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.