17th (Leicestershire) Regiment of Foot
United Kingdom
1688.09.27 Solomon Richard's Regiment of Foot
raised in London; known until 1751 by the names of 8 other colonels
1751.07.01 17th Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 17th (Leicestershire) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 The Leicestershire Regiment
reorganised as the county regiment of Leicestershire, encompassing also its Militia and Volunteer infantry


Namur 1695, Louisburg, Martinique 1762, Havannah, [Hindoostan]1, Ghuznee 1839, Khelat, Afghanistan 1839, Sevastopol, Ali Masjid, Afghanistan 1878-79 1. the Royal Tiger badge superscribed "Hindoostan", awarded 1825 for services in 1804-1823, including Bundelkhund and 3rd Mahratta war.
Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: greyish white, turnbacks: greyish white, lacings: white with two dark blue outer lines and two dark blue inner zigzags
1688.09.27 Col. Solomon Richards
1689.05.01 Col. Sir George St. George
1695.05.01 Col. John Courthorpe
1695.09.01 Col. Sir Matthew Bridges
1703.08.26 Brig-Gen. Holcroft Blood
1707.08.20 Maj-Gen. Joseph Wightman
1722.09.28 Brig-Gen. Thomas Ferrers [also 23rd Dgns, 39th Foot, Ferrers's Foot]
1722.11.07 Lt-Gen. James Tyrrell
1742.08.31 Lt-Gen. John Wynyard [also 4th Marines]
1752.03.14 Maj-Gen. Edward Richbell [also 39th Foot, 61st Foot]
1757.02.25 Brig-Gen. John Forbes
1759.10.24 Lt-Gen. Hon. Robert Monckton [also 2nd Bn 60th Foot]
1782.05.29 Gen. George Morrison [also 4th Foot, 75th Foot [1756-63, 1778-83]; QMG 1761-96]
1792.08.08 Gen. George Garth
1819.06.14 Gen. Sir Josiah Champagné, GCH [also 41st Foot, 1st Ceylon Regt]
1840.02.17 Gen. Sir Frederick Augustus Wetherall, GCH [also 62nd Foot]
1843.01.02 Gen. Sir Peregrine Maitland, GCB [also 76th Foot, 1st West India Regt; CinC Madras 1836-38; Gov. & CinC Cape 1843-47]
1854.05.31 Lt-Gen. Thomas James Wemyss, CB
1860.07.20 Gen. Sir Richard (Airey), 1st Baron Airey, GCB[also 7th Foot]
1868.05.01 Lt-Gen. John Grattan, CB
1871.04.30 Gen. William Raikes Faber, CB
Mottos: Veni et Vici
Nicknames: The Tigers, The Green Tigers, The Bengal Tigers, The Lilywhites
Anniversaries: Royal Tiger Day (25 Jun 1825)
Marches: A Hunting Call, Romaika, General Monkton
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