order of precedence
- About a week back there was talk of Regiment seniority so I thought I would
take the chance to type what the books says!
This is taken from the "General Regulations and Orders for the Army." 1811
"His Majesty's Regiment of Life Guards and the Royal Regiment of Horse
Guards have the precedence of all Corps whatever.
On Parades the Horse Artillery, whether mounted or dismounted, take the
right of all other Cavalry.
The Cavalry, whether mounted or dismounted take the right of the line.
The Royal Artillery have the precedence of other Infantry.
The Foot Guards are next in rank.
The Royal Veteran Battalions, when drawn up with other troops, take the
Right of all Regiments of Infantry, except those of His Majesty's Foot
Guards , and the Royal Artillery excepted.
Then the Regiments of Infantry of the Line according to their Number and
Order of Precedence
The Militia Regiments take Rank after those of the line, according to their
respective numbers, as fixed by lot.
It is, however, to be understood, that this Regulation refers merely to the
circumstances of Parade: On all other occasions, Corps are to be
distributed, and drawn up, in the mode which the General, or other Officer
Commanding, may judge most convenient, and best adapted for the purposes of
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- I think I must agree with post # 39025 on this matter
If keeping with nineteenth century sense of propriety and naming the
Regiment "the Irish Rascals" what would be the purpose of hiding the
true number of the Regiment?!?!
"og" wasn't taught in our schools (both Separate and Public)
I guess I just don't get the modern way of teaching
Peter Monahan wrote:
"...In keeping with nineteenth century sense of propriety and writing
conventions "8***" is intended to protect the identity of a
regiment ... the phrase "to the left og two... means "to the left OF