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6TH (CITY OF LONDON) BATTALION THE LONDON REGIMENT (CITY OF LONDON RIFLES)

1908
6th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (City of London Rifles)
Boer War
South Africa 1900-02
The Great War
Three Battalions formed
1914
1st / 6th Battalion 2nd / 6th Battalion
1915
3rd / 6th Battalion 1916 Re-designated as a Territorial Battalion of The King's Royal Rifle Corps without

change of title 3rd / 6th Battalion re-designated as: 6th (Reserve) Battalion

Location of operations
1st / 6th Battalion
2nd / 6th Battalion
1915
Loos
1916
High Wood
Warlencourt
1917
Ypres
Messines
Bourlon Wood
Arras
Gravenstafel
Passchendaele
1918
Villers Bretonneux
Malard Wood
Bouchavnes
Epéhy
Lens
Roeux

Battle Honours awarded to 6th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (City of London Rifles):

Festubert 1915, Loos, Somme 1916, '18, Flers-Courcelette, Le Transloy, Messines 1917, Ypres 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917, St Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Avre, Amiens, Albert 1918, Hindenburg Line, Epéhy, Pursuit to Mons, France and Flanders 1915-18

1920
Reformed as: 6th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (City of London Rifles)
1922
Re-designated as: 6th City of London Regiment (City of London Rifles)
1935
Change of arm and re-designated as: 31st (City of London) Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Royal Engineers
1940
Change of arm and re-designated as:
31st (City of London) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
1942
Re-designated as:
123rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (City of London Rifles)
WW2
Location of operations
Air Defence of Britain
1944
North West Europe
1947
Reformed as:
566th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (City of London Rifles)
1949
Re-designated as:
566th Light Anti-Aircraft and Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
(City of London Rifles)
1950
Amalgamated with:
674th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
To become:
566th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (City of London Rifles)
1954
Re-designated as:
566th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (City of London Rifles)
1955
Amalgamated with:
565th (Mixed) Light Anti-Aircraft and Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
598th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery ( 4th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment
(West Surrey)
To form:
P and S Batteries, 565th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
1961
Amalgamated with:
5th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
6th (Bermondsey) Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
[formerly: 22nd (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Queen's)]
To become:
3rd Battalion, The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment
1967
Amalgamated with:
4th Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment
[formerly: 23rd (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment]
6th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment
To form:
A (Queen's Surreys) Company, 5th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment
and part of
6th (Territorial) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment (Queen's Surreys)

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 (City of London) 11th , 17th , 19th , 20th , 21st , 22nd , 23rd and 24th (County of London) Battalions, The London Regiment 3rd Battalion, London Scottish ( 97th Anti-Aircraft Regiment) 7th , 8th and 9th Battalions, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) 5th , 6th and 7th Battalions, The Essex Regiment 5th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment 6th (Cyclist) Battalion, The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 1st , 4th , 6th , 7th and 8th London Brigades, Royal Field Artillery 4th Home Counties Brigade, Royal Field Artillery 2nd London Divisional Royal Engineers Kent (Fortress), Royal Engineers The Surrey Yeomanry (Queen Mary's Regiment) part of The Kent and County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)]

To form:

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

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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