The Modern Era
In July 1999, fifty Liverpool Scottish soldiers, retaining their distinctive bonnet badge, their Highland dress and their regimental customs, were redeployed under Lt Col David Richardson MBE to form part of a new Territorial infantry battalion, The King's and Cheshire Regiment. Their new location was with A (King's) Company at TA Centre, Townsend Avenue, Liverpool L11 5AS with a Liverpool Scottish element to the Reconnaissance Platoon of KCR based in Manchester. The Museum was relocated in Liverpool and redeveloped its displays. The official opening of the Scottish Regemental Museum at Botonic Road took place in November 2002. Official opening was planed to take place in mid-November 2002, however contact would continue through the address given at the contact page.
Service in the 21st Century.
From July 2006 the King's and Cheshire Regiment of the Territorial Army was reorganized and the King's Regiment companies (A and C Company), including the Liverpool Scottish element joined the 4th Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's, Lancashire and Border). Private soldiers continue to be known as 'Kingsmen'. The 1908 pattern 10th King's Liverpool Regiment badge, readopted in 1993 on transfer from the 1st Battalion 51st Highland Volunteers to the 5th/8th Battalion, The King's Regiment which continued to be worn by V (The Liverpool Scottish) Company in the King's and Cheshire Regiment, was replaced by the Duke of Lancaster's badge seen to the right, worn on the TOS. The Regiment is known in speech as "The Duke of Lancaster's" and the Territorial battalion has the designation 4 LANCS. The Liverpool Scottish rifle platoon is part of A (Ladysmith) Company of 4 LANCS, based at the TA Centre at Townsend Avenue in Liverpool. Members of the Liverpool Scottish have been on active service in the various phases of Operation Telic in Iraq as well as being deployed in Afghanistan. The blue hackle continues to be worn.
Following the Defence Review of 2011 A (Ladysmith) Company was placed into suspended animation and 2 (The Liverpool Scottish) Platoon was disbanded. The Liverpool Scottish was therefore finally removed from the British Army’s Order of Battle after 114 Years of service to the Crown.