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.
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.