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24TH (COUNTY OF LONDON) BATTALION THE LONDON REGIMENT (THE QUEEN'S)

1908
24th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (The Queen's)
Boer War
South Africa 1900-02
The Great War
Three Battalions formed
1914
1st / 24th Battalion 2nd / 24th Battalion
1915
3rd / 24th Battalion
1916
Re-designated as a Territorial Battalion of The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

without change of title 3rd / 24th Battalion combined with 3rd / 22nd Battalion to become 22nd (Reserve) Battalion Location of operations

1st / 24th Battalion
2nd / 24th Battalion
1915
Givenchy Loos
1916
Vimy Ridge High Wood
Vimy Ridge
1917
Ypres Messines
Salonika Beersheba
Gavrelle
Jerusalem
Bourlon Wood
Beit Hannina
1918
Metz en Couture
Abu Tulul
Aveluy Wood Bray sur Somme Moislains
Amman Epéhy Lens
Tournai
Espain

Battle Honours awarded to 24th (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, Hindenburg Line, Epéhy , 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: 24th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (The Queen's)
1922
Re-designated as: 24th London Regiment, (The Queen's)
1937
Re-designated as: 7th (Southwark) Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
1939
On duplication of the Territorial Army, re-designated as:
1st / 7th (Southwark) Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
and
2nd / 7th (Southwark) Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
WW2
Location of operations
1st / 7th Battalion
2nd / 7th Battalion
1941
Dunkirk
Abbeville
1942
Alamein
Medenine
Enfidaville
Tunis
Salerno
Sarno
Volturno
Monte Massico
1944
Villers Bocage
Castelforte
Bourguebus Ridge
Anzio
Annay sur Odon
Gemmano
Mont Pincon
Faenza
Ghent
S'Hertogenbosch
1945
Argenta
Battle Honours awarded to The Queen's Regiment (West Surrey) attributable to 1st / 7th and
2nd / 7th (Southwark) Battalions:
1st / 7th Battalion: 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 Crossing, Italy 1943-44
2nd / 7th 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:
622nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (The Queen's)
1955
Amalgamated with:
570th Light Anti-Aircraft and Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery (First Surrey Rifles)
[formerly: 21st (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles)]
To become:
570th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
1961
Amalgamated with:
265th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
[formerly: 4th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
7th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment
8th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (The Post Office Rifles)

20th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment

(Blackheath and Woolwich) 8th London Brigade, Royal Field Artillery]

458th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (less one battery) [formerly: 4th Home Counties Brigade, Royal Field Artillery Kent Fortress Royal Engineers 6th (Cyclist) Battalion, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment]

To become:

265th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery

1964
Re-designated as: 265th Light Air Defence Regiment, Royal Artillery 1967 Amalgamated with:

part of The Kent and County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) [formerly: Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles (Duke of Connaught's Own) The West Kent Yeomanry (Queen's Own) 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)]

To become:

The London and Kent 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 Greater London Regiment, Royal Artillery (Territorials) The Surrey Yeomanry (Queen Mary's Regiment), Royal Artillery (Territorials)

[formerly: 3rd , 6th , 11th , 17th , 19th , 22nd and 23rd Battalions, The London Regiment 3rd Battalion, The London Scottish ( 97th Anti-Aircraft Regiment) 4th and 5th Battalions, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) 5th and 6th Battalions, 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) 1st , 4th , 6th and 7th London Brigades, Royal Field Artillery 2nd London Divisional Royal Engineers The Surrey Yeomanry (Queen Mary's Regiment)]

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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