The Buffs

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Osprey Publishing, May 20, 2012 - History - 48 pages
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The Buffs originated in 1572 from a company of 300 men raised from London trained bands sent to aid the Protestant cause in Holland. Upon their return to England, the Company re-formed as a single regiment, the Holland Regiment, which later became known as 'The Buffs'. In the years that followed, this highly esteemed regiment served in conflicts ranging from the Peninsular War to World Wars I and II. This book details the history of the Buffs from their inception to their demise as an independent unit in 1967, focusing particularly on their uniforms, including the distinctive dragon badge.

  

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
10
Section 3
20
Section 4
22
Section 5
28
Section 6
29
Section 7
30
Section 8
32
Section 9
35
Section 10
41
Section 11
42
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About the author (2012)

Gregory Blaxland held a regular commission in the Buffs for fifteen years, until retiring in 1954. In addition to this book, he also wrote Buffs: Royal East Kent Regiment (Leo Cooper, 1972) and Regiments Depart: The British Army 1945-1970 (Kimber, 1971).

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