2nd Bn, The Black Watch: Service
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson
Page created 1 July 2002. Corrected and updated 05.12.2002
1st Battalion,
73rd Regiment of Foot
1780-1881
2nd Battalion,
The Black Watch
1881-1956
United Kingdom  
Note:This is a battalion history of the Regular Army. See the main regimental page for full lineage and other information.
Colour Key
Lineage
War service
Overseas service
Home service
 
     
  1780 2nd Battalion, 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot
     
  1786 73rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot
       
     
       
  1881.07.01 2nd Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
  1881 Portsmouth
  1884 England: Aldershot
  <1889> Ireland: Belfast
  <1892> Limerick
  <1894> Scotland: Glasgow
  1897 England: York
  1899.10 South Africa 3 Bde
  1902.12 India: Umballa
  1905 Solon
  1906 Dalhousie
  1908 Barian
  1911 Calcutta
  1914 Bareilly
  1914.10 France and Flanders Meerut Div
  1915.12 Mesopotamia
  1918.01 Palestine
  1919 Scotland: Glasgow
  1919 Germany Army of Occupation
  1921 Bordon 3 Bde
  1925 Scotland: Fort George
  1931 England: Colchester
  1933 Scotland: Glasgow
  1935 2nd Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
  1937.09 Palestine
  1939 Palestine
  1940.09 Middle East 6 Inf Div
  1942.03 India/Burma
  1945 India
  1947 UK
  1948.07.13 amalgamated with 1st Battalion
  1952.04.03 re-formed at Colchester
  1952.04 England: Colchester  
  1952.10 Germany: Hubblerath BAOR
  1953.03 Germany: Dortmund  
  1954.09 British Guiana  
  1956.03 Scotland: Edinburgh  
  1956.10.01 disbanded (PSA) at Edinburgh