Posted by Eric Le-Normand on 31 May 2004 at 11:05:08:
In Reply to: Re: Regimental Names posted by Tiny Hester on 12 November 2003 at 23:23:40:
: : : : 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,
: : : All regiments bearing the title "Royal" and "Queens" is usually given for long years of very distinquished service or for some act of gallantry of the regiment.
: : : I believe after WW1 for services in that war the Northumberland Fusiliers , Norfolk Regiment and the Buffs (East Kent Regiment)had the titles conferred on them. So did the Army Chaplains Department,Army Ordnance Department, Army Service Corps and the Army Vetinary Department, all these corps habve the title Royal.
: : : Trust this info helps.
: : If this is the case how did the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME )get called "Royal", when it was formed on the 5th October 1942 ??????????
: : Richard G. ( Obviously ex REME, and proud of it ! )
: Far be it from me a humble ex infanteer to tell Richard G the history of his own Corps. Just a few minuutes exploring their web site would tell him that when the Corps was formed in 1942 it had the rare, if not unique,distinction of being honoured with the designation "Royal" from the day of it's formation.
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