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Regiments / 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot(Recruiting)
« on: November 28, 2013, 10:32:54 pm »
31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot
The Young buffs

The 31st Regiment of Foot is a regiment that aims to give you the best gaming experience.
Our goal is to become one of the best, friendliest and most respected regiment ever created. That's why we need YOU!
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Under heavy construction note that im still a Captain in the 1stCSG im mostly administrational commander of the 31st Regiment of Foot.

History of the regiment

The 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot was formed 1702 to be an infantry regiment in the British Army. The first years the regiment spend most its time garrisoning different places in Ireland. In 1739 the regiment set sail for Flanders and participated in the battles of Dettingen. It was at this engagement that the unit received the nickname "Young Buffs". They were part of a force led into action by King George II who mistook them for the 3rd Regiment of Foot, who was known as '"the Buffs" due to their buff facings and waistcoats, the sovereign called out, "Bravo, Buffs! Bravo!” One of his aides, an officer of the 3rd Regiment of Foot, corrected the monarch, and then cheered, "Bravo, Young Buffs! Bravo!”

In the 1July 1751 a royal warrant was issued declaring that in future regiments would no longer be known by their colonel's name, but by the "Number or Rank of the Regiment". There for Lieutenant-General Henry Holmes's Regiment was renamed as the 31st Regiment of Foot.

 During the napoleonic wars the 31st took part in minor engagements in the West Indies, the Netherlands, Sicily and Egypt. In 1805 a 2nd battalion was again formed. In 1808 the 2nd Battalion landed in Portugal, and took part in the Peninsular War, including the Battle of Talavera in 1809, Albuera in 1811, Vittoria and Nivelle in 1813, and Orthes in 1814.The 31st was reduced to a single battalion regiment in 1814 when the two battalions merged in Sicily.

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