50th (Queen's Own) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1755.12.25 52nd Regiment of Foot
1756.12.25 50th Regiment of Foot
renumbered upon disbandment of old 50th Foot (Shirley's) [1746-48, 1754-57] and 51st Foot (Pepperell's) [1744-48, 1754-56]
1782.08.31 50th (West Kent) Regiment of Foot
1827.09.25 50th (Duke of Clarence's) Regiment of Foot
(named for the future King William IV)
1831.01.14 50th (Queen's Own) Regiment of Foot
(renamed for Queen Adelaide, consort of William IV)
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 97th Foot to form The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)


[Egypt]1, Vimiera, Coruna, Almaraz, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nive, Orthes, Peninsula, Punniar, Mookdee, Ferozeshah, Aliwal, Sobraon, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol, [New Zealand]2 1. the Sphinx badge superscribed "Egypt". 2. awarded for services in 1863-1866.
Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: scarlet, turnbacks: scarlet, lacings: white
1755.12.18 Gen. James Abercromby [also 44th Foot; Col.-in-Chief 60th Foot]
1756.05.30 F.M. Studholme Hodgson [also 4th Horse, 11th Dgns, 4th Foot, 5th Foot]
1759.10.24 F.M. John Griffin Griffin (Whitwell), 4th Baron Howard de Walden, KB [also 33rd Foot]
1760.05.05 Lt-Gen. Edward Carr
1764.09.05 Gen. Sir William Boothby, Bt [also 6th Foot, 63rd Foot]
1774.02.03 Gen. Michael O'Brien Dilkes
1775.09.01 Col. Hon. George Monson [also 96th Foot [1760-63, 1780-84]
1777.04.30 Gen. Sir Thomas Spencer Wilson, Bt.
1798.08.31 Gen. Sir James Duff
1839.12.23 Gen. Sir George Townsend Walker, Bt., GCB [also 52nd Foot, 84th Foot, 2nd Bn & 3rd Bn The Rifle Brigade originally 95th Foot, Meuron's Regt; Gov. Grenada 1815-16, CinC Madras 1825-31]
1842.11.17 Lt-Gen. Sir Hudson Lowe, KCB, GCMG [also 56th Foot, 93rd Foot]
1844.01.20 Lt-Gen. Sir John Gardiner, KCB [also 6th Foot, 61st Foot]
1849.03.28 Maj-Gen. Dir Dudley St. Leger Hill, KCB
1851.04.11 Lt-Gen. William Francis Bentinck Loftus
1852.10.11 Maj-Gen. James Allan, CB
1853.02.28 Lt-Gen. Sir George Arthur, Bt, KCH
1854.09.20 Gen. Sir Richard England, GCB, KH [also 41st Foot]
1861.04.20 Lt-Gen. George Morton Eden
1862.11.12 Lt-Gen. Marcus John Wade
1872.03.08 Gen. Sir Edward Walter Forestier-Walker, KCB [also 94th Foot]
Mottos: Quo Fas et Gloria Ducunt, Invicta
Nicknames: The Gallant 50th, The Blind Half-hundred, The Dirty Half-hundred, The Devil's Royals
Anniversaries: Corunna (16 Jan 1809), Sevastopol (8 Sep 1855)
Marches: A Hundred Pipers, Men of Kent
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