This Day In History

1900 3rd (Militia) Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, embodied for the duration of the Boer War
1900 2nd Boer War. Battle of Spion Kop. Two companies of 1st South Lancashires are amongst the 2,000 British troops who suffer through a long and boody day on the exposed, bullet and shell-swept crest of Spion Kop. The searing experience provides a new place-name for sites across Britain, including more than one football spectator stand.
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Chapter 20 – AMALGAMATION

On 1 July 2006 the inexorable process of contraction and consolidation illustrated throughout the above history reached another inevitable milestone when The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment was amalgamated with the other two remaining North West England infantry regiments, the Kings Own Royal Border and Kings Regiments, to form The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment.

All three regiments have equally proud and noble histories and traditions, all of which will be cherished and sustained by the two regular and one Territorial Army battalions of the new regiment.

Chapter 19 | A Short History