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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  5. ^ Beevor, p.354
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  14. ^ Beevor, p.336
  15. ^ Godfrey
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  32. ^ Beckett, p. 61 and Appendix VII.
  33. ^ Westlake, p. 179.
  34. ^ Falling off the Wagon at Fusiliers Museum
  35. ^ Beevor, p.334
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  42. ^ The Long, Long Trail
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  47. ^ Barnes, Scottish, p. 223.
  48. ^ a b "Royal Anglian Regiment". The Royal Anglian Regiment Museum. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
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  50. ^ Rawson, p. 122.
  51. ^ Beckett, p. 70 and Appendix VII.
  52. ^ Westlake, p. 161.
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  59. ^ Chant, p 51