1st Bn, The Buffs: Service
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson
Page created 1 March 2001. Corrected and updated 29.11.2002
1st Battalion,
3rd Regiment of Foot
1665-1881
1st Battalion,
The Buffs
1881-1961
United Kingdom  
Note:This is a battalion history of the Regular Army. See the main regimental page for full lineage and other information.
Colour Key
Lineage
War service
Overseas service
Home service
 
     
  1572 Thomas Morgan's Company
       
  <foreign service>  
       
  1665 The Holland Regiment
       
     
       
  1751.07.01 3rd Regiment of Foot
       
     
       
  1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
  1881 England: Dover
  1882 Ireland: Buttevant
  1885 Malta
  1887 Singapore
  1888 India: Rhaniket
  <1892> Calcutta
  <1894> Jullunder
  <1897> Peshawar
  <1899> Kemptee
  1901 Poona
  1903 Aden
  1904 England: Dover
  1906 Aldershot/Dover?
  1910 Ireland: Dublin
  <1914> Fermoy 16 Bde
  1914.09 France and Flanders 6 Div
  1919 Germany Army of Occupation
  1920 Ireland: Fermoy
  1922.01 UK
  1922.04 Turkey Army of Occupation
  1923.09 Gibraltar
  1924 Egypt
  1927.03 India: Bareilly
  1930.10 Burma: Rangoon
  1932 Maymyo
  1935.06.03 1st Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
  1935.02 India: Lucknow
  1938.10 Palestine
  1939 Egypt
  1939.10 Middle East 6 Ind Div
  1941.06 Middle East Corps Troops, 22 Gds Bde
  1942.03 Middle East 8 Armd Bde
  1943.07 Middle East 18 Inf Bde
  1944.02 Italy
  1944.10 Italy
  1945.03 Italy 24 Gds Bde
  1946 Greece
  1947.08 reduced to nil strength
  1949.09.23 re-formed by renumbering 2nd Battalion in Hong Kong (technically "amalgamated")
  1947.01 Hong Kong  
  1950.01 Sudan  
  1950.12 England: Dover 39 Bde
  1951.11 Egypt  
  1953.04 Kenya  
  1954.12 UK  
  1956.12 Germany: Hubblerath 4 Bde
  1958.03 Aden  
  1959 Germany BAOR
  1960.11 UK 5 Bde
  1961.03.01 amalgamated with 1st Bn, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, to form 1st Bn, The Queen's Own Buffs, Royal Kent Regiment