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8TH BATTALION THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE'S OWN (MIDDLESEX REGIMENT)

1908
8th Battalion, The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
Boer War
South Africa 1900-02

The Great War

Four Battalions formed
1914
1st / 8th Battalion 2nd / 8th Battalion
1915
1st / 8th Battalion and 1st / 7th Battalion amalgamated (for 8 months)

3rd / 8th Battalion 4th / 8th Battalion

1916
2nd / 8th Battalion absorbed into 1st / 7th Battalion 4th / 8th Battalion re-designated 8th (Reserve) Battalion 7th (Reserve) Battalion absorbed 8th , 9th , 10th (Reserve) Battalions 2nd / 8th Battalion disbanded
1917
3rd / 8th Battalion re-designated as 2nd / 8th Battalion
1919
1st / 8th Battalion disembodied
Location of operations
1st / 8th Battalion
2nd / 8th Battalion
1915

Ypres
Gravenstafel
St Julien
Loos
Bois Grenier
Crois Blanche

Egypt
Gebel Howilmil
Matruh
Sollum
1916
Hallencourt
Gommecourt
Ginchy-Morval
Le Transloy
Somme
France
1917
Neuve Chapelle
Arras
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 / 8th Battalion:

Ypres 1915, St Julien, Frezenberg, Somme 1916, '18, Albert 1918, Ginchy, Flers- Courcelette, 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

Battle Honours awarded to The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)attributable to 2nd / 8th Battalion:

Egypt 1915-17
1920
Reformed as:
8th Battalion, The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
1921
Re-designated as:
8th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
1939
On duplication of the Territorial Army re-designated as:
1st / 8th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
and
2nd / 8th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
WW2

Location of operations

1939
1st / 8th Battalion
2nd / 8th Battalion
1940

Dendre River
Escaut River
Knock
St Omer
Mont de Cats
Dunkirk

Home Defence Northern Ireland
1941
Home Defence
Home Defence
1942
Home Defence
re-titled 1st Battalion
 
 
( 2nd / 8th Battalion)
 
2nd / 8th Battalion re-titled: 1st Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) due to loss of theRegular 1st Battalion at the fall of Hong Kong
 
1943
Re-titled 8th Battalion ( 1st / 8th Battalion)
 
1944

Normandy
Orne
Hill 112
Mount Pincon
St Honorine Le Chardonne
Seine-Louviers
Lyons la Foret
Elouvres
Courtrai
Ghent
Escaut Canal
Eindhoven
Venraij
Meijel

Arromanches
Odon
Hill 112
Caen
Mount Pincon
Falaise
Seine-Vernon
Zutphen
Eindhoven
Nijmegen
Nederrijn
Bouchem
Hasselt
1945
Riechswald
Cleve
Goch
Rhine Crossing
Osnabrück
Celle
Velzen
Luneburg
Elbe River
Geilenkirchen
Grossbeek (with 1st / 7th Battalion)
Maas
Reichswald
Cleve
Goch
Rhine Crossing
Hengelo
Encheider
Lingen
Kloppenberg
Bremen

Battle Honours awarded to the Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) attributable to:

1st / 8th Battalion: Defence of Escaut Odon, Ypres-Comines Canal, Dunkirk 1940, Odon, Orne, Hill 112, Bourguebus Ridge, Mont Pincon, Falaise, Seine 1944, Nederrijn, Geilenkirchen, Reichwald, Rhine, Bremen, North West Europe 1940, '44-45

2nd / 8th Battalion: Odon, Hill 112, Mont Pincon, Caen, Seine 1944, Venraij, Meijel, Reichwald, Goch, Rhine, North West Europe 1944-45

 

1947
Reformed as:
8th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
concurrently designated:
11th Battalion ( 8th Middlesex), The Parachute Regiment
1956
Re-designated as:
8th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
1960
Amalgamated with:
7th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
571st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery ( 9th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment)
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) 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) 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 , 11th , 17th , 19th , 22nd , 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, 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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