12th (East Suffolk) Regiment of Foot
United Kingdom
1685.06.20 The Duke of Norfolk's Regiment of Foot
raised at Norwich from men of Norfolk and Suffolk, incorporating a detachment raised in 1660 which had been sent to Virginia in 1676; known until 1751 by the names of ten other colonels
1747 ranked as 12th Foot
1751.07.01 12th Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 12th (East Suffolk) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 The Suffolk Regiment
reorganised as the county regiment of Suffolk, encompassing also its Militia and Volunteer infantry


Dettingen, Minden, [Gibraltar 1779-1783]1, Seringapatam, [India]2, South Africa 1851-2-3, [New Zealand]3, Afghanistan 1878-80 1. the Castle and Key badge superscribed "Gibraltar 1779-83" and subscribed "Montis Insignia Calpe" (dates added 1909). 2. awarded 1836 for services in 1797-1809, including 5th Mysore war and subsequent campaigns in South India. 3. for services 1860-1861 and 1863-1866.
Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: yellow, turnbacks: yellow, lacings: white with yellow line
1685.06.20 Col. Henry (Howard), 7th Duke of Norfolk, KG [also 22nd Foot]
1686.06.14 Col. Sir Edward Henry (Lee), Bt., 1st Earl of Lichfield
1688.11.30 Col. Sir Robert (Carey), 6th Lord Hunsdon
1688.12.31 Col. Hon. Henry Wharton [composer of Lilliburlero]
1689.11.01 Col. Richard Brewer
1702.09.28 Maj-Gen. John Livesay
1712.03.16 Lt-Gen. Richard Philipps [also 38th Foot, 40th Foot]
1717.08.25 Brig-Gen. Thomas Stanwix [also 30th Foot; Gov. Royal Hospital 1715-20]
1725.03.22 Gen. Thomas Whetham [also 27th Foot]
1741.08.12 Col. Scipio Duroure
1745.05.28 Lt-Gen. Henry Skelton [also 32nd Foot]
1757.04.22 Lt-Gen. Robert Napier [also 51st Foot]
1766.11.21 Gen. Sir Henry Clinton, KB (senior) [also 84th Foot (Royal Highland Emigrants) [1775-84]
1779.04.21 Gen. William Picton [also 75th Foot [1756-63, 1778-83]
1811.10.15 Gen. Sir Charles Hastings, Bt. [also 77th Foot]
1823.10.09 Gen. Hon. Robert Meade [also 90th Foot]
1852.07.29 Lt-Gen. Sir Richard Goddard Hare Clarges, KCB [also 73rd Foot]
1857.04.14 Lt-Gen. Charles Anthony Ferdinand Bentinck
1864.10.29 Gen. Henry Colvile
1875.11.02 Gen. John Patton [also 47th Foot]
Mottos: Montis Insignia Calpe
Nicknames: The Old Dozen
Marches: Speed the Plough, The Slow March of the Suffolk Regiment
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