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Battle Honours

The Devonshire & Dorset Regiment

The practice of awarding battle honours began in the Eighteenth Century, with just a few being awarded retrospectively  - but not including those fought in the British Isles such as the Boyne. 'Dettingen', is therefore, the senior battle honour of Westcountry Regiments and is borne on the Regimental colour.

The first three groups of battle honours listed below are borne on the Regimental Colours of the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment . Those of the Twentieth Century wars are emblazoned on the Queen's Colour.

Early Days

Dettingen, Plassey.

Napoleonic Wars

Martinique 1794, Marabout, Albuhera, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula.

Empire & New Worlds

Ava. Maharajpore, Sevastopol, Afghanistan 1879-80, Tirah, Defence of Ladysmith, Relief of Ladysmith, South Africa 1899-1902.

World War I

Mons, Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914,18, La Bassee 1914, Armentieres 1918, Neuve Chapelle, Hill 60, Ypres 1915,17, Gravenstafel, St Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Aubers, Loos, Somme 1916,18, Loos, Albert 1916,l8, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Guillemont, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Thiepval. Ancre 1916,18, Arras 1917, Vimy 1917, Scarpe 1917, Bullecourt, Messines 1917, Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, St Quentin, Rosieres, Villers Bretonneux, Lys, Hazebrouck, Bois des Buttes, Marne 1918, Tardenois, Amiens, Bapaume 1918, Hindenburg Line, Havrincourt, Epehy, Canal du Nord, St Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Cambrai 1918, Selle, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Piave, Vittorio Veneto, Italy 1917-18, Doiran 1917, 18, Macedonia 1915-18, Suvla, Landing at Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915, Egypt 1916-17, Gaza, El Mughar, Nebi Samwil, Jerusalem, Tell Asur, Megiddo, Sharon, Palestine 1917-18, Basra, Shaiba, Kut al Amara 1915,17, Ctesiphon, Defence of Kut al Amara, Tigris 1916, Khan Baghdadi, Mesopotamia 1914-18.

World War II

St Omer-La Bassee, Normandy Landing, Port en Bessin, Villers Bocage, Tilly sur Seulles, Caen, Mont Pincon, St Pierre La Vieille, Nederrijn, Arnhem 1944, Aam, Geilenkirchen, Roer, Goch, Rhine, Ibbenburen, Twente Canal, North-West Europe 1940,44-45, Landing in Sicily, Agira, Regalbuto, Sicily 1943, Landing at Porto San Venere, Italy l943, Malta 1940-42, Imphal, Tamu Road, Shenam Pass, Kohinia, Ukhrul, Mandalay, Myinniu Bridgehead, Kyaukse 1945, Mt Popa, Burma 1943-45.

The Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry

South Africa 1900-01, Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915, Agagia, Egypt 1915-17, Gaza, El Mughar, Nebi Samwil, Rumani, Damascus, Palestine 1917-18, Sharon, Megiddo, NW Europe 1944-45.