6th City of London Regiment (City of London Rifles) [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 15 July 2000. Corrected and updated 07.05.2005
 
 
6th City of London Regiment
(City of London Rifles)
1860-1961
 
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
1860.05.16 2nd London Rifle Volunteer Corps
raised in City of London, chiefly from printing and newspaper employees (known as the "Printers Battalion"), including two coys from the Daily Mail
1872 absorbed 48th Middlesex RVC
1881.07.01 10th Volunteer Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps
1891.12 2nd London Volunteer Rifle Corps
<1900> HQ at Farrington Road, London EC
1905 City of London School Cadet Corps transferred from 1st London VRC
1908.04.01 6th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Rifles)
transferred to T.F. with HQ and A-H Coys at Farrington Road, London EC; City of London School Cadet Corps transferred to OTC
1912? HQ and coys moved to Finsbury Square, Shoreditch
1916.07.07 transferred to the corps of The King's Royal Rifle Corps
1920.02.07 6th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Rifles)
reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Farrington Road, London EC
1922 6th City of London Regiment (City of London Rifles)
1935.12.15 31st (City of London Rifles) Anti-Aircraft Battalion, RE
converted with HQ at Stonecot Hill, Sutton, Surrey
 
  • 324 Company at Stonecot Hill, Sutton
  • 325 Company at Stonecot Hill, Sutton
  • 326 Company at Dorset Road, Merton SW19
  • 327 Company at Hackbridge Park, Hackbridge
1940.08.01 31st (City of London Rifles) Searchlight Regiment, RA
 
  • 324 Battery at Stonecot Hill, Sutton
  • 325 Battery at Stonecot Hill, Sutton
  • 326 Battery at Dorset Road, Merton SW19
  • 327 Battery at Hackbridge Park, Hackbridge
1942.02.10 123rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA (City of London Rifles)
 
  • 405 Battery at Stonecot Hill, Sutton
  • 408 Battery at Stonecot Hill, Sutton
  • 409 Battery at Dorset Road, Merton SW19
  • 410 Battery at Hackbridge Park, Hackbridge
1947.04.01 566th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA (City of London Rifles)
reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Sutton
1949.03.16 566th LAA/Search Light Regiment, RA (City of London Rifles)
1950.09.20 566th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA (City of London Rifles)
absorbed 674 HAA Regiment (City of London Rifles)
1954.01.01 566th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA (City of London Rifles)
1955.03.10

P (City of London Rifles) Battery

} 565th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA
S (City of London Rifles) Battery
  (566 LAA Regt amalgamated with 565 (M) LAA/SL Regiment RA (Surrey) and 598 LAA Regiment, RA (4th Bn, The Queen's Royal Regiment))
1961.05.01 regiment amalgamated with 5th Bn, The Queen Royal Regiment (West Surrey) and 6th (Bermondsey) Bn, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), to form 3rd Battalion, The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, and City of London Rifles lineage discontinued
  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Volunteers
History:
6th City of London Regiment (Fovant Badges Society)
The London Regiment, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War)
The London Regiment, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
31 (City of London Rifles) SL Rgt RA (TA), by Derek Barton (The Royal Artillery 1939-45)
   
Deployment and War Service of Units:
  1/6th (City of London) Battalion [1914-1920]
  2/6th (City of London) Battalion [1914-1918]
  6th (Reserve) (City of London) Battalion [1916-1919]
  31st (City of London Rifles) Search Light Regiment RA [1939-1942]
  123rd (City of London Rifles ) LAA Regiment RA [1942-1947]
 
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  Battle Honours Index of Battle Honours
Index of Wars

South Africa 1900-02

The Great War (3 battalions):  Festubert 1915, Loos, Somme 1916 '18, Flers-Courcelette, Le Transloy, Messines 1917, Ypres 1917, Menin Road, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917, St. Quentin, Avre, Amiens, Albert 1918, Bapaume 1918, Hindenburg Line, Épéhy, Pursuit to Mons, France and Flanders 1915-18

  Colours, Standards and Guidons Introduction to Colours
Record of Colours:
  Uniforms and Badges
   
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  Honorary Colonels Index of Royal Colonels
1887.11.17 F.M. The Rt Hon Frederick Sleigh (Roberts), 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Pretoria and Waterford, VC, KG, KP, PC, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, KJStJ, VD
1914 vacant
1920.07.06 Col. (Hon. Brig-Gen.) W.F. Mildren, CB, CMG, DSO, TD [also 23rd London Regt]
  Traditions
 
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  Bibliography How To Find Books
Regimental Journal:
Full Histories:
Godfrey, E. G. (Edward Settle). The 'Cast-iron sixth'; a history of the Sixth Battalion London Regiment (The City of London Rifles). London : Old Comrades' Association, City of London Rifles, 1938.
Godfrey, E. G. (Edward Settle). The 'Cast iron' : a history of the Sixth Battalion London Regiment. [facsim. reprint] London : London Stamp Exchange, 1988. ISBN: 0948130717