This Day In History

  • 1691 Castleton’s Regiment (later 1st East Lancashires) embarks at Portsmouth for active service in Flanders as part of the largest English Army sent abroad since the days of Henry the Eighth.
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(28) Jon Rees
Sun, 25 November 2012 02:04:21 +0000

My great great grandfather was Lt. John Vanderhorst Rees (40th Regiment ) 1850’s?
As a child, I was taken to the Royal Hospital Chelsea, and shown a plaque bearing his name.
I understand he was invalided out of the army and spent the rest of his years at the hospital in an administrative post.
Having read a bit more/ done a bit of research, Sgt. John Lucas VC rescued a Lt. Rees during the Maori wars.
I’d be truly grateful if anyone could tell me more about either gentleman.
Kind Regards,
Jon Rees.
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(27) Bishop Doye Agama
Sat, 24 November 2012 17:10:24 +0000

The Falklands evening at Fulwood Barracks, Preston, Lancashire on 23rd Nov, was well attended, extremely well organised and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Bishop Doye Agama
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(26) colin hart
Thu, 22 November 2012 20:05:31 +0000

I am trying to contact Phillip Huskisson and Keith Middlehurst who both served in the Queens Lancashire Regiment. The joined in 1977 as juniors, i joined at the same time but was a Green Howard. I have not seen either of them since we passed out in 1978. If anybody has contact with these two gents would you please ask them to contact me Many thanks

There is a thriving world-wide on-line QLR community who speak together on a daily basis via the Queen's Lancashire Regiment Group on Facebook. If you have access, suggest you make contact that way. They will be pleased to hear from you.

(25) Damian Close
Fri, 9 November 2012 10:49:25 +0000

I served 24 years in The Queens Lancashire Regiment and Duke of Lancasters, finishing my time in Jan 2010, I will be coming to visit this December and looking forward to it so much, hoping to bring Non Military friends to see out History. Loyally I Served

(24) Jean Rostron
Wed, 7 November 2012 13:42:51 +0000

My Great Uncle Henry Rostron, died in Burma 1943. I have now found 2 more people who lost family at the same time, all from Bolton. I'm hoping to visit shortly, but I will be on parade in his honour on Sunday, Rememberence day at Horwich.
May they all RIP, xxxxx

(23) Chris Baker
Mon, 22 October 2012 13:53:43 +0000

I would like to thank the Lancashire Infantry Museum for adding my website to the links page and to congratulate all concerned on the production of this "new" site.

(22) Warren Bradshaw
Sun, 26 August 2012 08:03:29 +0000

I joined the Loyal regiment in 1960 as a regular soldier, and completed my basic training at Fulwood Barracks with the last of the National Service conscripts. Although the regiment amalgamated in 1970 I completed 12 memorable years and would love to hear from anyone who served during the above period. Pte Pete Bradshaw. MT Sect.

There is a thriving world-wide on-line community of ex-members of the Loyals who speak together on a daily basis via the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Group on Facebook. If you have access, suggest you make contact that way. They will be pleased to hear from you.

(21) Peter Burns
Thu, 23 August 2012 16:30:37 +0000

I am trying to trace my Grand fathers military records
Please read the information under "Research" tab elsewhere on this site.

(20) B J Fleming
Wed, 6 June 2012 20:03:12 +0000

I joined the regiment in january 1959 and served in Hong Kong with a short spell on the isle of white then on to plymouth and then to germany then catterick where I took my demob in november 1964 in Hong Kong I went into the Machine gun platoon and then the reconisance platoon my nick name was FLASH in the platoons by all the others.

(19) Ken Green Australia
Fri, 4 May 2012 19:43:34 +0000

Very interesting & informative. I am the grandson of Colour Sergeant William Chalkly (1867 - 1897, 59th Regt of Foot). I now have more information for the family history. Truly a great site