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History of the Regiment

1992 - Present Day
The reorganisation of the Armed Forces which derived from the "Options For Change" policy dictated that the London Scottish could not continue as part of the 51st Highland Volunteers on grounds of distance and cost. The same principle applied to other far flung sub-units, e.g. The Liverpool Scottish and the London Irish Rifles.

In London a solution was found in the formation of the only 4 company multi-capbadged Regiment in the Army, The London Regiment comprises:
  • "A" (London Scottish) Company
  • "B" (Queen's Regiment) Company
  • "C" (City of London Fusiliers) Company
  • "D" (London Irish Rifles) Company
The multi-capbadged HQ Company was initially largely derived from The Queen's Regiment TA. The Bn HQ is at St. John's Hill, Clapham. The sub units came together on 1st April 1992 by the attachment of the London Scottish and London Irish Rifles Companies to the 8th Volunteer Bn, The Queen's Fusiliers. The London Scottish Company wears the Regimental cap badge for the first time since 31st March 1967, a break of exactly 25 years.

Regimental Headquarters, 95 Horseferry Road.

The London Regiment, short title "The Londons" is a new regiment with its own place in the Army List and it was formed by the issue of a Royal Warrant on 20th April 1993 and an inauguration parade was held at the Duke of York's HQ on August 1st 1993. With the demise of the WRAC the New Regiment has women soldiers serving as members of its various sub units for the first time since AVR III.

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The History of the Regiment
1859 - 1899
1900 - 1913
1914 - 1919
1920 - 1939
1939 - 1945
1946 -1967
1967 - 1971
1971 - 1992
1992 - Present Day

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