The Buffs

The Buffs

Men-at-Arms 10
  • Author: Gregory Blaxland
  • Illustrator: Michael Youens
  • Short code: MAA 10
  • Publication Date: 15 Jun 1972
  • Number of Pages: 48
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The Buffs originated in 1572 from a company of 300 men raised from London trained bands sent to aid the Protestant cause in Holland. Upon their return to England, the Company re-formed as a single regiment, the Holland Regiment, which later became known as 'The Buffs'. In the years that followed, this highly esteemed regiment served in conflicts ranging from the Peninsular War to World Wars I and II. This book details the history of the Buffs from their inception to their demise as an independent unit in 1967, focusing particularly on their uniforms, including the distinctive dragon badge.

Biographical Note

Gregory Blaxland held a regular commission in the Buffs for fifteen years, until retiring in 1954. In addition to this book, he also wrote Buffs: Royal East Kent Regiment (Leo Cooper, 1972) and Regiments Depart: The British Army 1945-1970 (Kimber, 1971).Michael Youens is a skilful artist who has illustrated a number of books in the Men-at-Arms series on a variety of subjects. His work includes Men-at-Arms 37: The Army of Northern Virginia, Men-at-Arms 31: 30th Punjabis and Men-at-Arms 28: The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars.


Freedom for Holland Under the Stuarts Old Buffs Peninsular Honours Imperial Warfare For Badge and Colour At their Finest The First World War Royal Regiment The Second World War The Final Years The Plates

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