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.

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