This Day in History: 1807-02-03

Battle of Montevideo. 1st/40th (later 1st South Lancashires) and 1st /47th (later 1st Loyals)  involved in the capture of the South American city. 1st/40th plays a leading role in clearing the city against a hard-fought defence, and is awarded the battle honour ‘Montevideo’ which is still carried by today’s Regiment