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65th (2nd Yorkshire, North Riding)  Regiment of Foot
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1758.04.21 65th Regiment of Foot
formed by redesignation of 2nd Battalion, 12th Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 65th (The 2nd Yorkshire, North Riding) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 united with 84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment , to form The York and Lancaster Regiment
pip 2nd/65th Foot (Yorkshire, North Riding) Light Infantry Regiment [in Australia] 1846-1865, by B & M Chapman.

History of the 65th Foot in New Zealand, by Bruce Cairns.

    [1st Battalion] [1758-1881]
Depot and Reserves:
  ? Depot Battalion [1856-1871]
  7th Brigade Depot at Pontefract [1873-1881]
[India]1, Arabia, New Zealand2

1.  the Royal Tiger badge superscribed "India", awarded 1823 for services in 1802-1822, including 2nd Mahratta war and subsequent operations, and 3rd Mahratta war.
2.  awarded for services in 1860-1861.
Note: see also successor for belatedly awarded battle honours.

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Badges: The Royal Tiger, superscribed "India"
Uniform: 1758-1881: scarlet; facings: white
lace 1768
1758.04.21 Lt-Gen. Robert Armiger
1760.12.08 Lt-Gen. George (Cholmondley), 3rd Earl of Cholmondeley (Viscount Malpas), KB
1764.03.24 Lt-Gen. Hon. Alexander Mackay [also 21st Foot, 122nd Foot]
1770.11.10 Lt-Gen. Edward Urmston
1779.01.06 Lt-Gen. Thomas Calcraft [also 79th Foot]
1783.03.12 Gen. Charles (Stanhope), 3rd Earl of Harrington, GCH [also 29th Foot, 85th Foot]
1788.01.28 Lt-Gen. John Gunning [also 82nd Foot]
1797.10.11 Gen. Edmund Stevens
1814.02.08 F.M. Thomas Grosvenor
1851.01.31 Gen. Sir Samuel Auchmuty, GCB
1855.01.18 Lt. Gen. Henry Balneavis, CMG, KH
1857.07.25 Gen. Robert Bartlett Coles
1869.10.28 Sir Robert Walpole, KCB
1876.07.13 Gen. Robert Newton Phillips
vc Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
vc VCs in the York and Lancaster Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
pip List of Recruits, 1776-77, by Walt Norris (GENUKI)
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Nicknames: The Royal Tigers
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Freedoms: construction sign
Marches: construction sign
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65th (2nd Yorkshire North Riding) Regiment of Foot [1860s, NZ], by Bruce Cairns.
monument The York and Lancaster Regimental Museum, Rotherham (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
monument The York and Lancaster Regimental Museum, (Rotherham Museum of Art)
monument The York and Lancaster Regimental Museum, by Henrik Teller (Simonides listing).
Full Histories:
Broughton, E. C.(ed.).  Memoirs of the 65th Regiment, 1st Battn. The York and Lancaster Regt., 1756 to 1913.  London : William Clowes & Sons, 1914.
Raikes, G. A. (George Alfred).  Roll of the officers of the York and Lancaster Regiment : containing a complete record of their services including dates of commissions, &c.; [v. 1]. First Battalon, formerly 65th (2nd Yorkshire, North Riding) Regiment, from 1756 to 1884.   London : Richard Bentley & Son, 1885.
Wylly, H.C. (Harold Carmichael). The York and Lancaster Regiment, 1758-1919; 65th Foot - 84th Foot.  Frome ; London : printed by Butler & Tanner Ltd., 1930.
[2 vols.]  [includes chapters on 3rd West York Militia, and Territorial bns]
Manuscripts and Archives:
book Orderly Books of the Crown Forces in America 1775-1784, compiled by John K. Robertson, Don Hagist, Todd Braisted, and Don Londahl-Smidt (RevWar'75)