Regiment Nicknames

The Queen’s Royal Regiment

Kirke's Lambs


(After the name of their Colonel, Piercy Kirke).

The Tangerines


(After Tangier).

The Mutton Lancers


(After Paschal Lamb and Flag Badge).

The Pork and Beans


(Cockney slang)

The Other Surrey Regiment




The East Surrey Regiment

The Young Buffs


(After being mistaken for the Buffs (3rd Foot) at the Battle of Dettingen by King George II, because of the Regiment’s buff facings).

The Glasgow Greys


(From the 70th Foot, having been raised in Glasgow and having grey facings).

The Other Surrey Regiment





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