82nd Regiment of Foot

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  • 1793 raised as the 82nd Regiment of Foot
  • 1802 became the 82nd Regiment of Foot (Prince of Wales's Volunteers)
  • 1881 amalgamated with the 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot to form The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment)
  • 1938 became The South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Volunteers)
  • 1958 amalgamated with The East Lancashire Regiment, to form The Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers)
  • 1970 amalgamated with the Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) to form the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment
  • 2006 amalgamated with the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment and the King’s Regiment to become the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's Lancashire and Border)

Service in British India

Recommended Reading

In Search of the Forlorn Hope : A Comprehensive Guide to Locating British Regiments and their Records by John Kitzmiller ISBN 0-961926-03-1
The Colonial Wars Source Book by Philip Haythornthwaite ISBN 1-854091-96-4
British Army Pensioners Abroad by Norman K. Crowder ISBN 0-806314-60-5

External links

The constituent regiments are the 4th, 8th, 30th, 34th, 40th, 47th, 55th, 59th, 63rd, 81st, 82nd and 96th Regiments of Foot.

Historical books online