6th Regiment of Foot

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Known as The Royal Warwickshire Regiment


  • 1674 Lillingstone's Regiment nicknamed ‘The Dutch Guards’ employed by the Dutch
  • 1688 came to England with Willliam of Orange
  • 1743 renamed the 6th Regiment of Foot
  • 1782 became 1st Warwickshire Regiment
  • 1832 became The Royal (1st) Warwickshire Regiment
  • 1881 became The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
  • 1963 merged with the 5th Regiment of Foot (Royal Northumberland Fusiliers), 7th Regiment of Foot (Royal Fusiliers - City of London Regiment) and 20th Regiment of Foot (Lancashire Fusiliers) in the Fusilier Brigade and became The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers
  • 1968 became 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers when the four English Fusilier Regiments merged

Regimental Journal

The Antelope, published from 1902. The British Library has some issues from 1902, including 1911-1912, but otherwise the catalogue does not specify just what is held. The National Army Museum holds 1902-1906, and 1923-1937, together with some later issues. The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire) (see below) also holds journals.

North West Frontier

Royal Warwickshire Regiment served on the North West Frontier in 1908,[1] and took part in the Zakka Khel Expedition, also known as the Bazar Valley Campaign.

External links

Historical books online



  1. Mark. 1908 North West Frontier - role of the Royal Warwicks Victorian Wars Forum 3 June 2008. Retrieved 23 April 2019.