This Day In History

  • 1942 18th Recce (late 5th Loyals) make unsuccessful counter-attack to re-capture Bukit Timah, the central high point of Singapore Island.
  • 1945 Germany. British advance through the Reichswald Forest continues in persistent rain and snow. After more heavy fighting, 1st East Lancashires are the only battalion in their brigade to reach their objective, a pungent cross roads in a clearing promptly named Dead Horse Corner due to the presence of four unfortunate and odiferous animals killed by artillery fire. They are to remain isolated and effectively surrounded in this position for the next 24 hours.
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The Museum

The Lancashire Infantry Museum houses one of the largest and most important Infantry Regimental collections in the country.

The Collection
The extensive displays, archive and military history library illustrate the fascinating story of the East, South and Loyal North Lancashire Regiments and their antecedents from earliest foundation in 1689 to the achievements of the ‘Lancashire Lads’ of the 21st Century.

In all no less than 120 separate units are recorded, including the 59 battalions formed by the antecedent regiments during the First World War, and all associated Militia, Rifle Volunteers, Territorials, Home Guard and Cadet units.

Affiliated Museums
The Regimental Collection also has permanent displays in affiliated museums throughout the County Palatine of Lancashire, including:

Museum of Lancashire, Preston
Blackburn Museum
Towneley Hall, Burnley
Warrington Museum