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11TH (COUNTY OF LONDON) BATTALION THE LONDON REGIMENT (FINSBURY RIFLES)

1908
11th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Finsbury Rifles)
Boer War
South Africa 1900-02
The Great War
Three Battalions formed
1914
1st / 11th Battalion 2nd / 11th Battalion
1915 
3rd / 11th Battalion
1916
Re-designated as a Territorial Battalion of The King's Royal Rifle Corps without

change of title 3rd / 11th Battalion re-designated as 11th (Reserve) Battalion 11th (Reserve) Battalion absorbed into 9th (Reserve) Battalion

Location of operations

1st / 11th Battalion
2nd / 11th Battalion
1915
Suvla
1917
Ali Muntar
Arras
Gaza Lydda El Yehudiye
Ypres Passchendaele
1918
Majdal Yaba Biclya

Battle Honours awarded to 11th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Finsbury Rifles):

Bullecourt, Ypres 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Passchendaele, France and Flanders 1917-18, Suvla, Landing at Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915, Egypt 1915-17, Gaza, El Mughar, Nebi Samwil, Jerusalem, Jaffa, Tell' Asur, Megiddo, Sharon, Palestine 1917-18

1920
Reformed as: 11th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Finsbury Rifles)
1922
Re-designated as: 11th London Regiment (Finsbury Rifles)
1935
Change of arm and re-designated as: 61st (Finsbury Rifles) Anti-Aircraft Brigade, Royal Artillery
1938
On duplication of the Territorial Army re-designated as: 61st (Finsbury Rifles) Anti-Aircraft Brigade, Royal Artillery and
12th (Finsbury Rifles) Light Anti-Aircraft Brigade, Royal Artillery
1939
Re-designated as:

61st (Finsbury Rifles) Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery

and

12th (Finsbury Rifles) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery

1940

Re-designated as:

61st Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery

and

12th (Finsbury Rifles) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery

WW2
Location of operations
 
61st Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
12th (Finsbury Rifles) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
1940
Air Defence of Britain
Air Defence of Britain
1942
Egypt and Libya
 
1943
Italy
Sicily
Italy
1947

Reformed as:
461st (Middlesex) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery

and
512th (Finsbury Rifles) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery

1955
461st (Middlesex) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment disbanded.
512th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
amalgamated with:
568th (St Pancras) (Mixed) Light Anti-Aircraft and Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
656th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (Rifle Brigade)
To become:
512th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
1961
Amalgamated with:
459th (The Essex Regiment) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
[formerly: 6th and 7th Battalions, The Essex Regiment]
517th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
[formerly: 5th Battalion, The Essex Regiment]
48th Surveillance Radar Troop, Royal Artillery
To become:
300th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
1965
Re-designated as:
300th (Tower Hamlets) Light Air Defence Regiment, Royal Artillery
1967
Amalgamated with:
254th (City of London) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
[formerly: 1st and 7th London Brigades, Royal Field Artillery
3rd Battalion, The London Scottish ( 97th Anti-Aircraft Regiment)]
To become:
The Greater London Regiment, Royal Artillery (Territorials)
1971
Amalgamated with:

6th (Territorial) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment (Queen's Surreys)

10th (Territorial) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment (Middlesex) The London and Kent Regiment, Royal Artillery (Territorials) The Surrey Yeomanry (Queen Mary's Regiment) Royal Artillery (Territorials)

[formerly: 3rd , 4th , 6th , 7th , 8th , 20th , 21st , 22nd , 23rd , 24th Battalions, The London Regiment 4th and 5th Battalions, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) 5th and 6th Battalions, The East Surrey Regiment 7th , 8th , 9th Battalions, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) 6th (Cyclist) Battalion, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment 4th , 6th , 8th London Brigades, Royal Field Artillery 2nd London Divisional Royal Engineers Kent (Fortress) Royal Engineers The Surrey Yeomanry (Queen Mary's Regiment) and part of The Kent and County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)]

To become:

6th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment

1975
Amalgamated with:

7th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment [formerly: 4th and 5th Battalions, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) 4th and 5th Battalions, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment 4th and 5th Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment part of the Kent and County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)]

To become:

6th / 7th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment

1986
B and D Companies, 6th / 7th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment formed:

A and B Companies, 8th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Fusiliers (City of London)

with: C (City of London) Company, coming from 5th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

1993
A Company, 8th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Fusiliers (City of London) reverted to: 6th / 7th Battalion, The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment

(Queen's and Royal Hampshires) [formerly: 6th / 7th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment]

B and C Companies, 8th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Fusiliers (City of London) joined with: G (London Scottish) Company, 1st Battalion, The 51st Highland Volunteers D (London Irish Rifles) Company, 4th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Royal Irish Rangers To form:

The London Regiment

organised as: A (London Scottish) Company B (Queen's Regiment) Company C (City of London Fusiliers) Company D (London Irish Rifles) Company HQ (Anzio) Company

1999
Under the Strategic Defence Review of November 1998 The London Regiment

absorbed two companies: 4th Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets organised as: HQ (Anzio) Company A (London Scottish) Company B (Queen's Regiment) Company C (City of London Fusiliers) Company D (London Irish Rifles) Company F (Royal Green Jackets) Company G (Royal Green Jackets) Company

2007
F and G (Royal Green Jackets) Companies moved to join: 7th Battalion, The Rifles leaving HQ and four companies with:

The London Regiment

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