In Search of The Lamb
The Paschal Lamb Today
The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment
On the formation of The Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment the design agreed by the two regiments, (Queen’s & Surreys) for the cap badge was the Garter Star in white metal surrounded by the Royal Crown in yellow metal (representing The East Surrey Regiment) with the Paschal Lamb standing on a bar in yellow metal (representing The Queen’s Royal Regiment) superimposed as large as possible within the bases of the points on the Star.
However, this badge was not used as a cap badge by the regular battalion of The Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment. It was worn by The Territorial battalions of The Regiment.
All battalions wore The Home Counties Brigade button.
The Queen’s Regiment
When The Queen’s Regiment was formed in 1966 from The Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment, The Queen’s Own Buffs (Royal Kent Regiment), The Royal Sussex and The Middlesex Regiment (DCO) every effort was made to include the founding regiments insignia into the new Regiment.
The Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment badge incorporating the Star and Lamb were adopted as The Queen’s Regiment button.
The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment
|The Pincess of Wales's Royal Regiment button.
In 1992 after further reductions in the Infantry, The Queen’s Regiment and The Royal Hampshire Regiment amalgamated to form The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment.
The original Queen’s Regiment button in stay-brite metal was used for ceremonial dress, whilst in Service Dress the button was bronzed as had originally been in use by The Royal Hampshire Regiment. Now, one of the recently formed Regiments of The British Army still continue to use one of the ancient badges (The Lamb), worn by one of its founder Regiments in 1715, on its uniform.