Re: Regimental Names

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Posted by Eric Le-Norman on 23 April 2004 at 13:55:24:

In Reply to: Re: Regimental Names posted by Jim Crow on 10 November 2003 at 03:09:40:

: : A question for discussion, please, to help this Yank understand your military protocol. Let me postulate a regiment: the Norsusweses Light Infantry Regiment.

: : What difference in entitlements or endowments are implied in the name "The Norsusweses ..." vs. the "Norsusweses ...". Or, said more simply, why and when do you Brits add that prefix "The"? Is it a blunder if I forget to use the "The"?

: : And how/why might it become "The Royal Norsuswes..."?

: : How/Why might it become "The Queen's/King's Own Norsus..."?
: : Is that fundamentally different than "The Royal Nor..."?

: : Thanks for any enlightenment.

: : - Pat Skelly;
: : sometimes making websites,
: : sometimes trying to understand it all.

: Pat, you've posed a very difficult question to answer!!!! I shall do a bit of research at my local library with the Army List and also the London Gazette to see if they can provide an answer. In the meantime I shall watch the website to see what other visitor to the site have to say.

: Jim Crow

Well we were the *The 7th Queens own Hussars' however we were called the 'Donkey wallahs' Still I reckon it suited we were a bl...dy stubborn lot, stubborn but polite, at least in front of a mirror: Eric

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