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Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)

Dates Locations Higher Formation/Remarks
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. 1st Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) .
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1945.05 Italy .
1946 Greece: .
. Aug 47: Reduced to nil strength .
1949.09.23 Re-formed by renumbering 2nd Battalion in Hong Kong: New Territories (technically amalgamated) 26 Gurkha Brigade
1950.01 Sudan: Khartoum .
1950.12 England: Dover 39 Infantry Brigade
1951.11 Egypt: Southern District Canal Zone 39 Infantry Brigade
1952.10 England: .
1953.04 Kenya 39 Infantry Brigade
1954.12 England: Woolwich? .
1955.06 Germany: Keightley Barracks, Wuppertal 6 Infantry Brigade
1957.11 England: Dover Castle? .
1958.03 Aden: Singapore Lines .
1959.03 Germany: Moore Barracks, Dortmund 5 Infantry Brigade Group
1961.03 England: Ross Barracks, Shorncliffe .
. 1 Mar 61: amalgamated with 1st Bn, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, to form 1st Bn, The Queen's Own Buffs, Royal Kent Regiment .
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. 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) .
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1945.05 India .
1945 Malaya .
1946 Dutch East Indies: Java .
1947.01 Hong Kong: .
. 1948: Hong Kong: Stanley Fort .
. 1949: Hong Kong: New Territories .
. 23 Sept 49: Renumbered as 1st Battalion (technically amalgamated) .
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. 1st Battalion, The Queen's Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment .
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1961.03.01 Formed at Ross Barracks, Shorncliffe, by amalgamation of 1st Bn, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), and 1st Bn, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment .
1961.03 England: Ross Barracks, Shorncliffe .
. July 61 - Jan 62: Kenya .
. 23 Jun 62: Colours presented by King Frederick of Denmark .
1962.07 England: Meeanee Barracks Colchester .
. Aug 62: Cyprus: On Exercise
. Summer 63: Canada: Gagetown, New Brunswick Ex Pond Jump
. Mar 64 - Dec 64: British Guiana .
. Summer 65: Germany: Vogelsang On Exercise
1965.12 Hong Kong: Gun Club Hill Barracks .
. June 66 - Dec 66: Borneo: Sarawak .
. 31 Dec 66: Renamed 2nd Battalion, The Queen's Regiment (Queen's Own Buffs) upon the formation of a "large" regiment from the Home Counties Brigade .
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