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City of London Crest Civic Honours granted by The City of London

Privileged status given to:

The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (deriving from Holland's Regiment of Foot, later the Buffs; recognised since at
least 1746)

The Royal Marines (apparently deriving, indirectly, from the Duke of York's Maritime Regiment; recognised at least since 1904)

The Grenadier Guards (deriving from Russell's Regiment of Foot; recognised in the 3rd Battalion at least since 1904, extended to the whole Regiment in 1915 by the General Purposes Committee of Aldermen)

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (deriving, in one Battalion, from the London Militia; long recognised in the Militia, and extended to the whole Regiment in 1924 by the Privileges Committee of Aldermen)

The Honourable Artillery Company (granted by the Privileges Committee of Aldermen in 1924)

The Coldstream Guards (originally from the Duke of Albemarle's Regiment; recognised by the Court of Aldermen in 1952)

The Blues & Royals (deriving from the Royal Dragoons; recognised by the Court of Aldermen in 1961)

The London Regiment (granted by the Court of Aldermen in 1995)

600 (City of London) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force (granted by the Court of Aldermen in 2007)

101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (EOD) (granted by the Court of Aldermen in 2015)

HMS PRESIDENT (granted by the Court of Aldermen in 2016)

3 Military Intelligence Battalion (granted by the Court of Aldermen in 2017)

The Rifles have some significant formal association with the City (continuing, in much-diluted fashion, the lineage of the London Rifle Brigade, formed at Guildhall in 1859 with the encouragement of the civic authorities; the Regiment has a plaque in Guildhall, and is said to provide a guard at the Lord Mayor's Banquet).

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