Regiments of the Malta Garrison 91st (Argyllshire) Regiment
The 91st (Argyllshire) Regiment
The 91st Highlanders was raised by the Duke of Argyll in 1794 at the onset of the French Revolutionary Wars (1792 –1802). Its name was initially the 98th Regiment of Foot, but was renumbered 91st in 1796.
In 1820, Argyllshire was added to the regimental number. In January 1833, the battle honours Roleia, Vimiera, and Corunna were granted to the 91st in commemoration of their gallantry at Roleia on 17 August 1808, at Vimiera on 21 August 1808 and before Corunna on 16 January 1809.
In 1872 Princess Louise's was incorporated into the regimental title after the 91st had served as the guard of honour during the wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter to the Duke of Argyll.
On 1 July 1881, the 91st amalgamated with the 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) to form the first Battalion of The Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders).
In 1921, the regimental name was altered to The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's).