This Day In History

  • 1807 82nd Foot (later 2nd South Lancashires) lands at Warbeck, north of Copenhagen, as part of a British force sent to force the Danes not to allow their fleet to be used by Napoleon
  • 1944 148 Regt RAC (formerly 9th Loyals ) ordered to disband, due to a severe shortage of manpower in the British Army in France. Its men and its Sherman tanks are redeployed to other units.
  • 1944 1st Loyals occupy Florence, Italy
  • 1945 V-J - Victory Over Japan - Day. Japan surrenders, finally bringing World War II to an end. It was the most destructive war in human history, with between 50 and 70 million people dead.
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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.