From Our records July

30th Jun 2015

In 1999 - 16 years ago The Royal Rifle Volunteers were formed.

During the Opium Wars the 49th of Foot departed from India in April and arrived on 4 July 1840 in Chusan, China. The ships arrived at Tinghai Harbour for a few days, and then sometime later the 49th were sent to Harbour Point. 1845 (July) is the 175th Anniversary of the 49th earning the right to the China Dragon as their badge for their part in the wars

1815 saw the 2nd Battalion of 62nd Regiment of Foot move from Ireland to join the Duke of Wellington in July (after the Battle of Waterloo) and ended up in Paris.