The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: :T.F. Mills
Page created 15 July 2000. Corrected and updated 11.07.2002
 
The  Queens' Own Royal West Kent Regiment
crest and tie
by James Robinson
United Kingdom 
see also:  20th London Regiment
  Titles & Lineage
  History
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards & Guidons
  Uniforms & Badges
  Colonels-in-Chief
  Colonels

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  Museums, Monuments, Memorials
  Bibliography

 
1881.07.01 The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
formed by union:
 
1921 The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
1961.03.01 amalgamated with The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), to form The Queen's Own Buffs, Royal Kent Regiment
 
The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, by Peter Blanche.
The Queens' Own Regiment ... movements ... during the Great War, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
The Queen's Own Regiment [in the Great War], by C. F. Baker (The British Army in the Great War).
     
  Regulars:
    1st Battalion [1881-1961]
    2nd Battalion [1881-1948]
     
 
Militia:
  West Kent Regiment of Militia
 
Territorials and Volunteers:
 
 
 
[combined battle honours of 50th Regiment and 97th Regiment, plus:]

Egypt 1882, Nile 1884-85, South Africa 1900-02

The Great War [18 battalions]:  Mons, Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914, La Bassée, Messines 1914 '17, Ypres 1914 '15 '17 '18, Hill 60, Gravenstafel, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Loos, Somme 1916 '18, Albert 1916 '18, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Pozières, Guillemont, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Thiepval, Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Ancre 1916 '18, Arras 1917 '18, Vimy 1917, Scarpe 1917, Oppy, Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 '18, St. Quentin, Rosières, Avre, Villers Bretonneux, Lys, Hazebrouck, Kemmel, Amiens, Bapaume 1918, Hindenburg Line, Épéhy, Canal du Nord, St. Quentin Canal, Courtrai, Selle, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Italy 1917-18, Suvla, Landing at Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915, Rumani, Egypt 1915-16, Gaza, El Mughar, Jerusalem, Jericho, Tell 'Asur, Palestine 1917-18, Defence of Kut al Amara, Sharqat, Mesopotamia 1915-18

Afghanistan 1919

The Second World War:  Defence of Escaut, Forêt de Nieppe, North-West Europe 1940, Alam el Halfa, El Alamein, Djebel Abiod, Djebel Azzag 1942, Oued Zarga, Djebel Ang, Medjez Plain, Longstop Hill 1943, Si Abdallah, North Africa 1942-43, Centuripe, Monte Rivoglia, Sicily 1943, Termoli, San Salvo, Sangro, Romagnoli, Impossible Bridge, Villa Grande, Cassino, Castle Hill, Liri Valley, Piedimonte Hill, Trasimene Line, Arezzo, Advance to Florence, Monte Scalari, Casa fortis, Rimini Line, Savio Bridgehead, Monte Pianoereno, Monte Spaduro, Senio, Argenta Gap, Italy 1943-45, Greece 1944-45, Leros, Malta 1940-42, North Arakan, Razabil, Mayu Tunnels, Defence of Kohima, Taungtha, Sittang 1945, Burma 1943-45

3rd Battalion (West Kent Militia):  Mediterranean 1900-01
4th, 5th Battalions:  South Africa 1900-02
see also 20th London Regiment

 
 
   
Badges:  
Uniform:  
   
   
     
   
1935.02.27 Col. HRH Prince George, The Duke of Kent, KG, KT, GCMG, GCVO
1947.05.13 HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, CI, GCVO, GBE
1881.07.01 [1st Bn:] Gen. Sir Edward Walter Forestier-Walker, KCB
1881.07.01 [2nd Bn:] Gen. John Maxwell Perceval, CB
1881.07.28 [1st Bn:] Gen. Hon. Sir Francis Colborne, KCB
1888.02.28 Gen. William Richard Preston
1890.10.05 Gen. Sir Folwer Burton, KCB
1904.04.03 Maj-Gen. Sir Edmund Leach, KCB
1921.11.11 Maj-Gen. Sir Edwin Alfred Hervey Alderson, KCB
1927.12.15 Lt-Gen. Sir James Wilton O'Dowda, KCB, CSI, CMG
1936.09.01 Gen. Sir Chalres Bonham-Carter, GCB, CMG, DSO
1946.10.01 Brig. Noel Irwine Whitty, DSO
1949.01.17 Lt-Gen. Sir William Pasfield Oliver, GBE, KCB, KCMG
1959.10.15 Maj-Gen. Dennis Edmund Blaquiere Talbot, CB, CBE, DSO, MC
Victoria Crosses [Royal West Kent Regiment], by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
Victoria Crosses [Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt], by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
VCs in the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
 
Motto: Quo fas et gloria ducunt;
Invicta
Nicknames:
Anniversaries: Corunna (16 Jan.), Sevastopol (8 Sep.)
Marches:
Musicians:
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
   
The Carleton Light Infantry
The Kent Regiment 1927-1961
1st (Canterbury) Regiment
-1921
The Canterbury Regiment 1921-
The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment Museum, Dover (Army listing)
The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment Museum, Dover (Simonides listing)
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Museum, Maidstone (Army listing)
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Museum, Maidstone (Simonides listing)
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