This Day In History

  • 1918 With drums beating and colours flying, 1st Loyal North Lancashires cross the German frontier to join the British Army of Occupation in Germany, based around Cologne.
  • 1945 Colours of the 2nd Loyals, recently recovered from Singapore, where they had lain undiscovered in bank vaults since the surrender of the city and the capture of the battalion in 1942, are ceremonially paraded through Preston. Salute is taken by the Colonel of the Regiment, Brigadier J P D Underwood DSO, who as a young officer had been present when this set of colours was presented in Mauritius in 1909.
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The Curator,
Lancashire Infantry Museum
Fulwood Barracks
Preston
PR2 8AA

NOTE FOR SATNAV USERS:  Do NOT use the above postcode in Satnavs as it will take you away from the Barracks entrance. Please use PR2 8AB instead, which will take you directly to Fulwood Barracks Main Gate.

PLEASE NOTE THAT VISITORS MUST OBTAIN VISITOR PASSES FROM THE GUARD ROOM AT THE MAIN GATE. ADULTS WILL BE ASKED TO PRODUCE POSITIVE PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION, SUCH AS A UK PHOTO-ID DRIVING LICENCE.

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(01772) 260584

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If your enquiry relates to family historical research, PLEASE FIRST READ THE INFORMATION UNDER RESEARCH given elsewhere on this website. In particular, please note that we can normally ONLY assist regarding soldiers who served in one of the following regiments:

The East Lancashire Regiment
The South Lancashire Regiment
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
The Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Volunteers)
The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment

For all queries : enquiries@lancashireinfantrymuseum.org.uk