Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by Budman, Jul 14, 2008.

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  1. Can anyone tell me if any present day regiments are linked in any way with
    1/8th Hants and 1/25th London Regt who were in India between 1916-19 ?

  2. The 1/8th Hants are directly connected to the PWRR (formed by the amalgamation of the QUEENS and R HAMPSHIRES). Their war history is in fact:

    They were fairly unusual in this career, as most of the TF battalions in 43 Wessex Division served in India, Iraq and Afghanistan. Plus ca change eh?

    The 1/25th Londons, originally the Cyclists' Battalion, served in India and fought in the Third Afghan War of 1919. There still is the London Regiment, a TA unit, which would have the closest hereditary links.