(plus 20th Kings Hussars, also Lancaster Kings Own Royal and Bury East Lancashire Fusiliers)
On 1 July 2006, The Queen's Lancashire Regiment, based in Preston, amalgamated with the King's Own Royal Border and King's Regiments to form The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.
The Queens Lancashire Regiment was formed in 1970 from:
- The East Lancashire Regiment ( 30th and 59th of Foot)
- The South Lancashire Regiment ( 40th and 82nd of Foot)
- The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment ( 47th and 81st of Foot)
- The Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers)
Link to our Fulwood Barracks page. Click here
Link to the Queens Lancashire Regiment Museum, Fulwood Barracks, Preston -
Link to the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment webpage -
The Museum of Lancashire, Stanley Street, Preston, has a display of regimental information from the 14th / 20th King's Hussars, the Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry and part of the collections of the Queen's Lancashire Regiment. As well as Lancashire life museum.
It is located in the old Quarter Sessions Building built in 1825, Grade II listed. This used to be the Preston motor taxation building up to the 1970's.
Find it on your GPS - Stanley Street, Preston, PR1 4YP
An interesting museum, there is a charge to enter, unfortunately, which makes visits less frequent than I'd like. Link to the museum -
Lancaster has an interesting regimental museum in the centre of the city. It is the Lancaster City Museum and Kings Own Royal Regiment Museum. Click here to go their website (which isn't very good). The museum has been recently improved to show more Roman and early finds. The museum used to be Lancaster Town Hall and is a pleasant classical construction. Find it on your GPS but it's in a pedestrianised area - Market Square, Lancaster, LA1 1HT.
The Lancashire Fusiliers moved from Devon to Preston in 1798 when they were named the XX Fusiliers (i.e.20th). This was because of the rising population of Lancashire being a good source for recruitment. It had quick success as 300 men volunteered in Preston. The regiment moved to East Lancashire and some Prestonians remained as are noted in the Bury Lancashire Fusiliers Museum. The modern and well presented museum is in the centre of Bury opposite the Art Gallery (which is quite good as well) in Moss Street and has a very smart cafe, maybe a bit expensive and modern for some.
The Lancashire Fusiliers won 6 VC's at Gallipoli. Click here to go to their website.
The Lancashire Fusiliers merged with the Northumberland, Royal Warwickshire and Royal Fusiliers to form the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in 1968.