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18TH (COUNTY OF LONDON) BATTALION THE LONDON REGIMENT (LONDON IRISH RIFLES)

1908
18th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (London Irish Rifles)
Boer War
South Africa 1900-02
The Great War
Three Battalions formed
1914
1st / 18th Battalion 2nd / 18th Battalion
1915
3rd / 18th Battalion
1916
Re-designated as a Territorial Battalion of The Royal Irish Rifles without change of title

3rd / 18th Battalion re-designated as 18th (Reserve) Battalion

Location of operations
1st / 18th Battalion
2nd / 18th Battalion
1915
Loos
1916
Vimy Ridge
High Wood
Eaucourt L'Abbaye
Vimy Ridge
1917
Ypres
Bourlon Wood
Salonika
Sheria
Nebi Samwil
Jerusalem
Khurbet Adaseh
1918
Villers Plouich
Talat Ed Dumm
Rocquigny
Bray sur Somme
Ramcourt
Amman
Tournai

Battle Honours awarded to 18th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (London Irish Rifles):

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

1920
Reformed as: 18th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (London Irish Rifles)
1922
Re-designated as: 18th London Regiment (London Irish Rifles)
1937
Re-designated as: London Irish Rifles, The Royal Ulster Rifles
1939
Upon duplication of the Territorial Army re-designated as: 1st Battalion, London Irish Rifles, The Royal Ulster Rifles
and 2nd Battalion, London Irish Rifles, The Royal Ulster Rifles
WW2
Location of operations
1st Battalion
2nd Battalion
1943
Sicily
Bou Arada
Monte Camino
Heidous
Sicily
Sangro
1944
Damiano Cassino
Anzio
Trasimene
San Savino
Monte Spaduro
Monte Olivo
1945
Reno
Argenta
Argenta
Battle Honours awarded to London Irish Rifles, The Royal Ulster Rifles:
Bou Arada, El Hadjeba, Stuka Farm, Heidous, North Africa 1942-43, Lentini, Simeto
Bridgehead, Adrano, Centuripe, Salso Crossing, Simeto Crossing, Malleto, Pursuit
to Messina, Sicily 1943, Termoli, Trigno, Sangro, Fossacesia, Teano, Monte Camino,
Calabritto, Garigliano Crossing, Damiano, Anzio, Carroceto, Cassino II, Casa Sinagogga,
Liri Valley, Trasimene Line, Sanfatucchio, Coriano, Croce, Senio Floodbank, Rimini Line,
Ceriano Ridge, Monte Spaduro, Monte Grande, Valli di Comacchio, Argenta Gap, Italy 1943-45
1947
Reformed as:
London Irish Rifles, Royal Ulster Rifles
1967
Re-designated as:
D Company (London Irish Rifles), North Irish Militia
1968
Re-designated as:
D (London Irish Rifles) Company, 4th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Royal Irish Rangers
1993
Joined with:
B and C Companies, 8th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Fusiliers (City of London)
G (London Scottish) Company, 1st Battalion, The 51st Highland Volunteers
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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