20th London Regiment (The Queen's Own) [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 15 July 2000. Corrected and updated 04.04.2005
 
 
20th London Regiment
(The Queen's Own)
[3rd Kent Rifle Volunteers]
1859-1961
 
United Kingdom 
  Titles & Lineage
  History & War Service
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards and Guidons

  Badges and Uniforms
  Colonels
 Traditions
 Bibliography

Note: This is a battalion history of the part-time reserves, which are normally liable for full-time active service only in an emergency. See the main regimental page(s) as linked below for more information.
How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
 
  Titles and Lineage English County Index
Alphabetic Index of Titles
1860.02.12 1st Administrative Battalion, Kent Rifle Volunteer Corps
formed at Blackheath to administer existing corps:
 
  • 3rd Kent Rifle Volunteer Corps at Lee, raised 7 Nov. 1859
  • 4th Kent Rifle Volunteer Corps at Woolwich, raised 21 Dec. 1859; transferred 1860? to 26th Kent (Royal Arsenal) RVC
  • 7th Kent Rifle Volunteer Corps at Kidbrooke, raised 1859; disbanded 1869
  • 8th Kent Rifle Volunteer Corps at Sydenham, raised 1859; disbanded 1871
  • 13th Kent Rifle Volunteer Corps at Greenwich, raised 1859
  • 18th Kent Rifle Volunteer Corps at Bromley, raised 1860
  • 21st Kent Rifle Volunteer Corps at Lewisham, raised 1860; disbanded 1861
  • 25th Kent Rifle Volunteer Corps at Blackheath, raised 1860
  • 27th Kent Rifle Volunteer Corps at Deptford, raised 1860
  • 28th Kent Rifle Volunteer Corps at Charlton, raised 1860
  • 32nd Kent Rifle Volunteer Corps at Eltham, raised 1860; disbanded 1876
  • 34th Kent Rifle Volunteer Corps at Deptford, raised 1860
1874.08 12th Kent RVC at Dartford transferred from 3rd Admin Bn
1880.04.13 3rd Kent (West Kent) Rifle Volunteers
1881.07.01 volunteer battalion of The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
1883.02.01 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
1900 twelfth and thirteenth coys (one cyclist) formed at Blackheath
1908.04.01 20th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Blackheath and Woolwich)
transferred to T.F. with HQ at Holly Hedge House, Blackheath, and absorbed 4th (Royal Arsenal) Kent Rifle Volunteers
1916.07.07 transferred to the corps of The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
1920.02.07 reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Blackheath
1922 20th London Regiment (The Queen's Own)
1935.12.15 34th (The Queen's Own Royal West Kent) Anti-Aircraft Battalion, RE
 
  • 302 Company at Greenwich
  • 336 Company at Blackheath
  • 337 Company at Blackheath
  • 338 Company at Footscray Road, Eltham
1940.08.01 34th Searchlight Regiment, RA (Queen's Own Royal West Kent)
 
  • 302 Battery at Greenwich
  • 336 Battery at Blackheath
  • 337 Battery at Blackheath
  • 338 Battery at Footscray Road, Eltham
1945.01.22 633rd Regiment RA (Queen's Own Royal West Kent)
1947.04.01 569th (The Queen's Own) Searchlight Regiment, RA
reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Blackheath
1949.03.16 569th (The Queen's Own) (M) LAA/Searchlight Regiment, RA
1955.03.10 Q Battery (The Queen's Own), 265th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA
battery formed at Lewisham by amalgamation of 569 LAA/SL with 265 (8th London) HAA Regt, 460 HAA Regt (City of London), and 567 (M) LAA/SL Regt
1961.02.10 Q (London) Battery, 265th Regiment, RA
old 265 LAA Regt reduced to one bty at Foots Cray, Eltham, London, upon amalgamation with 458 (Kent) LAA Regt (less one bty), and 570 LAA Regt (First Surrey Rifles), and 20th Londons lineage discontinued)
  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Volunteers
History:
The London Regiment, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War)
The London Regiment, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
34 (Queens Own ) SL Rgt RA(TA), by Derek Barton (The Royal Artillery 1939-45)
   
Deployment and War Service of Units:
 
Biography and Gallantry Awards:
[no external sites have been found]
Associations, Forums and Re-Enactors:
[no external sites have been found]
Museums, Monuments, Memorials and Chapels:
The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Museum, Maidstone (official Army site; includes 20th London Regiment)
The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Museum, Maidstone (Simonides listing; includes 20th London Regiment)
  Battle Honours Index of Battle Honours
Index of Wars

South Africa 1900-02

The Great War (3 battalions):  Loos, Somme 1916 '18, Flers-Courcelette, Le Transloy, Messines 1917, Ypres 1917, Langemarck 1917, St. Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Ancre 1918, Hindenburg Line, Havrincourt, Canal du Nord, Cambrai 1918, Selle, Sambre, France and Flanders 1915-18, Doiran 1917, Macedonia 1916-17, Gaza, Jerusalem, Jericho, Jordan, Palestine 1917-18

  Colours, Standards and Guidons Introduction to Colours
Record of Colours:
  Uniforms and Badges
   
Badges:
Uniform: green; facings: black
   
   
     
   
   
  Honorary Colonels Index of Royal Colonels
Lieutenant Colonel Commandant:
1896.09.01 Lt-Col. (Hon. Col.) E. Satterthwaite, VD
1906.05.26 I.H. Benn
1914.08.22 Sir I.H. Benn, Bt., CB, DSO, MP
1929.02.02 F.T. Halse
  Traditions
 
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  Bibliography How To Find Books
Regimental Journal:
Full Histories:
 
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