This Day In History

  • 1801 30th and 40th Regiments (later 1st East Lancashires and 1st South Lancashires respectively) fight at the decisive Battle of Alexandria, which dooms Napoleon's attempt to conquer Egypt. At the end of the campaign, both regiments awarded the distinction of a Sphinx badge with the word Egypt superimposed, which they and their successors proudly carry on their colours and badges ever afterwards.
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Photo Archives


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 Most are unpublished and many are unique.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.

All funds raised go towards the preservation and maintenance of the Museum.

To view and purchase, click on the relevant Photo Archive title below:

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)