40th Regiment of Foot

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  • 1717 raised as Richard Philipps's Regiment of Foot
  • 1747 ranked as 40th Foot
  • 1751 became the 40th Regiment of Foot
  • 1782 became the 40th (the 2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 united with 82nd Regiment of Foot to form The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment)
  • 1938 became the South Lancashire Regiment
  • 1958 amalgamated with The East Lancashire Regiment to form The Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers)
  • 1970 amalgamated with the 1st Battalion, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire), to form the 1st Battalion, The Queen's Lancashire Regiment
  • 2006 merged with the King's Regiment and the King's Own Royal Border Regiment to become 1st Battalion Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's Lancashire and Border)

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

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