Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), formerly the 3rd Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army until 1961. It had a history dating back to 1572 and was one of the oldest regiments in the British Army being third in order of precedence (ranked as the 3rd Regiment of the line). It provided distinguished service over a period of almost four hundred years accumulating one hundred and sixteen battle honours. Following a series of amalgamations since 1961 its lineage is today continued by the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment.
Read more about Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment): History, Origin of "The Buffs", The Two Howards, Australian Service, "Steady, The Buffs!", Reorganisations and Amalgamations, Second China War (1855-1860), Perak War (1875-1876), Anglo-Zulu War (1879), Anglo-Egyptian War (1882), Second Boer War (1899-1902), First World War (1914-1918), Third Afghan War (1919), Second World War (1939-1945), Post-War Amalgamations, Colonels-in-Chief, Colonels, Notable Soldiers, Freedom of The City of London, Battle Honours, Victoria Cross, Uniform and Insignia, Alliances, Regimental Museum
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... The Buffs Regimental Museum is located at Canterbury, Kent, though ownership of the museum's objects was transferred to the National Army Museum in London in 2000 ... It closed for maintenance from November 2008 until 2012, with its collections being housed at NAM's London base during that period ...
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