Queen Margrethe II of Denmark was born 16 April 1940, as the eldest child of King Frederik IX and Ingrid of Sweden. She succeeded her father upon his death on 14 January 1972, becoming the first female monarch of Denmark since Margrethe I, ruler of the Scandinavian countries in 1375–1412 during the Kalmar Union.
Having been on the Danish throne for 43 years, she is currently the longest-reigning of the three Scandinavian monarchs. She is one of two queens regnant currently on the throne along with Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
Colour-Sergeant Thomas Ferrett, DCM of D Company 2nd Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment was awarded this scarf in South Africa, August 1901. Mrs Ferrett is seen wearing the scarf after her husband sent it back to England for her.
In Military organisations the word ‘Colour’ is used to describe the regimental flags of infantry battalions.
A highly decorative piece of embroidery, depicting the Regimental Badge of The Queen's Regiment. These were traditionally placed on the front of the music stands of each of the instruments played when the Band was giving a seated concert, such as in a Band Stand or when a small group such as a quartet were playing at a small function.
This picture shows how The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment was formed, with details of each of the Regiment's Forebears with the year of their formation. It shows that we can trace back our history to the 1572 to the formation of Captain Morgan's Trained Bands of London,
But can we claim that our heritage goes even further?
The Regiment’s nickname is ‘The Tigers’. This is inherited from the Royal Hampshire Regiment, which as the 67th (South Hampshire) Regiment was awarded the figure of the royal tiger superscribed ‘India’ in 1826, following its return after twenty-one years’ service in India. The Regimental motto, inherited from The Queen's Regiment, is "Unconquered I Serve". The Regimental strapline is "Fierce Pride".
Past mottoes and nicknames are as follows:
The Queen’s Regiment
The Mark 2 was utilized by the U.S. military as their primary fragmentation grenade from WWII to the Vietnam War and nicknamed the “iron pineapple”.
This example was the practice version of the Mark 2. It is the RFX Mark 21 Defensive Hand Grenade. Painted olive drab the original colour would have been light blue. The hole at the base has no thread as it would have been plugged with a cork. On the body is marked “R F X” and “1”. The top of the lever is marked “FUSE M205A1” (this is a practice fuse), “LS-4-7” and “7-53” (this is the date of manufacture July 1953).
Three handled loving cup engraved: The Royal Sussex Challenge Cup also engraved: Tha Army Badmington Association Junior Singles Trophy Presented by the Royal Sussex Regiment.
A campaign of unique interest, which involved the East Surreys, Royal Sussex, Hampshires and The Middlesex Regiment was in Russia in the period 1918/1919. During this period the Regiment was to gain the battle honours of Murmansk, Archangel, Dukhovskaya and Siberia. This was part of an unsuccessful international effort at the end of the Great War to save the ‘White’ Russians from the ‘Red’ Bolsheviks.