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17TH (COUNTY OF LONDON) BATTALION THE LONDON REGIMENT (POPLAR AND STEPNEY RIFLES)

1908
17th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Poplar and Stepney Rifles)
Boer War
South Africa 1900-02
The Great War
Three Battalions formed
1914
1st / 17th Battalion 2nd / 17th Battalion
1915
3rd / 17th Battalion
1916
Re-designated as a Territorial Battalion of The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) without change of title 3rd / 17th Battalion re-designated as 17th (Reserve) Battalion
Location of operations
1st / 17th Battalion
2nd / 17th Battalion
1915
Loos
1916
High Wood
Eaucourt L'Abbaye
Vimy Ridge
1917
Ypres
Bourlon Wood
Salonika
Sheria
Nebi Samwil
Jerusalem
1918
La Vacquerie
Le Mesnil
Bray sur Somme
Moislains
Amman
Neuve Eglise
Helchin
Tournai

Battle Honours awarded to 17th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Poplar and Stepney Rifles):

Aubers, Festubert 1915, Loos, Somme 1916, '18 , Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Le Transloy, Messines 1917, Ypres 1917, '18, Langemarck 1917, Cambrai 1917, St Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Ancre 1918, Albert 1918, Courtrai, France and Flanders 1915-18, Doiran 1917, Macedonia 1916-17, Gaza, El Mughar, Nebi Samwil, Jerusalem, Jericho, Jordan, Tell‘ Asur, Palestine 1917-18

1920
Reformed as:

17th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Poplar and Stepney Rifles)

1922
Re-designated as:

17th London Regiment (Poplar and Stepney Rifles)

1926
Re-designated as: 17th London Regiment (Tower Hamlets Rifles)
1937
Re-designated as:
17th Tower Hamlets Rifles, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
1939
On duplication of the Territorial Army, re-designated as:
1st Battalion, Tower Hamlets Rifles, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
and
2nd Battalion, Tower Hamlets Rifles, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
1940
New Battalion raised as:
3rd Battalion, Tower Hamlets Rifles, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
1941
Re-designated as:
9th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), (Tower Hamlets Rifles)
and
10th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), (Tower Hamlets Rifles)
and
5th Battalion, The Reconnaissance Corps
WW2
 
1st Battalion,
Tower Hamlets
Rifles
9th Battalion,
The Rifle Brigade
2nd Battalion,
Tower Hamlets
Rifles
10th Battalion,
The Rifle Brigade
3rd Battalion,
Tower Hamlets
Rifles5th Battalion,
Reconnaissaince Corps
1941
Mersa Brega
Tobruk
 
 
1942
Gazala
Alamein
 
 
1943
 
Bou Arada
Kasserine
Foudouk
Kourzia
Tunis
Sicily
Sangro
1944
 
Cassino
Liri
Arezzo
Florence
Gothic Line
Garigliano
Anzio
Rome
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Battle Honours awarded to The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), (Tower Hamlets Rifles):
Mersa el Brega, Agedabia, Derna Aerodrome, Tobruk 1941, Chor es Sufan, Saunnu, Gazala, Defence of Alamein Line, Medjez el Bab, Kasserine, Thala, Fondouk, Fondouk Pass, El Kourzia, Tunis, Hamman Lif, North Africa 1941-43, Cassino II, Liri Valley, Melfa Crossing, Monte Rotondo, Capture of Perugia, Arezzo, Advance to Florence, Tossignano, Italy 1944-45
1947
Reformed as:
656th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (Rifle Brigade)
1955
Amalgamated with:

512th (Finsbury Rifles) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery 568th (St Pancras) (Mixed) Light Anti-Aircraft and Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery [formerly: 11th and 19th Battalions, The London Regiment]

To become:

512th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery

1961
Amalgamated with: 459th (The Essex Regiment) Heavy-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery 517th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery

[formerly: 5th Battalion, The Essex Regiment]

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 , 5th Battalions, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) 5th , 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 4th Home Counties Brigade, Royal Field Artillery 2nd London Divisional Royal Engineers Kent (Fortress) Royal Engineers The Surrey Yeomanry (Queen Mary's Regiment) 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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