6th (Royal 1st Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot
United Kingdom
1667.06.13 Sir Walter Vane's Regiment of Foot
1668? disbanded
1673.12.12 Sir Walter Vane's Regiment of Foot
raised at Bois-le-Duc from Irish troops for Dutch service; also known until 1751 by the names of other colonels
1685 transferred to English Establishment
1747 ranked as 6th Foot
1751.07.01 6th Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 6th (1st Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot
1832.06.15 6th (Royal 1st Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
reorganised as the county regiment of Warwickshire, encompassing also its Militia and Volunteer infantry


Namur 1695, Martinique 1794, Rolica, Vimiera, Corunna, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes, Peninsula, Niagara, South Africa 1846-7, 1851-2-3, Atbara, Khartoum
Badges: The antelope badge was authorised in 1743 for the capture of Moorish standards at Saragosa in 1701, one of which had an antelope device.
Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: deep yellow, turnbacks: deep yellow, lacings: white with two intertwined red zigzags
1667.06.13 Maj-Gen. Sir Walter Vane [killed at Seneffe] [also 3rd Foot]
1674.08.16 Brig-Gen. Luke Lillingston [also 38th Foot]
1675.09.13 Col. Thomas Ashley
1678.04.03 Lt-Gen. Sir Henry Bellasis [also 2nd Foot, 22nd Foot]
1688.04.07 Col. Philip Babington
1691.04.15 Maj-Gen. Georg, Prince of Hesse Darmstadt
1694.02.01 Col. Henry (de Caumont), Marquess de Rada
1695.06.23 Col. Ventris Columbine
1703.11.02 Col. James Rivers
1706.02.06 Col. William Southwell
1708.06.14 Col. Thomas Harrison
1716.03.07 Col. Robert Dormer
1720.04.09 Lt-Gen. James Dormer [also 1st Tp Horse Gren Gds, 14th Dgns, Dormer's Foot]
1738.11.01 Gen. John Guise
1765.06.14 Lt-Gen. William Rufane [also 76th Foot [1756-63]
1773.02.19 Lt-Gen. John Gore [also 61st Foot]
1773.11.18 Gen. Sir William Boothby, Bt [also 50th Foot, 63rd Foot]
1787.04.18 Lt-Gen. Lancelot Baugh [also 58th Foot]
1792.04.26 Lt-Gen. Sir Ralph Abercromby, KB [also 7th Dgn Gds, 2nd Dgns, 69th Foot, 103rd Foot (Irish) [1781-84, 1806-17]
1795.11.04 F.M. HRH William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester Edinburgh, KG, GCB, GCH [also 115th Foot (Irish) [1761-63, 1794-95]
1806.05.26 F.M. Sir George Nugent, Bt, GCB [also 62nd Foot, 85th Foot]
1849.03.28 Lt-Gen. Sir John Gardiner, KCB [also 50th Foot, 61st Foot]
1851.06.25 Gen. Henry James Riddell, KH
1861.03.09 Gen. Sir Charles Stephen Gore, GCB, KH [also 91st Foot]
1869.09.05 Gen. John ffolliott Crofton [also 95th Foot]
Mottos: Hon Soit Qui Mal y Pense
Nicknames: The Dutch Guards, Guise's Geese, The Saucy Sixth
Marches: Warwickshire Lads,The British Grenadiers, MacBeans Slow March
Mascot: Indian black buck antelope: "Bobby", adopted while serving India in 1871 to complement the regimental badge. The regiment's last was a 9-day old Indian blackbuck antelope presented 8 Aug. 1967 by the London Zoo. The tradition is continued by The Royal Regt of Fusiliers
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