Regimental Timeline

The Second or The Queen's Royal Regiment

1851-1853: First Kaffir War

1851
  The Queen’s (Second) Royal, Regiment of Foot

24th June

Embarks to South Africa

 

1852
  The Queen’s (Second) Royal, Regiment of Foot

26th February

Loss of the Birkenhead

 
The Birkenhead
"But to stand still to the Birken'ead drill, is a damm tough bullet to chew".

Rudyard Kipling

(It is said that the cry "women and children first" was the standard set by the men of the Birkenhead who died seeing it fulfilled).
 

New Third Colour presented - the Burns Colour.

 

More on the Birkenhead Disaster »

 

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