London Regiment (1993)
The London Regiment is an infantry regiment in the Army Reserve of the British Army. It was raised in 1993, perpetuating the lineage of some (but not all) the battalions of an earlier regiment of the same name.
Regimental Cap star of the London Regiment
|Active||Since 20 April 1993|
|Part of||London District|
|Garrison/HQ||St John's Hill, London|
|Royal Honorary Colonel||The Earl of Wessex|
|Tactical Recognition Flash|
|Tartan||Hodden Grey (A Company)|
Saffron (D Company pipers kilts)
The London Regiment was reformed in 1993 through the regimentation of some of the remaining successors of the original regiment (not including, for example, the Artists Rifles or Kensington Regiment (Princess Louise's)). At formation it consisted of:
- HQ (Anzio) Company at Battersea
- A (London Scottish) Company at Westminster and Catford
- B (Queen's Regiment) Company at Edgware and Hornsey
- C (City of London Fusiliers) Company at Balham and Camberwell
- D (London Irish) Company at Chelsea
Two companies of the Royal Green Jackets, F Company and G Company, formed part of the regiment between 1998 and 2004.
In May 2004 Messines company, which was made up from an HQ and included two platoons from across the London Regiment deployed to Iraq.
Following the restructuring of the British Army in 2004, it was announced that the Guards Division would gain a TA battalion. This saw the London Regiment retaining its name and multi-badge structure, while transferring from the Queen's Division to the Guards Division. The two Royal Green Jackets companies were transferred to the Royal Rifle Volunteers in preparation for the formation of The Rifles in 2007.
In July 2017 B Company transferred to the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment to become B Company, 4th Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment and C Company transferred to the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers to become C Company, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. To replace these two units, F Company, 7th Battalion The Rifles returned to the London Regiment, while a new G Company was raised.
The London Regiment is the only reserve infantry battalion completely in London District (though the Rifles and the Parachute Regiment reserve maintains a considerable presence in London). It currently consists of five companies:
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