The 43rd was originally raised in 1741 as Fowke's Regiment of Foot and received the designation as 43rd Foot in 1751. The regiment was sent to America in 1757 and fought in the centre of Wolfe's line at Quebec. After the capture of Montreal, the regiment participated in attacks on Spanish possessions in the Caribbean before returning to England in 1764. The regiment returned to American in 1774. It saw action at Concord and Bunker Hill and then Long Island and White Plains in 1776. From August 1778 to October 1779 the regiment was garrisoned in Rhode Island. It was part of the army that surrendered at Yorktown. In 1803, and by then with the country name of Monmouthshire, the regiment became one of the first British units to be trained up as light infantry. It participated in the Peninsular War but missed Waterloo as in 1814 it returned to America to fight in the War of 1812. In 1881 the battalion joined with the 52nd Foot to form what became the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. That regiment in turn became the Royal Green Jackets and in 2005 was amalgamated with other regiments to form one of the British Army's super-regiments, The Rifles.
24 figures. Painted 2003 and March 2016. Flags by GMB.