Saturday, 21 February 2015
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.
1st March 1688
Placed on the English Establishment and ranked as the 21st Foot
North British Fuzileers
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
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