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.