Between the Two World Wars

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During this period all of the forebear regiments carried out tours of duty overseas in India, the West Indies, Palestine and elsewhere. Most of the regiments were represented in the rebellion in Ireland in the early 1920s, whilst the Queen’s, The Buffs, The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment and The Hampshires were separating Jew and Arab in Palestine in the late 1930s. However, the Army was cut in size, promotion was extremely slow and resources were scarce. There was also an acute lack of investment in modern equipment, which was not to bode well for the beginning of the Second World War.