66th Regiment of Foot

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Also known as The Royal Berkshire Regiment


  • 1758 2nd Battalion the 19th Regiment of Foot formed in 1756 became the 66th Regiment
  • 1782 became the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment.
  • 1803 2nd Battalion raised. Fought in the Peninsular War
  • 1881 under the Cardwell reforms became 2nd Battalion of Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Berkshire) Regiment
  • 1885 became the Princess Charlotte of Wales’s Royal Berkshire Regiment
  • 1920 became The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s)

Service in British India

External Links

Historical Books Online


  1. Victorian Wars Forum thread dated 17 December 2011