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2ND (CITY OF LONDON) BATTALION THE LONDON REGIMENT
1908
2nd (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment
Boer War
South Africa, 1900-02
The Great War
Four Battalions formed
1914
1st / 2nd Battalion 2nd / 2nd Battalion 3rd / 2nd Battalion
1915
4th / 2nd Battalion
1916
Re-designated as:

2nd (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)

4th / 2nd Battalion re-designated as: 2nd (Reserve) Battalion

1st / 2nd Battalion and 2nd / 2nd Battalion amalgamated to form:
1st / 2nd Battalion
3rd / 2nd Battalion renumbered as 2nd / 2nd Battalion

 

 


Location of operations

 
1st / 2nd Battalion
2nd / 2nd Battalion
1915
Ypres
Gallipoli
1916
Gommecourt
 
1917
Guemappe
Polygon Wood
Passchendaele
Moeuvres
1918

Gavrelle
Bullecourt
Aubigny
Angre

La Fere
Villers Bretonneux
Chipilly
Maricourt
Epéhy
Lens
Espain


Battle Honours awarded to 2nd (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers):

Somme 1916, '18, Albert 1916, '18, Guillemont, Ginchy, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Le Transloy, Arras 1917, '18, Scarpe 1917, '18, Bullecourt, Ypres 1917, Langemarck 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917, St Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Villers Bretonneux, Amiens, Hindenburg Line, Epéhy, Canal du Nord, Valenciennes, Sambre, France and Flanders 1915-18, Gallipoli 1915-16 , Egypt 1915-16

1920
Reformed as: 2nd (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
1922
Re-designated as: 2nd City of London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
1937
Re-designated as:
9th ( 2nd City of London) Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
1939
On duplication of the Territorial Army re-designated as:
9th ( 2nd City of London) Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
and
12th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
WW2
 
1944

9th Battalion Amalgamated with 8th Battalion 22nd September

1945
12th Battalion Disbanded 28th March
1946
9th Battalion Suspended Animation 6th May

Location of operations

 
9th Battalion
12th Battalion
1943
Enfidaville
Salerno
Volturno
Monte Camino
Home Defence
1944
Garigliano
Anzio
Gothic Line
Coriano
Rimini Line
Limone
 
1945
Argenta

Battle Honours awarded to The Royal Fusiliers attributable to 9th ( 2nd City of London)Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment):
Djebel Tebaga, North Africa 1943, Salerno, St Lucia, Battipaglia, Teano, Monte Camino, Gargliano Crossing, Damiano, Anzio, Gothic Line, Coriano, Croce, Valli di Comacchio, Argenta Gap, Italy 1943-45

1947
Both 9th and 12th Battalions reformed, amalgamated with change of arm as:
624th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (The Royal Fusiliers)
1955
Amalgamated without change of title with:
562nd (Mixed) Light Anti-Aircraft and Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
1958
Re-designated as:
624th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery ( 9th Royal Fusiliers)
1961
Change of arm and amalgamated with:
8th ( 1st City of London) Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) to become:

The City of London Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

1967
Reduced to company strength to form: C (The City of London Company, The Royal Fusiliers), Fusilier Volunteers
1968
Re-designated as: C (City of London) Company, 5th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
1986
Re-designated as: C (City of London) Company, 8th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Fusiliers (City of London)

with: A and B Companies coming from 6th / 7th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment

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, 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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