2nd (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)

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2nd (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) was an infantry battalion of the British Army.

History[edit]

It was raised at Westminster in 1860 as the 46th Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps, renumbered 23rd Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps in 1880. On the formation of the Volunteer Force in the early 1880s it became 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), an identity it retained until the Territorial Force was set up in 1908.[1] It then became 2nd (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) and retained that identity until that regiment disbanded in 1937.[2]

The battalion then resumed its affiliation to the Royal Fusiliers, becoming 9th (2nd City of London) Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), before being transferred to another corps in 1947, becoming 624th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery (Royal Fusiliers). It finally merged with 8th (1st City of London) Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) in 1961 to form The City of London Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). That battalion was reduced to company strength in 1967 and is now known as 3 (City of London Fusiliers) Company, London Regiment.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The London Regiment [UK]". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  2. ^ "London Regiment – The Long, Long Trail". Longlongtrail.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  3. ^ "1st City of London Regiment (The Royal Fusiliers)". Regiments.org. Retrieved 8 February 2018.