The Regimental Silver
This part of the Website is an attempt to record the silver which was part of our regiment’s history. All of our former regular, militia and territorial regiments/battalions had wonderful displays of silver. Regimental silver is, of course, family silver and records a part of the history of that particular regiment or battalion. Each piece has a story to tell, whether it be a simple tankard or goblet to the wonderful and lovely intricate workmanship of the silver centrepieces.
The engraving of the silver also records past events, from a Polo Championship to the winning of the Army Football Cup, and the engraving of the goblets which were presented by individual officers to their mess, from Aldershot to Tienstin. Silver drums and bugles were presented by battalions, towns and individuals in memory of men who gave their lives serving their Sovereign, Country and Regiment. Many pieces of silver were presented to record an individual act of gallantry or an action in which elements of the regiment took part.
The silver also records the uniqueness of individual regiments, which makes the British Army so different and better than other armies. Each regiment has its own traditions, dress variations, customs, cap-badges and Battle Honours, all jealously guarded. Our Regiment has been involved in many changes from its first muster to the Cardwell and Haldane Reforms, through two World Wars, the loss of the Second Battalions and Territorial Units after the Second World War - the amalgamation of the 1950s and 1960s to Options for Change in 1992, and the loss of many Territorial units in 1997 as a result of the Strategic Defence Review.
The Queen's Royal Regiment
Silver Biscuit Boxes - Claret Decanters - The Malta Inter Regimental Polo Cup 1894 -
The Inter Regimental Infantry Polo Cup 1884 - The Warwick Vase
Pair of Silver wine bottle holders - The Monro Rose Bowl - Candelabra
Silver Table Bell - Helmet Old Infantry Pattern, Table Bell - Colours Stand Centrepiece - Silver Band Programme Frame
Miniature Queen’s Royal Regiment Silver Drum and Paschal Lamb Paper weight - Regimental Point to Point 1896-97
The East Surrey Regiment
The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment
The Militia and Territorial Silver
The Sir John Watney Cup - Victorian Sterling Silver Mounted Cut Glass Water Jug - Vase, The Adjutant’s Challenge Cup
The Earl of Onslow .22 Shooting Cup - The John Shaw Challenge Shooting Cup - The Inter-Company Sports Challenge Cup
The Queen's Regiment
The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment
are treasures. They are part of the tradition of service and martial
pride which is the heritage of those to whom they belong. We are
all brought up to regard them as symbols of great achievements
of the glorious past...
Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer.