List of nicknames of British Army regiments


List of nicknames of British Army regiments

Nicknames of regiments and other units of the British Army.

* The Agile and Suffering Highlanders - The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
* The Argyll Marines - The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
* The Bairns - The Scots Guards
* The Bengal Tigers - South Wales BorderersBrewer: "Dictionary of Phrase and Fable"]
* Bingham's Dandies - 17th Lancers
* The Birmingham Fusiliers - Royal Welch Fusiliers
* The Blacks - 7th Dragoon Guards
* The Black Watch - 42nd Regiment of Foot (Royal Highland Regiment)
* The Black Mafia - Royal Green Jackets
* The Bloodsuckers - 63rd Regiment of Foot
* The Bloody Eleventh - 11th Regiment of Foot, later The Devonshire Regiment
* The Blue Caps - The Royal Dublin Fusiliers
* The Blues - Royal Horse Guards
* Bob's Own - Irish Guards
* The Bogging Royals - Royal Scots
* The Borg - Royal Green Jackets
* The Bone Heads (17/21st Lancers)
* The Brickdusts - 53rd Regiment of Foot
* The Buffs - 3rd Regiment of Foot
* The Cams - Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
* The Cat and Cabbage - The York and Lancaster Regiment
* The Cauliflowers - 47th Regiment of Foot
* The Cherry Pickers - 11th Hussars
* The Death or Glory Boys - 17th Lancers (the nickname has stuck with the Queen's Royal Lancers)
* The Death Heads - 17th Lancers (the nickname has stuck with the Queen's Royal Lancers)
* The Desert Rats - 7th Armoured Division
* The Devil's Own - 88th Regiment of Foot, The Connaught Rangers, also the Inns of Court Regiment
* The Diehards - 57th Regiment of Foot (later the West Middlesex Regiment)
* The Dirty Half-Hundred - 50th Regiment of Foot
* The Dirty Shirts - 101st Regiment of Foot (later Royal Munster Fusiliers)
* The Donkey Wallopers - Household Cavalry
* The Dubs - The Royal Dublin Fusiliers
* The Dukes - 33rd Regiment of Foot, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment
* The Duke of Boots - 33rd Regiment of Foot, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment
* The Eagle Catchers - The Royal Scots Greys; The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
* The Elegant Extracts - 7th Regiment of Foot {Royal Fusiliers}
* The Emperor's Chambermaids - 14th King's Hussars
* The Ever-Sworded - 29th Regiment of Foot (later Worcestershire Regiment)
* The Excellers - 40th Regiment of Foot - South Lancashire Regiment
* Falling Plates - Royal Green Jackets
* The Farmersboys - Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment
* The Faughs - The Royal Irish Fusiliers
* The Fighting Fifth - 5th Regiment of Foot (Royal Northumberland Fusiliers)
* The Fighting Ninth - 9th Regiment of Foot
* The First and Worst - The Royal Scots
* The Fore and Afts - Royal Gloucestershire Regiment
* The Forty-Tens - The 2nd Battalion, The Leinster Regiment
* The Gay Gordons - Gordon Highlanders
* The Glorious Glosters - The Gloucestershire Regiment
* The Granny-Knotters - The Staffordshire Regiment
* The Grasshoppers - 95th Regiment of Foot
* The Green Dragoons - 13th Hussars
* The Green Howards - 19th Regiment of Foot, 28th Regiment of Foot - Royal Berkshire Regiment
* The Green Linnets - 39th Regiment of Foot
* The Green Mafia - Light Infantry
* The Green Slime - Intelligence Corps
* The Guards of the Line - 29th Regiment of Foot - Worcestershire Regiment
* The Havercake Lads - 33rd Regiment of Foot (1st West Riding Regiment), later Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
* Hell's Latest Invention - Highland Light Infantry
* Hickety Pip - 65th Regiment of Foot
* The Holy Boys - 9th Regiment of Foot
* The Horse Marines - 17th Lancers
* The Immortals - 76th Regiment of Foot
* The Iron Fist - 20th Armoured Brigade (The Iron Fist) [ [http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/HistoryAndHonour/BrigadesProudHeritageReflectedInNewName.htm MoD: Defence News] ]
* The Iron Regiment - The Royal Sussex Regiment
* King's Hanoverian White Horse- 47th Regiment of Foot
* King's Men - 78th Regiment of Foot
* The Kosbies - The King's Own Scottish Borderers
* The Koylis - The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
* The Ladies from Hell - Black Watch
* The Lambs - The Royal Dublin Fusiliers
* The Lancashire Lads - 47th Regiment of Foot
* The Leather Hats - 8th (The King's) Regiment of Foot
* The Linseed Lancers - Royal Army Medical Corps
* Liverpool Blues - 79th Regiment of Foot (Royal Liverpool Volunteers)
* The Loggies - Royal Logistic Corps
* Manningham's Sharpshooters - 95th Regiment of Foot
* The Maroon Machine - The Parachute Regiment
* The M4 Regiment - Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment
* The Micks - The Royal Irish Regiment, Irish Guards
* The Minden Boys - 20th Regiment of Foot
* The Monkeys - Royal Military Police
* The Mutton Lancers - The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment
* Nobody's Own - 20th Hussars
* The Nulli Secundus Club - The Coldstream Guards
* The Nutcrackers - 3rd Regiment of Foot
* The Old Dozen - 12th Regiment of Foot
* The Old Farmers - 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
* The Old Namurs - The Royal Irish Regiment
* The Old Seven and Sixpennies - 76th Regiment of Foot
* The Old Toughs - The Royal Dublin Fusiliers
* The Orange Lilies - 35th Regiment of Foot
* The Paras - The Parachute Regiment
* The Pattern Regiment - 33rd Regiment of Foot
* Pauper's Horse - The 13th/18th Hussars
* The Pigs - 76th Regiment of Foot
* Plymouths - The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
* The Poachers - 2nd Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment
* The Poison Dwarves - The Cameronians
* The Pompadours - 56th Regiment of Foot 3rd Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment
* Pontius Pilate's Bodyguard - 1st Regiment of Foot, later The Royal Scots
* The Plymouth Argylls - The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
* The Queen's Last Resort - The Queen's Lancashire Regiment
* Queer Objects On Horseback -Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars
* The Redcaps - Royal Military Police
* The Red Feathers - 46th Regiment of Foot - Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
* The Regiment - 22 SAS regiment
* The Resurrectionists - 3rd Regiment of Foot
* The Rifles - Royal Irish Rifles, 95th Regiment of Foot
* The Rories - The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
* The Ross-Shire Buffs - 78th Regiment of Foot
* The Royal Goats - Royal Welch Fusiliers
* The Royal Tigers - 65th (2nd Yorkshire, North Riding) Regiment of Foot
* Sankey's Horse - 39th Regiment of Foot
* Saucy Sixth - 6th Regiment of Foot
* The Skins - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
* The Slashers - 28th Regiment of Foot - The Glosters (Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment)
* The Surrey Highlanders - Scots Guards
* The Steelbacks - The Northamptonshire Regiment
* The Stormers - The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
* The Sweeps - 95th Regiment of Foot
* The Tabs - 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars
* The Tangerines - 2nd Regiment of Foot
* The Thin Red Line - 93rd Highlanders, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
* The Three-quarter Lancers - 9th/12th Royal Lancers
* The Tigers - 37/67th of Foot The Royal Hampshire Regiment
* The Tigers - Royal Leicestershire Regiment
* The Tots - 17th Lancers
* The Two and Hook - 29th Regiment of Foot
* The Two Fours - The Essex Regiment
* The Two Fives - The 55th Regiment of Foot
* The Ups and Downs - The Welsh Regiment, 96th Regiment of Foot
* The Vein Openers - 29th Regiment of Foot
* The Vikings - 1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment
* The Vulgar Fraction - 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers
* The Watch - The Black Watch
* The Wild MacRaes - The Seaforth Highlanders
* The White Lancers - 17th Lancers
* Wolfe's Own - 47th Regiment of Foot
* The Yellowbellies - 10th Regiment of Foot, Lincolnshire Regiment
* The Young and Lovelies - 84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment of Foot

ee also

* List of warships by nickname
* Nicknames of U.S. Army divisions
* Regimental nicknames of the Canadian Forces

References

ources

*Brewer, E. Cobham. "Dictionary of Phrase and Fable". London: Cassell, n.d.


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