British Infantry Regiments and Order of Precedence

1751 1782 1881
Foot Guards Foot Guards Foot Guards
1st  The First Regiment of Foot Guards Grenadier Guards
2nd  The Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards Coldstream Guards
3rd Third Regiment of Foot Guards (Scots Guards) Scots Guards
Line Infantry Line Infantry Line Infantry
1st The Royal Regiment The Royal Scots
2nd The Queen's Royal Regiment The Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment
3rd The Buffs, East Kent Regiment The Buffs East Kent Regiment
4th The King's Own Regiment The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
5th The Northumberland Regiment The Northumberland Fusiliers
6th The 1st Warwickshire Regiment The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
7th The Royal Fusiliers The Royal Fusiliers
8th The King's Regiment The King's Liverpool Regiment
9th The East Norfolk Regiment The Norfolk Regiment
10th The North Lincolnshire Regiment The Lincolnshire Regiment
11th The North Devonshire Regiment The Devonshire Regiment
12th The East Suffolk Regiment The Suffolk Regiment
13th The 1st Somersetshire Regiment Prince Albert's Somersetshire Light Infantry
14th The Bedfordshire Regiment The Prince of Wales' Own West Yorkshire Regiment
15th The Yorkshire, East Riding Regiment The East Yorkshire Regiment
16th The Buckinghamshire Regiment The Bedfordshire Regiment
17th The Leicestershire Regiment The Leicestershire Regiment
18th The Royal Irish Regiment The Royal Irish Regiment
19th The 1st Yorkshire, North Riding Regiment The Princess of Wales' Own Yorkshire Regiment
20th The East Devonshire Regiment The Lancashire Fusiliers
21st The Royal North British Fusiliers The Royal Scots Fusiliers
22nd The Cheshire Regiment The Cheshire Regiment
23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers The Royal Welsh Fusiliers
24th The 2nd Warwickshire Regiment The South Wales Borderers
25th The Sussex Regiment The King's Own Borderers
26th The Cameronian Regiment The Cameronians
27th The Inniskilling Regiment The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
28th The North Gloucestershire Regiment The Gloucestershire Regiment
29th The Worcestershire Regiment  The Worcestershire Regiment
30th The Cambridgeshire Regiment The East Lancashire Regiment
31st The Huntingdonshire Regiment The East Surrey Regiment
32nd The Cornwall Regiment The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
33rd 1st Yorkshire, West Riding Regiment The Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
34th The Cumberland Regiment The Border Regiment
35th The Dorsetshire Regiment The Royal Sussex Regiment
36th The Herefordshire Regiment The Worcestershire Regiment
37th The North Hampshire Regiment The Hampshire Regiment
38th The 1st Staffordshire Regiment The South Staffordshire Regiment
39th The East Middlesex Regiment The Dorsetshire Regiment
40th The 2nd Somersetshire Regiment South Lancashire Regiment
41st The Invalids Garrison The Welsh Regiment
42nd The Royal Highland Regiment The Black Watch Royal Highlanders
43rd The Monmouthshire Regiment The Oxfordshire Light Infantry
44th The East Essex Regiment The Essex Regiment
45th The 1st Nottinghamshire Regiment The Sherwood Foresters
46th The South Devonshire Regiment Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
47th The Lancashire Regiment The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
48th The Northamptonshire Regiment The Northamptonshire Regiment
49th The Hertfordshire Regiment Prince Charlotte of Wales's Berkshire Regiment
50th The West Kent Regiment The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
51st The 2nd Yorkshire, West Riding Regiment The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
52nd The Oxfordshire Regiment Oxfordshire Light Infantry
53rd The Shropshire Regiment The King's Light Infantry
54th The West Norfolk Regiment Dorsetshire Regiment
55th The Westmoreland Regiment Border Regiment
56th The West Essex Regiment Essex Regiment
57th The West Middlesex Regiment The Duke of Cambridge's Own Middlesex Regiment
58th The Rutlandshire Regiment Northamptonshire Regiment
59th The 2nd Nottinghamshire Regiment The East Lancashire Regiment
60th The Royal American Regiment The King's Royal Rifle Corps
61st The South Gloucestershire Regiment The Gloucestershire Regiment
62nd The Wiltshire Regiment The Duke of Edinburgh's Wiltshire Regiment
63rd The West Suffolk Regiment The Manchester Regiment
64th The 2nd Staffordshre Regiment The Prince of Wales's North Staffordshire Regiment
65th The 2nd Yorkshire, North Riding Regiment The York and Lancaster Regiment
66th The Berkshire Regiment The Berkshire Regiment
67th The South Hampshire Regiment The Hampshire Regiment
68th The Durham Regiment The Durham LIght Infantry
69th The South Lincolnshire Regiment The Welsh Regiment
70th The Surrey Regiment The East Surrey Regiment
71st The Highland Regiment The Highland Light Infantry
72nd Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders Seaforth Highlanders
Retrospective Order of Precedence Post-1783 Regiments 1881
73rd Perthshire Regiment The Black Watch
74th Highlanders The Highland Light Infantry
75th Stirlingshire Regiment The Gordon Highlanders
76th Regiment of Foot The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
77th East Middlesex Regiment The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
78th The Ross-shire Buffs The Seaforth Highlanders
79th Cameron Highlanders The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
80th Staffordshire Volunteers The South Staffordshire Regiment
81st Loyal Lincoln Volunteers The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
82nd Prince of Wales Volunteers The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment)
83rd County of Dublin Regiment The Royal Irish Rifles
84th York and Lancaster Regiment York and Lancaster Regiment
85th Bucks Volunteers Light Infantry The King's (Shropshire Light Infantry)
86th Leinster Regiment The Royal Irish Rifles
87th Prince of Wales's Own Irish Fusiliers Princess Victoria's Royal Irish Fusiliers
88th Connaught Rangers The Connaught Rangers
89th Princess Victoria's Regiment The Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers)
90th Perthshire Volunteers Light Infantry The Cameronians (Scotch Rifles)
91st Princess Louise's Argyllshire Highlanders Princess Louise's Sutherland and Argyll Highlanders
92nd Gordon Highlanders The Gordon Highlanders
93rd Sutherland Highlanders Princess Louise's Sutherland and Argyll Highlanders
94th Regiment of Foot The Connaught Rangers
95th Derbyshire Regiment The Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regiment)
96th Regiment of Foot The Manchester Regiment
97th Earl of Ulster's Regiment The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
98th The Prince of Wales's Regiment The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
99th The Duke of Edinburgh's Regiment The Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment)
100th The Prince of Wales's Royal Canadian Regiment The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment
101st Royal Bengal Fusiliers The Royal Munster Fusiliers
102nd Royal Madras Fusiliers The Royal Dublin Fusiliers
103rd Royal Bombay Fusiliers The Royal Dublin Fusiliers
104th Bengal Fusiliers The Royal Munster Fusiliers
105th Madras Light Infantry The King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)
106th Bombay Light Infantry The Durham Light Infantry
107th Bengal Infantry Regiment The Royal Sussex Regiment
108th Madras Infantry Regiment The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians)
109th Bombay Infantry Regiment Disbanded
- Rifle Brigade The Prince Consort's Own Rifle Brigade
1st West India Brigade West India Regiment
2nd West India Brigade West India Regiment
3rd West India Brigade West India Regiment
4th West India Brigade West India Regiment


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