|Who are the 9th?|
The 9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot is a North American based regiment (We do accept some European recruits), We are a very disciplined regiment but of course fun is still to be had, and have the goal of becoming one of the best but also casual regiments around! We are a friendly regiment with a fair number of experienced officers who are always recruiting! Think this is the regiment for you?
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One thing we do like to make clear here in the 9th, is we are not just a regiment, we Fight in the QCB (Queen Charlotte's Royal Brigade), and have people in our teamspeak at one time playing other games, such as which we play outside of event times.
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The 9th Foot were raised in 1685 by James II as "Henry Cornwalls Regiment of Foot" in response to the Monmouth Rebellion. The 9th served with distinction in the wars throughout the 18th Century.
A Royal Warrant was issued on 1st July 1751 confirming the facing colour of the 9th as yellow. In August 1782 the 9th were designated the "9th or East Norfolk Regiment of Foot".
The regimental badge for some years had been "Britannia". It is believed that this distinction goes back to the 9th's service in Spain and Portugal in 1704 but its use as a regimental badge was only sanctioned by Royal authority on 30 July 1799.
During the Napoleonic wars the Regiment was at the forefront of the fighting and gained the nick names of the “The Fighting Ninth” or the “Holy Boys”. The latter nickname apparently resulted from the Spanish and Portuguese peoples mistaking the Britannia badge on the soldier's crossbelts for the Virgin Mary .
The 1st Battalion of the Ninth were awarded the following battle honours: Rolica, Vimiero, Corunna, Busaco, Salamanca, Vittoria, San Sebastian, Nive and Peninsula, they also fought at numerous smaller engagements. The 2nd Battalion were awarded the battle honours of Vimiero and Barossa.
The 9th were sent to Canada in 1814 to defend Lower Canada against attack by American forces. They saw no action in Canada before the peace treaty between the United States and Britain was signed. The 9th were recalled from Canada when Napoleon regained the throne of France but arrived too late to take part in the Battle of Waterloo.
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