Regimental marches of the British Army

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Units in 1940[edit]

Regular Army[edit]

Life Guards  :- - Milanollo

Royal Horse Guards  :- - Aida, Duchess of Kent

1st King's Dragoon Guards  :- - The Radetsky March

Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards)  :- - Rusty Buckles

3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards)  :- - Carabinier's March

4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards  :- - St Patrick's Day (former 4th Dragoon Guards had been the Royal Irish)

5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards  :- - Soldier's chorus (Faust), Sprig of Shillelagh

1st Royal Dragoons  :- - 1st Dragoons, Soldier's chorus (Faust),

Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons):[1]- - Walk: The Garb of Old Gaul

- - Trot: The Keel Row
- - Canter: Bonnie Dundee
- - Dismounted: Highland Laddie

3rd The King's Own Hussars  :- - (Quick) Robert the Devil

- - (slow) The 3rd Hussars

4th Queen's Own Hussars  :- - Quick: Berkeley's Dragoons

- - Slow: Litany of Loretto

7th Queen's Own Hussars  :- - The Bannocks Of Barley Meal

8th King's Royal Irish Hussars  :- - The Galloping 8th Hussar

9th Queen's Royal Lancers  :- - Men of Harlech

10th Royal Hussars  :- - The Merry Month Of May

11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own)  :- - none

12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's)  :- - Coburg March

13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own)  :- - none

14th/20th Hussars  :- - none

15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars  :- - Elliot's Light Horse

16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers  :- - St Patrick's Day (former 5th Lancers had been Royal Irish)

17th/21st Lancers  :- - White Lancers

Royal Tank Regiment  :- - My Boy Willie

Royal Artillery  :- - British Grenadiers, Keel Row, Bonnie Dundee

Royal Engineers  :- - British Grenadiers, Wings

Royal Corps of Signals  :- - Begone Dull Care

Grenadier Guards  :- - British Grenadiers

Coldstream Guards  :- - Milanollo, Figaro

Scots Guards:[1]- - Quick: Highland Laddie

- - Slow: Garb of Old Gaul

Irish Guards  :- - St Patrick's Day

Welsh Guards  :- - Men of Harlech, Rising of the Lark

Royal Scots (Royal Regiment):[1]- - Quick: Dumbarton's Drums

- - Slow: Garb of Old Gaul
- - When Royalty present: The Daughter of the Regiment (commemorating the birth of Queen Victoria, daughter of the regimental colonel, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn)

Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)  :- - We'll gang nae mair to yon toun, Braganza

The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)  :- - The Buffs

King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)  :- - Corn Riggs are Bonny, Shall Trelawny Die?

Royal Northumberland Fusiliers  :- - British Grenadiers

Royal Warwickshire Regiment  :- - Warwickshire Lads

Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)  :- - British Grenadiers, 7th Royal Fusiliers

King's Regiment (Liverpool)  :- - Here's to the Maiden of Bashful Fifteen

Royal Norfolk Regiment  :- - Rule Britannia

Lincolnshire Regiment  :- - Lincolnshire Poacher

Devonshire Regiment  :- - We've Lived & Loved Together, Widdicombe Fair

Suffolk Regiment  :- - Speed the Plough

Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's)  :- - Prince Albert's March

West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)  :- - Ça Ira

East Yorkshire Regiment  :- - Yorkshire Lass

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment  :- - Mountain Rose, Mandolinata

Leicestershire Regiment  :- - Romaika, A Hunting Call

Green Howards (Alexandra PoW's Own Yorkshire)  :- - Bonnie English Rose

Lancashire Fusiliers  :- - ?

Royal Scots Fusiliers:[1]- - Band: British Grenadiers

- - Pipes: Highland Laddie

Cheshire Regiment  :- - Wha wadna fetch for Charlie?

Royal Welch Fusiliers  :- - British Grenadiers, Men of Harlech

South Wales Borderers  :- - Men of Harlech

King's Own Scottish Borderers:[1]- - Blue Bonnets O'er the Border

Cameronians (Scottish Rifles):[1]- - Band: Within a mile of Edinboro's Town

- - Pipes: 1st Bn: Kenmuir's On An' Awa'
- - 2nd Bn: The Gathering of the Grahams

Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers  :- - British Grenadiers, Sprig of Shilelagh

Gloucestershire Regiment  :- - Kynegad Slashers, Highland Piper

Worcestershire Regiment  :- - Royal Windsor

East Lancashire Regiment  :- - Lancashire Lads, The Attack

East Surrey Regiment  :- - Quick: A Southerly Wind and a Cloudy Sky

- - Slow: Lord Charles Montague's The Huntingdonshire March

Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry  :- - One and All

Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)  :- - The Wellesley

Border Regiment  :- - John Peel

Royal Sussex Regiment  :- - The Royal Sussex

Hampshire Regiment  :- - The Hampshires, Highland Piper

South Staffordshire Regiment  :- - Come Lassies & Lads

Dorsetshire Regiment  :- - The Dorsetshires

Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment)  :- - South Lancashires, God Bless the Prince of Wales

Welch Regiment  :- - Ap Shenkin

Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment):[1]- - Blue Bonnets over the Border, Highland Laddie

Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry  :- - Nachtlager in Grenada, Lower Castle Yard

Essex Regiment  :- - The Essex, Highland Piper

Sherwood Foresters  :- - ?

Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)  :- - The Red Rose

Northamptonshire Regiment  :- - The Northamptonshires

Royal Berkshire (Princess Charlotte of Wales) :- - Dashing White Sergeant

Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment  :- - A Hundred Pipers

King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry  :- - Jockey of York, Jockey to the Fair

King's Shropshire Light Infantry  :- - Old Towler

Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)  :- - Lass o' Gowrie, Sir Manley Power

King's Royal Rifle Corps  :- - Huntesman's Chorus, Lutzow's Wild Hunt

Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's  :- - The Wiltshires, The Fly be on the turmits

Manchester Regiment  :- - The Manchesters

North Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's)  :- - The Days We went Gypsying

York and Lancaster Regiment  :- - ?

Durham Light Infantry  :- - Light Barque, Old 69th, Keel Row

Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regt):[1]- - Whistle o'er the lave o't,

- - Column: Blue Bonnets over the Border
- - Close column: Highland Laddie
- - Marching into barracks: Scotland the Brave

Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, Duke ofAlbany's)  :- - Highland Laddie

- - Band: Blue Bonnets O'er the Border[1]
- - Pipes: Pibroch O' Donail Dhu[1]

Gordon Highlanders:[1]- - Cock o' the North

- - Until 1932: Highland Laddie

Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders  :- - Pilbeoch o' Donald Dhu, March of the Cameron Men

Royal Ulster Rifles  :- - Off, off, said the Stranger

Royal Irish Fusiliers  :- - British Grenadiers

- - combination of Barrosa, Garry Owen, Norah Creing, St Patrick's Day

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's):[1]- - 1st Bn The Campbells are Coming

- - 2nd Bn: Highland Laddie

Rifle Brigade  :- - I'm Ninety Five

Royal Army Service Corps  :- - Wait for the Wagon

Royal Army Medical Corps  :- - Bonny Nell

Royal Army Ordnance Corps  :- - Village Blacksmith

Royal Army Pay Corps  :- - Primrose & Blue

Royal Army Veterinary Corps  :- - Village Blacksmith

Army Dental Corps  :- - none

Territorial Army[edit]

Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry:[1]- - Garb of Old Gaul

Fife and Forfar Yeomanry:[1]- - Wee Cooper o' Fife

Lovat Scouts:[1]- - The Lovat Scouts

Scottish Horse:[1]- - The Scottish Horse

7th (City of London) Battalion London Regiment:[2]- - My Lady Greensleeves

London Scottish:[1]- - Highland Laddie

Liverpool Scottish:[1]- - Glendauruel Highlanders

1st Surrey Rifles[3]- - Lutzow's Wild Hunt

Tyneside Scottish:[1]- - Highland Laddie

Units in 2008[edit]

1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards - Radetsky & Rusty Buckles;

Royal Dragoon Guards - St Patrick's Day

6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles - Young May Moon;

9th/12th Royal Lancers - God Bless the Prince of Wales;

13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) - A Life on the Ocean Wave and Balaklava March;

l4th/20th King's Hussars - Royal Sussex;

15th/19th king's Royal Hussars - The Bold King's Hussars;

16th/5th Queen's royal Lancers - Stable Jacket;

15th Princess Mary's own Gurkha Rifles - Hundred Pipers

17th/21st Lancers - The White Lancers;

22nd (Cheshire) regiment - Wha Wadna Fecht for Charlie

Adjutant General's corps - Pride of Lions;

Allied Rapid Reaction Corps - Fortune Favours the Bold;

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) - The Thin Red Line;

Army Air Corps - Recce Flight;

Army Benevolent Fund - Action Support; SSAFA - The SSAFA Concert March;

Army Catering corps - Sugar and Spice;

Army Legal Corps - Scales of Justice;

Army Physical training CORPS - Be Fit;

Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) - Highland Laddie;

Blues and Royals - Grand March from Aida & The Royals;

Brigade of Gurkhas - Yo Nepali;

British Korean Veterans' Association - The Hills of Korea;

Burma Star Association - On The Road To Mandalay;

Central flying School - Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines;

Civil Admin (MOD) - Soldiers First;

St Dunstans - St Dunstans;

Coldstream Guards - Milanollo;

Corps of Royal electrical and Mechanical Engineers - Lillibullero;

Corps of Royal Engineers - Wings;

Corps of Royal Military Police - The Watch Tower;

Corps of Army Music/RMSM - Blow Away the Morning Dew

Devonshire and Dorset Regiment - Widecombe Fair, We've Lived and Loved Together and The Maid of Glenconnel;

Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment - The Farmer's Boy;

Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) - The Wellesley;

Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles - Old Monmouthshire;

Dunkirk Veterans Association - Dunkirk Veterans March;

Fleet Air Arm - Flying Stations;

Gloucestershire Regiment - The Kinnegad Slashers;

Gordon Highlanders - Cock o' the North; 2nd

Green Howards - Bonnie English Rose;

Grenadier Guards - British Grenadiers;

Gurkha Signals - Scotland the Brave;

Special air Service - Marche Des Parachutistes Belges;

Gurkha Transport Regiment - Wait for the Wagon;

Gurkha Engineers - Wings;

Gurkha Military Police - The Watch Tower;

Highlanders - The Queen's Own Highlanders & Cock o' the North;

Intelligence corps - The Rose and the Laurel;

Irish Guards - St Patrick's Day;

King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles - Lutzow's Wild Hunt;

King's Own Scottish Borderers - Blue Bonnets Over the Border;

King's Division - Bond of Friendship;

King's Royal Hussars - The King's Royal Hussars;

King's Regiment - The Kingsman;

King's Own Border Regiment - John Peel & Corn Rigs are Bonnie;

Life Guards - Milanollo;

Light Division - The Light Division;

Light Infantry - Light Infantry;

Military Provost Staff Corps - The Metropolitan;

Normandy Veterans' Association - Normandy Veterans;

Parachute Regiment - Ride of the Valkyries; 7th

Prince of Wales' Division - God Bless the Prince of Wales;

Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire - Ca Ira and The Yorkshire Lass;

Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment - The Farmer's Boy/The Soldiers of the Queen;

Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps - Gray and Scarlet;

Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service - QARNNS March;

Queen's Royal Irish Hussars - St Patrick's Day, Berkeley's Dragoons and The Galloping 8th Hussars;

Queen's Regiment - Soldiers of the Queen;

Queen's division - The Queensman;

Queen's Royal Hussars - The Queen's Royal Hussars;

Queen's Own Hussars - Light Cavalry;

Queen's Royal lancers - Scarlet and Green;

Queen's Own Highlanders - Scotland for Ever & Cameron Men;

Queen's Lancashire Regiment - The Attack & The Red Rose;

Reconnaissance Corps - Away To The Mountain's Brow;

Royal Air Force - Royal Air Force March Past

Royal Air Force Association - RAF Association March;

Royal Air Force Nursing Service - Skywards;

Royal Air Force Police - Royal Air Force Police March Past

Royal Air Force Regiment - Holyrood

Royal Anglian Regiment - Rule Britannia & Speed the Plough;

Royal Army Chaplain's Department - Trumpet Voluntary;

Royal Army Education Corps - Gaudeamus Igitur & The Good Comrade;

Royal Army Medical Corps - Here's a Health unto His Majesty;

Royal Army Ordnance Corps - The Village Blacksmith

Royal Army Pay Corps - Imperial Echoes;

Royal Army veterinary Corps - Drink Puppy Drink & A Hunting We Will Go;

Royal British Legion - The British Legion;

Royal Corps of Signals - Swift and Sure; Begone Dull Care; The Signaller.

Royal Corps of Transport - Wait for the Wagon;

Royal Army Dental Corps - Green Facings;

Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment - The Sphinx and Dragon;

Royal GreenJackets - Huntsman's Chorus & The Italian Song;

Royal Hampshire Regiment - The Hampshire;

Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayreshire Regiment) - Whistle o'er the Lave O't and British Grenadiers:

Royal Hospital Chelsea - Boys of the Old Brigade

Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) - The Merry Month of May;

Royal Irish Rangers - Killaloe;

Royal Logistic Corps - On Parade;

Royal Marines - A Life on the Ocean Wave;

Royal Marine Commandos - Sarie Marais;

Royal Navy - Heart of Oak;

Royal Naval Association - Under the White Ensign

Royal Observer Corps - Skywatch;

Royal Pioneer Corps - Pioneer Corps;

Royal Regiment of Artillery - British Grenadiers & Voice of the Guns;

Royal Regiment of Fusiliers - New Fusilier; The British Grenadiers

Royal Regiment of Wales - Men of Harlech;

Royal Scots - Dumbarton's Drums;

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards - 3DG's;

5th Royal Inniskilling Guards - Fare ye Well Inniskilling;

Royal Star and Garter Home - The Royal Star and Garter;

Royal Tank regiment - My Boy Willie;

Royal Welch Fusiliers - The British Grenadiers;

Scots Guards - Heilan' Laddie;

Small Arms School Corps - March of the Bowmen;

Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's) - Come Lasses and Lads and The Days We went A-Gipsying;

Strike Command - Strike Command March Past;

Sub mariners - Up Periscope;

Ulster Defence Regiment - Sprig of Shillelagh & Garryowen;

Welsh Guards - Rising of the Lark;

Women's Royal Army Corps - Lass of Richmond Hill & Early One Morning;

Women's Royal Naval Service - Passing By;

Women's Royal Voluntary Service - The WRVS March.

Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment - Young May Moon & The Royal Windsor;


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Barnes.
  2. ^ Planck, pp. 219–20.
  3. ^ Anon, War Record, p. 14.


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