72nd Regiment of Foot

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Known as The Seaforth Highlanders


  • 1778 raised by the 1st Earl of Seaforth as the 78th Highland Regiment of Foot
  • 1823 renamed the 72nd Regiment of Foot, or 78th Highlanders (Duke of Albany's Own)
  • 1881 amalgamated with 78th Highlanders as 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
  • 1961 combined with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders to form the Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons)
  • 1994 1st Battalion Queen's Own Highlanders was further amalgamated with 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders to form 1st Battalion The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons)
  • 2006 amalgamated with the other Scottish infantry regiments into the single large Royal Regiment of Scotland and called The Highlanders, 4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS)

External Links

Historical Books Online