List of British Regular Army regiments (1962)

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This is a list of British Regular Army regiments after the Army restructuring caused by the 1957 Defence White Paper: many regiments were amalgamated between 1958-60. Further cuts and amalgamations took place in the 1960s and early 1970s.


Household Cavalry[edit]

Royal Armoured Corps[edit]

Heavy Cavalry[edit]

Light Cavalry[edit]

The Royal Tank Regiment[edit]

Combat Arms[edit]


The infantry in 1962 was divided into 15 separate brigades for administrative purposes:

  • Guards Brigade: Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards, Scots Guards, Irish Guards, Welsh Guards.
  • Lowland Brigade: The Royal Scots, King's Own Scottish Borderers, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and Royal Highland Fusiliers.
  • Highland Brigade: The Black Watch, Gordon Highlanders, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and Queen's Own Highlanders.
  • Home Counties Brigade: The Royal Sussex Regiment, Middlesex Regiment, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment and Queen's Own Buffs.
  • Fusilier Brigade: Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt) and Lancashire Fusiliers.
  • East Anglian Brigade: 1st, 2nd and 3rd East Anglian Regiments
  • Forester Brigade: Royal Warwickshire Regiment (until November 1962), Royal Leicestershire Regiment, Sherwoord Foresters.
  • Mercian Brigade: Cheshire Regiment, Worcestershire Regiment, Staffordshire Regiment.
  • Welsh Brigade: Royal Welsh Fusiliers, South Wales Borderers, Welsh Regiment.
  • Wessex Brigade: Gloucestershire Regiment, Royal Hampshire Regiment, Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment.
  • Lancastrian Brigade: The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire), King's Own Royal Border Regiment, King's Regiment and Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers).
  • Yorkshire Brigade: The Green Howards, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire and York & Lancaster Regiment.
  • North Irish Brigade: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Royal Ulster Rifles.
  • Light Infantry Brigade: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, King's Shropshire Light Infantry, Durham Light Infantry, Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry.
  • Green Jackets Brigade: 1st Green Jackets (43rd and 52nd), 2nd Green Jackets (King's Royal Rifle Corps), 3rd Green Jackets (Rifle Brigade).

In 1968 the administrative brigades were merged to form 6 administrative divisions. These were:

  • Guards Division — formerly the Brigade of Guards.
  • Scottish Division — formed by the amalgamation of the Highland and Lowland Brigades.
  • King's Division — formed by the amalgamation of the Lancastrian, North Irish, and Yorkshire Brigades.
  • Prince of Wales's Division — formed by the amalgamation of the Mercian, Welsh, and Wessex Brigades.
  • Queen's Division — formed by the amalgamation of the East Anglian, Fusilier and Home Counties Brigades.
  • Light Division — formed by the amalgamation of the Light Infantry and Green Jackets Brigades.

Foot Guards[edit]

Line Infantry[edit]