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7TH BATTALION THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE'S OWN (MIDDLESEX REGIMENT)

1908
7th Battalion, The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
Boer War
South Africa 1900-02
The Great War
Four Battalions formed
1914
1st / 7th Battalion 2nd / 7th Battalion
1915
3rd / 7th Battalion 4th / 7th Battalion

1st / 7th Battalion and 1st / 8th Battalion amalgamated (for 8 months)

1916
1st / 7th Battalion absorbed 2nd / 8th Battalion and 2nd / 7th Battalion 4th / 7th Battalion re-designated 7th (Reserve) Battalion 7th (Reserve) Battalion absorbed 8th , 9th , 10th (Reserve) Battalions
1917
2nd / 7th Battalion disbanded 15th June 3rd / 7th Battalion re-designated 2nd / 7th Battalion
1919
1st / 7th Battalion disembodied
Location of operations
1st / 7th Battalion
2nd / 7th Battalion
1915
France
Egypt
Aubers Ridge
Gebel Howilmil
Loos
Matruh
Boise Gremer
Sollum
Le Boutilierie
1916
Hallencourt
France
Gommecourt
Ginchy-Morval
Le Transloy
Somme
1917
Neuve Chapelle
Arras
Vimy-Scarpe
Ypres
Langemarck
Cambrai
1918
Gavrelle
Albert
Hindenburg Line
Bullecourt
Canal du Nord
Sambre

Battle Honours awarded to The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) attributable to 1st / 7th Battalion:

Aubers, Somme 1916, '18, Albert 1918, Ginchy, Flers-Courcellette, Morval, Le Transloy, Arras 1917, '18, Scarpe 1917, '18, Ypres 1917 , Langemarck 1917, Cambrai 1917, '18, Canal du Nord, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18
attributable to 2nd / 7th Battalion:
Egypt 1915-17
1920
Reformed as:
7th Battalion, The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
1921
Re-designated as:
7th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
1939
On duplication of the Territorial Army re-designated as:
1st / 7th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
and
2nd / 7th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
WW2
Location of operations
1st / 7th Battalion
2nd / 7th Battalion
1940
Louvain
Home Defence
Comines
Northern Ireland
Wytschaete
Dunkirk
1941
Home Defence
1942
Egypt El Alamein
Mareth
1943
Akarit
North Africa
Sousse
Enfidaville
Tunis
Sicily
Araso
Sicily (Mortar Platoon)
Francoforte (Mortar Platoon)
Sferro (Mortar Platoon)
Salerno
1944
Normandy
Bourguebus Ridge
Falaise
Anzio
Canroceto
Rome
Le Havre
Arno River
Maase
Florence
S'Hertogenbosch
Gothic Line
1945
Groesbeek (with 8th Battalion)
Monte Castellano
Rhine Crossing
Palestine
Lingen
Syria
Battle Honours awarded to The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) attributable to:
1st / 7th Battalion: Dyle , Defence of Escaut, Ypres-Comines Canal, Dunkirk 1940, Normandy Landing , Breville, Orne, Troarn, Seine 1944, Le Havre, Lower Maas, Venlo Pocket, Reichswald, Rhine, Lingen, Bremen, North West Europe, 1940, '44-45, El Alamein, Advance to Tripoli, Mareth, Akarit, Djebel Roumana, North Africa 1942-43, Francoforte, Sferro, Sferro Hills, Sicily 1943
2nd / 7th Battalion: Anzio, Carroceto, Gothic Line, Monte Grande, Italy 1944-45
1947
Reformed as:
7th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
1960
Amalgamated with 8th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
[formerly: 11th Battalion ( 8th Middlesex), The Parachute Regiment] 571st Light Anti-Aircraft
Regiment, Royal Artillery ( 9th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's
Own))
[formerly: 595th Light Anti-Aircraft and Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery ( 9th Battalion,
The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own))]
604th (Mixed) Light Anti-Aircraft and Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
[formerly: 604th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery (Royal Fusiliers)
69th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery (3rd City of London)
10th (3rd City of London) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) (69th
Searchlight Regiment)]
To become:
5th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
1966
Reformed as:
D Company, 5th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment
and
A and B Companies, 10th (Territorial) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment (Middlesex)
1969
10th (Territorial) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment (Middlesex) was reduced to Cadre role,
Home Defence
1971
5th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment
amalgamated with:
6th (Territorial) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment (Queen's Surreys)
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, 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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