I joined the Royal Sussex Regiment cause it was the first to raise the Regimental Colours in Malta having thrown out the French. (Could have joined the DERR's ???) I believe a Union Jack was not available then. It is the longest serving regiment associated with Malta and it was the Royal Sussex Regiment ( having been posted there about four times during its history) iand the last to take down the Union Jack on Malta's independence from the British. I'm proud to have served in this regiment though under the Counties hat badge.
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