16th (Bedfordshire) Regiment of Foot
United Kingdom
1688.10.09 Archibald Douglas's Regiment of Foot
raised at Reading from southern counties; known until 1751 by the names of nine other colonels
1747 ranked as 16th Foot
1751.07.01 16th Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 16th (Buckinghamshire) Regiment of Foot
1809.05 16th (Bedfordshire) Regiment of Foot
(exchanged county titles with 14th Foot)
1881.07.01 The Bedfordshire Regiment
reorganised as the county regiment of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, encompassing also its Militia and Volunteer infantry


Namur 1695, Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, Surinam
Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: yellow, turnbacks: yellow, lacings: white with yellow zigzag between two red lines
1688.10.09 Col. Archibald Douglas
1688.12.21 Col. Robert Hodges
1692.08.01 Col. James (Stanley), 10th Earl of Derby
1705.03.25 Brig-Gen. Francis Godfrey
1711.02.17 Brig-Gen. Henry Durell
1713.06.23 Brig-Gen. Hans Hamilton [also 34th Foot]
1715.07.11 Col. Richard (Ingram), 5th Viscount Irvine
1717.12.13 Col. John Cholmley
1724.04.07 Maj-Gen. Henry (Scott), 1st Earl of Deloraine, KB
1730.07.09 Lt-Gen. Roger Handasyde [also 22nd Foot]
1763.01.14 Col. Hon. Robert Brudenell [also 4th Foot]
1765.06.25 Lt-Gen. Sir William Draper, KB [also 79th Foot, [1757-63, 1778-84]
1766.03.04 Lt-Gen. James Gisborne [also 121st Foot, [1762-64, 1794-96]
1778.05.14 Lt-Gen. James Robertson [also 2nd Bn 60th Foot]
1788.03.06 Lt-Gen. Hon. Thomas Bruce [also 100th and 123rd Foot, [1780-85, 1784-96]
1797.12.15 Lt-Gen. Henry Bowyer [also 89th Foot]
1808.08.29 Gen. Sir Charles Green, Bt. [also 37th Foot]
1814.02.17 Lt-Gen. Sir George Prevost, Bt. [also 5th Bn 60th Foot, 76th Foot; Capt-Gen. North America; Gen. Gov. Dominica 1802-07; Gov. Lower Canada 1811-15]
1816.01.08 Lt-Gen. Hugh Mackay Gordon
1823.03.15 Gen. Sir William Carr (Beresford), 1st Viscount Beresford, GCB, GCH [also 69th Foot, 88th Foot; Col.-in-Chief 60th Foot; MGO 1828-30]
1854.01.28 Gen. Sir Thomas Erskine Napier, KCB [also 71st Foot]
1857.05.16 Maj-Gen. Cecil Bishop, CB
1858.03.22 Gen. Sackville Hamilton Berkeley [also 75th Foot]
1863.02.13 Gen. George Macdonald [also 96th Foot]
Mottos: Hon Soit Qui Mal y Pense
Nicknames: The Old Bucks, The Feather-bedders, The Peacemakers
Anniversaries: Blenheim (2 Aug 1704)
Marches: Madolinata
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