Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Royal Lancers Regiment

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial road in Derby commemorating the Royal Lancers Regiment.
Images
Southeast Sign Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
London Rd (A5194)
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE1 2NL

NGR:
SK 35623 35717
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
At the junction of London Rd with Traffic St and Bradshaw Way (A601).
Type
Overall type: Road.


Overall condition: Fair.


Description:

A road traffic island containing grass, trees, shrubs and rockery stones. A sign carries the regimental name (together with advertisements or sponsorship information).

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Road Various - c27m dia Fair
Sign Unknown c1200 c2400 c50m Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Royal Lancers Island
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Non-specific regimental memorial. Totals
Action
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
Administration
Custodian: Derby City Council

Local authorities:
From 1997: The unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History
23rd March, 2016: The existing road traffic island was officially named Royal Lancers Island by Cllr Paul Pegg, Mayor of Derby .
References
Derby Telegraph, 1st February 2016: a report on the naming proposal.

Derby Telegraph, 23rd March 2016: a report on the naming ceremony making it clear that the name commemorates the Royal Lancers Regiment.
Comments
At the naming ceremony the mayor said that the name was in honour of soldiers who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom and in recognition of the contribution made by soldiers from Derby and Derbyshire who fought for the 9th/12th Royal Lancers and Queens Royal Lancers. Both regiments amalgamated in January 2016 to become the Royal Lancers which recruits heavily from Derbyshire. He said: "I am delighted and honoured to unveil this permanent memorial to remember the contribution of soldiers who fought in and continue to fight with Derbyshire's cavalry regiments. I believe it shows our appreciation of their efforts and sacrifices made over the years".

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