This Day In History

1762 British force which includes the 40th Regiment (later 1st South Lancashires) invades the French island of Martinique in the West Indies.  The soldiers are ordered to land with three days provisions, a canteen of grog each, and their blankets.
1809 Battle of Corunna. After a long, demoralising and dreadful retreat from central Spain, the British army is forced to turn and fight to gain time for the Navy to come to its rescue. The 2nd / 81st (later 2nd Loyals) have a desperate, 2-hour fight on the right flank, running out of ammunition and losing over 160 killed and wounded before the French are repelled. 2nd/59th Foot (later 2nd East Lancashires) are sent to their aid and lose 60 killed and wounded, but their Grenadier and 1st Companies are the last British troops to disengage from the enemy. The army commander, Sir John Moore, is fatally wounded.
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Photo Archives

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The Museum holds a treasure-trove of thousands of mainly-photographic images which tell the story of our regiments as they served across the world. Most are unpublished and many are unique.

The archive is vast and the parallel tasks of cataloguing and digitising it will continue for years. As the work progresses the Museum will publish selections as Archive Collections of DVD discs. They will be of interest to Regimental veterans, historians, researchers, authors and family descendants.

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1. Queen’s Lancashire Regiment 1970 – 2006 (part)
2. Territorial Army North West England 1978 – 87

The East Lancashire Regiment ( 30th and 59th of Foot) The South Lancashire Regiment ( 40th and 82nd of Foot)  The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment The Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Volunteers) The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) (47th and 81st of Foot)