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Old 17-03-18, 10:06 PM
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Default ebook: regimental nicknames, 1916

Regimental Nicknames and traditions of the British Army
1916, 5th edition:

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Old 17-03-18, 10:30 PM
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5TH Edition, you would have thought they would have got the Formation date for The Grenadier Guards correct. 1657, 1656 more like.
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Interesting that the Royal Flying Corps takes precedence in order of seniority, reflecting its unusual status due to the circumstances of its founding.
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Old 12-05-18, 03:10 PM
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5TH Edition, you would have thought they would have got the Formation date for The Grenadier Guards correct. 1657, 1656 more like.
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Is that after the Coldstream?
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Old 12-05-18, 03:28 PM
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It is, but, the Coldstream originally served another master!


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Er, I was just asking in all innocence ....... and not to get a reaction from Andy of course (although I have been sitting here with my fingers in my ears, just in case........)
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Old 12-05-18, 04:31 PM
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Er, I was just asking in all innocence ....... and not to get a reaction from Andy of course (although I have been sitting here with my fingers in my ears, just in case........)
You cheeky monkey, 1ST Foot Guards. Coldstreamers 2ND to last.....i mean to none.
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1656! and I thought they called the Scots Guards the Kiddies!

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Old 12-05-18, 06:35 PM
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1656! and I thought they called the Scots Guards the Kiddies!

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Loyal to the Crown.....
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Old 12-05-18, 07:42 PM
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I cannot understand why, given they actually go back to the decade before.

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1656! and I thought they called the Scots Guards the Kiddies!

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Old 12-05-18, 08:15 PM
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The Coldstream Guards were formed in 1650, however they didn't enter the Kings service until 1661. The Grenadier Guards have always been loyal, to the Crown.
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I wonder when the Irish Guards formally took on the nick name of ‘The Micks’?
Clearly post 1916.
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Old 12-05-18, 08:34 PM
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As for the Scots Guards, they were formed in 1642, however they were disbanded in 1651 after they got thrashed at Worcester. They then reformed in 1660, 4 years junior to the Grenadier Guards.
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Not really very fair though, under the circumstances.
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