The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) Colonels


Col Robert Sidney
31st May 1665 - 11th Aug 1668
Maj-Gen Sir Walter Vane
12th Aug 1668 - 11th Dec 1673
Lt-Gen John Sheffield
Duke of Buckingham KG
12th Dec 1673 - 5th Nov 1682
Col Philip Stanhope
2nd Earl of Chesterfield
6th Nov 1682 - 25th Jan 1684
Lt-Gen John Sheffield
Duke of Buckingham KG
26th Jan 1684 - 22nd Oct 1685
Brig-Gen Sir Theophilus Oglethorpe
23rd Oct 1685 - 30th Dec 1688
Gen Charles Churchill
31st Dec 1688 - 23rd Feb 1707
Field Marshal John Campbell
2nd Duke of Argyll KG KT
24th Feb 1707 - 25th Feb 1711
Col John Selwyn
26th Feb 1711 - 13th April 1713
Brig-Gen Archibald Douglas
2nd Earl of Forfar
14th April 1713 - 4th Jan 1716
Gen Sir Charles Wills KB
5th Jan 1716 - 25th Aug 1726
Col Thomas Pitt,
1st Earl of Londonderry
26th Aug 1726 - 23rd Nov 1729
Lt-Gen William Tatton
24th Nov 1729 - 26th June 1737
Lt-Gen Thomas Howard
27th June 1737 - 20th Aug 1749
Field Marshal Sir George Howard KB
21st Aug 1749 - 12th May 1763
Col John Crauford
13th May 1763 - 21st Nov 1764
Maj-Gen Ralph Burton
22nd Nov 1764 - 6th Nov 1768
Field Marshal Sir Jeffrey Amherst,
1st Lord Amherst KB

7th Nov 1768 - 20th April 1779
Lt-Gen William Style
21st April 1779 - 17th April 1786
Gen Thomas Hall
18th April 1786 - 28th Dec 1809
Gen Charles Leigh
29th Dec 1809 - 8th Aug 1815
Lt-Gen Sir Henry Clinton (Junior) GCB GCH
9th Aug 1815 - 20th Dec 1829
Gen Sir George Don GCB GCH
21st Dec 1829 - 29th Jan 1832
Gen Kenneth Howard
1st Earl of Effingham GCB
30th Jan 1832 - 17th Mar 1845
Gen Sir Henry King CB KCH KC
18th Mar 1845 - 24th July 1854
Lt-Gen Sir Nathaniel Thorn KCB KH
25th July 1854 - 28th Jan 1857
Lt-Gen Nicholas Wodehouse
29th Jan 1857 - 11th Dec 1857
Lt-Gen Berkeley Drummond
12th Dec 1857 - 3rd May 1860
Gen Hon Charles Grey
4th May 1860 - 5th July 1863
Lt-Gen John Wharton Frith
6th July 1863 - 8th Sep 1864
Lt-Gen Day Hort Macdowall
9th Sep 1864 - 14th Sep 1870
Lt-Gen Hon Sir James Lindsay KCMG
15th Sep 1870 - 13th Aug 1874
Gen William Craig Emilius Napier
14th Aug 1874 - 22nd Sep 1882
Gen Sir Julius Augustus Robert Raines GCB
23rd Sep 1882 - 11th April 1909
Maj-Gen Frederick Taylor Hobson
12th April 1909 - 4th Oct 1909
Maj-Gen Robert George Kekewich
5th Oct 1909 - 5th Nov 1914
Gen Sir Arthur Henry Fitzroy Paget GCB KCVO
6th Nov 1914 - 9th Dec 1928
Maj-Gen Sir Arthur Lynden Lynden-Bell KCB KCMG
10th Dec 1928 - 1st Jan 1937
Maj-Gen Sir John Kennedy GBE CB CMG DSO
2nd Jan 1937 - 3rd June 1943
Maj-Gen Hon Percy Gerald Scarlett CB MC
4th June 1943 - 3rd June 1953
Maj-Gen Valentine Boucher CB CBE
4th June 1953


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by Stephen Luscombe