Archive for category Infantry 1880-1968

415: Northumberland Fusiliers (1674) & Lancashire Fusiliers (1688)

Posted by on Wednesday, 21 January, 2015

Royal Northumberland Fusiliers The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers was an infantry regiment of the British Army. Originally raised in 1674, the regiment was amalgamated with three other fusilier regiments in 1968 to form the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. The regiment was originally part of the Dutch service and known as the Irish Regiment, or Viscount Clare’s Regiment. The regiment was transferred to the British Service on 5 […]


414: The Buffs (East Kent) & West Kent Regiment

Posted by on Wednesday, 21 January, 2015

Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), formerly the 3rd Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army until 1961. It had a history dating back to 1572 and was one of the oldest regiments in the British Army being third in order of precedence (ranked as the 3rd Regiment of the line). It […]


413: Bedfords & Hertfords & Essex Regiments

Posted by on Sunday, 18 January, 2015

The Bedfordshire Regiment RAISED 1688 Childers reforms On 1 July 1881 the Childers Reforms came into effect. These were the logical continuation of the 1873 reforms: the regimental numbers of infantry regiments were replaced with territorial titles, “brigade districts” were renamed as “regimental districts”, and the local miltia and rifle volunteer corps were affiliated to the new regiments. Accordingly the 16th […]


412: East Lancashire & South Lancashire

Posted by on Sunday, 18 January, 2015

East Lancashire Regiment The East Lancashire Regiment was, from 1881 to 1958, an infantry regiment of the British Army. The regiment was formed under the Childers Reforms by the amalgamation of two 30th and 59th Regiments of Foot with the militia and rifle volunteer units of eastern Lancashire. Following a series of mergers since 1958, its lineage is today continued by the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment. Formation […]


411: East Yorkshire & West Yorkshire

Posted by on Sunday, 18 January, 2015

 East Yorkshire Regiment   The East Yorkshire Regiment was an infantry regiment of the line in the British Army, first raised in 1685 as Sir William Clifton’s Regiment of Foot. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated with the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own), becoming the Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment […]


410: DLI, KOYLI, SHLI & Somerset Light Infantry

Posted by on Sunday, 18 January, 2015

Durham Light Infantry The Durham Light Infantry (DLI) was an infantry regiment of the British Army from 1881 to 1968. It was formed by the amalgamation of the 68th (Durham) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry) and the 106th Regiment of Foot (Bombay Light Infantry) along with the militia and rifle volunteers of County Durham. Following a series of mergers since 1968, the regiment’s lineage is continued today by The Rifles. History […]


409: West Surrey & East Surrey to Queens Royal Surrey Regiment

Posted by on Sunday, 18 January, 2015

Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey) The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey) was a regiment of the English and later British Army from 1661 to 1959. It was the senior English line infantry regiment of the British Army, behind only the Royal Scots in the British Army line infantry order of precedence. In 1959, it was amalgamated with The East Surrey Regiment, to form The Queen’s Royal Surrey […]


408: Highland Light Infantry, raised 1758

Posted by on Sunday, 11 January, 2015

Highland Light Infantry The Highland Light Infantry was a regiment of the British Army from 1881 to 1959. In 1923 the regimental title was expanded to the Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) The regiment was formed as part of the Childers reforms on 1 July 1881 by the amalgamation of the 71st (Highland) Light Infantry and the 74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot as the city regiment […]


407: Kings Royal Rifle Corps 1755 & The Rifle Brigade 1800

Posted by on Sunday, 11 January, 2015

King’s Royal Rifle Corps The King’s Royal Rifle Corps was a British Army infantry regiment, originally raised in colonial North America as the Royal Americans, and recruited from American colonists. Later ranked as the 60th Regiment of Foot, the regiment served for more than 200 years throughout the British Empire. In 1966 the regiment became part of the Royal Green Jackets. 16th (Church […]


406: The Kings Own Scottish Borderers, & Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 1689

Posted by on Saturday, 10 January, 2015

King’s Own Scottish Borderers The King’s Own Scottish Borderers was an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Scottish Division. It was raised on 18 March 1689 by the Earl of Leven to defend Edinburgh against the Jacobite forces of James II. It is said that 800 men were recruited within the space of two hours. The Regiment’s first action was at the Battle […]