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Formed in 1688, Sir Richard Peyton's Regiment of Foot.

1751 20th Regiment of Foot

1782 20th (The East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot

1881 The Lancashire Fusiliers, reorganised as the county regiment of central Lancashire.

1968 Merged with The Northumberland Fusiliers, The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers and The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) to form 4th Bn. The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

Battle Honours WW1 (30 Bns.)

Le Cateau, Mons, Marne, Aisne, Armentieres, Ypres, St Julien, Bellewarde, Somme, Albert, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Pozieres, Ginchy, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Thiepval, Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Ancre, Arras, Scarpe, Arleux, Messines, Pilckem, Langemarck, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodsiende, Poelcappelle, Passchendale, Cambrai, St Quentin, Bapaume, Rosieres, Lys, Estaires, Hazebrouck, Bailleul, Kemmel, Bethune, Scherpenberg, Amiens, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Epehy, Canal du Nord, St Quentin Canal, Courtrai, Selle, Sambre, Flanders, Doiran, Macedonia, Helles, Krithia, Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli, Rumani, Egypt.

Battle Honours WW2

Escaut, St Omer La Bassee, Caen, North West Europe, Medjez el Bab, Oued Zarge, North Africa, Adrano, Sicily, Termoli, Trigno, Sangro, Cassino, Trasimene Line, Monte Ceco, Monte Spaduro, Senio, Argenta Gap, Italy, Malta, Rathedaung, Htizwe, Kohima, Naga Village, Chindits, Burma.

Victoria Crosses by Iain Stewart

Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland, Alnwick (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)

Deployment

1st Battalion

1688.11.20 Sir Richard Peyton's Regiment
raised in Devonshire in service of William III
1688 England: Glorious Revolution
1689 Ireland: Jacobite war
1690 Ireland
1702 Iberian Peninsula sea service with fleet
1702 West Indies sea service with fleet
1704.06 Ireland
1707.05 Portugal
1709 Spain
1713.07 Gibraltar
1714 Gibraltar
1727 Gibraltar
1728.05 Ireland
1741.05 England
1742.05 Germany
1745.11 Scotland: Jacobite war
1746 Scotland
1751.07.01 20th Regiment of Foot
1753 England
1756 1st Battalion, 20th Regiment of Foot
redesignated on raising of 2nd Battalion
1757.07 Isle of Wight
1757.09.08 at sea
1757.09.23 French coast: Rochefort
1757.10.01 at sea
1757.10 England
1758.04.21 20th Regiment of Foot
redesignated on conversion of 2nd Bn as 67th Regiment of Foot
1758.05 Isle of Wight
1758.06.01 at sea
1758.06.05 French coast: St. Malo
1758.06.07 at sea several raids on French coast aborted
1758.07.01 England: Portsmouth
1758.05 Germany
1763.01 England
1763.03 Gibraltar
1769.07 England
1774.07 Ireland
1776.04 at sea (embarked at Cork)
1776.05 Lower Canada: Quebec
1776 American revolution
1777.10.17 surrendered to the Americans at Saratoga and interned at Cambridge, Mass. (6 Nov. 1777), then Rutland, Mass., (to Nov 1778), then Charlottesville, Va. (to June 1781), then Lancaster, Penn. (to Apr. 1783)
1783.04 at sea
1783.05 England
1783.09 Ireland
1789.06 Nova Scotia
1792.06 Jamaica
1794.01.17 at sea
1794.01 Santo Domingo
1795 Jamaica: Maroon War
1796.03 England
1799 1st Battalion, 20th Regiment of Foot
redesignated on formation of 2nd Battalion
1799.08 Helder campaign
1799.10 Ireland (or England?)
England
1800.06 at sea
1800.06.18 French coast: Quiberon Bay
1800.06.23 at sea
1800.06 Minorca
1801.06 Egypt
1801.12 Malta
1802 20th Regiment of Foot
redesignated on disbandment of 2nd Battalion (personnel to 1st Battalion)
1805.10 Italy: Maida
1806 Sicily
1808.01 England
1808.07 Portugal
1808 Peninsular War
1809.01 England
1809.07 Holland: Walcheren expedition
1809.09 England
1810.06 Ireland
1812.10 Portugal
1812 Peninsular War
1814.06 Ireland
1819.03 St. Helena guard for Napoleon; 12 men of Grenadier Coy carried his coffin to the grave May 1821
1822.04 India
1837.05 England
1838.06.28 London: public duties at Westminster for coronation of Victoria
1838.06 Colours presented at Tower of London by Duke of Wellington
1840.06 Ireland
1841.09 Bermuda
1847.04 Nova Scotia
1847 Canada
1853.06 England
1854.07 Crimea Cathcart's Div
1856.07 England
1857.08 Sepoy rebellion
1858.03.26 1st Battalion, 20th Regiment of Foot
redesignated on formation of 2nd Battalion
1859 India
1867.03 England
1869.12 Ireland
1873.03 Bermuda
1876.11 Nova Scotia
1878.11 Cyprus
1880 Malta
1881.01 Ireland: Cork
1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers
1883 Fermoy
1885.09 England: Chatham
1888 Manchester
1889.02 Scotland: ?
1891.04 Ireland: Belfast
1893 Curragh
1896 Athlone
1897 England: Preston
1899 Malta
1899 Crete
1902 Gibraltar
1905 Malta
1907 India: Chakratta
1911 Mooltan
1914 Karachi
1915.01 Karachi 29 Div
1915.04 Gallipoli
1916.03 France and Flanders
1919 Ireland: Dublin
1923 England: Tidworth
1925 England: Dover
1927 Egypt
1929 Gibraltar
1930 England: Catterick
1933 England: Colchester
1936 Shanghai
1938.11 India:Quetta
1939 Quetta
1942.08 Burma
1944.10 India
1947 Austria
1948 UK depot
1948.12.18 amalgamated with 2nd Battalion without change of title
1950 Egypt
1951 UK
1952.10 Kenya
1953.08 Trieste
1954 Germany: Iserlohn 5 Brigade
1958.02 Cyprus
1960 Germany: Osnabrück 12 Brigade
1963 UK ?
1965 West Indies
1966 England: Aldershot
1968.04.23 4th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
redesignated upon formation of "large" regiment from Fusilier Brigade
1968 England: Aldershot
1969.11.01 disbanded

2nd Battalion

1881.07.01 2nd Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers
1881 India: Bombay
1885 Nusserabad
1888 Ahmednagar
<1892> Poona
<1897> Quetta
1898 Egypt
1898 Sudan
1898 Crete
1898 Malta
1899.10 South Africa 11 Bde
1902 England: Aldershot
1904 Ireland: Fermoy
1907 Ireland: Dublin
1910 England: Tidworth
1912 England: Dover
1914.08 France and Flanders 4 Div
1915.10 France and Flanders 36 Div
1916.02 France and Flanders 4 Div
1919 India: Peshawar
1921 Nowshera
1923 Landi Kotal
1925 Madras
1930 Ferozepore
1935 Palestine
1938 England: Colchester 11 Bde
1939.09 France & Belgium 4 Inf Div, BEF
1940.06 UK
1942.05 UK 78 Inf Div
1942.11 North Africa (Tunisia) 11 Bde, 78 Inf Div
1943.09 Italy
1945.05 Austria
1947.03 reduced to cadre
1948.12.18 amalgamated with 1st Battalion
1952.01.31 re-formed
1952.01 Trieste
1954 Malta
1955.30.06 disbanded (PSA) in Malta

 


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