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The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

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The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Introduction

The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment was formed on 1 July 1881 from the amalgamation of The 47th (Lancashire) Regiment with The 81st (Loyal Lincoln Volunteers) Regiment.

The 47th became The First Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

The 81st became The Second Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

In 1920, the regimental name changed to The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire).

On 25 March 1970, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) merged with the Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) to form The Queen's Lancashire Regiment (Loyals and Lancashire).

The 1st/Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (47th/81st)

1919 1st/Loyal North Lancashire

21 Aug 1919 The 1st/Loyal North Lancashire Regiment arrived at Malta.

1 Dec Strength: 20 officers, 820 rank and file.

1920 1st/Loyal (North Lancashire)

1 Jan 1920 Strength: 20 officers, 805 rank and file. The regiment was on garrison duty with The 2nd/Essex Regiment.

1921 1st/Loyal (North Lancashire)

1 Jan 1921 Strength: 27 officers, 948 rank and file.

Apr 1921 The 1st/Loyal North Lancashire Regiment embarked for Plymouth.

The 1st/The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)

1923 1st/Loyal (North Lancashire)

Oct 1923 The 1st/Loyal (North Lancashire) Regiment arrived at Malta en route to Tientsin, China. It had 29 officers and 873 rank and file.

1924 1st/Loyal (North Lancashire)

1 Jan 1924 Strength: 14 rank and file.

The 1st/The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)

1966 1st/Loyal (North Lancashire)

Jan 1966 The 1st/Loyal (North Lancashire) Regiment arrived from England. It was quartered at St Andrew's Barracks Pembroke.

July 1966–Jan 1967 One company deployed to Aden.

1967 1st/Loyal (North Lancashire)

1967 The battalion was at St Andrew's Barracks Pembroke.

1968 1st/Loyal (North Lancashire)

Dec 1968 The 1st/Loyal (North Lancashire) Regiment embarked for Dover England.

The 2nd/The Loyal (North Lancashire) Regiment

1899 2nd/Loyal North Lancashire

1 July 1881 The 81st Regiment became the 2nd Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

29 Sep 1899 The 2nd/Loyal North Lancashire Regiment arrived from Dover on the transport Jelunga. The regiment was quartered at Pembroke Camp.

1900 2nd/Loyal North Lancashire

1 Jan 1899 Strength: 790 men.

1 July Strength: 849 men. The regiment was at Pembroke Camp.

1901 2nd/Loyal North Lancashire

22 Feb 1901 The 2nd/Loyal North Lancashire Regiment embarked for Crete. It left Crete for Gibraltar on 7 May 1902.

The 3rd/The Royal Lancashire Regiment

1900 3rd/Loyal North Lancashire

Jan 1900 The 3rd/Loyal North Lancashire Regiment arrived from England. The battalion had 917 men at Fort Manoel.

1901 3rd/Loyal North Lancashire

1 Jan 1901 Strength: 1027 men.

May The 3rd/Loyal North Lancashire Regiment left for South Africa.

The Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales Volunteers)

1968 Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales Volunteers)

1969 Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales Volunteers)

1970 Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales Volunteers)

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