Sunday, 30 November 2014

16th Regiment of Foot

9th October 1688
Archibald Douglas’s Regiment of Foot. The regiment was raised at Reading from southern counties. Until 1751 it was also known by the names of other colonels.
Ranked as the 16th Foot
1st July 1751
16th Regiment of Foot
31st August 1782
16th (the Buckinghamshire) Regiment of Foot.
May 1809

Exchanged county titles with the 14th Foot
1st July 1881
The Bedfordshire Regiment. Designated as the county regiment for Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire, also encompassing militia and volunteer infantry.

29th July 1919
The Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment  
2nd June 1958
Amalgamated with the Essex Regiment to form the 3rd East Anglian Regiment
1st September 1964
3rd East Anglian Regiment merges with the 1st East Anglian Regiment, 2nd East Anglian Regiment and The Royal Leicestershire Regiment to form the Royal Anglian Regiment.

Image courtesy of The Military Gentleman.

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