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    Go on then Ossie, let's try em.
     
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    69th Foot or 96th Foot -- The 96th became the Manchester Regt and IIRC the 69th ended up as the Royal Welch?

    Lots of scope for some less repeatable nicknames for both?
     
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    You've done it again Ossie, the Welch amalgamated with the South Wales Borderers in 1969, now there's a coincidence,haven't a clue where they are now. But they did name a Motorway after them! so here's another.
    Who has the Canine Dragon cap badge?
     
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    OK, getting boring, so, last reg. was a Chinese dragon that Berks!!! Royal Berkshire! Now part of the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment! (if it's not changed again!)
    Next one if you want it...... Poison Dwarfs, who were they and who called them that name in 1960?
     
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    I've heard it said of the Ghurka's but also of various Glasgow Regts -- Cameron Highlanders in particular, due to
    a) their small stature and
    b) their uncouth habits after a night on the town
     
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    Close Ossie, the 'Cameronions' actually, name used by the Burgomeister of Minden in 1960, and yes, they were pretty rough, no one had told them that the war was over! It is said that the name was translated wrongly!
    My info says they were disbanded in 1968, but am open to correction.
     
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    How about some more questions -- this is fun!
     
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    OK, thought you'd had enough............
    Short and sweet..........
    Who are known as...............Elephants Arse?
     
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    I have a vague memory of something similar to the "Minotaurs" on the London Underground -- an RSM bawling something that sounds, in the distance, like "Elephants Arse"

    Dunno which regiment it is, though?
     
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    You are on the right track!Think about it for a bit,go outside and shout 'ELEPHANTS ARSE' a few times, give you until tomorrow!
     
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    I tried that and should be recieving my ASBO in the next 48 hours

    As a guess, "Eleventh 'Ussars" ?
     
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    Good Lad Ossie, spot on.... from the RSM's morning welcome.....
    "ELephants Arse,.... Git On.....Praid".
    With a great reputation in North Africa, the first to enter most important cities along the coast road.
    OK, who were known as the 'Holy Boys' and why?
     
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    It was the Ninth of Foot (Royal Norfolks) who got that name during the Peninsular War -- the local yokels though the shako badge with Britannia was actually an icon of the BVM
     
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    Correct. SA rides again. Give me time to get another!!
    OK.....who were known as the 'Green Linnets'?and the 2nd.Battalion as the 'Flamers'?
     
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    39th Foot, from the colour of their uniform facings

    Became the Dorsets, not a clue who they are amalgamated with now!

    This amalgamation is getting silly -- now individual companies carry on the traditions of old regiments -- when will it get to the stage of one man per regiment
     
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    Correct again Ossie, the nick name 'Flamers' came from the time they burnt twelve privateers and the town of 'New London' US in 1781.
    They amalgamated in 1958 with the Devonshire Reg. Now (unless they've done it again) the 'Devonshire and Dorset' Reg.
    OK Batman, who has the Nick Name the 'Pot-Hooks'?
     
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    77th foot, from the numerals

    Later the Middlesex Regt, now probably 1 sqd, 3 plt, C Coy 2nd Bn Great Amalgamated British Super Regiment"
     
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    OMG! I thought we'd put this one to bed, you probably got to wait until tomorrow, I'm testing 'Asbach Uralt" at the moment, get back to see what 'Reggie Meant'"
    "She was only the Sergeants daughter but she........
     
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    Hows that testing coming along? Is the vintage up to scratch?

    Sergeant's Daughters I have not heard of. Admiral's daughter's naval base however, is a different matter! :wink: :)
     
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    She was only the Sergeants daughter but she knew what Reggie meant!!!
    The Cricketers daughter.
    The Butchers daughter?
     

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