Catalogue description Office of the Commander-in-Chief and War Office: Adjutant General's Office: Designation, Establishments and Stations of Regiments, Returns and Papers (Regimental Records Series I-IV)

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Reference: WO 380
Title: Office of the Commander-in-Chief and War Office: Adjutant General's Office: Designation, Establishments and Stations of Regiments, Returns and Papers (Regimental Records Series I-IV)
Description:

Records of the establishment, effective strength and disposition of individual regiments, with notes of changes to regimental designations colours and uniforms. These are thought to have been maintained by the Adjutant General's Office but latterly were kept in the Ministry of Defence library, where they were probably used to answer historical queries about British regiments.

WO 380/11 comprises an index to series 1-3.

Date: 1803-1991
Arrangement:

For the period 1803 to c1922 the records are arranged in three series; series 4 continues up to c1953.

Most records relating to the infantry regiments continue to use the numbers by which regiments of foot were known before they were given county and other names in 1881.

Related material:

For records of auxiliary forces see Division within WO

For more detailed monthly returns see WO 17

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Commander-in-Chief, Adjutant General's Department, 1701-1870

War Office, Adjutant General's Department, 1870-1964

Physical description: 24 volume(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

Ministry of Defence , from 1990

Accruals: Series is accruing
Publication note:

Historical details of regiments can be found in A Swinson, 'Regiments of and Corps of the British Army', (Archive Press, 1972), which is available in the reading rooms at The National Archives, Kew.

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