Quote Originally Posted by myway View Post
Well Robert who can blame those in high military authority wanting to simplify the regimental system and I bow to your knowledge as I wasn't aware of this info. Ps I take it that the first date mentioned should be 1873 as opposed to 1973. Bill..
Hi Bill, should be 1873 (woops!).

A similar thing happened with the King's Own Scottish Borderers who were at one point known as the 25th (Sussex) Regiment from 1782 (the Colonel was from Sussex and wanted to recruit Sussex men to the regiment) until 1805 when they became the 25th (King's Own Borderers) Regiment of Foot.