2nd Bn, The Buffs: Service
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson
Page created 15 November 2002. Corrected and updated 29.11.2002
2nd Battalion,
3rd Regiment of Foot
1803-1815, 1857-1881
2nd Battalion,
The Buffs
1881-1949
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
 
     
  1803 2nd Battalion, 3rd (The East Kent) Regiment of Foot
       
     
       
  1815 disbanded
  1857.07.24 2nd Battalion, 3rd (The East Kent) Regiment of Foot
re-formed at Limerick
       
     
       
  1881.07.01 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
  1881 Malaya
  1882 Hong Kong
  1885 Egypt
  1886 England: Dover
  <1892> Chatham
  1892 Ireland: Athlone
  1896 Kilkenny
  1899 England: Brighton
  1900.01 South Africa 13 Inf Bde
  1902 England: Dover
  1907 South Africa
  1908 Hong Kong
  1910 Singapore
  1913 India: Madras/Wellington
  1915.01 France and Flanders 28 Div
  1915.11 Salonika
  1919 India
  1920 Iraq
  1922.01 Aden
  1923.04 Portland 9 Bde
  1927 Aldershot 5 Bde
  1931 Shorncliffe 10 Bde
  1934 Bordon 3 Bde
  1935.06.03 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
  1936.05 (Palestine)
  1938 Pembroke Dock
  1940.05 France & Belgium 44 Inf Div
  1940.06 UK
  1942.07 Egypt
  1942.12 Persia & Iraq 26 Ind Inf Bde
  1944.08 India 36 Inf Div
  1944.12 Burma
  1945.05 India
  1945 Malaya
  1948 Malaya
  1947.01 Hong Kong
  1949.09.23 renumbered as 1st Battalion (technically "amalgamated")