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12th (East Suffolk) Regiment of Foot [Recruiting] (EU)

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Introduction about the 12th 'East Suffolk' Regiment of Foot


Welcome to 12th 'East Suffolk'! We are a British Regiment with a friendly community. We will try to provide a great community for our members that will make them feel welcomed here. Our main goal is not just playing Holdfast but having fun playing without that much strict rules. Also, we want to improve the skills of every member of our regiment so they can enjoy more the game and feel better for themselves. As every Regiment, we have a rank system, that will be shown below. Ranks will be given to those who try to improve themselves and the Regiment using their own unique ways. Being in the Regiment for quite an outstanding amount of will help you a lot but if you show your loyalty you will be awarded sooner.
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History of the 12th Regiment of Foot


The Suffolk Regiment was formed in 1685 when King James II ordered the Duke of Norfolk to raise a regiment against the threatened Monmouth Rebellion. This Regiment included men from Norfolk and Suffolk and incorporated a company at Windsor Castle. The company at Windsor Castle had origins dating back to 1660 and had seen active service in Virginia in 1676.

The connection with Norfolk remained strong and nearly 100 years later a Colonel of the Regiment wrote that "we considered Norfolk to be our county". In 1782 the title of 'East Suffolk' was added to the numerical title of the Xllth Foot for recruiting purposes; Norfolk had already been allotted to other regiments.

In 1784, in an article in the Ipswich Journal, the Colonel of the Regiment asked the people of Suffolk for "their countenance and protection in favour of a corps... with some degree of reputation."

Initially, the Regiment had often depended on the Suffolk Militia for recruits and had maintained recruiting parties in the County. These links were formally recognised with the Cardwell reforms of 1873. Cambridgeshire was added to the recruiting area and, most importantly, the Depot of the Regiment was established at Bury St Edmunds where the barracks to house the Depot was built in 1878.

In 1881, the title of the Regiment became The Suffolk Regiment with The West Suffolk Militia and The Cambridgeshire Militia becoming the 3rd and 4th Battalions respectively. By the end of the century, 90% of the men came from Suffolk.

The Territorial Force, the forerunner of the Territorial Army was formed in 1908. It strengthened the county links and established the 4th Battalion throughout East Suffolk and the 5th Battalion in West Suffolk.


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12th Regiment King's Colours

Early Days

The newly formed Regiment was stationed with companies at Great Yarmouth and Landguard Fort. It was later moved to various towns in the south of England and took part in the King's annual review of the Army on Hounslow Heath. In 1688 the Regiment was specially picked to support the catholic King James II. It had a high proportion of Roman Catholic officers but the King was surprised and disappointed when the men from East Anglia showed their independence by grounding their arms rather than support him. A few months later the whole of the Army failed to rally to James when he fled to France and the next year the Regiment was in Ireland fighting against the uprising by him. They helped to storm Carrickfergus Castle and took part in other actions including the Battle of the Boyne when James' forces were decisively beaten. The Regiment then spent much time until 1696 in Flanders fighting in the campaign against Louis XIV of France. Over the next forty years it served in the West Indies, Flanders, Catalonia, Minorca, Ireland and at home.


On 1 May 1815, the regiment again embarked for the continent, to take part in the Hundred Days campaign. The 92nd had a leading role in the Battle of Quatre Bras on 16 June, where it was one of the regiments defending the disputed crossroads and later halted a French attack with a bayonet charge. Two days later. the regiment were in action again at the Battle of Waterloo, although by now reduced to only about 250 men. At an early stage, Napoleon's troops attacked the left of the Allied line, and the 92nd were ordered to charge the leading French column. Upon the approach of the Highlanders, the head of the French column broke in disorder and could only be caught by the horses of the Scots Greys, who passed through the 92nd to get at them. According to some accounts, some of the Highlanders clung to the stirrups of the passing Greys so that they could reach the French, although this is often dismissed as mere legend. However, the testimony of Corporal Dickson of "F" Troop of the Scots Greys, says; "They were all Gordons, and as we passed through them they shouted 'Go at them the Greys! Scotland for ever!' My blood thrilled at this and I clutched my sabre tighter. Many of them grasped our stirrups and in the fiercest excitement, dashed with us into the fight."The 92nd's casualties at Waterloo were 20 killed and 99 wounded of all ranks. After the battle, the regiment marched to Paris, finally arriving in Edinburgh on 7 September 1816, where they were cheered by a large crowd.

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In the years between Fontenoy and Minden, the Regiment returned to its home in Suffolk and spent some time in Scotland - in the aftermath of the '45 Rebellion inspired by Bonnie Prince Charlie. It also returned to Minorca. One company was sent on anti-smuggling duties at Southwold. The Regiment returned to the continent in 1758 and fought again in Germany, at the battles of Warburg, Fellingshausen and Wilhelmstahl. One soldier of the Xllth enlisted in the Regiment in 1736 and was present at Dettingen and Fontenoy; after service in India he rejoined the Xllth and served with it through much of the Seven Years War until he was wounded at Minden. On discharge, he returned to his native Ireland, where he died at the age of 110 in 1819! It is not known how many of those who fought at Minden with the Xllth came from Suffolk, but there is a record of at least one from Sudbury and another from Hoo.
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In 1769 a 14 year period in Gibraltar began. The Regiment took an active part in the Great Siege when Gibraltar was besieged by the Spanish and French between 1779 and 1783. Under Colonel William Picton, the Regiment formed the main body of the Grand Sortie which broke the siege on 17 November 1781. In recognition of its services in the siege the Regiment added the illustrious name Gibraltar to its Colours and the arms of Gibraltar was taken as its crest. This comprised a Castle and Key with Montis Insignia Calpe (The arms of the Rock of Gibraltar) beneath, to be worn thereafter in its cap badge and Colours.

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Battle Honours
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- Dettingen
- Minden

- Gibraltar

- Seringapatam

- India

- South Africa 1851-2-3

- New Zealand

- Afghanistan 1878-80

- South Africa 1899-1902

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Recruit Guidebook
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Tags: 12th_Rank_Name


Nickname: "Old Dozen"

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Ranking Structure

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Commissioned Officers
Colonel - Col
Lieutenant-Colonel - LtCol
Major - Maj
Captain - Cpt
Lieutenant - Lt
Ensign - Ens

Non-Commissioned Officers
Serjeant-Major - SjtMaj
Colour-Serjeant - CSjt
Serjeant - Sjt
Corporal - Cpl

Enlisted
Lance-Corporal - LCpl
Grenadier - Gren
Kingsman - Kgm
Fusilier - Fus
Private - Pte
Recruit - Rec

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Event Schedule

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Monday = Break
Tuesday = 84th 7pm GMT
Wednesday = 16th 7pm GMT
Thursday = Break
Friday = Xe_Crops_Event 7:30pm GMT
Saturday = "trainings"
Sunday = 84th 7pm GMT

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Teamspeak
12thRoF.clandns.com

Website 
Not Done Ye


12th Official Steam Group
12th Steam Group


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Muster Roll

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Commissioned Officers
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Col Brandon 
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Non-Commissioned Officers
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Non Yet

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Enlisted Men

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Kingsman. Kreativity


Private. Constantius
Private. GeneralMcWaffles
Private. Shadow
Private. WoWsta
Private. Operationwaffles
Private. Alex
Private. Sleek
Private. Legionary
Private. Chris
Private. Fredrick
Private. Michael
Private. Zenepl
Private. Mavaboan
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Private. Speedgamer
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Private. Vicent
Private. Topcat
Private. Darius
Private. Apocolyps
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Private. Gusty
Private. Rambo Alpha
Private. Teufel
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Private. YuriCat
Private. Fraser
Private. Markus (Legionary)
Private. GiantRubberduck
Private. Clocktime
Private. Moni
Private. Canadian Bacon
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Private. Padfoot
Private. Sufer
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(One of the officers present throughout the siege was a Captain Montgomery. In Henley Church, Suffolk there is a memorial tablet to him recording his death in 1790 as a Lieutenant Colonel.)
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