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4TH (CITY OF LONDON) BATTALION THE LONDON REGIMENT

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

4th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)

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

Location of operations
1st / 4th Battalion
2nd / 4th Battalion
1915
Neuve Chapelle
Gallipoli St Julien
1916
Gommecourt Leuze Wood
Lesboeufs
1917
Arras Bullecourt Polygon Wood
Gravenstafel Moeuvres Passchendaele
1918
Oppy Fargniers Boyelles Villers
Bretonneux Palluel Chipilly Angre Maricourt

Battle Honours awarded to 4th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers):

Neuve Chapelle, Ypres 1915, '17, St Julien, Aubers, Festubert 1915, Somme 1916, '18 , Albert 1916, '18, Guillemont, Ginchy, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Le Transloy, Arras 1917, '18, Scarpe 1917, '18, Bullecourt, Langemarck 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917, '18, St Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Villers Bretonneux, Amiens, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord , Valenciennes, Sambre, France and Flanders 1915-18, Gallipoli 1915-16, Egypt 1916

1920
Reformed as: 4th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
1922
Re-designated as: 4th City of London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)

Change of arm and re-designated as:

60th (City of London) Anti-Aircraft Brigade, Royal Artillery

1939
Re-designated as: 60th (City of London) Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
1940
Re-designated as: 60th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (City of London) WW2 Location of operations Air Defence of Britain
1947
Reformed and re-designated as: 460th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (City of London)
1955
Amalgamated with: 265th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery [formerly: 8th London Brigade, Royal Field Artillery]

567th (Mixed) Light Anti-Aircraft and Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery [formerly: 7th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment 8th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)]

569th (The Queen's Own) (Mixed) Light Anti-Aircraft and Searchlight Regiment,

Royal Artillery [formerly: 20th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Blackheath and Woolwich)]

To become:

R Battery, 265th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery

1961
Amalgamated with:

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)]

570th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery [formerly: 21st (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment, (First Surrey Rifles) 24th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (The Queen's)]

To become part of:

Q (London) Battery, 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:

Q (London) Battery, 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: 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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