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The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment








1685.06.20 The Earl of Bath's Regiment
raised from eleven independent coys in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and the Plymouth Garrison (one coy); known until 1751 by the names of eight other colonels

1747 ranked as 10th Foot
1751.07.01 10th Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 10th (the North Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot

1881.07.01 The Lincolnshire Regiment
reorganised as the county regiment of Lincolnshire, encompassing also its Militia and Volunteer infantry [see below]

1946.11.28 The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment
1960.06.01 amalgamated with The Northamptonshire Regiment, to form 2nd East Anglian Regiment (Duchess of Gloucester's Own Royal Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire)

The Sphinx badge was awarded for service in Egypt in 1801 after seeing service in India, it returned to India in 1842 and fought in the Sikh Wars and the Indian Mutiny. It became a royal regiment in 1946.

The Colours are laid up in Lincoln Cathedral.

Battle Honours WW1

The Great War (19 battalions): Mons, Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914 '18, La Bassée 1914, Messines 1914 '17 '18, Armentières 1914, Ypres 1914 '15 '17, Nonne Bosschen, Neuve Chapelle, Gravenstafel, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Aubers, Loos, Somme 1916 '18, Albert 1916 '18, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Pozières, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Thiepval, Ancre 1916 '18, Arras 1917 '18, Scarpe 1917 '18, Arleux, Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 '18, St. Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Lys, Estaires, Bailleul, Kemmel, Amiens, Drocourt Quéant, Hindenburg Line, Épéhy, Canal du Nord, St. Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Selle, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Suvla, Landing at Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915, Egypt 1916

Battle Honours WW2

The Second World War: Vist, Norway 1940, Dunkirk 1940, Normandy Landing, Cambes, Fontenay le Pesnil, Defence of Rauray, Caen, Orne, Bourguébus Ridge, Troarn, Nederrijn, Le Havre, Antwerp-Turnhout Canal, Venraij, Venlo Pocket, Rhineland, Hochwald, Lingen, Bremen, Arnhem 1945, North-West Europe 1940 '44-45, Sedjenane I, Mine de Sedjenane, Argoub Selah, North Africa 1943, Salerno, Vietri Pass, Capture of Naples, Cava di Terreni, Volturno Crossing, Garigliano Crossing, Monte Tuga, Gothic Line, Monte Gridolfo, Gemmano Ridge, Lamone Crossing, San Marino, Italy 1943-45, Donbaik, Point 201 (Arakan), North Arakan, Buthidaung, Ngakyedauk Pass, Ramree, Burma 1943-45


Royal Lincolnshire Regiment Collection, Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Lincoln (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)


1st Battalion

1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment
1881 England: Portsmouth
1884 Ireland: Curragh
<1889> Shorncliffe
<1892> Aldershot
1895 Malta
1897 Egypt
1898 Sudan
1898 India: Secunderabad
1905 Kamptee
1910 Aden
1912 England: Portsmouth 9 Bde
1914.08 France and Flanders 3 Div
1915.06 battalion joined by one coy of Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps [to Nov. 1918]
1915.11 France and Flanders 21 Div
1919 Ireland: Tipperary
1922 Belfast
1924 England: Aldershot 2 Bde
1927 Dover 12 Bde
1930 Gibraltar
1931 China: Shanghai
1932 Hong Kong
1936.01 India: Bombay
1939 Dinapore
1942.03 India/Burma 71 Bde
1945 Malaya
1945 Dutch East Indies: Sumatra
1946.11.28 1st Battalion, The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment
1946 UK
1947.05.25 reduced to cadre at Lincoln
1948 Egypt
1948.10.28 amalgamated in Egypt with 2nd Battalion without change of title
1948.10 Egypt
1948.12 Jordan
1949.01 Egypt
1951.11 Germany: Goslar
1954 Berlin
1955.10 Malaya 28 Commonwealth Bde
1958.06 at sea
1958.07 Germany: Minden 11 Bde
1960.06.01 amalgamated with 1st Bn, The Northamptonshire Regiment, to form 1st Bn, 2nd East Anglian Regiment (Duchess of Gloucester's Own Royal Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire)

2nd Battalion

1881.07.01 2nd Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment
1881 Gibraltar
1882 India: Sittapur
<1889> Rheniket
1892 Singapore
1895 England: Woolwich
1897 Sheffield
1899 Aldershot
1899.12 South Africa 14 Bde
1903 England: Aldershot
1904 Hounslow
1906 Tidworth
1910 Portsmouth
1911 Gibraltar
1914 Bermuda
1914.11 France and Flanders 8 Div
1918.02 France and Flanders 21 Div
1919 India: Poona
1923 Presidency/Assam



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