This Day In History

1762 British force which includes the 40th Regiment (later 1st South Lancashires) invades the French island of Martinique in the West Indies.  The soldiers are ordered to land with three days provisions, a canteen of grog each, and their blankets.
1809 Battle of Corunna. After a long, demoralising and dreadful retreat from central Spain, the British army is forced to turn and fight to gain time for the Navy to come to its rescue. The 2nd / 81st (later 2nd Loyals) have a desperate, 2-hour fight on the right flank, running out of ammunition and losing over 160 killed and wounded before the French are repelled. 2nd/59th Foot (later 2nd East Lancashires) are sent to their aid and lose 60 killed and wounded, but their Grenadier and 1st Companies are the last British troops to disengage from the enemy. The army commander, Sir John Moore, is fatally wounded.
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History of The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment

Chapter 1 THE EARLIEST DAYS 1689-1755
30th Foot
40th Foot
47th Foot
59th Foot
Chapter 2 SEVEN YEARS WAR 1756-63
Louisburg
Quebec
Chapter 3 AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE 1755-83
Chapter 4 FIRST COUNTY TITLES 1782
30th (The Cambridgeshire Regiment)
40th (2nd Somersetshire Regiment)
47th (The Lancashire Regiment)
59th (2nd Nottinghamshire Regiment)
Chapter 5 THE FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1793-1802
81st and 82nd Regiments
The Mediterranean and Egypt
The West Indies
Holland
Chapter 6 THE NAPOLEONIC WARS 1803-15
Chapter 7 THE PENINSULA WAR 1808-14
Antwerp
The East Indies
Chapter 8 WATERLOO 1815
Chapter 9 WAR WITH THE UNITED STATES 1812-1814
Chapter 10 OUTPOSTS OF EMPIRE 1815 1854
3rd Mahratta War1817-18 t
Persian Gulf 1819
1st Burmese War 1825-26
Bhurtpore 1826.
1st Afghan War 1839-42
Maharajpore 1843
Australia 1854
Chapter 11 CRIMEAN WAR 1854-55
Chapter 12 SOLDIERS OF THE QUEEN 1856-81
China 1857
The Indian Mutiny 1857
The Maori Wars 1860-66
The Fenian Raid 1866
2nd Afghan War  1878-80
Chapter 13 ARMY REORGANISATION 1873 & 1881
Chapter 14 SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902
Chapter 15 FIRST WORLD WAR 1914-18
France and Flanders 1914-18
East Africa 1914-16
Gallipoli 1915
Egypt and Palestine 1915-18
Mesopotamia
Macedonia
Chapter 16 BETWEEN THE WARS 1918-1939
Chapter 17 SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-45
Dunkirk 1940
Singapore1942
Madagascar 1942
Tunisia 1943
Italy 1944
Normandy 1944
Holland and Germany 1944-45
Burma 1944-4
Chapter 18 THE POST-WAR YEARS 1945-70
Reductions 1945-49
Malaya 1950’s
The Lancashire Regiment (PWV) 1958
Aden 1967
Chapter 19 THE QUEEN’S LANCASHIRE REGIMENT 1970
Chapter 20 AMALGAMATION 2006