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22ND (COUNTY OF LONDON) BATTALION THE LONDON REGIMENT (THE QUEEN'S)

1908
22nd (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (The Queen's)
Boer War
South Africa 1900-02
The Great War
Three Battalions formed
1914
1st / 22nd Battalion 2nd / 22nd Battalion
1915
3rd / 22nd Battalion
1916
Re-designated as a Territorial Battalion of The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

without change of title 3rd / 22nd Battalion re-designated as 22nd (Reserve) Battalion absorbing 3rd / 24th Battalion Location of operations

1st / 22nd Battalion
2nd / 22nd Battalion
1915
Loos
1916
High Wood
Warlencourt
Vimy Ridge
1917
Ypres
Messines
Salonika
Beersheba
Bourlon Wood
Sheria
Jerusalem
Tahuneh
1918
Meten Couture
Aveluy Wood
Bray sur Somme
Moislains
Beiyudat
Amman
Tul Karm
Tournai

Battle Honours awarded to 22nd (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (The Queen's):

Aubers, Festubert 1915, Loos, Somme 1916, '18, Flers-Courcelette, Le Transloy, Messines 1917, Ypres 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, Tell 'Asur, Megiddo, Sharon, Palestine 1917-18

1920
Reformed as: 22nd (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (The Queen's)
1922
Re-desiganted as: 22nd London Regiment (The Queen's)
1937
Re-designated as: 6th (Bermondsey) Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
1939
On duplication of the Territorial Army re-designated as:
1st / 6th (Bermondsey) Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
and
2nd / 6th (Bermondsey) Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
WW2
Location of operations
 
1st / 6th Battalion
2nd / 6th Battalion
1940
Dunkirk
Abbeville
1942
Alamein
 
1943
Medenine
Enfidaville
Tunis
Sarno
Volturno
Monte Massico
Enfidaville
Salerno
1944
Villers Bocage
Damiano
 
Bourguebus
Anzio
 
Aunay sur Odon
Monte Capella
 
Ghent
Gemmano
 
S'Hertogenbosch
Savignano
 1945
 
Argenta
Battle Honours awarded to The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) attributable to 1st / 6th
 
and 2nd / 6th (Bermondsey) Battalions:
1st / 6th Battalion: Defence of Escaut, Villers Bocage, Mont Pincon, Lower Maas, North West
Europe 1940, '44-45, Deir el Munassib, El Alamein, Advance to Tripoli, Medenine, Tunis,
North Africa 1940-43, Salerno , Monte Stella, Scafati Bridge, Volturno Crossin, Italy 1943-44
2nd / 6th Battalion: North West Europe 1940, Salerno, Monte Stella, Scafati Bridge, Volturno
Crossing, Monte Camino, Garigliano Crossing, Damiano, Anzio, Gothic Line, Gerinano
Ridge , Senio Pocket, Senio Floodbank, Casa Fabbri Ridge, Menate, Filo, Argenta Gap,
Italy 1943-45
1947
Reformed as:
6th (Bermondsey) Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
1961
Amalgamated with:
565th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
[formerly: 6th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (City of London Rifles)
4th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
5th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)]
To become:
3rd Battalion, The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment
1967
Amalgamated with:

4th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment [formerly: 23rd (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment 6th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment]

To become:

A Company (Queen's Surreys), 5th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment

and

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

1971
5th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment and 6th (Territorial) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment (Queen's Surreys) amalgamated with: 10th (Territorial) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment (Middlesex) The Surrey Yeomanry (Queen Mary's Regiment), Royal Artillery (Territorials) The Greater London Regiment, Royal Artillery (Territorials) The London and Kent Regiment, Royal Artillery (Territorials)

[formerly: 3rd , 4th , 7th , 8th , 11th , 17th , 19th , 20th , 21st , 24th Battalions, The London Regiment 3rd Battalion, London Scottish ( 97th Anti-Aircraft Regiment) 5th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment 5th , 6th and 7th Battalions, The Essex Regiment 7th , 8th and 9th Battalions, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) 6th (Cyclist) Battalion, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment 1st , 4th , 6th , 7th and 8th London Brigade, Royal Field Artillery 4th (Home Counties) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery 2nd London Divisional Royal Engineers Kent (Fortress) Royal Engineers The Surrey Yeomanry (Queen's 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, 6 th/ 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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