86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot

86th (Royal County Down) Regiment Of Foot

86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot

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The 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army, formed in 1793 and amalgamated into The Royal Irish Rifles in 1881.

The regiment was raised in 1793 as a volunteer corps in Shropshire, and taken into the British Army the following year as the 86th (Shropshire Volunteers). In 1795, it absorbed the personnel of the 118th Regiment of Foot, formed in 1794 for service as marines but then disbanded the next year.In 1806 it became the 86th (Leinster) Regiment of Foot, and then in 1812 the 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot.

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