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The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment

The Regimental Family is wide. It includes our Cadet Detachments, Regimental Association Branches, affiliated ships, allied regiments, and our civic community.

The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment is the Infantry regiment of the North-West of England. It consists of two Regular Army Battalions (1 LANCS and 2 LANCS) and one Army Reserve Battalion (4 LANCS).

The Regiment was formed on 1st July 2006, by the amalgamation of the King's Own Royal Border Regiment, the King's Regiment and the Queen's Lancashire Regiment.

Her Majesty the Queen, the Duke of Lancaster, is our Colonel in Chief.

We are known as the "Lions of England".

The 1st Battalion is based, with its families, in Episkopi, Cyprus.

1 LANCS is a light roled battalion, which operates mainly on foot, with minimal transport. It is equipped with the full range of small arms, mortars, anti tank weaponry and surveillance equipment. It is a versatile organisation that can work in support of Armoured and Mechanised brigades.
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