3rd Regiment of Foot

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Known as The Buffs


  • 15721 raised as Thomas Morgan's Company of Foot
  • 1665 known as the 4th (The Holland Maritime) Regiment
  • 1668 known as the 4th (The Holland) Regiment
  • 1688 known as the 4th The Lord Admiral's Regiment
  • 1737 renamed the 3rd (Howard's) Regiment of Foot
  • 1743 became 3rd Regiment of Foot, "Howard's Buffs"
  • 1751 became 3rd (Kent) Regiment of Foot, "The Buffs"
  • 1881 became The Buffs, (East Kent Regiment)
  • 1935 became The Buffs, (Royal East Kent Regiment)
  • 1961 amalgamated with 50th/97th The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment to form 3rd/50th/97th The Queen's Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment
  • 1966 merged and became 2nd Battalion (Queen's Own Buffs), The Queen's Regiment
  • 1992 amalgamated with The Royal Hampshire Regiment to form The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment

External Links

Royal East Kent Regiment Wikipedia
The Royal Kent Regiment Wikipedia
Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment Wikipedia