74th Regiment of Foot

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  • 1787 raised as 74th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 merged with 71st (Highland) Light Infantry to become the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry
  • 1959 amalgamated with the Royal Scots Fusiliers to form the Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment)
  • 2003 amalgamated with the other regiments of the Scottish Division to become part of the Royal Regiment of Scotland
  • 2006 known as the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 SCOTS)

Regimental Journal

A regular regimental journal can be a valuable source of information. The Highland Light Infantry Chronicle was published quarterly, from Volume 1, no. 1 January 1893 to Volume 54, no. 3, December 1958. Some editions are available online, see below. The British Library has this publication in its catalogue. Another source may be the National Army Museum, or the Regimental Museum.

External links

Historical books online

The Highland Light Infantry (the 71st H.L.I. and 74th Highlanders) by L B Oatts 1969. Archive.org Books to Borrow/Lending Library. A book in the series Famous Regiments. (113 pages)