The Holy Boys: A History of the Royal Norfolk Regiment and the Royal East Anglian Regiment 1685-2010

The Holy Boys: A History of the Royal Norfolk Regiment and the Royal East Anglian Regiment 1685-2010

by Jon Sutherland, Diane Canwell

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Overview

The Royal Norfolk Regiment is one of the oldest and most distinguished fighting forces in the British army. Its line of descent can be traced back for over three centuries, all the way from modern Afghanistan to Monmouths rebellion in 1685.Throughout these years, and many campaigns, the regiment has maintained a marked local loyalty and tradition which remain strong today. This sense of local identity is celebrated by Jon Sutherland and Diane Canwell in this highly illustrated history of the regiment which describes, in graphic detail, the exploits of Norfolk soldiers who have made a notable contribution to the British army in every major conflict the country has faced.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783461226
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 02/23/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 1,133,966
File size: 28 MB
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About the Author

Diane Canwell has written widely on historical subjects, in particular on military and aviation history, and has long been fascinated by the history of Norfolk and its military heritage. Among her many books are The RAF Air Sea Rescue Service 1918-1986, The Battle of Jutland and Air War Malta.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction xi

1 Origins 1685-1750 1

The Glorious Revolution

War in Europe

War of the Spanish Succession

Battle of Almanza

Minorca

2 The 9th Foot 1751-1827 12

Bay of Biscay

Caribbean

Ireland

Canada

East Indies

West Indies

Holland

Spain

Ireland

Portugal

Battle of Corunna

Walcheren Expedition

Portugal

Gibraltar and Malaga

Spain

San Sebastian

Southern France

Occupation of France

West Indies

3 1827-1914 45

Ireland

Mauritius and India

Sikh Wars

Malta and the Crimea

Greece

South Africa

Rangoon

China

India

Burma

South Africa

The 4th and Volunteer Battalions

4th, 5th and 6th Battalions

4 Mesopotamia and Gallipoli 1914-1917 93

2nd Battalion in Palestine

1/4th and 1/5th in Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine

Norfolk Yeomanry

5 France 1914 to 1918 118

The Battle of Mons

La Bassée Front

Ypres

Fricourt

Arras

The Somme

Béthune Front

Ypres

Italy

Neuve Chapelle

Crossing the River Sambre

The 7th (Service) Battalion

The 7th the on Somme

The 8th (Service) Battalion

The 9th (Service) Battalion

The Other Norfolk Battalions

6 France 1939-1940 149

2nd Battalion in France

Le Paradis

7th Battalion in France

7 Far East 1939-1945 165

The 4th Battalion

The 5th Battalion

The 6th Battalion

Prisoners of War

The 2nd Battalion in Britain

The 2nd Battalion in the Far East

Kohima

8 Normandy and the Rhineland 1944-1945 182

The 1st Battalion and D-Day

Caen

Belgium and Holland

Germany

The 7th Battalion and Normandy

Villiers Bocage

River Orne

Falaise

9 Becoming the 1st East Anglian Regiment 1946-1964 209

The 1st Battalion in Germany

The 2nd Battalion in India

The 4th Battalion in Greece

Reorganization

The 1st Battalion in Korea

The 1st Battalion in Hong Kong

The 1st Battalion in Cyprus

Amalgamation

The 4th Battalion

10 Royal Anglians 1964-2010 228

Aden

Germany

Ireland

Cyprus

Ireland

Gibraltar

Ireland

Mergers

Bosnia

Ireland

Afghanistan

Basra

Afghanistan

Bibliography 249

Index 251

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