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Regimental History

Regimental Titles

The King's Own Royal Regiment was raised in 1680 as the 2nd Tangier Regiment with soldiers recruited in London and the West Country.  Over the years the regiment as been known by many different names.

The Regular Regiment - relating to the battalions of full time soldiers.

1680 Earl of Plymouth's Regiment of Foot for Tangier
1684 The Duchess of York and Albany's Regiment of Foot
1685 The Queen's Regiment of Foot
1703 The Queen's Regiment of Marines, or Royal Regiment of Marines
1710 The Queen's Own Regiment of Foot
1715 The King's Own Regiment of Foot
1743 alternative title 4th Foot
1747 4th Regiment or King's Own Royal Regiment
1751 4th Regiment or King's Own Royal Regiment of Foot
1752 Fourth (or The King's Own) Regiment of Foot
1811 4th (of King's Own) Regiment of Foot
1841 4th (King's Own) Regiment of Foot
1865 4th (The King's Own Royal) Regiment of Foot
1881 The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
1920 King's Own Royal Regiment, Lancaster
1959 King's Own Royal Border Regiment
The King's Own Royal Regiment amalgamated in 1959 with the Border Regiment (the old 34th and 55th Regiments of Foot) to form the King's Own Royal Border Regiment.

As part of the re-organisation of the infantry in 2005/06 the King's Own Royal Border Regiment joined with the King's Regiment and the Queen's Lancashire Regiment - and became 'The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment'.

Volunteer Heritage - relating to 'part-time' soldiers and militia men who saw service in times of war etc.

1797 Loyal Lancaster Volunteer Infantry
1803-05 Ulverston Volunteer Infantry
1805-06 Ulverston Volunteer Light Infantry
1808-13 Lonsdale Regiment of Local Militia
1859 Lancashire Rifle Volunteers - 10th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps (Lancaster) - North Lonsdale Rifle Volunteer Corps (Ulverston, Barrow in Furness, Hawkshead) - 52nd Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps (Dalton) - 53rd Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps (Cartmel) - 65th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps (Rossall) - 75th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps (Broughton and Kirkby) all grouped to form:
1861 5th Administrative Battalion Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
1876 10th Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
1883 1st (Volunteer) Battalion King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
1900 1st and 2nd (Volunteer) Battalions King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
1908 4th and 5th Battalions (Territorial Force) King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
1920 4th and 5th Battalions (Territorial Army) King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
1938 4th Battalion became 56th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery (King's Own)
1941 5th Battalion became 107th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps (King's Own)
1947 4th Battalion became 380th Light Anti Tank Regiment Royal Artillery (King's Own)
1961 5th Battalion and 'R' Battery 380th join to become 4/5th Battalion King's Own Royal Regiment
1967 4/5th Battalion absorbs 'R' Battery 288th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery
1969 4/5th Battalion to Cadre strength and 'E' Company Lancastrian Volunteers is created.
1975 4th (Volunteer) Battalion King's Own Royal Border Regiment
1999 Lancastrian and Cumbrian Volunteers
2006 4th Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment

Militia Battalions

1642 The Lancashire Regiment of Militia
1761 His Majesty's Royal Regiment of Lancashire Militia
1799 1st Royal Lancashire Militia
1831 1st Royal Lancashire Militia (The Duke of Lancaster's Own)
1881 3rd and 4th (Militia) Battalions King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
bulletArchives of the Royal Lancashire Militia
 

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