Friday, 19 December 2014

18th Regiment of Foot - Royal Irish Regiment


1st April 1684
Earl of Granard's Regiment of Foot.

The regiment was formed in Ireland from independent garrison companies. Until 1751 it was also known by the names of other colonels.
1689
Placed on the English establishment
1695
Royal Regiment of Ireland
1747
Ranked as the 18th Foot
1st July 1751
18th (or Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot
31st August 1782
18th (The Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot.
1st July 1881

The Royal Irish Regiment.

Reorganised as the county regiment for Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford, also encompassing militia infantry.
31st July 1922

Disbanded

The painting is by Michael Angelo Hay and depicts The 18th (The Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot at the storming of the Fortress of Amoy (Xiamen), China on the 26th August 1841.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

17th Regiment of Foot - Leicestershire Regiment


27th September 1688
Solomon Richard's Regiment of Foot. The regiment was raised at London. Until 1751 it was also known by the names of other colonels.

1st July 1751
17th Regiment of Foot
31st August 1782
17th (the Leicestershire) Regiment of Foot.
1st July 1881

The Leicestershire Regiment. Designated as the county regiment for Leicestershire, also encompassing militia and volunteer infantry.

28th November 1946
The Royal Leicestershire Regiment
1st September 1964
Merges with the 1st East Anglian Regiment, 2nd East Anglian Regiment and 3rd East Anglian Regiment to form the Royal Anglian Regiment.