Sunday, 27 December 2015

26th Regiment of Foot - The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)



1688
The Cameronian Guard.
19th April 1689The Earl of Angus's Regiment.
Entered British service under King William III. Also known as The Cameronians and by the names of six other colonels until 1751.

1st July 1751
26th Regiment of Foot. 

16th February 1786
26th (The Cameronian) Regiment of Foot.
1881
Together with the 90th Regiment of Foot (Perthshire Volunteers) (Light Infantry) becomes The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). This regiment - and the Highland Light Infantry - are organised as the county regiments for Lanarkshire

14th May 1968
Cameronians are disbanded and the King's Own Scottish Borderers absorbs the south Lanarkshire recruiting area.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

25th Regiment of Foot - King's Own Scottish Borderers



19th March 1689

The Earl of Leven's, or Edinburgh, Regiment of Foot.
Until 1751 it was also known by the names of eight other colonels.
1st July 1751
25th (Edinburgh) Regiment of Foot 

31st August 1782
25th (the Sussex) Regiment of Foot 
7th May 1805
25th (The King's Own Borderers) Regiment of Foot 
Named for King George III and the Sussex title passed to the 35th regiment of Foot.
1870
25th (The York) Regiment of Foot (King's Own Borderers)
1st July 1881
The York Regiment of Foot (King's Own Borderers)

Re-organised with HQ at Berwick-on-Tweed.
1881
The King's Own Borderers
1st May 1887
The King's Own Scottish Borderers
Re-organised as the county regiment of Berwickshire (transferred from the Royal Scots), Dumfries-shire, Roxburghshire, and Selkirkshire (all formerly Royal Scots Fusiliers)
1899
Galloway (Kirkudbright and Wigtown) recruiting area transferred from Royal Scots Fusiliers
1968
Cameronians are disbanded and the KOSB absorbs the south Lanarkshire recruiting area.
28th March 2006
Amalgamated with the Royal Scots, The Royal Highland Fusiliers, The Black Watch, The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons) and The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders to form the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Monday, 4 May 2015

24th Regiment of Foot - South Wales Borderers


8th March 1689
Sir Edward Dering's Regiment of Foot.

Until 1751 it was also known by the names of other colonels.
1747
Ranked as 24th Foot.
1st July 1751
24th (the 2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot 

1st July 1881
The South Wales Borderers

Re-organised as the county regiment of Brecknockshire, Cardiganshire, Monmouthshire, Montgomeryshire, and Radnor
11th June 1969
Amalgamated with the Welsh Regiment to form the Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st Foot).
1st March 2006
Amalgamated with the Royal Welch Fusiliers to form the Royal Welsh. It becomes the 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh whilst the Royal Welch Fusiliers became the 1st Battalion.


The image on this post, courtesy of the Historum, shows 24th Foot veterans of Rorke's Drift in 1934.

Monday, 16 March 2015

23rd Regiment of Foot - Royal Welch Fusiliers


16th March 1689
Lord Herbert's Regiment of Foot.

Until 1751 it was also known by the names of twelve other colonels. 5th Earl of Mar pictured above.
1702
The Welsh Regiment of Fuzileers
Converted to fusiliers for the protection of artillery
1713
The Royal Regiment of Welch Fuzileers
The "Royal" accolade was granted in recognition of the regiment's service in the war of the Spanish Succession.
1714
The Prince of Wales's Own Royal Regiment of Welch Fuzileers
Named for the future King George II
April 1723
The Royal Regiment of Welch Fuzileers
1747
Ranked as 23rd Foot.
1st July 1751
23rd Regiment of Foot (Royal Welsh Fuzileers)

1st July 1881
The Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Re-organised as the county regiment for Cheshire.
1st January 1921
The Royal Welch Fusiliers
1st March 2006
Amalgamated with the Royal Regiment of Wales to form the Royal Welsh. It becomes the 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh. whilst the Royal Regiment of Wales becomes the 2nd Battalion.

Monday, 2 March 2015

22nd Regiment of Foot - The Cheshire Regiment

8th March 1688
Duke of Norfolk's Regiment of Foot.

Until 1751 it was also known by the names of twelve other colonels. 5th Earl of Mar pictured above.
1747
Ranked as 22nd Foot.
1st July 1751
22nd (The Cheshire) Regiment of Foot

3rd April 1877
21st (Royal Scots Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot
1st July 1881
The Cheshire Regiment

Re-organised as the county regiment for Cheshire.
1st September 2007
Merged with Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment and The Staffordshire Regiment to form The Mercian Regiment.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

21st Regiment of Foot - Royal Scots Fusiliers

21st Regiment of Foot - Royal Scots Fusiliers

23rd September 1678
Earl of Mar's Regiment of Foot.

Until 1751 it was also known by the names of twelve other colonels. 5th Earl of Mar pictured above.
1685
Scots Fuzileers
1st March 1688
Placed on the English Establishment and ranked as the 21st Foot
1707
North British Fuzileers
1713
Royal North British Fuzileers
1st July 1751
21st Regiment of Foot (Royal North British Fuzileers)

3rd April 1877
21st (Royal Scots Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot
1st July 1881
The Royal Scots Fusiliers

Re-organised as the county regiment for Dumfries-shire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire and Wigtownshire.
1st May 1887
King's Own Scottish Borderers takes over responsibility for recruiting in Dumfries-shire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire
1899
King's Own Scottish Borderers takes over responsibility for recruiting in Kirkcudbright and Wigtown
20th January 1959
Merged with The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) to form The  Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow & Ayrshire Regiment).
28th March 2006
Became 2nd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland

Monday, 2 February 2015

20th Regiment of Foot - Lancashire Fusiliers

Surgeon Archibald Arnold MD, 20th Foot

20th November 1688
Sir Richard Peyton's Regiment of Foot.

The regiment was raised in Devonshire. Until 1751 it was also known by the names of ten other colonels.
1st July 1751
20th Regiment of Foot
31st August 1782
20th (The East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot.

1st July 1881
The Lancashire Fusiliers

23rd April 1968
Merged with The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers and The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) to form The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

The image on this post shows Archibald Arnott M.D. (1771-1855). Surgeon to the 20th Regiment of Foot. I've borrowed this image from John Tyrell's excellent, Reflections on A Journey to St Helena.