4th Bn, (Uganda) Drummer, c1913

The Regimental Colours

The Queen’s and the Regimental Colours, as appear at the top of this website page, are those of the 6th (Tanganyika) Battalion.

The KAR followed the Light Infantry custom in having Colours, contrary to “Rifle” regiments – KRRC, RB and Gurkhas – who do not.

These Colours were presented, at Colito Barracks, Dar es Salaam on 16th September, 1955 by 

The Governor and Commander-in-Chief:  H. E. Sir Edward Twining, GCMG BME.

KAR BATTLE HONOURS

ASHANTI, 1900   SOMALILAND, 1901-1904    KILIMANJARO

NARUNGOMBE   NYANGAGO   EAST AFRICA, 1914-19-18

BRITISH SOMALILAND, 1940   THE JUBA   THE OMO   GONDAR

ABYSSINIA, 1940-1941   MADAGASCAR, 1942   MAWLAIK

KALEWA   ARAKAN BEACHES   BURMA, 1943-45

All Battle Honours and pattern of Colours were common to those KAR battalions that had been presented with Colours.

 

The Regimental Colours of the 6th Battalion are now in safe custody at the

 National Army Museum, Chelsea, London

 Accession Numbers: 1963-12-20-5 to -6.

To obtain a mounted print of these Colours contact the KAR & EAF Association by the Contact Reply Box.