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In memoriam - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
In memoriam
Battle honours.  Dulce et decorum est....

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wellinghall From: wellinghall Date: November 13th, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
The 17th / 21st Lancers (now the Queen's Royal Lancers) have both "Retreat from Mons" and "Advance through Mons" on their colours - must have been nice for them to add the second one.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: November 13th, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)


As do, e.g., the Blues and Royals, but in both cases, I believe, these are the combined honours of the predecesor formations, and don't represent in these instances participation of the same formation in both actions.

Of course, by the time Labour are done, there will be one regiment in the Army, into which all the great and historic regiments have been 'merged', and it will want a crane to lift its regimental colour.
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