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The Mutton Lancers


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One of the soldiers I am researching at the moment is an F.G May who was in the Queens regiment, I have since found out that they had the nickname "The Mutton Lancers". Can anyone inform me how this came about, and do they know of a good on-line resource that might be available for the Regimental War Diary or any other WW1 info for this regiment

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Tom

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Not sure of the origin but their badge was a lamb so the "Mutton" connection is obvious.

The Queen's always had the Paschal Lamb, a lamb supporting a staff with a pennant with one of it's forelegs, from the arms of Catherine of Braganza, as their badge, although lancers didn't appear in the British Army until after Waterloo in 1815.

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Yes, looking at the cap badge it's obvious where the name comes from now. Sometimes I can't see the wood for the trees!

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Tom

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