Inniskillings arrive in Gibraltar.

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Saturday, 10 January, 1818

Within less than 20 months, the 27th (Inniskillings) Regiment of Foot, having spent 24 years abroad on foreign service, were sent to Gibraltar where they arrived on 10 January 1818. The Regiment spent six uneventful years on the Rock before embarking for a tour of duty in the West Indies. At this time, when there were great efforts by the Treasury to save public money, usually by disbanding regiments, the Duke of Wellington responded by 'hiding' as many regiments as possible in remote colonies.

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