1st Bn, The Highland Light Infantry: Service
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson
Page created 1 July 2002. Corrected and updated 28.10.2003
1st Battalion,
71st Regiment of Foot
1786-1881
1881-1959
United Kingdom  
Note:This is a battalion history of the Regular Army. See the main regimental page for full lineage and other information.
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  1777 73rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot
       
     
       
  1786 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot (MacLeod's Highlanders)
       
     
       
  1809 Walcheren
       
     
     
  1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry
  1881 Scotland: Glasgow
  1883 Ireland: Dublin
  1885 Belfast
  <1889> Curragh
  <1892> England: Dover
  <1894> England: Aldershot
  1895 Malta & Crete
  1897 England: Portsmouth
  1899.10 South Africa 3 Bde
  1903 Egypt
  1904 India: Chakratta
  1906 Dinapore
  1910 Lucknow
  1913 Ambala
  1914.10 Egypt
  1914.12.01 France and Flanders Lahore Div
  1916.01.06 Mesopotamia
  1917.01 Tigris Defences
  1917.09 Mesopotamia 17 Ind Div
  1919 Egypt  
  1921 Ireland: Ballykinlar
  1921 Scotland: Edinburgh
  1923 Ireland: Belfast
  1924 England: Aldershot 1 Bde
  1929 Malta
  1930 (Palestine)
  1930 Malta
  1931 England: Dover
  1935 Scotland: Fort George
  1939.09 UK 42 Inf Div
  1940.04 France and Belgium 42 Inf Div
  1940.06 UK
  1943.10 UK 53 Inf Div
  1944.06 NW Europe 53 Inf Div
  1946 Egypt
  1947 Palestine
  1948.05 England: Colchester 19 Bde
  1948 Scotland: Glasgow  
  1948.09.23 amalgamated with 2nd Battalion without change of title
1949 Scotland Highland Bde Trg Ctr
  1951.10 Malta  
  1952 Libya: Tobruk  
  1952.10 Egypt: Suez Canal Zone  
  1954.11 England: Bulford  
  1956.01 Cyprus  
  1957.04 Germany: Lüneburg 10 Bde
  1958.04 Scotland  
  1959.01.20 amalgamated with 1st Bn, The Royal Scots Fusiliers, to form 1st Bn, The Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment)