Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) was a
line infantry regiment of the
British Army in existence for just under
90 years, from 1881 to 1970. In 1970 the regiment was amalgamated with
Regiment to form the Worcestershire and Sherwood
Regiment which was later, in 2007, amalgamated with the
Regiment and the Staffordshire
Regiment (Prince of Wales's)
to form the present Mercian Regiment. The lineage of the Sherwood
Foresters is now continued by the 2nd Battalion, Mercian Regiment.
1.1 Pre 1914 history
1.2 First World War
1.2.1 Regular Army
1.2.2 Territorial Force
1.2.3 New Armies
1.3 Between the wars
1.4 Second World War
1.4.1 1st Battalion
1.4.2 2nd Battalion
1.4.3 1/5th (Derbyshire) Battalion
1.4.4 40th (Sherwood Foresters) Anti-Aircraft Battalion
1.4.5 42nd (Robin Hoods, Sherwood Foresters) Anti-Aircraft Battalion
1.4.6 8th Battalion
1.4.7 2/5th (Derbyshire) Battalion
1.4.8 9th Battalion
1.4.9 10th (Home Defence) Battalion
1.4.10 12th Battalion
1.4.11 13th Battalion
1.4.12 14th Battalion
1.4.13 15th (Home Defence) Battalion
1.4.14 16th Battalion
1.4.15 70th (Young Soldiers) Battalion
2 Battle honours
3 Victoria Crosses
4 Regimental Colonels
7 East Midlands Universities Officer Training Corps
10 External links
Pre 1914 history
The regiment was formed on 1 July 1881 as part of the Childers
Reforms. The 45th (Nottinghamshire)
Regiment of Foot (raised in
1741) and the 95th (Derbyshire)
Regiment of Foot (raised in 1823) were
redesignated as the 1st and 2nd battalions of the Sherwood Foresters
(Derbyshire Regiment). The Derbyshire and Royal Sherwood Foresters
(Militia regiments became the 3rd (Reserve) and 4th (Extra Reserve)
battalions respectively. These were joined by the 1st and 2nd
(Derbyshire) and the 3rd (Robin Hood) and 4th (Nottinghamshire)
Memorial for G Collins of the Sherwood Foresters, giving the full
title of the regiment
Following the amalgamation, the
Sherwood Foresters saw action in Egypt
Anglo-Egyptian War and in South Africa during the Second
The 2nd Battalion served in India from 1882 to 1898, and saw action in
Sikkim Expedition 1888 and the North West Frontier campaign
1897-1898, after which they transferred to Aden. They were stationed
Malta from February 1900 until returning home in May 1902.
In 1902, the Nottinghamshire association was made explicit, the name
changing to the
Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire
Regiment). In 1908, the Volunteers and Militia were reorganised
nationally, with the former becoming the
Territorial Force and the
Special Reserve; the regiment now had two Reserve
battalions and four Territorial battalions.
First World War
Bomb carrying party of the 1st Battalion,
Sherwood Foresters going up
to the front line at La Boisselle, France, 6 July 1916.
The 1st battalion landed at
Le Havre as part of the 24th Brigade in
the 8th Division in November 1914 for service on the Western Front.
The 2nd battalion landed at
Saint-Nazaire as part of 18th Brigade in
the 6th Division in September 1914 also for service on the Western
The 1/5th, 1/6th, 1/7th and 1/8th battalions landed in
France as part
Sherwood Foresters Brigade in the North Midland Division (later
139th (Sherwood Foresters) Brigade
139th (Sherwood Foresters) Brigade and 46th (North Midland) Division
respectively) in February 1915 for service on the Western Front.
The 2nd-Line TF battalions formed on the outbreak of war, the 2/5th,
2/6th, 2/7th and 2/8th battalions, moved to Ireland as part of the
178th (2/1st Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire) Brigade in the 59th (2nd
North Midland) Division in April 1916. During the
Easter Rising in
Ireland, the 2/7th and 2/8th battalions lost over two hundred men
killed or wounded at Mount Street on 26 April and at the South Dublin
Union on 27 April. The 2/5th, 2/7th and the 2/8th battalions
Le Havre in February 1917 for service on the Western
Front while the 2/6th battalion transferred to
February 1917 also for service on the Western Front. 3rd-Line TF
battalions (3/5h, 3/6th, 3/7th and 3/8th) were also formed to train
drafts for the battalions overseas. The 21st Battalion was formed from
Home Service men of the TF.
Men of the
Sherwood Foresters following up the Germans near Brie,
The 9th (Service) Battalion landed at
Suvla Bay as part of the 33rd
Brigade in the
11th (Northern) Division
11th (Northern) Division in August 1915; it was
Egypt in December 1915 and then moved to
France in July 1916 for service on the Western Front. The 10th
(Service) Battalion landed at
Boulogne-sur-Mer as part of the 51st
Brigade in the
17th (Northern) Division
17th (Northern) Division in July 1915 also for service
on the Western Front. The 11th (Service) Battalion landed at
Boulogne-sur-Mer as part of the 70th Brigade in the 23rd Division in
August 1915 before transferring to Italy in November 1917 and then to
France in September 1918. The 12th (Service) Battalion (Pioneers)
France as pioneer battalion for the 24th Division in August
1915 for service on the Western Front. The 15th (Service) Battalion
(Nottingham) landed in
France as part of the 105th Brigade in the 35th
Division in February 1916 also for service on the Western Front.
The 16th (Service) Battalion (Chatsworth Rifles), which had been
formed by the Duke of Devonshire, and the 17th (Service) Battalion
(Welbeck Rangers), which had been formed by the Lord Mayor of
Nottingham, both landed at
Le Havre as part of the 117th Brigade in
the 39th Division in March 1916 also for service on the Western Front.
There were three other short-lived New Army battalions of the
regiment: the 18th (Service) Battalion (a Bantam unit), the 19th
(Reserve) Battalion and the 20th (Labour) Battalion.
Between the wars
Sherwood Foresters were in Flensburg-
Mürwik at the Naval
Mürwik to supervise the elections to the Schleswig
In December 1936 the
46th (North Midland) Division
46th (North Midland) Division was disbanded and
its headquarters was reconstituted as 2nd Anti-Aircraft Division to
control the increasing number of anti-aircraft (AA) units being
created north of London. At the same time, several of its infantry
battalions were converted into searchlight battalions of the Royal
Engineers (RE). The 6th and 7th Bns
Sherwood Foresters were among
these, becoming 40th (The Sherwood Foresters) Anti-Aircraft Battalion
and 42nd (The Robin Hoods, Sherwood Foresters) AA Bn respectively,
forming part of 32nd (South Midland) Anti-Aircraft Group in 2 AA
Second World War
After garrison service in the interwar years, the Sherwood Foresters
next saw action in the Second World War. The regiment served in the
Norwegian Campaign, the Battle of France, Dunkirk, the North African
and the Italian campaigns. They also saw action in the Far East.
Nearly 27,000 men served in the regiment's 17 battalions, suffering
officers and men 1,500 killed in action. The regiment won 10 battle
honours and 400 decorations, including a Victoria Cross. Other
battalions saw service in Italy and North Africa.
The 1st Battalion was serving in the Middle Eastern theatre and fought
North African Campaign
North African Campaign and the
Western Desert Campaign
Western Desert Campaign on the
outbreak of war, and was assigned to many different brigades and
divisions until late June 1942 when, fighting in Tobruk, the battalion
was captured. The few survivors of the battalion returned to the
United Kingdom. In September the 1st Battalion was reformed, by the
redesignation of the 16th Battalion, a hostilities-only battalion.
In August 1944 the new 1st Battalion was transferred to the 183rd
Infantry Brigade, part of the 61st
Infantry Division and in June 1945
it transferred to the 184th
Infantry Brigade, again part of 61st
Men of 'D' Company of the 2nd Battalion,
Sherwood Foresters in a
forward trench near Roches, 1 April 1940. Lance Corporal L. J. Harris
has a shave while other men keep watch, one armed with a 2-inch
The 2nd Battalion,
Sherwood Foresters was serving in the 3rd Infantry
Brigade, part of the 1st
Infantry Division, with which the battalion
would remain with throughout the war. The division was sent to France
in September 1939 shortly after the outbreak of the war, joining the
British Expeditionary Force (BEF). The battalion remained in France
until May 1940 when the Germans invaded the Low Countries. They took
part in the short but bitter fighting and were forced to be evacuated
at Dunkirk as the BEF was in danger of being surrounded and overrun.
They were evacuated to England and spent the next two years on home
defence and in preparation for a German invasion which never arrived.
In early 1943 the division was sent to North Africa where it became
part of the British First Army and took part in the final stages of
the Tunisian Campaign. In January 1944 they took part in the landings
at Anzio, under command of U.S. Fifth Army, where they suffered
extremely heavy casualties in some of the fiercest fighting of the
Italian Campaign so far, and later fighting during Operation Diadem
and on the Gothic Line. They fought in Italy until January 1945 when
they were sent to Palestine and remained there until the end of the
1/5th (Derbyshire) Battalion
The 1/5th (Derbyshire) Battalion was a 1st-Line Territorial Army
formation originally serving with the 148th
Infantry Brigade, part of
the 49th (West Riding)
Infantry Division. However, in December 1939,
the battalion was reassigned to the 25th
Infantry Brigade and saw
service with the BEF in
France and Belgium in 1940 and being evacuated
at Dunkirk. In late 1940 it was again reassigned to the 55th Infantry
Infantry Division. The battalion, along with the rest of
the 18th Division, was posted to Malaya to defend the peninsula and
the island of Singapore against the Japanese. After Singapore fell to
the Imperial Japanese Army, the battalion's men were among the
Prisoners of war
Prisoners of war sent to work on the infamous Burma
40th (Sherwood Foresters) Anti-Aircraft Battalion
Main article: High Peak Rifles
In August 1940 the AA battalions of the
Royal Engineers were
transferred to the
Royal Artillery (RA) and the battalion became 40th
(Sherwood Foresters) Searchlight Regiment, RA, serving through the
Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain and The Blitz. In June 1943 it was converted again,
becoming the 149th (Sherwood Foresters) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment,
RA and transferred to the 55th (West Lancashire)
Infantry Division in
Home Forces before joining British Second Army for the Allied invasion
of Europe Operation Overlord. The regiment landed in August 1944 and
served through the North-West Europe campaign, particularly at the
Allied Siege of Dunkirk and the Rhine crossing (Operation
42nd (Robin Hoods, Sherwood Foresters) Anti-Aircraft Battalion
Main article: Robin Hood Rifles
Similarly,in August 1940 this battalion became the 42nd (Robin Hoods,
Sherwood Foresters) Searchlight Regiment, RA, serving through The
Blitz in 50th Anti-Aircraft Brigade of 2nd AA Division, covering
Derby. It went to North-West Europe and served in the defence of
V-1 flying bomb
V-1 flying bomb attacks during the winter of
The 8th (Nottinghamshire) Battalion was mobilised in the 148th
Infantry Brigade alongside the 1/5th Battalion on the outbreak of war,
attached to the 49th (West Riding) Division. It fought in Norway in
1940, and then served as a garrison in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
In 1942, the brigade was reorganised as a Training brigade.
2/5th (Derbyshire) Battalion
Men of the 5th Battalion,
Sherwood Foresters do their washing while
out of the line, Italy, 4 November 1943.
The 2/5th (Derbyshire) Battalion was formed a 2nd-Line duplicate of
the 1/5th Battalion, raised in 1939 when the TA was doubled in size.
It was renamed the 5th Battalion after the loss of the 1/5th in Malaya
in February 1942. It served in the 139th
Infantry Brigade, part of the
Infantry Division, in
France (see 9th Battalion), Tunisia, Italy
On the outbreak of the Second World War, the 9th Battalion was in the
process of formation as a duplicate of the 8th Battalion. Based at
Bulwell near Nottingham, the battalion was commanded by Claude
Lancaster, MP, a former officer in the Royal Horse Guards. The
battalion was assigned to the 139th
Infantry Brigade, alongside the
2/5th (Derbyshire) Battalion and 2/5th Leicestershire
Regiment of the
Infantry Division, which, like several other '2nd Line'
Territorial divisions, went to join the British Expeditionary Force
France for training and labour duties in April 1940.
However, when the German Army attacked and broke through the following
month, 46th Division was sent into action. On 29 May, 139 Brigade
joined 'Macforce' holding the canal line near Carvin. As the 'pocket'
shrank towards Dunkirk, 46th Division was ordered inside the perimeter
on 27 May. On 29 May, 9th Foresters were sent to reinforce the
garrison at the fortified town of Bergues, 9 km south of
Dunkirk. The Germans were unable to enter
Bergues until 2 June,
and 9th Foresters was one of the last units to leave Dunkirk and be
evacuated from France.
The 9th Battalion left 46th Division in December 1940, and shortly
afterwards became the lorried infantry element alongside the artillery
of 1st Support Group in 1st Armoured Division. However, on 1
November 1941, the battalion was converted to the armoured car role as
Regiment Royal Armoured Corps. In common with other infantry
units transferred to the Royal Armoured Corps, personnel would have
continued to wear their Foresters cap badge on the black beret of the
Royal Armoured Corps, and the regiment continued to add the
parenthesis '(Foresters)' after the RAC title. Lieutenant-Colonel
Lancaster remained in command during this period before returning to
the House of Commons.
112 RAC was assigned to the 42nd Armoured Division as its armoured car
regiment. It left the division in February 1943 and later became a
draft-finding unit for other armoured car regiments fighting in the
Normandy Campaign. 112 RAC ceased to exist on 14 October 1944, when it
reverted to the title of 9th Foresters, which was placed in suspended
animation. The last entry in the War Diary notes:
The history of this
Regiment is a pure example of the complete
inefficiency of 'A' Branch at the War Office, in as much as many
hundreds of officers and men have wasted valuable years of their lives
training for precisely nothing.
10th (Home Defence) Battalion
The 10th (Home Defence) Battalion was raised for home defence in 1939
and, like most other home service units, would mainly have had
consisted of men with military experience who were too old or
medically unfit for active service overseas, or from younger soldiers
who themselves were not old enough to be conscripted (the age for
conscription being 20 at the time). The battalion was disbanded in
The 12th Battalion was a hostilities-only unit raised in 1940. In
1942, it was sent to India, where it carried out internal security
duties at Delhi. On 1 January 1944, it moved to Delawari and came
under the command of the 52nd
Infantry Brigade, whose role was
training British infantrymen in jungle warfare.
The 13th Battalion was a hostilities-only unit raised in 1940. In
1942, it was sent to India, where it was converted to the armoured
role as 163rd
Regiment Royal Armoured Corps. In common with other
infantry battalions transferred to the Royal Armoured Corps, the
personnel of 163 RAC would have continued to wear their Foresters cap
badge on the black beret of the Royal Armoured Corps.
163 RAC was stationed at
Rawalpindi under command of 267th Indian
Armoured Brigade. However, there was a change of policy and, on 1
December 1944 (also reported as 1 December 1943), the regiment was
re-converted to infantry, reverting to its previous title of 13th
Sherwood Foresters and coming under command of 67th Indian Training
The 14th Battalion was a hostilities-only unit raised in 1940 that
went on to see active service in the Middle East (Egypt, Palestine,
Syria, Lebanon, Iraq) and Italy. It was first assigned to the 218th
Infantry Brigade (Home), formed for Home Service in the
Yorkshire Area, but was soon reassigned to be the lorried infantry
component alongside the artillery of 8th Support Group in the newly
raised 8th Armoured Division. In 1942, the division went round by sea
to Suez, but, on arrival in July, it was broken up and 14th Foresters
were sent to join the 9th Independent Armoured Brigade, with which it
fought at the
Second Battle of El Alamein
Second Battle of El Alamein under the command of 2nd New
In January 1943, the 14th Foresters went to join the 7th Armoured
Brigade refitting in Persia and Iraq Command. In the summer of 1943,
the battalion returned to North Africa to join the 18th Infantry
Brigade in the 1st Armoured Division. In February 1944, the brigade
sailed to Italy and took part in the Anzio campaign (February–May
1944) under the command of the 1st
Infantry Division. In August, the
brigade returned to the 1st Armoured Division and was engaged in the
operations at Coriano in September. By now, the brigade's infantry
battalions were badly depleted and, due to the lack of replacements in
the Mediterranean, the 14th Foresters was reduced to a cadre and
transferred to the non-operational 168th (London)
before being disbanded.
15th (Home Defence) Battalion
The 15th Battalion was raised for Home Defence in 1940 and disbanded
The 16th Battalion was formed by the re-designation of the 70th (Young
Soldiers) Battalion in September 1942. The new 16th battalion
transferred to the 162nd
Infantry Brigade and later the 222nd Infantry
Brigade. On 1 January 1943 the 16th Battalion was re-designated as
the 1st Battalion.
70th (Young Soldiers) Battalion
In 1940, the 70th (Young Soldiers) Battalion was stationed at Holme
Pierrepont Hall, near Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottingham. Like all other
Young Soldiers battalions, this was formed to take volunteers around
the ages of 18 and 19 who had not yet reached the compulsory age of
conscription, which was 20 at the time. In September 1942, the 70th
was redesignated as the 16th Battalion.
In 1948 the regiment became part of the Midland Brigade, known as the
Forester Brigade from 1958. In the postwar period, the 1st battalion
Sherwood Foresters served in Germany,
Egypt and Libya. In 1958, the
battalion saw action in Malaya and, in 1963, in Cyprus. The 2nd
battalion served in Palestine and Germany.
In 1970, the
Sherwood Foresters were amalgamated with the
Regiment to form the Worcestershire and Sherwood
Regiment (29th/45th Foot).
The regiment's battle honours were as follows:
Egypt (1882), Tirah, South Africa 1899–1902
First World War:
Aisne 1914 & 18, Armentieres 1914, Neuve Chappelle, Aubers, Hooge
1915, Loos, Somme 1916 & 18, Albert 1916 & 18, Bazentin,
Delville Wood, Pozieres, Ginchy, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Thiepval,
Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Ancre 1916, Arras 1917 & 18, Vimy
1917, Scarpe 1917 & 18, Messines 1917, Ypres 1917 & 18,
Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde,
Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 & 18, St Quentin,
Baupaume 1917, Rosieres, Villers Brettaneux, Lys, Bailleul, Kemmel,
Scherpenberg, Amiens, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Epehy, Canal
du Nord, St Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Courtrai, Selle, Sambre, France
& Flanders 1914 - 18,
Piavé, Italy 1917 - 18,
Suvla, Landing at Suvla, Schimitar Hill,
Second World War:
St Omer-La Bassée, Ypres-Comines Canal, Dunkirk 1940, North West
Gazala, El Alemain, Djebel Guerba, Tamera, Medejez Plain, Tunis, North
Africa 1942 -43,
Salerno, Volturno Crossing, Monte Camino, Anzio, Campoleone, Advance
to Tiber, Gothic Line, Coriano, Cosina Canal Crossing, Monte Ceco,
Italy 1943 - 45,
Singapore Island, Malaya 1942
The following members of the regiment were awarded the Victoria Cross:
Private Bernard McQuirt, Indian Mutiny
Lieutenant (later Captain) Henry Singleton Pennell, Tirah Campaign
Private (later Corporal) William Bees, Second Boer War
Corporal (later Captain) Harry Churchill Beet, Second Boer War
Corporal (later Sergeant) Ernest Albert Egerton, First World War
Acting Corporal (later Sergeant) Fred Greaves, First World War
Captain (Temporary Lt-Col, later Major-General)) Charles Edward
Hudson, First World War
Sergeant William Henry Johnson (VC), First World War
Private Jacob Rivers, First World War
Corporal James Upton, First World War
Captain (Acting Lt-Col) Bernard William Vann, First World War
Second Lieutenant (Temporary Captain, later Colonel) Charles Geoffrey
Vickers, First World War
Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) Albert Ball, First World War
Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) John Henry Cound Brunt, Second World
Colonels of the regiment were:
1881–: (1st Battalion): Gen.
Henry Cooper (ex 45th Foot
1881-?1889: (2nd Battalion): Gen. John Studholme Brownrigg, CB (ex
188n–?: (1st Battalion): Gen. Sir Daniel Lysons, GCB (ex 45th Foot
1898–1900: Gen. Frederic Augustus Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford,
1900–1902: Gen. Sir Mark Walker, VC, KCB
1902–1905: Lt-Gen. Sir William Bellairs, KCMG, CB
1905–1930: Gen. Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien, GCB, GCMG, DSO
1930–1935: Lt-Gen. Sir William Raine Marshall, GCMG, KCB, KCSI
1935–1941: Maj-Gen. Sir Frederick Barton Maurice, KCMG, CB
1941–1946: Lt-Gen. Sir Douglas Studholme Brownrigg Wellesley, KCB,
1946–1947: Lt-Gen. Sir Henry Beresford Dennitts Willcox, KCIE, CB,
1947–1958: Maj-Gen. Percival Napier White, CB, CBE
1958–1965: Maj-Gen. Cecil Benfield Fairbanks, CB, CBE
1965–1970: Brig. James Henry Maunsell Hackett, DSO (to The
Regiment (29th/45th Foot)
Regiment amalgamated with Worcestershire
Regiment to form The
Regiment (29th/45th Foot)
A Memorial Tower for those of the regiment who died in battle, was
erected in 1923 at the summit of
Crich Hill in Derbyshire. Built on
the site of an older tower called
Crich Stand, the Memorial Tower is
the destination of an annual pilgrimage on the first Sunday in July.
It is 1,000 feet (300 m) above sea level, and has 52 steps to the
top. From there eight counties can be seen, including landmarks such
Humber Bridge and Lincoln Cathedral.
In 1931, the
Sherwood Foresters were officially allied with the Simcoe
Regiment of Infantry), Canadian Militia.
East Midlands Universities Officer Training Corps
The Sherwood Foresters' stable belt continues to be used by the East
Midlands Universities Officer Training Corps.
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Guards Machine Gun Regiment
Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry)
Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
East Yorkshire Regiment
Royal Irish Regiment
Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
South Wales Borderers
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
East Lancashire Regiment
East Surrey Regiment
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Royal Sussex Regiment
South Staffordshire Regiment
Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment)
Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment)
Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)
King's (Shropshire Light Infantry)
Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment)
Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
York and Lancaster Regiment
Durham Light Infantry
Highland Light Infantry
Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's)
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Royal Irish Rifles
Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers)
Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Prince of Wales's Leinster
Regiment (Royal Canadians)
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Royal Munster Fusiliers
Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own)
Honourable Artillery Company
Inns of Court Regiment
Northern Cyclist Battalion
Highland Cyclist Battalion
Kent Cyclist Battalion
Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion
Liverpool Rifles, King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Liverpool Scottish, King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Leeds Rifles, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Cinque Ports Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
Robin Hood Rifles
Hallamshire Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
Channel Islands Militia
Royal Militia of the Island of Jer