Monday, 4 May 2015

24th Regiment of Foot - South Wales Borderers

8th March 1689
Sir Edward Dering's Regiment of Foot.

Until 1751 it was also known by the names of other colonels.
Ranked as 24th Foot.
1st July 1751
24th (the 2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot 

1st July 1881
The South Wales Borderers

Re-organised as the county regiment of Brecknockshire, Cardiganshire, Monmouthshire, Montgomeryshire, and Radnor
11th June 1969
Amalgamated with the Welsh Regiment to form the Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st Foot).
1st March 2006
Amalgamated with the Royal Welch Fusiliers to form the Royal Welsh. It becomes the 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh whilst the Royal Welch Fusiliers became the 1st Battalion.

The image on this post, courtesy of the Historum, shows 24th Foot veterans of Rorke's Drift in 1934.

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