, Scottish, p. 223.
  48. ^ a b "Royal Anglian Regiment". The Royal Anglian Regiment Museum. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  49. ^ Chant, p 59
  50. ^ Rawson, p. 122.
  51. ^ Beckett, p. 70 and Appendix VII.
  52. ^ Westlake, p. 161.
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  54. ^ Chant, p 54
  55. ^ C. Digby Planck, History of the Shiny Seventh, London:Old Comrades' Association 1946/Uckfield: Naval and Military Press, ISBN 1 84342 366 9.
  56. ^ Chant, p 40
  57. ^ Neal.
  58. ^ Chant, p 37
  59. ^ Chant, p 51


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  • Maj R. Money Barnes, The Uniforms and History of the Scottish Regiments, London: Seeley Service, 1956/Sphere 1972.
  • Ian F.W. Beckett, Riflemen Form: A study of the Rifle Volunteer Movement 1859–1908, Aldershot: Ogilby Trusts, 1982, ISBN 0-85936-271-X.
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  • Rev E. Cobham Brewer, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, 1870 (and many subsequent editions).
  • Kate Caffrey, Farewell Leicester Square: The Old Contemptibles, 12 August–20 November 1914, London: Andre Deutsch, 1980.
  • Chant, Christopher (1988). The Handbook of British Regiments. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-00241-9. 
  • Field-Marshal His Majesty the King (George V of the United Kingdom) (1916). Regimental Nicknames and Traditions of the British Army. Gale & Polden Ltd. London. 
  • Capt E.G. Godfrey, The "Cast Iron Sixth": A History of the Sixth Battalion London Regiment (The City of London Rifles), London: Old Comrades' Association, 1935//Uckfield: Naval & Military Press, 2002, ISBN 1-84342-170-4.
  • Paul Hinckley, Battlefield Colloquialisms of the Great War (WW1),
  • N.B. Leslie, The Battle Honours of the British and Indian Armies 1695–1914, London: Leo Cooper, 1970.
  • Martin Middlebrook, The First Day on the Somme, London: Allen Lane 1971/Fontana 1975.
  • Don Neal, Guns and Bugles: The Story of the 6th Bn KSLI – 181st Field Regiment RA 1940–1946, Studley: Brewin, 2001, ISBN 1-85858-192-3.
  • Andrew Rawson, Battleground Europe: Loos –1915: Hohenzollern Redoubt, Barnsley: Leo Cooper, 2003, ISBN 0-85052-903-4.
  • Donald Richter, Chemical Soldiers: British Gas Warfare in World War I, Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Press, 1992, ISBN 0-7006-0544-4.
  • Ray Westlake, Tracing the Rifle Volunteers, Barnsley: Pen and Sword, 2010, ISBN 978-1-84884-211-3.