Archive for category Infantry 1880-1968

405: Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victorias) raised 1793

Posted by on Saturday, 10 January, 2015

Royal Irish Fusiliers The Royal Irish Fusiliers was an Irish infantry regiment of the British Army, raised originally as 87th (Prince of Wales’s Irish) Regiment of Foot in 1793 and later combined with 89th (The Princess Victoria’s) Regiment of Foot in1881. It was given the title “The Royal Irish Fusiliers” in 1827. It was one of eight Irish regiments. The regiment’s first title in 1881 was […]


404: The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) raised 1725

Posted by on Saturday, 10 January, 2015

Black Watch (THE ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)   The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 SCOTS) is an infantry battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. Prior to 28 March 2006, the Black Watch was an infantry regiment in its own right; The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) from 1931 to 2006, and The Royal Highland Regiment (The Black Watch) from 1881 to 1931. Part […]


403: Green Howards (Alexandra`s Yorkshire) & Cornwall Light Infantry

Posted by on Saturday, 10 January, 2015

Green Howards The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own Yorkshire Regiment) was an infantry regiment of the British Army, in the King’s Division. Originally raised in 1688, they served under various titles until they were amalgamated with The Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire and The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, all Yorkshire-based regiments in the King’s Division, to form The Yorkshire Regiment on 6 June 2006. […]


402: Seaforth & Cameron Highlanders & The Highlanders

Posted by on Thursday, 8 January, 2015

Seaforth Highlanders The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross–shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s) was a historic regiment of the British Army associated with large areas of the northern Highlands of Scotland. The Seaforth Highlanders have varied in size from two battalions to seventeen battalions during the Great War. After several mergers, The Seaforth Highlanders are now incorporated […]


401: The Royal Scots Fusiliers, raised 1678

Posted by on Wednesday, 7 January, 2015

Royal Scots Fusiliers The Royal Scots Fusiliers was a Regiment of the British Army. The Earl of Mar’s Regiment of Foot (‘Mar’s Grey Breeks’) (1678-1695) The regiment was raised in Scotland in 1678 by Stuart loyalist Charles Erskine, de jure 5th Earl of Mar for service against the rebel covenanting forces during the Second Whig Revolt (1678-1679). They were used to keep the peace and put down […]


400: The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) raised 1633

Posted by on Wednesday, 7 January, 2015

Royal Scots The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment), once known as the Royal Regiment of Foot, was the oldest, and therefore most senior, infantry regiment of the line in the British Army, having been raised in 1633 during the reign of Charles I of Scotland. The regiment existed until 2006, when it amalgamated with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers to become the Royal Scots Borderers, […]


399: The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) raised 1685

Posted by on Wednesday, 7 January, 2015

Royal Fusiliers The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) raised 1685 was an infantry regiment of the British Army until 1968 when it was amalgamated with other regiments to form The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. It was known as the 7th Regiment of Foot until 1881 History Formation It was formed as a fusilier regiment in 1685 by Lord Dartmouth, George Legge, from two companies of the Tower of […]


393: The Kings Own Lancaster & The Royal Border Regiment

Posted by on Friday, 22 August, 2014

  King’s Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)   The King’s Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) was an infantry regiment of the line of the British Army, which served under various titles from 1680 to 1959. Its lineage is continued today by the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment.   History   The regiment was raised on July 13, 1680, as the 2nd Tangier, or Earl of Plymouth’s Regiment […]


389: Berkshire (1742) & Wiltshire (1743) Regiments

Posted by on Monday, 29 July, 2013

BERKSHIRE REGIMENTAL HISTORY (From 1881) Cardwell Reforms 1881 In 1881, under the Cardwell reforms, Infantry Regiments were reorganised and the 49th and 66th Regiments became the 1st and 2nd Battalions of Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Berkshire) Regiment and the 62nd and 99th the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire) Regiment. The […]


388: The Kings Liverpool & The Manchester Regiment

Posted by on Monday, 29 July, 2013

  King’s Regiment (Liverpool) The King’s Regiment (Liverpool) was one of the oldest infantry regiments of the British Army, having been formed in 1685 and numbered as the 8th (The King’s) Regiment of Foot in 1751. Unlike most British infantry regiments, which were associated with a county, the King’s represented the city of Liverpool, one of only four regiments affiliated to a city in the British […]