The Prince of Wales’s, North Staffordshire Regiment

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Description:The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire) Regiment was officially formed in 1881 as part of the Childers Reforms when the 64th and 98th Regiments of Foot were amalgamated. However, the Regiment can trace its history back a further 120 years prior to this date.

The wording on the back of this postcard is: "The Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment) is composed of the old 64th and 98th Regiments of Foot, now the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the regiment respectively. The curious three-looped knot which forms the badge of the Staffordshire Regiment has a county significance. The badge of the Red Dragon was granted for service in China. The regiment is known as the “Black Knots”, from the form of its badge and the black facings formerly worn on the uniform."

This postcard was published by Gale and Polden Ltd. London, Aldershot and Portsmouth.

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Creators: Miss Dorothy Roberts - Contributor

Donor ref:BM-DR-195 (192/38706)

Source: Mr Bob Metcalfe

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