7th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot
United Kingdom
1685.06.11 The Ordnance Regiment
raised in London from two coys of Tower Guards as an escort to the Train of Artillery; also known as The Royal Regiment of Fuzileers; also known until 1751 by the names of colonels
1747 Royal English Fuzileers
ranked as 7th Foot
1751.07.01 7th (Royal Fuzileers) Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 7th (the Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot
title granted but not used; old title continued (Derbyshire title re-granted 1 Dec. 1823 to 95th Foot)
1881.07.01 The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
reorganised as the city regiment of London, encompassing also its Militia and Volunteer infantry


Namur 1695, Martinique 1809, Talavera, Busaco, Albuhera, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol, Kandahar 1880, Afghanistan 1879-80
Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: blue, turnbacks: blue, lacings: white with blue line
1685.06.11 Lt-Gen. George (Legge), 1st Baron Dartmouth
1689.08.26 Gen. John (Churchill), 1st Duke of Marlborough, KG [also 24th Foot]
1692.01.23 F.M. George (Hamilton), 1st Earl of Orkney, KT [also 1st Foot; Gov. Virginia 1714-37]
1692.08.01 Brig-Gen. Edward Fitzpatrick [also 32nd Foot]
1696.11.12 Gen. Sir Charles (O'Hara), 1st Baron Tyrawley
1713.01.29 F.M. James (O'Hara), 2nd Baron Tyrawley (Lord Kilmaine)
[also 3rd Tp Horse Gds, 2nd Tp Horse Gren Gds, 5th Horse, 3rd Dgns, 14th Dgns, Coldstream Gds, 10th Foot; Gov. Minorca 1753, Gov. Gibraltar 1756-57]
1739.08.27 Lt-Gen. William Hargrave [also 9th Foot, 31st Foot]
1751.01.26 Gen. John Mostyn
1754.08.20 Gen. Lord Robert Bertie
1776.11.12 Lt-Gen. Richard Prescott
1788.10.20 Gen. Hon. William Gordon of Fyvie [also 21st Foot, 4th Bn 60th Foot, 71st Foot, 81st Foot (Aberdeenshire) [1777-83, 1794-95]
1789.04.09 F.M. HRH Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent, KG, GCB [also 1st Foot]
1801.08.21 F.M. Sir Alured Clarke, GCB [also 5th Foot, 1st Bn 60th Foot, 68th Foot; C-in-C Bengal 1797, C-in-C India]
1832.09.20 F.M. Sir Edward Blakeney, GCB, GCH [also 1st Foot; Col.-in-Chief The Rifle Brigade originally 95th Foot; C-in-C Ireland; Gov. Royal Hospital 1856-68]
1854.12.22 Gen. Sir George Brown, GCB, KH [also 32nd Foot, Col.-in-Chief & Col 2nd Bn The Rifle Brigade originally 95th Foot, 77th Foot, 32nd Foot]
1855.01.18 Gen. Sir Samuel Auchmuty, GCB [also 65th Foot, 78th Foot, 103rd Foot (Irish) [1781-84, 1806-17]
1868.05.01 Gen. Sir Richard (Airey), 1st Baron Airey, GCB [also 17th Foot]
Mottos: Hon Soit Qui Mal y Pense
Nicknames: The Elegant Exctracts, The Royals, The Hanoverian White Horse
Marches: The British Grenadiers, De Normandie
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