This Day In History

1918 Battle of The Lys - Battle of Hazebrouck. In the face of 3 successive attacks, stubborn defence by 11th East Lancashires - the Accrington Pals - helps to defend Hazebrouck at cost of 267 casualties killed, wounded and prisoners-of-war. The battalion later received 16 gallantry awards for this action - 2 DSOs, 5 MC's, 3 DCMs and 6 MMs
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Chapter 20 – AMALGAMATION

On 1 July 2006 the inexorable process of contraction and consolidation illustrated throughout the above history reached another inevitable milestone when The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment was amalgamated with the other two remaining North West England infantry regiments, the Kings Own Royal Border and Kings Regiments, to form The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment.

All three regiments have equally proud and noble histories and traditions, all of which will be cherished and sustained by the two regular and one Territorial Army battalions of the new regiment.

Chapter 19 | A Short History