Regiments of the Malta Garrison 45th (Nottinghamshire) 1st/Sherwood Foresters
The 45th (Nottinghamshire) Regiment
The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire)
Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire) was formed on 1 July 1881 from the merger of the rifle volunteer and militia units of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire with the 45th (1st Nottinghamshire–Sherwood Foresters) Regiment and the 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment.
The 45th became the 1st Battalion, the 95th became the 2nd Battalion.
The Maltese Cross, oak wreath, and stag are derived from the badge of the 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment. The Royal Stags formed the Supporters to the Arms of the City of Nottingham. The oak wreath derives from the old Nottinghamshire Militia which had an oak wreath in its badge in allusion to Sherwood Forest.
In 1902, the county name of Nottinghamshire was added to the title. In Feb 1970, the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby) merged with the Worcestershire Regiment to form the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th).
The 1st/Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire)
1 July 1881 The 45th Regiment became the 1st Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regiment).
25 Oct 1899 The 2nd Battalion arrived in Malta from Aden and went into quarantine. At the lazaretto the disinfection of the 2nd/Derby Regiment was carried in batches of 50 men at a time. Twenty three women and 53 children were in their turn subjected to the same treatment with the assistance of the female attendant. The duty of the female attendant was to tell the women to wash themselves with the disinfecting solution prepared for the purpose, and to see that the operation was actually performed. The Lazaretto did not provide clothing as temporary covering for persons undergoing disinfection and the women had to take with them a change of dress or sufficient garments to put on whilst theirs were being disinfected.