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Unit History: Duke of Lancaster's Regiment

Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (King’s, Lancashire and Border) (LANCS) is one of the new large infantry regiments of the British Army. The regiment’s formation was announced on 16 December 2004 by Geoff Hoon and General Sir Mike Jackson as part of the restructuring of the infantry, when it was initially to be known as the King’s, Lancashire and Border Regiment. The regiment was given its new name in November 2005. Initially formed of three regular army battalions, it was eventually reduced to two regular battalions, plus a Territorial Army battalion. The regiment was formed through the merger of three single battalion regiments:
 
The King’s Own Royal Border Regiment
 
The King’s Regiment (or King’s Liverpool Manchester Regiment)
 
The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment
 
The regiment was formed on July 1, 2006. Initially, on formation, the regiment contained three regular battalions, with each battalion simply being renamed:
 
1st Battalion, Queen’s Lancashire Regiment - 1st Battalion, Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (King’s, Lancashire and Border)
1st Battalion, King’s Regiment - 2nd Battalion, Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (King’s, Lancashire and Border)
1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Border Regiment - 3rd Battalion, Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (King’s, Lancashire and Border)
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