1st Bn, The Black Watch: Service
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson
Page created 1 July 2002. Corrected and updated 21.03.2003
1st Battalion,
42nd Highlanders
1739-1881
1st Battalion,
The Black Watch
1881-present
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
 
     
  1739 Earl of Crawfurd's Regiment of Foot
       
     
       
  1751.07.01 42nd (Highland) Regiment of Foot
       
     
       
1793 England
  1793 Scotland
  1794 coast of France
  1794 England
  1795.06 Quiberon
  1795.08 England
  1795 Flanders
  1796 England
  1795 West Indies [5 coys]
  1797 Gibraltar
  1798 Minorca
  1800.08 Gibraltar
  1800.10 Egypt
  1801 England
  Scotland
  1805 Gibraltar
  1808 Peninsular War
  1809. England
  1809.07 Walcheren Expedition
  1809.09 England
  Scotland
  1812 Peninsular War
  1814 Ireland
  1815.05 Flanders
  1815.06 Waterloo
  1815.07 France Army of Occupation
  1815.12 England
       
     
       
  1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
1881 Scotland: Edinburgh
  1882 Egypt  
  1885 Sudan  
  1889 Malta  
  1892 Gibraltar  
  <1894> Cape & Mauritius  
  1897 India: Subathu  
  1899 Sitapur  
  1901.02 South Africa  
  1902.12 Scotland: Edinburgh  
  1904 Fort George  
  1906 Ireland: Curragh  
  1908 Limerick  
  1911 Scotland: Edinburgh  
  1912 England: Aldershot 1 Bde
  1914.08 France and Flanders 1 Div
  1919 India: Baluchistan  
  1921 Allahabad  
  1923 Quetta  
  1925 Lahore  
  1928 Chakratta  
  1931 Meerut  
  1935 Barrackpore  
  1936 Sudan  
  1938.08 England: Dover  
  1939.09 France & Belgium 4 Inf Div, BEF
  1940.03 France & Belgium 51 Inf Div
1940.06 captured by the Germans at St. Valery
  1940.09 re-formed in UK
  1940.09 UK 51 Inf Div
  1942.08 Middle East
  1943.07 Sicily
  1943.11
  1944.01 UK
  1944.06 NW Europe
  1945 Germany
1948.07.13 amalgamated with 2nd Battalion without change of title
1948 Germany: Duisburg 2 Div
1950.04 Berlin
1951.10 Buxtehude
1952.02
1952.06 Korea 29 Inf Bde Gp
  1953.07 at sea  
1953.08 Kenya
1955.04 Crail
1955.05 Kenya
1956.01 Berlin
1957.11 Scotland: Edinburgh
1958.11 Cyprus
1961.11 England: Warminster
1964.03 Germany: Minden 11 Bde [later 7 Bde]
1968.03 Scotland: Edinburgh
1970.06 (Northern Ireland)
1970.07 Scotland: Edinburgh
1970.08 (Northern Ireland)
1970.09 Scotland: Edinburgh
1971.02 (Northern Ireland)
1971.06 Scotland: Edinburgh
1971.10 (Northern Ireland)
1971.11 Scotland: Edinburgh
1972.01 Hong Kong
1974.03 England: Colchester 19 Inf Bde
1974.06 (Northern Ireland)
1974.10 England: Colchester
1975.06 (Northern Ireland)
1975.10 England: Colchester
1976.07 Northern Ireland: Aldergrove ? Inf Bde
1978.07 England: Catterick 5 Field Force
1979.03 [Belize]
1979.07 England: Catterick
1980.04 Germany: Werl 3 Armd Div
1982.01 Werl 33 Armd Bde
1982.12 (Northern Ireland)
1983.03 Werl
1985.03 Scotland: Edinburgh
1985.12 (Northern Ireland)
1986.05 Scotland: Edinburgh
1987.03 Berlin Berlin Bde
1989.07 Northern Ireland: Ballykinlar 39 Inf Bde
1991.07 England: Tern Hill 143 Bde
1991.07 (Northern Ireland)
1991.08 Tern Hill 143 Bde
1992.10 Hong Kong
1994.08 England: Pirbright 5 Abn Bde
1995.04 (Northern Ireland)
1995.11 Pirbright 5 Abn Bde
1996.07 Scotland: Fort George
1997.02 [Hong Kong] last battalion to leave the Colony
1997.06 Scotland: Fort George
2000.07 Germany: Fallingbostel 7 Armd Bde
2001.04 [Kosovo]
2001.10 Germany: Fallingbostel 7 Armd Bde
2003.02 Persian Gulf 7 Armd Bde
  2003.03 Iraq 7 Armd Bde