Spot Quiz - the 10 Oldest Regiments...

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  1. Folks - here's one for real anoraks.

    Based purely on the passage of time since inception, list the 10 Oldest British Regiments, from oldest to (relative term) youngest. This is not a question about seniority...

    Or if you like, just list some and bold Regiments and where you think they place in the Top Ten.

    Good luck! :D
  2. The royal scots

    the black watch

    honourable artillery company

    blues and royals

    life guards

    grenadier guards

    green howards

    Royal green jackets (better said its predecessors ie KRRC etc)

    Sharpes rifles

    royal engineers/arty
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    Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers

    How about one of the Yeomanry units, e.g. Sherwood Foresters?
  5. Monmouth (Royal Engineers) - sorry can't remember the full title
  6. the household cavalry

    honourable artillery company

    royal monmouthshire royal engineers

    royal scots

    grenadier guards

    any of those ????
  7. updated for Carpe's and Knocker's input:

    • 1. The royal scots Yes - wrong place
      2. The Honourable Artillery Company (1537)
      3. the black watch No
      4. blues and royals Yes - wrong place
      5. life guards Yes - wrong place
      6. grenadier guards Yes - wrong place
      7. green howards No
      8. Royal green jackets (better said its predecessors ie KRRC etc) No
      9. Sharpes rifles No - lol!
      10. Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) Yes - wrong place

    No Yeomanry units are in the Top Ten...
  8. King's Own Royal Border
  9. Are the Royal Scots the oldest Infantry Regiment? I only ask because I recall a Soldier magazine *cough* years ago stating it on its front cover?

    Edited to add - or was it the Queens? head now proper muddled
  10. Nope, but there is a line Infantry Regiment in the list.

    Head w-a-a-a-a-y down south...
  11. As near as I can figure

    1. Royal Militia of the Island of Jersey 1337 (TA RE unit??)
    2. Honourable Artillery Company 1537
    3. Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers 1539
    4. Buffs 1572 (now Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment)
    5. Royal Scots 1633
    6. Coldstream Guards 1650
    7. Royal Horse Guards 1650 (now Blues and Royals or HCR to the pedantic)
    8. Grenedier Guards 1656
    9. Life Guards 1658
    10. Scots Guards 1661
  12. The Royal Scots are the oldest Regiment in the Regular Army...

    Now then...I believe they amalgamated with someone...possibly someone w-a-a-a-a-a-y down south! :D
  13. Hampshires then the - M4 Bn - the RGBW
  14. Latest:

    • 1. Royal Militia of the Island of Jersey (1337)
      2. Honourable Artillery Company (1537)
      3. Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) (1539)
      4. Buffs (now Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment) (1572)
      5. Royal Scots (1633) Yes - wrong place
      6. Coldstream Guards (1650) Yes - wrong place
      7. Royal Horse Guards (1650) (now Blues and Royals) Yes - wrong place
      8. Grenadier Guards (1656) Yes - wrong place
      9. Life Guards (1658) Yes - wrong place
      10. Scots Guards (1661) [No[/b]

    To save much headscratching, there is a unit missing at No. 5 - lose the Scots Guards and everyone else shifts down into the right order...

    I also have to say that I'm being slightly sneaky as the British Army wasn't even formed by Warrant until all these Regiments were already in existence.
  15. well is it, yes or no, its right doing me in :D