71st (Highland) (Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1771 independent company raised in Highlands
1777.12.19 73rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot (McLeod's Highlanders)
1786.04.26 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot (McLeod's Highlanders)
1808.06 71st (Glasgow Highland) Regiment of Foot
1809.03.20 71st (Glasgow Highland Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot
1810 71st (Highland) (Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 74th Foot to form The Highland Light Infantry


[Hindoostan]1, Cape of Good Hope 1806, Rolica, Vimiera, Corunna, Fuentes d'Onor, Almaraz, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nive,Orthes, Peninsula, Waterloo, Sevastopol, Central India 1.awarded 1821 for services in 1780-1798, including 2nd Mysore war, 3rd Mysore war, 4thMysore war and Pondicherry.

Note: see also The Highland Light Infantry (The City of Glasgow Regiment) for belatedly awarded battle honours.

Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: white, turnbacks: white grey, lacings: white with two black and one red lines
1777.12.19 Maj-Gen. John (Mackenzie), Lord Macleod
1789.04.09 Gen. Hon. William Gordon of Fyvie [also 7th Foot, 21st Foot, 4th Bn 60th Foot, 81st Foot (Aberdeenshire Highland Regt)]
1803.08.06 Gen. Rt. Hon. Sir John Francis (Cradock), 1st Baron Howden [to 1796; also known as Caradoc; also 43rd Foot, 127th Foot [1794-96]
1809.01.07 Gen. Francis Dundas [also 94th Foot]
1824.01.16 Gen. Sir Gordon Drummond, GCB [also 8th Foot, 49th Foot, 88th Foot, 97th Foot (Queen's Owm Germans) [1798-1818]
1829.09.21 Gen. Sir Colin Halkett, GCB, GCH [also 31st Foot, 45th Foot, The Rifle Brigade originally 95th Foot, 2nd Lt Bn KGL; Cin-C Bombay 1831-32, Gov. Royal Hospital 1849-56]
1838.03.28 Lt-Gen. Sir Samuel Ford Whittingham, KCB, KCH
1841.03.15 Lt-Gen. Sir Thomas Reynell, Bt, KCB [also 87th Foot, 99th Foot]
1848.02.18 Lt-Gen. Sir Thomas Arbuthnot, KCB [also 9th Foot, 52nd Foot, 99th Foot]
1849.02.08 Gen. Sir James Macdonell, GCB, KCH [also 79th Foot]
1857.05.16 Gen. Sir Thomas Erskine Napier, KCB [also 16th Foot]
1863.07.06 Gen. Hon. Charles Grey [also 3rd Foot]
1870.04.01 Lt-Gen. Robert Law, KCB [also 2nd West India Regt]
1874.05.17 Gen. Hon. Sir George Cadogan, KCB [also 106th Foot]
1880.01.28 Gen. John Hamilton Elphinstone Dalrymple, CB [also 108th Foot]
Nicknames: The Pig and Whistle Light Infantry, The Glesca Kilties
Marches: Blue Bonnets over the Border
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