This Day In History

  • 1918 As the Allied armies crash forwards at last, 1st Loyals secure Andigny-les-Fermes after captuiring the Bellevue Ridge. 11th East Lancashires (the Accrington Pals) cross the Deule in single file over the wreckage of a bridge.
  • 1923 1st Loyals embarks at Malta under orders for North China. The Battalion numbers 24 officers and 786 men, accompanied by 54 wives and children, 6 dogs and an Angora goat.
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Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales Volunteers)

On 1st July 1958 the East Lancashire and South Lancashire Regiments amalgamated to form The Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Volunteers).

In its short life the Regiment served in Hong Kong, Germany, Swaziland, Cyprus, and Malta. However it is justifiably best remembered for the distinguished role it played in 1967, during the final months of the bitter anti-terrorist campaign in Aden, where its officers and men received more operational and gallantry awards than any other unit.

On 25th March 1970 the Regiment amalgamated with The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire), to form The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment.