This Day In History

  • 1918 With drums beating and colours flying, 1st Loyal North Lancashires cross the German frontier to join the British Army of Occupation in Germany, based around Cologne.
  • 1945 Colours of the 2nd Loyals, recently recovered from Singapore, where they had lain undiscovered in bank vaults since the surrender of the city and the capture of the battalion in 1942, are ceremonially paraded through Preston. Salute is taken by the Colonel of the Regiment, Brigadier J P D Underwood DSO, who as a young officer had been present when this set of colours was presented in Mauritius in 1909.
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Our Regiments  enjoy a rich literary treasure-trove of books which detail the exploits of Lancashire’s Lads and their predecessors down the centuries and across the World.
 By Lieutenant Colonel Neil Bannatyne

First published in 1923. The Old Three Tens travelled widely and saw action on many bloody fields … MORE and ORDER …

 By Major General Sir Lothian Nicholson KCB CMG

First published in 1936. This facsimile edition  … (MORE and ORDER) …

First published in 1953. This facsimile edition  …(MORE and ORDER) … 
 By Colonel B.R. Mullaly

First published 1952. Whether against the French at Quebec and in  the Peninsular, or storming the Normandy beaches on D-Day, the South Lancashire Regiment had an incredible history … MORE and ORDER …

By Captain H. Whalley-Kelly

First published in 1935, this highly-regarded Regimental history deals with many episodes famous in military annals … (MORE and ORDER) … 

 Edited by David Risley

The War Diary of the 11th (Service) Battalion of the South Lancashire Regiment, which demonstrates the extraordinary service of what was in many ways a typical Pioneer battalion … (MORE and ORDER) …

By Colonel H. C. Wylly C.B

First published in 1932, this history of The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and its antecedents, the 47th and 81st Regiments of Foot has always been one of the most highly-regarded …  (MORE and ORDER) …

 By Colonel H. C. Wylly C.B

First published in 1933, this second volume of the Regimental history details the service of each of the 22 Battalions raised by the Regiment in the Great War.

This facsimile edition … (MORE and ORDER) …

By Captain C.G.T. Dean MBE 
with additional material by
Colonel J.A.C. Bird OBE DL
Major A.J. Maher MBE 
This is the third volume of the Loyals Regimental history, which, exclusively in this edition, takes the story of the Loyals through World War II and up to 1970 …(MORE and ORDER) … 
   
By Stephen Bull

Among the many Lancashire men – including 2nd Loyals – captured by the Japanese were a surprising number of gifted artists, who set out to prove that … (MORE  and ORDER) …

   
 
By Lieutenant Colonel John Downham MBE DL

Tells the remarkable story of three regiments of Lancashire infantry in the Boer War … (MORE and ORDER) … 

Compiled by Major B.S. Mackenzie QLR

A short history of the four Regiments and their antecedents which made up The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment … (MORE and ORDER) …

 

 Edited by David Casserly

A tribute to the men of Preston, Lancashire, who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War I … (MORE and ORDER) …

   
Edited by David Risley 

The diary of an officer who served from the beginning to the end of the Great War, from junior subaltern to battalion commander … (MORE and ORDER) …