This Day In History

  • 1901 Boer War. 80 Boers attack a remote and isolated post on the Winburg Railway held by Lance Sergeant Wilson and 8 men of 3rd (Militia) Battalion, East Lancashires. In an engagement which lasts from 9 pm to 2 am, the 9 men finally drive off the 80.
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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.