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First Foot Guards

The Regiment


History of the Guards in the American service
A scholarly article by Linnea Bass
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Colonels of the Regiment

1656 Colonel Thomas Wentworth, 5th Lord Wentworth

1660 Colonel the Honorable John Russell

1681 Brigadier-General Henry Fitzroy, 1st Duke of Grafton

1688 Colonel Sir Edward Henry Lee, Baronet, 1st Earl of Lichfield

1688 Brigadier-General Henry Fitzroy, 1st Duke of Grafton

1689 Lieutenant-General Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney

1690 General Charles Schomberg, 2nd Duke of Schomberg

1693 Lieutenant-General Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney

1704 General John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

1712 General James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde

1714 General John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

1722 General William Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan

1726 General Sir Charles Wills

1742 General HRH William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

1757 Field-Marshal Sir John Louis Ligonier, 1st Earl Ligonier

1770 Field-Marshal HRH William Henry, 1st Duke of Gloucester & Edinburgh

1805 Field-Marshal HRH Frederick Augustus, Duke of York & Albany

1827 Field-Marshal Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

1852 Field-Marshal HRH Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel,
Duke of Saxony, Prince of Saxe-Coburg "The Prince Consort"

1861 Field-Marshal HRH George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

1904 Field-Marshal HRH Arthur William Patrick Albert, Duke of Connaught & Strathearn

1942 Colonel HRH Princess Elizabeth (later HM Queen Elizabeth II)

1952 General Sir George Darrell Jeffreys, 1st Lord Jeffreys

1960 Major-General Sir Allan Henry Shafto Adair, Baronet

1975 Field-Marshal HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh


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