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3RD (CITY OF LONDON) BATTALION THE LONDON REGIMENT

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

3rd (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)

4th / 3rd Battalion re-designated as: 3rd (Reserve) Battalion 1st / 3rd Battalion and 2nd / 3rd Battalion amalgamated

To form:
1st / 3rd Battalion
3rd / 3rd Battalion renumbered as 2nd / 3rd Battalion

 
Location of operations
 
1st / 3rd Battalion
2nd / 3rd Battalion
1915
Neuve Chapelle
Festubert
Suvla
1916
Borleaux Wood
Lesboeufs
 
1917
Neuville Vitasse
Polygon Wood
Bullecourt
Passchendaele
1918
 
Fargnieres
Villers Bretonneux
Chipilly
Maricourt
Epéhy
Lens
Espain

Battle Honours awarded to 3rd (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers):

Neuve Chapelle, Aubers, Festubert 1915, Somme 1916, '18, Albert 1916, '18, Ginchy, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Le Transloy, Arras 1917, Scarpe 1917, Bullecourt, Ypres 1917, Langemarck 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917, St Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Villers Bretonneux, Amiens, Hindenburg Line, Epéhy, Pursuit to Mons, France and Flanders 1915-18, Gallipoli 1915, Egypt 1915-16

1920
Reformed as: 3rd (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
1922
Re-designated as: 3rd City of London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
1937
Re-designated as:
10th ( 3rd City of London) Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
1938
Change of arm and re-designated as:
10th ( 3rd City of London) Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
( 69th Searchlight Regiment)
1940
Re-designated as:
69th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery ( 3rd City of London)
WW2
Location of operations
Air defence of Britain
1947
Reformed as:
604th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery (The Royal Fusiliers)
1949
Re-designated as:
604th (Mixed) Light Anti-Aircraft and Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
(The Royal Fusiliers)
1950
Amalgamated without change of title with:
610th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
1955
Amalgamated with:
571st (Mixed) Light Anti-Aircraft and Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery and 595th Light
Anti-Aircraft and Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery ( 9th Battalion, The Middlesex
Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own))
To become:
571st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery ( 9th Battalion, The Middlesex
Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own))
1961
Amalgamated with:
7th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
8th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
To become:
5th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
1966
Reduced to form part of:
A and D Companies, 5th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment
1967
D Company (Middlesex), 5th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment
Amalgamated with:
101st Field Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers
[formerly: 2nd London Divsional Royal Engineers]
To become:
10th (Territorial) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment (Middlesex)
1971
Amalgamated with: 6th (Territorial) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment (Queen's Surreys) 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: 4th , 6th , 7th , 8th (City of London) 11th , 17th , 19th , 20th , 21st , 22nd , 23rd , 24th (County of London) Battalions, The London Regiment and 3rd Battalion, London Scottish ( 97th Anti-Aircraft Regiment) 4th , 5th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) 5th , 6th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment 5th , 6th , 7th Battalions, The Essex Regiment 6th (Cyclist) Battalion, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment 1st , 4th , 6th , 7th , 8th , London Brigades, Royal Field Artillery 4th Home Counties Brigade, Royal Field Artillery 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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