This Day In History

1900 3rd (Militia) Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, embodied for the duration of the Boer War
1900 2nd Boer War. Battle of Spion Kop. Two companies of 1st South Lancashires are amongst the 2,000 British troops who suffer through a long and boody day on the exposed, bullet and shell-swept crest of Spion Kop. The searing experience provides a new place-name for sites across Britain, including more than one football spectator stand.
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Lancashire

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.