This Day In History

  • 1902 Boer War. At Smaldeel, 3rd (Militia) Battalion, East Lancashires, entrains for Cape Town en route to Britain.
  • 1946 2nd Loyals joins the Army of Occupation in Austria, on transfer from Italy. They are deployed near Graz, close to the frontier with the new Communist state of Yugoslavia.
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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.