Between 1919 and 1939 the two Regular Battalions continued to alternate between home and foreign service. The 1st Battalion served in Constantinople (Turkey) from 1918 to 1919, India from 1919 until 1923 and then Egypt and Sudan from 1925 until 1928 followed by eleven years at home. At the outbreak of war they had moved to Palestine.
Meanwhile, the 2nd Battalion remained at home until 1927 when they went to Jamaica for two years followed by four years in Hong Kong and China. They then moved to India in 1933 where they remained until just before the outbreak of war when they sailed for Malaya.