21st Regiment of Foot

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Also known as The Royal Scots Fusiliers


  • 1678 raised as the Earl of Mar's Regiment of Foot ('Mar's Grey Breeks') also known until 1751 by the names of twelve other colonels
  • 1685 became the Scots Fuzileers
  • 1688 became the Royal North British Fuzileers
  • 1751 became the 21st Regiment of Foot (Royal North British Fuzileers)
  • 1877 became the 21st (Royal Scots Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 became The Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • 1959 amalgamated with The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment), to form The Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment)
  • 2006 amalgamated with the other regiments of the Scottish Division to become The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland, abbreviated to 2 SCOTS

Service in British India

External Links

Historical Books Online

The History of The Royal Scots Fusiliers 1919—I959 by Colonel JC Kemp is available to download as a Word Document (which then needs to be opened) Front of the book (jpg). Chapter 1 gives an outline of the 2nd Battalion in India 1920-1930, and a brief mention of the First Battalion in India in the late 1920's.
All are from Index of Books which appears to be part of the website The Royal Highland Fusiliers. However the Index of Books link does not appear to be currently (July 2011) accessible from the RHF website.