27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1689.06.26 Zacharaiah Tiffin's Regiment of Foot
formed at Enniskillen as Militia; also known until 1751 by the names of other colonels
1690.01.01 placed on regular English Establishment
1747 ranked as 27th Foot
1751.07.01 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 108th Foot to form The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers


St. Lucia 1796, [Egypt]1, Maida, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula, Waterloo 1. the Sphinx badge superscribed "Egypt".

Note: see also The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers for belatedly awarded battle honours.

Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: buff, turnbacks: buff, lacings: white with yellow line and blue zigzag
1689.06.20 Brig-Gen. Zachariah Tiffin
1702.08.29 Gen. Thomas Whetham [also 12th Foot]
1725.03.22 F.M. Richard (Molesworth), 3rd Viscount Molesworth
1732.05.29 Lt-Gen. Archibald Hamilton
1737.06.27 Lt-Gen. William L. (Blakeney), 1st Baron Blakeney
1761.09.24 Gen. Hugh Warburton [also 45th Foot]
1771.09.05 Lt-Gen. Sir Eyre Coote, KB [also 37th Foot, 84th Foot [1758--65]; C-in-C Madras 1769-70, C-in-C India]
1773.02.19 Gen. Eyre (Massey), 1st Baron Clarina
1804.05.23 Gen. Sir Francis Rawdon (Hastings), 1st Marquess of Hastings, KG, GCB, GCH (1st Baron Rawdon, 2nd Earl of Moira) [also 105th Foot (Volunteers of Ireland); MGO 1806-07; Gov. Gen CinC India; Gov. Malta 1824-26; Constable of the Tower 1806-26]
1826.12.16 Gen. Hon. Sir Galbraith Lowry Cole, GCB [also 34th Foot, 70th Foot, 103rd Foot [1781-84, 1806-17]
1842.11.02 Lt-Gen. Sir John Maclean, KCB [also 1st Bn 60th Foot]
1848.02.05 Gen. Sir William Francis Patrick Napier, KCB [also 22nd Foot]
1853.09.19 Lt-Gen. Edward Fleming, CB
1860.04.24 Lt-Gen. John Geddes, KH [also 46th Foot]
1864.04.29 Gen. James Robertson Craufurd [also 91st Foot]
1870.08.27 Gen. Randal Rumley [also 1st Bn 60th Foot]
Mottos: Nec Aspera Terrent
Nicknames: The Skins, The Skillingers, The Lumps
Marches: Sprig of Shillelagh
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