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Soldiers of the East Yorkshire Regiment at Longford, Ireland, May 1921
Soldiers of the East Yorkshire Regiment at Longford, Ireland, May 1921
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Irish War of Independence

Fought between 1919 and 1921, this was a guerrilla and sectarian conflict involving Irish republicans, Ulster loyalists and British government forces. It brought about the creation of Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State.

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Other ranks' cap badge, The Border Regiment, c1905

The Border Regiment

This infantry regiment was formed during the 1881 Army reforms. It continued in service until 1959, when it merged with The King’s Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) to form The King’s Own Royal Border Regiment.

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Other ranks' cap badge, 34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot, c1876

34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot

This infantry regiment was first raised in 1702. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it was amalgamated with the 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot to form The Border Regiment.

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Other ranks’ glengarry badge, 55th (Westmorland) Regiment, c1874

55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot

This infantry regiment was raised in 1755. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it was amalgamated with the 34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot to form The Border Regiment.

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Cap badge, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, c1916

The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

This infantry regiment was formed during the 1881 Army reforms. After transferring from the Light Infantry Brigade to the Green Jackets Brigade in 1958, it merged to form The Royal Green Jackets in 1966.

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Cap badge, Dorsetshire Regiment, 1914

The Dorsetshire Regiment

This infantry regiment was formed during the 1881 Army reforms. It continued in service until 1958, when it merged with The Devonshire Regiment to form The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment.

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Glengarry badge, other ranks’, 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry), 1874-81

52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry)

This infantry regiment was raised in 1755. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it was merged to form the Oxfordshire Light Infantry.

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Cap badge, 43rd Light Infantry, c1871

43rd (Monmouthshire Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot

This infantry regiment was raised in 1741. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it was merged to form the Oxfordshire Light Infantry.

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Glengarry badge, 54th (West Norfolk) Regiment, c1874

54th (West Norfolk) Regiment of Foot

This infantry regiment was raised in 1755. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it was amalgamated with the 39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot to form The Dorsetshire Regiment.

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Other ranks’ glengarry badge, 39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot, c1874

39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot

This infantry regiment was raised in 1689. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it was amalgamated with the 54th (West Norfolk) Regiment of Foot to form The Dorsetshire Regiment.

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Officer's cap badge, The Green Howards (Alexandra Princess of Wales’s Own Yorkshire Regiment), c1904

The Green Howards

This infantry unit was formed in 1688. It served in many British Army campaigns during its long history, before becoming part of The Yorkshire Regiment in 2006.

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Bengal Army Troops, 1785

Armies of the East India Company

Originally formed to trade in Asia, the East India Company came to rule large areas of the Indian subcontinent, exercising military power through its formidable armed forces.

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Cap badge, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), 1914

The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding)

This infantry regiment was formed during the 1881 Army reforms. It continued in service until 2006, when it merged with The Green Howards and The Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire to form The Yorkshire Regiment.

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