After their services during WWI and II the regiment was amalgamated once more into The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire) in 1959. The China dragon cap badge worn over the red triangular clothe dates bake to the Chinese opium war of 1840 to 1843 resulting in the regiment being permitted to adopt the China dragon, and to display the word China on their colours etc.The red triangular clothe a result of the 1777 battle of Brandywine Creek when the regiments green headdress feathers were dyed red so the Americans could recognise the regiment on the field of battle. The battalions appointment to Royal was decreed in 1885 by the late Queen Victoria for gallantry in a relatively little known battle called McNeills Zariba. The gallant part played by the regiment is known today by its more commonly used title Tofrek which can be seen carved into the lintel above the entrance to the barrack room at Brock Barracks in Reading. The item "1880s China British Army The Royal Berkshire Regiment Wales SILVER Boxing medal" is in sale since Sunday, February 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Exonumia\Medals".collection" and is located in Petach Tikva.
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