THE REGIMENT

Regimental Names

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LIST OF THE VARIOUS NAMES BORNE BY THE REGIMENT

 

  1817  
  Cuttack Legion
  1823  Rangpur Local Battalion, 8th Rangpur Light Infantry
  1827  Assam Light Infantry
  1844  1st Assam Light Infantry
  1861  46th Bengal Native Infantry

  1865

  42nd Assam Regiment of Native Infantry (Light Infantry)  

  1885  42nd Bengal Infantry
  1886  42nd Gurkha Light Infantry
  1891  42nd Gurkha Rifle Regiment of Bengal Infantry
  1901  42nd Gurkha Rifles
  1903  6th Gurkha Rifles
  1948  6th Gurkha Rifles, The Gurkha Regiment 6th Gurkha Rifles  
  1959 
  6th Queen Elizabeth’s Own Gurkha Rifles