The Lions Of England
The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment is the Infantry Regiment of the North West of England. We have 2 regular battalions and 1 reserve battalion. Fierce, strong and courageous, we are known as The Lions of England.
1 July 2006
Specialised Light Infantry
We specialise in dismounted close combat, always ready to deploy at anytime, anywhere in the world to counter threats to our national security.
• Experts in dismounted close combat
• Providing stabilisation, aid and assistance overseas
• Home defence
• Able to work in complex terrains and climates
• Globally deployable at short notice
All 3 battalions are currently based in the North West.
1 LANCS is based at Dale Barracks, Chester
2 LANCS is now a Specialised Infantry Battalion and will eventually be based in Pirbright
4 LANCS is based at Kimberley Barracks, Preston
Recent deployments have included Denmark, Italy, Nigeria, South Sudan
- Op SHADER - training Iraqi and Kurdish security forces in Iraq
- Op TRENTON - Force Protection for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
We are amongst the very best in the Army. Our officers are strong, natural leaders and our soldiers are tough, courageous and loyal with a great sense of humour and camaraderie. Fierce in spirit, we are the Lions of England.
We are based in Fulwood Barracks, Preston, which has a long association with the Regiment. Fulwood Barracks has, throughout its history, been the main focus of military activity in Lancashire, and has often had wider regional responsibilities. Today it houses the Army's regional headquarters and is the main focus of military activity in the North West.
The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
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We are the heart of the Army. Whether war fighting or peace keeping, at home or away, our Kingsmen outwit, outfight and outlast our adversaries.
We deploy rapidly anywhere in the world and provide reconnaissance and ground manoeuvre using the latest equipment.
Through the years
Our 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. We recruit from the Mersey to Scotland, the Pennines to the Isle of Man.
The 4th, or King’s Own Regiment of Foot, was raised by King Charles II.
1 July 1881
Our 12 Regiments were formally linked by name to their recruiting areas in the North West.
We raised 176 battalions in World War 1, earning 124 battle honours, 43 VCs and 1 GC.
We raised 67 battalions in World War 2, earning 108 battle honours, 2 VCs and 1 GC.
On 1 July 2006
The King’s Own Royal Border Regiment, The King’s Regiment, and The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment, together with 23 respective companies of The Lancastrian and Cumbrian Volunteers and The King’s and Cheshire Regiment, merged to form The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (King’s, Lancashire and Border).
Both our battalions, supported by our Reserve battalion, served in Afghanistan.
Dale Barracks, Liverpool Rd, Chester CH2 4BD
Elizabeth Barracks, Pirbright Camp, Woking GU24 0DT
Kimberley Barracks, Deepdale Road, Preston, PR1 6PR