24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen’s)

24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen’s) was a battalion of the London Regiment (1908-1938). Between 1908 and 1938 it was based at the Braganza Street drill hall, though in 1914 it mobilised for war at 71 New Street, Kennington Park Road.[1]

Its origins lay in the 19th Surrey Rifle Volunteers, founded in 1859.[2] That unit became the 8th Surrey Rifle Volunteer Corps in 1880, which three years later was assigned to the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) as the latter's 4th (Volunteer) Battalion. When the Territorial Force was formed in 1908, the battalion was reassigned to the new London Regiment, with whom it remained until 1938, when it returned to the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), now as that regiment's 7th (Southwark) Battalion. After the Second World War the battalion converted to artillery and, in 1947, became the 622nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The London Regiment". The Long Long Trail.
  2. ^ "Militia, Volunteers and Territorials". Archived from the original on 2015-11-06. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  3. ^ "24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's)". Regiments.org. Retrieved 15 May 2018.