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7TH (CITY OF LONDON) BATTALION THE LONDON REGIMENT

1908
7th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment
Boer War
South Africa 1900-02
The Great War
Three Battalions formed
1914
1st / 7th Battalion 2nd / 7th Battalion
1915
3rd / 7th Battalion
1916
Re-designated a Territorial Battalion of The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)

without change of title

3rd / 7th Battalion re-designated as:

7th (Reserve) Battalion

Location of operations

1st / 7th Battalion
2nd / 7th Battalion
1915
Festubert
Loos
1916
Vimy Ridge
High Wood
Warlencourt
1917
Ypres
Messines
Bourlon Wood
Arras
Ypres
Passchendaele
1918
Villers Bretonneux
Malard Wood
Maricourt
Epéhy Courrieres
Maulde

Battle Honours awarded to 7th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment:

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

1920
Reformed as: 7th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment
1921
Re-designated as: 7th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
1922
Amalgamated with 8th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)

To become:

7th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)

Re-designated as:

7th City of London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)

1935
Change of arm and re-designated as: 32nd ( 7th City of London) Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Royal Engineers
1940
Change of arm and re-designated as: 32nd ( 7th City of London) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery WW2 Location of operations Air Defence of Britain
1947
Reformed as: 567th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery ( 7th City of London)
1949
Re-designated as: 567th (Mixed) Light Anti-Aircraft and Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery ( 7th City of London)
1955
Amalgamated with: 265th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery [formerly: 8th London Brigade, Royal Field Artillery] 460th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (City of London) [formerly: 4th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment] 569th (Queen's Own) Light Anti-Aircraft and Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery [formerly: 20th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Blackheath and Woolwich)]

To become part of:

265th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery

1961
Amalgamated with:

458th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery [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:

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 part of:

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: 3rd , 6th (City of London) 11th , 17th , 19th , 22nd and 23rd (County of London) Battalions, The London Regiment 3rd Battalion, 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, 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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