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Cap of Honour: 300 Years of the Gloucestershire Regiment with Add

Cap of Honour: 300 Years of the Gloucestershire Regiment with Additional Chapters by General Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley and Others - David Daniell

Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 2005, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little spotting to the edges of the text block. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout.

Includes: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Appendices (7);

From the cover: “One of the most famous of the English county regiments, The Gloucestershire Regiment saw service across the world in its 300-year history. Carrying more battle honours on its Colours than any other Line regiment of the British Army, the Glosters were also unique in the Army for being the only regiment to wear a badge on the back of the cap as well as on the front, in recognition of an incident at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801, when simultaneous attacks from both front and rear were met and repulsed.

Raised in 1694 by Colonel John Gibson, the regiment saw service in Quebec with General Wolfe in 1759, in the Peninsular Wars and at Waterloo in 1815, in India, the Crimea and the Boer War. During the last century, men of the regiment fought in France, Flanders, Gallipoli, Macedonia and Italy during the First World War, and in the rubble of North West Europe and the jungles of Burma during the Second. In the Korean War, the heroic stand of the 1st Glosters in the Battle of the Imjin River earned them a Distinguished Unit Citation by order of the President of the United States.

Since the 1950s the regiment has served all over the world, in Kenya, Aden, Cyprus, Swaziland, Mauritius and Belize, as well as Germany and Northern Ireland. In 1994 The Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (RGBW) was formed, absorbing The Gloucestershire Regiment and effectively spelling the end of the individual identity of the Glosters.

This third and final edition brings the colourful story of this world-famous regiment to a close. Written with the full cooperation of the regiment, it is generously illustrated with line drawings, photographs and paintings from the Regimental Collection, many in colour.”


Foreword or introduction by Duke of Gloucester. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xvi) 446 pages.
£33.30
Cap of Honour: 300 Years of the Gloucestershire Regiment with Add