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9TH (COUNTY OF LONDON) BATTALION THE LONDON REGIMENT (QUEEN VICTORIA'S)

1908
9th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Queen Victoria's)
Boer War
South Africa 1900-02
The Great War
Three Battalions formed
1914
1st / 9th Battalion 2nd / 9th Battalion 3rd / 9th Battalion
1916
Re-designated as a Territorial Battalion of The King's Royal Rifle Corps without change of title 3rd / 9th Battalion re-designated as 9th (Reserve) Battalion
Location of operations
1st / 9th Battalion
2nd / 9th Battalion
1915
Hill 60
St Julien
1916
Gommecourt
Leuze Wood
Lesboeufs
1917
Cojeul
Polygon Wood
Moeuvres
Arras
Ypres
Passchendaele
1918
Villers Bretonneux
Tailles Wood
Bray sur Somme
Epéhy
Wavrechin
Maulde

Battle Honours awarded to 9th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Queen Victoria's):

Hill 60, Ypres 1915, '17, Gravenstafel, St Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Somme 1916, '18, Albert 1916, '18, Guillemont, Ginchy, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Le Transloy, Arras 1917, Scarpe 1917, Langemarck 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917, Bapaume 1918, Villers Bretonneux, Amiens, Hindenburg Line, Epéhy, Pursuit to Mons, France and Flanders 1914-18

1920
Reformed as: 9th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Queen Victoria's)
1922
Re-designated as: 9th London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles)
1937
Re-designated as: Queen Victoria's Rifles, The King's Royal Rifle Corps
1939
On duplication of the Territorial Army, redesignated as: 1st Battalion, Queen Victoria's Rifles, The King's Royal Rifle Corps
and
2nd Battalion, Queen Victoria's Rifles, The King's Royal Rifle Corps
1941
Re-designated as:
7th Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles), The King's Royal Rifle Corps
and
8th Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles), The King's Royal Rifle Corps
WW2
Location of operations
1st Battalion,
2nd Battalion,
Queen Victoria's Rifles
Queen Victoria's Rifles
7th Battalion,
8th Battalion,
The King's Royal
The King's Royal
Rifle Corps
Rifles Corps
1940
Calais
 
Battle Honours awarded to 7th Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps
Calais 1940, North West Europe 1940
1947
Reformed as:
7th Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps, (Queen Victoria's Rifles)
1961
Amalgamated with:
11th Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps (Queen's Westminsters)
[formerly: 15th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment
(Prince of Wales's Own, Civil Service Rifles)
16th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Queen's
Westminster Rifles)]
To become:
The Queen's Royal Rifles
1967
Amalgamated with:
London Rifle Brigade/Rangers, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
[formerly: 5th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment
(London Rifle Brigade)
12th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (The Rangers)]
4th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
To become:
4th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets
and (with London Rifle Brigade/Rangers only):
5th (Territorial) Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets
1969
Became:
4th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets
and:
Royal Green Jackets London (Cadre only)
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

2006
F and G Companies, The London Regiment transferred for training only to:

The Royal Rifles Volunteers

2007
The Royal Rifles Volunteers re-designated as:

7th Battalion, The Rifles

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