London Battalions First Surrey Rifles, 21st Battalion County of London Regiment Cap Badge

London Battalions First Surrey Rifles, 21st Battalion County of London Regiment Cap Badge
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The London Regiment was first formed in 1908 in order to regiment the 26 Volunteer Force battalions in the newly formed County of London, each battalion having a distinctive uniform. The London Regiment expanded to 88 battalions in the First World War. Of these 49 battalions saw action in France and Flanders, 6 saw action at the Gallipoli Campaign, 12 saw action at Salonika, 14 saw action against the Turks in Palestine, and one saw action in Waziristan and Afghanistan. The London Regiment ceased to exist in 1938 and the battalions transferred to regular infantry regiments, the Royal Artillery and the Royal Engineers. Battalions of the London Regiment early 1900s by Richard Caton Woodville (1856-1927) The London Regiment was reformed in 1992 through the regimentation of most of the remaining successors of the original regiment (except the Rifles and the Artists Rifles). It is the only permanent infantry battalion in London District and consists of an HQ and four rifle companies. They are: HQ Company A (London Scottish) Company B (Queen's Regiment) Company C (City of London Fusiliers) Company D (London Irish Rifles) Company.

Original London Regiment battalions: 1st (City of London) Battalion, LR (Royal Fusiliers) 1st Vol Bn, The Royal Fusiliers (late 10th Middlesex RVC) Bloomsbury 2nd (City of London) Battalion, LR (Royal Fusiliers) 2nd Vol Bn, The Royal Fusiliers (late 23rd Middlesex RVC) Westminster 3rd (City of London) Battalion, LR (Royal Fusiliers) 3rd Vol Bn, The Royal Fusiliers (late 11th Middlesex RVC) St Pancras 4th (City of London) Battalion, LR (Royal Fusiliers) 4th Vol Bn, The Royal Fusiliers (late 1st Tower Hamlets RVC) Shoreditch 5th (City of London) Battalion, LR (London Rifle Brigade) 1st London VRC (City of London Volunteer Rifle Brigade) [9th Vol Bn, The King's Royal Rifle Corps] Finsbury 6th (City of London) Battalion, LR (City of London Rifles) 2nd London VRC [10th Vol Bn, The King's Royal Rifle Corps] Finsbury 7th (City of London) Battalion, LR, 3rd London VRC [11th Vol Bn, The King's Royal Rifle Corps] Finsbury 8th (City of London) Battalion, LR (Post Office Rifles) 24th Middlesex VRC [7th Vol Bn, The Rifle Brigade] Finsbury 9th (County of London) Battalion, LR (Queen Victoria's), Berkeley Square 1st Middlesex (Victoria and St. George's) VRC [4th Vol Bn, The King's Royal Rifle Corps] and 19th Middlesex (St. Giles's and St. George's, Bloomsbury) VRC [6th Vol Bn, The Rifle Brigade] Westminster 10th (County of London) Battalion, LR (Paddington Rifles); disbanded 1912 18th Middlesex VRC [4th Vol Bn, The Rifle Brigade] 11th (County of London) Battalion, LR (Finsbury Rifles) 21st Middlesex (Finsbury) VRC [7th Vol Bn, The King's Royal Rifle Corps] Pentonville 12th (County of London) Battalion, LR (The Rangers) 22nd Middlesex VRC (Central London Rangers) [8th Vol Bn, The King's Royal Rifle Corps] Holborn 13th (County of London) Battalion, LR (Kensington) 4th (Kensington) Middlesex VRC [3rd Vol Bn, The King's Royal Rifle Corps] Kensington 14th (County of London) Battalion, LR (London Scottish) 7th (London Scottish) Middlesex VRC [1st Vol Bn, The Rifle Brigade] Westminster 15th (County of London) Battalion, LR (Prince of Wales's Own Civil Service Rifles) The Prince of Wales's Own 12th Middlesex (Civil Service) VRC [5th Vol Bn, The King's Royal Rifle Corps] Westminster 16th (County of London) Battalion, LR (Queen's Westminster Rifles) 13th Middlesex (Queen's Westminster) VRC [6th Vol Bn, The King's Royal Rifle Corps] Kensington 17th (County of London) Battalion, LR (Poplar and Stepney Rifles) 2nd Tower Hamlets VRC [9th Vol Bn, The Rifle Brigade] Bow 18th (County of London) Battalion, LR (London Irish Rifles), 16th Middlesex (London Irish) VRC [3rd Vol Bn, The Rifle Brigade] Chelsea 19th (County of London) Battalion, LR (St. Pancras) 17th Middlesex (North Middlesex) VRC [3rd Vol Bn, The Middlesex Regiment] Camden Town 20th (County of London) Battalion, LR (Blackheath and Woolwich) 2nd Vol Bn, The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) [ex 3rd Kent VRC] Blackheath 21st (County of London) Battalion, LR (First Surrey Rifles) 1st Surrey (South London) VRC [1st Vol Bn, The East Surrey Regiment] Camberwell 22nd (County of London) Battalion, LR (The Queen's) 3rd Vol Bn, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) [ex 6th Surrey RVC] Bermondsey 23rd (County of London) Battalion 4th Vol Bn, The East Surrey Regiment [ex 7th Surrey RVC] Battersea 24th (County of London) Battalion, LR (The Queen's) 4th Vol Bn, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt) [ex 8th Surrey RVC] Southwark 25th (County of London) Cyclist Battalion, London Regt. 26th (Cyclist) Middlesex VRC [The Rifle Brigade] Fulham 26th (County of London) Battalion Title allotted to Infantry Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company but never used 27th (County of London) Battalion Title allotted to The Inns of Court Regiment but never used 28th (County of London) Battalion, LR (Artists' Rifles), 20th Middlesex (Artists) VRC [6th Vol Bn, The Rifle Brigade] St Pancras.

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