This Day In History

  • 1815 Battle of Waterloo. The 30th and 40th Regiments (later the 1st Battalions of the East Lancashire and South Lancashire Regiments respectively) gain glory on the field of one of the most decisive battles in history.
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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