22nd (Cheshire) Regiment of Foot
United Kingdom
1688.03.08 Duke of Norfolk's Regiment of Foot
also known until 1751 by the names of other colonels
1747 ranked as 22nd Foot
1751.07.01 22nd Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 The Cheshire Regiment
reorganised as the county regiment of Cheshire, encompassing also its Militia and Volunteer infantry]


Louisburg, Martinique 1762, Havannah, Meeanee, Hyderabad, Scinde
Badges: An acorn leaved and clipped.
Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: pale buff, turnbacks: pale buff, lacings: white with two scarlet lines
1689.03.08 Col. Henry (Howard), 7th Duke of Norfolk, KG [also 12th Foot]
1689.09.28 Lt-Gen. Sir Henry Bellasis [also 2nd Foot, 6th Foot]
1701.06.28 Maj-Gen. William Selwyn [also 2nd Foot]
1702.06.20 Maj-Gen. Thomas Handasyde
1712.04.03 Lt-Gen. Roger Handasyde [also 16th Foot]
1730.08.25 Lt-Gen. William Barrell [also 4th Foot, 28th Foot]
1734.10.30 Gen. The Hon. James St. Clair (Baron Sinclair -- did not assume title) [also 1st Foot]
1737.06.27 Maj-Gen. John Moyle [also 36th Foot]
1738.12.13 Brig-Gen. Thomas Paget [also 32nd Foot]
1741.08.12 Maj-Gen. Richard O'Farrell
1757.07.11 Maj-Gen. Edward Whitmore
1762.03.29 Gen. Hon. Thomas Gage [also 11th Light Dgns, 17th Light Dgns, Col.-in-Chief 60th Foot, 80th, Foot (Light Armed) [1758-63]; C-in-C North America]
1782.04.18 Lt-Gen. Charles O'Hara [also 74th Foot; Gov. Gibraltar 1795-98]
1791.04.02 Gen. David Dundas, GCB [also 1st Dgn Gds, 2nd Dgns, 7th Hussars, Col.-in-Chief The Rifle Brigade originally 95th Foot; QMG 1796-1803; C-in-C]
1795.12.23 Maj-Gen. William Crosbie [also 89th Foot]
1798.06.18 Lt-Gen. John Graves Simcoe [also commandant Queen's Rangers; 81st Foot]
1806.10.30 Gen. Sir James Henry Craig, KB [also 46th Foot, 78th Foot, 82nd Foot [1757-68, 1777-83], 86th Foot; Gov. Lower Canada 1807-11, Gov. Cape 1795]
1809.09.18 Gen. The Hon. Edward Finch [also 54th Foot]
1843.11.21 Lt-Gen. Sir Charles James Napier, GCB [also 97th Foot; CinC India]
1853.09.19 Lt-Gen. Sir William Francis Patrick Napier, KCB [also 27th Foot]
1860.02.13 Gen. Sir John Lysaght Pennefather, GCB [also 46th Foot; Gov. RoyalHospital 1870-72]
1872.05.10 Lt-Gen. George Thomas Conolly Napier, CB [also 96th Foot]
1873.05.06 Gen. Sir Trevor Chute, KCB
Mottos: Ich Dien
Nicknames: The Lightning Conductors, The Red Knights, The Old Two Twos, The Peep-of-Day Boys, The Specimens
Anniversaries: Meeanee (17 Feb 1843)
Marches: Wha wadna fecht for Charlie?, The 22nd Regiment Slow March 1772
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