1st Bn, The Royal Leicestershire Regiment: Deployments
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson, T.F. Mills
Page created 1 July 2002. Corrected and updated 27.03.2005
1st Battalion,
17th Regiment of Foot
1688-1881
1881-1964
1964-1975
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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  1688.09.27 Solomon Richard's Regiment
raised in London
  1688 England
  1688.11 England
  1689 England
  1689.04 Ireland: Jacobite war
  1689.04 England
  1694 Flanders
  1697 Ireland
  1698 Ireland
  1701 Holland
  1702 Flanders
  1703 England
  1704 Portugal
  1704 Iberia
  1708 England
  1714 Ireland
  1715 Scotland: Jacobite war
  1715 Scotland
  1721 Ireland
  1725 Minorca
  1743 Minorca
  1748 Minorca
  1749 Ireland
  1751.07.01 17th Regiment of Foot
  1757.05.05 at sea (embarked at Cork)
  1757 Nova Scotia: Halifax
  1757 French and Indian war
  1761 West Indies
  1762 North America
  1763 North America
  1767 England
  1773 Ireland
  1775.12 Massachusetts: Boston
  1776 American revolution: northern campaigns
  1781.04 at sea
  1781.04 Virginia
  1781 American revolution: southern campaign
  1781.10.19 captured by the Americans at Yorktown and interned to 1783
  1783 Nova Scotia
  1786 England
  1787 Channel Islands: Jersey
  1788 England
  1790 at sea service as marines
  1792 Ireland
  1793 West Indies (flank coys)
  1795.11? at sea (hat coys)
  1796.05 Santo Domingo
  1798.10? Jamaica
  1798 England
  1799.08 1st Battalion, 17th Regiment of Foot
redesignated upon formation of 2nd Battalion
  1799 Holland: Helder expedition
  1799 England
  1800 Minorca
  1802 Ireland
  1802.08 17th Regiment of Foot
redesignated upon disbandment of 2nd Battalion
  1804 England
  1804 India
  1806 Bundelkund
  1807 India
  1808 Sutlej
  1808 India
  1814 Nepal
  1815 India
  1817 Mahratta war
  1817 India
  1823 England
  1826 Ireland
  1829 England
  1830 New South Wales
  1836 India
  1839 Afghanistan
  1841 Aden
  1845 India
  1847 England
  1850 Ireland
  1854 Gibraltar
  1854 Crimea
  1856 Canada: Quebec, Montreal
  1858.03.09 1st Battalion, 17th Regiment of Foot
redesignated upon formation of 2nd Battalion
  1861.11 Trent Affair: Quebec, Montreal
  1862 Canada: Quebec, Montreal
  1865 England
  1867 Ireland
  1870 India
  1878 Afghanistan
  1879 India
  1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment
  1881 India: Bengal
  1882 England: Aldershot
  1888 Bermuda
  1891 Nova Scotia: Halifax
  1893 West Indies
  1895 South Africa
  1899 South Africa
  1902 India: Madras
  1904 Belgaum
  1906 England: Shorncliffe
  1910 Aldershot
  1912 Ireland: Fermoy 16 Bde
  1914.09.10 France and Flanders 6 Div
  1919 UK
  1920.01.17 Ireland: Athlone
  1923.01 England: Aldershot 2 Bde
  1925 Egypt
  1927.11 India: Kemptee
  1930 Ambala
  1933 Multan
  1935 Jubbulpore
  1936 NW Frontier
  1940 India  
  1941.02 Malaya
  1941.12.19 The British Battalion, formed at Singapore by temporary amalgamation with 2nd Bn, The East Surrey Regiment, due to heavy casualties
  1941.12 Malaya  
  1942.02.15 captured by the Japanese at Singapore
  1942.05.28 re-formed in UK by redesignation of 8th Battalion
  1942.05 UK 49 Inf Div
  1944.09 NW Europe 49 Inf Div
  1945 Germany
  1946.11.28 1st Battalion, The Royal Leicestershire Regiment
  1947. UK  
  1949 Hong Kong  
  1951.10 Korea 29 Inf Bde Gp
  1952.06 Germany: Iserlohn  
  1955 Sudan  
  1955.10 Cyprus  
  1956.01 UK?
  1957.05 Germany: Münster 6 Bde
  1961 Malta  
  1963 Hong Kong  
  1964.03 England: Tidworth 5 Bde
  1964.09.01 4th Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment (Leicestershire)
redesignated upon formation of "large" regiment from East Anglian Brigade
  1965.02 Aden Aden Bde
  1965.08 Malta  
  1968.07.01 4th Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment
  1968.07 UK 2 Bde
  1969.08 Persian Gulf  
  1970.10.01 reduced to Tiger Company
  1970? UK?
  1975 disbanded