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Index to Infantry Regiments

... (With links to sub-projects as created)

7. Regiments of Foot Guards

7.1 Grenadier Guards (GREN GDS)

Including
(Reflecting historic name changes)

1st Regiment of Foot Guards

Col. John Russell's Regiment of Guards

Grenadier Regiment of Foot Guards

Lord Wentworth's Regiment

Royal Regiment of Foot Guards

Royal Regiment of Guards

7.2 Coldstream Guards (COLDMGDS)

Including
(Reflecting historic name changes)

2nd Regiment of Foot Guards

Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards

Duke of Albermarle's Regiment

Duke of Albermarle's Regiment of Foot Guards

Duke of Albermarle's Regiment of Foot (Lord General's Regiment)

George Monck's Regiment

7.3 Scots Guards(SG)

Including
(Reflecting historic name changes)

3rd Regiment of Foot Guards

Marquis of Argyll's Royal Regiment

'New Regiment of Foot Guards

Royal Regiment of Scotsmen

Scotch Guards

Scots Fusilier Guards

Scots Regiment of Guards

7.4 Irish Guards (IG)

Formed on 1st April 1900 by order of HRH Queen Victoria to commemorate the bravery of the Irish people who fought in the Boer war.

7.5 Welsh Guards (WG)

Formed 1915

Guards war raised Battalions


8. Line Infantry Infantry Regiments

8.1 Royal Regiment of Scotland

Sub-Projects in Alphabetical Order)

The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 8.1.5.1.

Including (Reflecting historic name changes)

91st (Argyllshire) Regiment of Foot

91st (Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot

91st (Argyllshire) Regiment of Foot (Highlanders)

91st Foot

91st Foot (Princess Louise's Argyllshire Highlanders)

91st Regiment of Foot

91st (Shropshire Volunteers)

93rd Foot (Sutherland Highlanders)

93rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot

93rd Regiment of Foot

98th (Argyllshire) Regiment of Foot (Highlanders)

Highland Brigade

Princess Louise's (Sutherland and Argyll Highlanders)

Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)


The Black Watch 8.1.3.

Including (Reflecting historic name changes)

2nd Battalion 42nd Foot

42nd Foot (Royal Highland) (The Black Watch)

42nd Regiment of Foot

42nd (The Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot

The 42nd Royal Highland Regiment of Foot (Black Watch)

43rd Regiment of Foot

73rd Foot (Perthshire)'

73rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot (Col. Sir G Osborne)

73rd Regiment of Foot

The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)

The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland

Earl of Crawford's Regiment

Lord H Semphill

Lord J Murray

Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 8.1.6.4

Including (Reflecting historic name changes)

26th Regiment of Foot

26th (The Cameronians) Regiment of Foot

90th Light Infantry Regiment (Perthshire Volunteers)

90th Regiment of Foot (Perthshire Volunteers) (Light Infantry)

The Cameronians

The Cameronians (Scotch Rifles)

The Earl of Angus's Regiment of Foot

Our 90th Regiment of Foot

Perthshire Volunteers.

Scotch Rifles Cameronians

The Gordon Highlanders 8.1.4.2.

Including (Reflecting historic name changes)

75th (Highland) Regiment of Foot

75th Foot (Stirlingshire)

75th Regiment of Foot

75th (Stirlingshire) Regiment of Foot

92nd Foot (Gordon Highlanders)

92nd Gordon Highlanders

92nd (Gordon Highlanders)

92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot

92nd (Highland) Regiment of Foot

92nd Regiment of Foot

100th Regiment of Foot (Gordon Highlanders)

Abercromby's Highlanders

Stirlingshire Regiment.

Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) 8.1.2.2.

Including (Reflecting historic name changes)

71st (Glasgow Highland) Regiment of Foot

71st (Glasgow Highland Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot

71st (Highland Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot

71st Regiment of Foot

71st Regiment of Foot, Fraser's Highlanders

73rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot

74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot

74th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot

74th Regiment of Foot

Campbell's Highlanders

Fraser's Regiment

McLeod's Highlanders

The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) 8.1.7.1.1

Including (Reflecting historic name changes)

72nd Foot (Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders)

72nd (Highland) Regiment of Foot

72nd Regiment of Foot

78th (Highland) Regiment of Foot

78th Foot (Highlanders) (Ross-shire Buffs)

78th Regiment of Foot

Ross-shire Buffs

Seaforth Highlanders

The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs)

King's Own Scottish Borderers 8.1.6.1c

Including (Reflecting historic name changes)

2nd Battalion, 25th Regiment of Foot

25th Edinburgh) Regiment of Foot

25th Foot, 2nd Battalion

25th (The King's Own Borderers) Regiment of Foot

25th Regiment of Foot

25th (Sussex) Regiment of Foot

Earl of Leven's Regiment of Foot

Earl Panmure's Regiment of Foot

Edinburgh Regiment of Foot

The King's Own Borderers

King's Own Scottish Borderers

Khyber Line Force

Scottish Borderers Militia

Semphill's Regiment of Foot

Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 8.1.7.1.1.

Including (Reflecting historic name changes)

79th Foot (Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders)

The 79th (Highland Cameron Volunteers) Regiment of Foot

79th (The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders) Regiment of Foot

79th Regiment of Foot (Cameron Highlanders)

79th Regiment of Foot (Cameronian Highlanders)

79th Regiment of Foot (Cameronian Volunteers)

Cameron Volunteers

The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons) PRE 1958

The Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) PRE 1958

The Royal Scots Fusiliers 8.1.2.1.

Including (Reflecting historic name changes)

5th Earl of Mar's Regiment

5th Royal Regiment of Foot

21st Regiment of Foot

21st Royal North British Fusiliers

21st (Royal North British Fusilier) Regiment of Foot

21st (Royal Scots Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot

Colonel Charles Erskine's Regiment of Foot

Duke of Marlborough's Own

The Earl of Mar's Regiment of Foot

Mar's Grey Breeks

North British Fusiliers

North British Fusilier Regiment of Foot

Royal North British Fusiliers

Royal Scots Fusiliers

The Scots Fusilier Regiment of Foot

The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) √ 8.1.6.2

Including (Reflecting historic name changes)

1st Regiment of Foot

1st Regiment of Foot (The Royal Scots)

1st (Royal) Regiment of Foot

1st (The Royal Scots) Regiment of Foot

His Majesty's Royal Regiment of Foot

Le Regiment d'Hebron

The Lothian Regiment (Royal Scots)

Régiment de Douglas

Royal Regiment of Foot

The Royal Scots Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland

Royal Scots Borderers

The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

Sir John Hepburn's Regiment



8.2 The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment

8.2.1 -The Queen's Regiment

8.2.1.1 - Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment

8.2.1.1.1 The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)

Including (Reflecting historic name changes)

2nd Foot (The Queen's Own Royal)

2nd Foot (The Queen's Royal)

2nd (The Queen's Royal) Regiment of Foot

Earl of Peterborough's Regiment of Foot

Lord Rutherford's Regiment of Foot

The Princess of Wales's Own Regiment of Foot

Queen Dowager's Regiment of Foot

Queen's Regiment of Foot

The Queen's Own Royal Regiment of Foot

The Queen's Royal Regiment of Foot

The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

Royal West Surrey Regiment (The Queen's)

Sir R Harley's Regiment of Foot

Tangier Regiment

8.2.1.1.2 East Surrey Regiment

Including (Reflecting historic name changes)

2nd Marines

3rd Royal Surrey Militia

31st Foot, 2nd Battalion

31st Regiment of Foot

31st (The Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot

70th (Glasgow Lowland) Regiment of Foot

70th (Surrey) Regiment of Foot

70th (The Surrey) Regiment of Foot

Old Surrey Miltia

The Royal Surrey

The Surrey Regiment of Militia

Villier's Regiment of Marines

8.2.1.2 -The Royal Sussex Regiment

Including (Reflecting historic name changes)

3rd Bengal European Light Infantry

3rd Bengal Light Infantry

35th (The Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot

35th Foot (Royal Sussex)

35th Regiment of Foot

35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot

35th (The Sussex) Regiment of Foot

107th (Bengal Infantry) Regiment of Foot

107th Foot (Bengal Infantry)

Belfast Regiment

Earl of Donegall's Regiment of Foot

8.2.1.3 - Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)

Including (Reflecting historic name changes)

31st (Greater London) Signal Regiment (V) (after 1948)

57th Foot (1803-1815)

57th Regiment of Foot

57th (The West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot

59th Regiment of Foot

77th (Hindoostan) Regiment of Foot (Col. James Marsh)

77th (The East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot

77th (The East Middlesex) (The Duke of Cambridge's Own)

The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment).

The Kensington Regiment (<1948)

8.2.1.4 - Queen's Own Buffs, Royal West Kent Regiment (1961-1966)

1958/61 amalgamation of ...

8.2.1.4.1 - The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)

Including (Reflecting historic name changes)

3rd (The East Kent) Regiment of Foot (The Buffs)

3rd Regiment of Foot

3rd Regiment of Foot (The Buffs)

The Buffs

The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

The Holland Regiment

Morgan's Company

Prince George of Denmark's Regiment of Foot

and

8.2.1.4.2 - Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Including (Reflecting historic name changes)

50th (Duke of Clarence's) Regiment of Foot

50th Foot (Queen's Own)

50th Regiment of Foot

50th (West Kent) Regiment of Foot

52nd Regiment of Foot

97th (The Earl of Ulster's) Regiment of Foot

The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)

Royal West Kent Regiment (Queen's Own)

Royal West Kents

8.2.2 Royal Hampshire Regiment

Including (Reflecting historic name changes)

20th Foot (General James Wolfe) - 2nd Battalion

37th Foot

37th Foot (2nd Battalion) - (1813-1817)

37th Foot (The North Hampshire)

37th Regiment of Foot

37th (North Hampshire) Regiment of Foot

67th Foot (The South Hampshire)

67th Regiment of Foot

67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot

75th Foot (1758-1763)

The Hampshire Regiment

Thomas Meredith's/Meredyth's Regiment of Foot


8.3 The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment

8.3.1.1. King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)

Including (Reflecting historic name changes)

2nd Tangier

4th Foot (King's Own Royal)

4th Regiment of Foot

4th (The King's Own) Regiment of Foot

4th (The King's Own Royal) Regiment of Foot

62nd Foot

The Duchess of York and Albany's Regiment of Foot

Earl of Plymouth's Regiment of Foot

The King's Own Regiment of Foot

The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)

The Queen Consort's Regiment of Foot

The Queen's Own Regiment of Foot

Queen's Own Regiment of Mariners

8.3.1.2. - The Border Regiment

Including (Reflecting historic name changes)

34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot

34th Foot

34th Regiment of Foot

55th Foot (Westmorland)

55th Regiment of Foot

55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot

73rd Foot (1758-1763)

75th Regiment of Foot (Col. George Perry)

Lord Lucas's Regiment of Foot

Westmorland Regiment

8.3.3.1. - The Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers)

8.3.2.2. - The Manchester Regiment

8.3.3.2. - The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)

8.3.3.1.1. - The East Lancashire Regiment

8.3.3.1.2. - South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wale's Volunteers)

8.4 The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

8.5 The Royal Anglian Regiment

8.6 The Yorkshire Regiment

8.7 The Mercian Regiment

8.8. The Royal Welsh

8.9 The Royal Irish Regiment

8.10 The Parachute Regiment

8.11 The Royal Gurkha Rifles




The numbers are an effort to establish ancestry (The Ancestry of these regiments will be outlined/move in/to sub-projects)


7. - 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (King’s, Lancashire and Border) (2006)

Merged 1970 to form The Queen's Lancashire Regiment 1970

7.1 - The Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) 1958

Formed by amalgamation of ...
7.1.1 - The East Lancashire Regiment

Formed 1881 by amalgamation of ...

7.1.1.1 - Thomas Saunderson's Regiment of Marines, a.k.a 1st Regiment of Marines (1702)
7.1.1.2 -30th (1st Cambridgeshire) Regiment of Foot

Originally raised 8th March 1689 by George Saunderson, 5th Viscount Castleton and styled Lord Castleton's Regiment of Foot. Disbanded in 1698 as Colonel Thomas Saunderson's Regiment of Foot, but re-raised in 1702 as Colonel Saunderson's Regiment of Marines

7.1.1.3 - 30th (Cambridgeshire) Regiment of Foot 1782
7.1.1.4 - 61st Regiment of Foot raised 1755
7.1.1.5 - Regiment of Foot 1757
7.1.1.6 - 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot 1782

Raised December 1755 by Colonel Sir Charles Montagu WIKI Charles Montagu as the 61st Regiment of Foot. Renumbered 59th in 1757

...forming The West Lancashire Regiment. Later in the same year changed to The East Lancashire Regiment

7.2 - The South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers)

Formed 1881 by amalgamation of ...
7.2.1 - eight independent companies serving in Nova Scotia 1717

Raised 25th August 1717 by Colonel Richard Phillipps from independent companies of Foot in Nova Scotia.

7.2.2 - 40th Regiment of Foot 1751
7.2.3 - 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot1782
7.2.4 - 82nd Regiment of Foot (Prince of Wales's Volunteers)

Raised 27th September 1793 by Colonel Charles Leigh and styled 82nd Regiment of Foot (or Prince of Wales's Volunteers), which remained unchanged until the amalgamation in 1881.
... forming The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire). In 1938 the title was altered to The South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers)

7.3 - The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) 1920

Formed in Scotland 1741
Original title was "The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment" 1881 - altered in 1921.

Formed 1881 by amalgamation of ...
7.3.1 - 47th Regiment of Foot 1741

Raised January 1741 by Colonel John Mordaunt and ranked as 58th Regiment of Foot. Renumbered 47th in 1748.

7.3.2 - 47th (Lancashire) Regiment of Foot 1751
7.3.3 - 81st Regiment of Foot 7.3.4 - 81st (Loyal Lincoln Volunteers) Regiment of Foot
Raised 23rd September 1793 by Major-General Albemarle Bertie as the 83rd (Loyal Lincolnshire Volunteer) Regiment of Foot. Renumbered 81st in 1794.

1685 The Princess Anne of Denmark's Regiment of Foot 1685.

Named for the future Queen Anne

1702 - The Queen's Regiment of Foot 1702 (renamed for Queen Anne)
1716 - The King's Regiment of Foot (renamed for King George I)
1751 - 8th (The King's) Regiment of Foot

1958

1881 - The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

and

1881 - The Manchester Regiment

(re-amalgamated with 96th Regiment of Foot raised in 1824)

were rejoined to become The King's Regiment (10.5 below)
Today - 7. 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (King’s, Lancashire and Border) (2006)


8. - 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (King’s, Lancashire and Border) (2006)

18.1 - The King's Regiment
(8th, 63rd, 96th)

Formed Sept. 1958 by amalgamation of ...
8.1.1 - The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

8.1.1.1 - 2nd Bn, 8th (The King's) Regiment raised 1756
8.1.1.2 - The King's Regiment of Foot

1716 (renamed for King George I)

8.1.1.3 - 8th (The King's) Regiment of Foot 1751

The Princess Anne of Denmark's Regiment of Foot 1685. Named for the future Queen Anne

8.1.2 - The Manchester Regiment 1881 (63rd, 96th)

(re-amalgamated with 96th Regiment of Foot raised in 1824) Formed 1881 by amalgamation of ...

8.1.2.1 - 2nd Bn, 8th (The King's) Regiment raised 1756
8.1.2.2 - 63rd Regiment of Foot 1758
8.1.1.3 - 63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment of Foot 1782


9. - 3rd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (King’s, Lancashire and Border) Briefly (2006)

before disbanding with personnel distributed into 1st and 2nd Bttns.

9.1 The King's Own Royal Border Regiment

(4th, 34th, 55th)

Formed Oct. 1959 by amalgamation of ...
9.1.1 - The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)

9.1.1.1 The Queen's Regiment of Foot 1702
9.1.1.2 The King's Own Regiment of Foot 1715 (renamed for King George I)
9.1.1.3 4th (The King's Own) Regiment of Foot 1751

  • 2nd Tangier Regiment, or Earl of Plymouth's raised 1680
  • The Duchess of York and Albany's Regiment of Foot 1684
  • The Queen's Regiment of Foot 1685

9.1.2 - The Border Regiment 1881

Formed 1881 by amalgamation of ...
9.1.2.1 - Lord Lucas's Regiment of Foot raised 1702
9.1.2.2 - 34th (Cumberland) Regiment
9.1.2.3 - 55th (Westmorland) Regiment
9.1.2.4 - 57th Regiment of Foot raised 1755
9.1.2.5 - 55th (Westmoreland) Regiment of Foot 1782


10. 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (RRF) 1968

(5th, 6th, 7th, 20th)

Formed 23rd April 1968 by amalgamation of ...
10.1 The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers 1935(

10.1.1 - 5th Regiment of Foot (Northumberland Fusiliers) 1836

10.1.1.1 - 5th Regiment of Foot 1751

10.1.2 - The Northumberland Fusiliers 1881

10.1.2.1 - 5th (The Northumberland) Regiment of Foot 1782

10.1.2 1&2 - from The Irish Regiment raised 1674

Transferred to English Establishment 1685


14. 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment (R ANGLIAN) 1964

14.1 - 1st East Anglian Regiment (Royal Norfolk and Suffolk) 1959

14.1.1 The Royal Norfolk Regiment 1881

Later Royal Norfolk Regiment 1936
14.1.1.1 - 9th Regiment of Foot 1751
14.1.1.2 - 9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot 1782

14.1.1.2.1 -Henry Cornewall's Regiment of Foot raised 1685

14.1.2 - The Suffolk Regiment 1936

14.1.2.1 - 12th Regiment of Foot 1751
14.1.2.2 - 12th (East Suffolk) Regiment of Foot 1782

14.1.2.1&2 - The Duke of Norfolk's Regiment of Foot raised 1685


15. - 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment (R ANGLIAN) 1964

15.1 - 2nd East Anglian Regiment (Duchess of Gloucester's Own Royal Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire) 1960

Amalgamation June 1960 of ...
15.1.1 - The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment

15.1.1.1 - 10th Regiment of Foot 1751
15.1.1.2 - 10th (North Lincoln) Regiment of Foot 1782

15.1.1.1&2 - The Earl of Bath's Regiment of Foot raised 1685

15.1.2 - The Northamptonshire Regiment (48th and 58th)

Formed 1881 by amalgamation of ...
15.1.2.1 - James Cholmondeley's Regiment of Foot raised 1741
15.1.2.2 - 48th Regiment of Foot 1751
15.1.2.3 - 48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot 1782
15.1.2.4 - 60th Regiment of Foot raised 1755
15.1.2.5 - 58th Regiment of Foot 1757
15.1.2.6 - 58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot 1782


14/15. 1 - 3rd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment (R ANGLIAN) 1964

amalgamated into 1st and 2nd Battalions 1992.

14/15.1.1 - 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot) 1958
Amalgamation June 1958 of ...

14/15.1.1.1 - The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

Later The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment 1919
14/5.1.1.1.1 - 16th Regiment of Foot 1751
14/5.1.1.1.2 - 16th (Bedfordshire) Regiment of Foot 1751

14/15.1.1.1.1&2 - Archibald Douglas's Regiment of Foot raised 1688

14/15.1.1.2 - The Essex Regiment (44th and 56th) 1881

Formed 1881 by amalgamation of ...
14/15.1.1.2.1 - James Long's Regiment of Foot raised 1741
14/15.1.1.2.2 - 44th Regiment of Foot
14/15.1.1.2.3 - 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot 1782
14/15.1.1.2.4 - 58th Regiment of Foot raised 1755
14/15.1.1.2.5 - 56th Regiment of Foot 1757
14/15.1.1.2.6 - 56th (West Essex) Regiment of Foot 1782

14/15. 2 - 4th Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment (R ANGLIAN) 1964,

disbanded 1965 with ancestry passed to 2 R ANGLIAN

14/15.2.1 - 1st Battalion The Royal Leicestershire Regiment 1946

14/15.2.1.1 - The Leicestershire Regiment 1881

14/15.2.1.1.1 - 17th Regiment of Foot 1751
14/15.2.1.1.2 - 17th (Leicestershire) Regiment of Foot 1782

14/15.2.1.1.2.1 - Archibald Douglas's Regiment of Foot raised 1688


16. 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Prince Of Wales’s Own)

16.1 The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire

Formed April 1958 by amalgamation (✽) of ...
16.1.1 - The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own) 1881

16.1.1.1 - 14th Regiment of Foot 1751
16.1.1.2 - 14th (Bedfordshire) Regiment of Foot 1782

16.1.1.1&2 - Sir Edward Hales's Regiment of Foot 1685

Raised at Canterbury June 1685 by Colonel Sir Edward Hales

16.2 - The East Yorkshire Regiment 1881

16.2.1 - 15th Regiment of Foot 1751
16.2.2 - 15th (York East Riding) Regiment of Foot 1782

16.2.2.1&2 - Sir William Clifton's Regiment of Foot raised 1685

Raised at Nottingham June 1685 by Colonel Sir William Clifton, Bt.


17. 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards)

One of the few Infantry regiments never to have been amalgamated.

17.1 - The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment) 1920
17.1.1 - The Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment) 1881

The connection between the Scandinavian Royal family and the Green Howards goes back to 1875 when Princess Alexandra of Denmark presented Colours to the Regiment and in 1875 she agreed to give her name as Princess of Wales to the Regiment. She also designed the Green Howards badge. As Queen of England, Alexandra became the first Colonel-in-Chief.

17.1.1.1 - 19th Regiment of Foot 1751

17.1.1.2 - 19th (1st Yorks. North Riding) Regiment of Foot name change 1782

17.1.1.1&2 - Francis Luttrell's Regiment of Foot raised 1688


18. 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of Wellington’s)

18.1 The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) 1920 and 1881

Formed 1881 by amalgamation of ...

18.1.1 - Earl of Huntingdon's Regiment of Foot raised 1702

Raised February 1702 by Colonel George Hastings, 8th Earl of Huntingdon

18.1.2 - 33rd Regiment of Foot 1751
18.1.3 - 33rd (1st Yorkshire West Riding) Regiment of Foot 1751 - Later 33rd (Duke of Wellington's Regiment
18.1.3 - 76th Regiment of Foot Later 76th (Hindoostan) Regiment of Foot 1807

Raised October 1787 for service with the Hon. East India Company. Commanded by Colonel Thomas Musgrave.


19. 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire)

19.1 The Cheshire Regiment (22nd)
One of the few Infantry regiments never to have been amalgamated. Raised at Chester March 1689 by Colonel Henry Howard, 7th Duke of Norfolk


20. 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters)

20.1 The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th FOOT)
(29th, 36th, 45th, 95th)

Formed February 1970 by amalgamation of ...

20.1.1 - The Worcestershire Regiment (29th and 36th)

Formed 1881 by amalgamation of ...
20.1.1.1 - 29th (Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot

Originated as a regiment of Foot raised in February 1694 by Colonel Thomas Farrington.

20.1.1.2 - 36th (Herefordshire) Regiment of Foot

Raised in Ireland June 1701 by Colonel William Caulfeild, 2nd Viscount Charlemont.

20.1.2 - The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) (45th and 95th)

Formed 1881 by amalgamation of ...
20.1.2.1 - Daniel Houghton's Regiment of Foot raised 1741
20.1.2.2 - 45th Regiment of Foot 1751 20.1.2.3 45th (Nottinghamshire-Sherwood Foresters) Regiment of Foot

Raised January 1741 by Colonel Daniel Houghton and ranked as 56th Regiment of Foot. Renumbered 45th Foot in 1748.

20.1.2.4 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot

Raised December 1823 by Colonel Sir Colin Halkett as 95th Regiment of Foot.


21. 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Staffords)


22. 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh (The Royal Welch Fusiliers)

The oldest Welsh infantry Regiment.
Raised at Ludlow, March 1689 by Colonel Henry Herbert, 4th Lord Herbert. (Lord Herbert's Regiment raised at Ludlow 1689) One of the few Infantry regiments never to have been amalgamated.

Other titles 23rd Regiment of Foot 1751; 23rd (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot 1751; The Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1881; The Royal Welch Fusiliers 1920.


23. 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh (The Royal Regiment of Wales)

Formed June 1969 by amalgamation of ...
23.1 - The South Wales Borderers (24th Foot) 1920

Raised in Kent March 1689 by Sir Edward Dering of Surrenden as Sir Edward Dering's Regiment of Foot. In 1747 ranked as 24th Foot.

23.1.1 - 24th Regiment of Foot 1751
23.1.2 - 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot 1782

Sir Edward Dering's Regiment of Foot raised 1689

23.2 - The Welch Regiment (41st and 69th Foot)

Formed 1881 by amalgamation of ...
23.2.1 Edmund Fielding's Regiment of Foot

Raised March 1719 from out-patients of the Royal Hospital Chelsea by Colonel Edmund Fielding as regiment of Invalids out of independent companies of invalids and Chelsea out-pensioners - soldiers incapable of normal service through disease, age or injury. They were renamed the Royal Invalids in 1741, and in 1751, they were numbered the 41st Regiment of Foot (or Invalids).
23.2.2 69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment
Raised August 1756 as 2nd Battalion 24th Foot, becoming 69th Regiment of Foot in April 1758.

...which became respectively the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Welch Regiment.


24. The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd, 87th and The Ulster Defence Regiment) (R IRISH)

24.1 - The Royal Irish Rangers
(27th (Inniskilling) (83rd and 87th) 1968

Formed July 1968 by amalgamation of ...
24.1.1 - The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Formed in 1881 by amalgamation of ...
24.1.1.1 - 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot

Raised June 1689 by Colonel Zachariah Tiffin from independent companies of the Enniskillen garrison, but not taken on the regular establishment until January 1690.

24.1.1.2 108th (Madras Infantry) Regiment of Foot

Raised in India 1854 as the 3rd Madras European Regiment of the Hon. East India Company's forces. Transferred to the British Army in 1861 and title changed to 108th (Madras Infantry) Regiment of Foot.

24.2 - The Royal Ulster Rifles

Formed 1881 by amalgamation of ...
24.2.1 83rd (County of Dublin) Regiment of Foot

Raised Dublin Sept. 1793 by Colonel William Fitch and ranked 83rd.

24.2.2 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot

Raised at Shrewsbury October 1793 by Major-General Sir Cornelius Cuyler as the 86th Regiment of Foot.

... to form The Royal Irish Rifles. After the formation of the irish Free State the title was altered in 1921 to The Royal Ulster Rifles.

24.3 - The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's)'

Formed 1881 by amalgamation of ...

24.3.1 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot

Raised in Ireland Sept. 1793 by Colonel John Doyle as the 87th (or Prince of Wales's Irish) Regiment of Foot

24.3.2 89th (Princess Victoria's) Regiment of Foot
Raised December 1793 by Colonel William Crosbie and ranked as 89th Foot.


25. The Parachute Regiment (PARA)

Formally established 1 August 1942. Origins from June 1940 when on Churchill's orders the first battalion of volunteer parachute troops was formed at Ringway Airport near Manchester. - 'a corps of at least five thousand parachute troops, suitably organized and equipped'.






26. The 1st Royal Gurkha Rifles 1996 (1 RGR)

At the start of the 20th Century there were 10 numbered regiments of Gurkha Rifles in the Indian Army. There was an 11th briefly between 1919 & 1920. With Indian Independence in 1947 4 were transferred to the British Army in January 1948.
26.1 - 2nd King Edward VII’s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles), The Gurkha Regiment 1948

allocated to UK at independence of India. Raised April 1815 at Nahan in Sirmoor from Nepalese recruits.

26.2 - 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles

Raised in Currack 1817 as irregular military police and known as the Cuttack Legion.
26.2.1 - The Cuttack Legion raised 1817
26.2.2 - 46th (1st Assam) Regiment of Light Infantry Bengal Native Infantry 1861
26.2.3 - 42nd Gurka (Rifle) Regiment of Bengal Infantry 1891 These two (26.1 and 26.2) were amalgamated in 1994, forming 1st Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles


27. The 2nd Royal Gurkha Rifles 1996 (2 RGR)

27.1 - 8th Gurha Rifels 1902
27.2 - 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles

Raised at Thayetmo (Burma) 1902 as regiment of Gurkha Rifles.

27.3 - 7th Gurkha Rifles, The Gurkha Regiment

1948 allocated to UK at independence of India

27.4 - 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles

Raised in the Kubo Valley, Burma 1887 as Battalion of military police.
In 1994 renamed 3rd Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles which was disbanded in 1996 when the UK withdrew from Hong Kong - then absorbed with 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles to become ...

27.5 - The Queen's Gurkha Engineers (10th Queen Mary’s Own Gurkha Rifles 1949)

Formed Sept 1955 as The Gurkha Engineers, affiliated to the Corps of Royal Engineers in 1958. Queen's prefix granted in 1977.

27.6 - Queen's Gurkha Signals

Formed September 1955. In 1958 the unit was affiliated to the Royal Corps of Signals. Queen's prefix was granted in 1977.

27.7 - Gurkha Transport Regiment

Formed July 1958 as the Gurkha Army Service Corps Re-designated Gurkha Transport Regiment July 1965. Affiliated to the Royal Corps of Transport.

27.8 - 10th Gurkha Rifles 1901
27.9 - 10th Gurkha Rifles, The Gurkha Regiment

1948 allocated to UK at independence of India

27.8/9.1 - 1st Regiment of Burma Infantry formed from:

  • 10th Madras Infantry
  • The Kubo Valley Military Police Battalion formed 1887

27.8/9.1 - 10th Regiment (1st Burma Battalion) of Madras Infantry 1891


The Rifles

Includes -

28.1st Battalion The Rifles (2006)

29. 2nd Battalion The Rifles (2006)

30. 3rd Battalion The Rifles (2007)

31. 4th Battalion The Rifles (2006)

32. 5th Battalion The Rifles (2007)




To Be Sorted into above break down

8.22 The Royal Hampshire Regiment

(37th and 67th)

Formed 1881 by amalgamation (✽) of ...
8.22.137th (North Hampshire) Regiment of Foot

Raised in Ireland February 1702 by Colonel Thomas Meredyth See WIKI Thomas Meredyth

8.22.267th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot

Originated in 1756 as 2nd Battalion of 20th Foot. Augmented as as separate regiment in April 1758, with Brigadier-General (later Major-General) James P Wolfe as Colonel.
... forming The Hampshire Regiment. The "Royal" prefix was granted in 1946.


8.23 The Staffordshire Regiment

(The Prince of Wales's) (38th, 64th, 80th, 98th)

Formed January 1959 by amalgamation (✽) of ...
8.23.1The South Staffordshire Regiment
(38th and 80th)

Formed 1881 by amalgamation of ...
8.23.1.1 38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot

Raised at Lichfield, Staffordshire March 1705 by Colonel Luke Lillingston. See WIKI Luke Lillingstone

8.23.1.2 80th Regiment of Foot (Staffordshire Volunteers)

Raised at Chatham September 1793 by Lieutenant Colonel Henry Lord Paget (later 1st Marquess of Anglesey). The men were mostly volunteers from the Staffordshire Militia, commanded by Paget's father, the earl of Uxbridge. The Regiment was know as the "Staffordshire Volunteers".

8.23.2The North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's)
(64th and 98th)

Formed 1881 by amalgamation of ...
8.23.2.1 64th (2nd Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot

Originated in 1756 as 2nd Battalion, 11th Foot. Augmented as a separate Regiment in April 1758, commanded by Colonel the Hon. John Barrington, and ranked as 64th.

8.23.2.2 98th (Prince of Wales's) Regiment of Foot

Raised March 1824 at Chichester by Lieutenant Colonel Mildmay Fane, with Lieutenant General Henry Conran as Colonel.
... forming "The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)". In 1921 the title changed to "The North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's)"



8.26 The York and Lancaster Regiment

(disbanded 1968) (65th and 84th)

Formed 1881 by amalgamation (✽) of ...
8.26.165th (2nd Yorkshire, North Riding) Regiment of Foot

Originated in 1756 as 2nd Battalion 12th Foot (The Suffolk Regiment). In April 1758 the Battalion was augmented as a separate Regiment, ranking as 65th Foot, with Major-General Robert Armiger as Colonel

8.26.284th (York and Lancaster) Regiment of Foot

Raised March 1794 by Lieutenant-Colonel George Barnard and ranked as 84th Foot.


8.32 The Royal Green Jackets

(43rd, 52nd, King's Royal Rifle Corps, Rifle Brigade)

Formed January 1966 by amalgamation (✽) of ...
8.32.11st Green Jackets
(43rd and 52nd)

Formed 1881 by amalgamation of ...
8.32.1.1 43rd (Monmouthshire Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot

Raised January 1741 by Colonel Thomas Fowke and ranked as 54th. Re-ranked as 43rd in 1748.

8.32.1.2 52nd (Oxfordshire Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot

Raised December 1755 by Colonel Hedworth Lambton and ranked as 54th Foot. Re-ranked 52nd in 1757.
Forming The Oxfordshire Light Infantry (8.32.1+2)

8.32.22nd Green Jackets, (The King's Royal Rifle Corps)

Formed November 1958 by re-designation of The King's Royal Rifle Corps

8.32.2.1 The King's Royal Rifle Corps

Raised in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland December 1755 by John Campbell, Earl of Loudon, and styled 62nd or The Royal American Regiment of Foot. Re-ranked 60th in 1756.

8.32.33rd Green Jackets, the Rifle Brigade

Formed November 1958 by re-designation of The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) 8.32.3.1 Raised August 1800 from selected detachments of other regiments as Experimental Corps of Riflemen commanded by Colonel Coote Manningham Ranked as 95th Foot in 1803


References, Sources and Further Reading