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