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Colonels & Comanding Officers of the Regiment

This Section lists all those distinguished officers who held the appointment of Colonel of the Regiment in The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment and its forebear Regiments, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment and The East Surrey Regiment, and their forebear Regiments of Foot, The 2nd, 3rd and 70th Regiments; and also those appointed to the successor Regiments, The Queen's Regiment and The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment.

Colonels of The Regiment 1661 - 2009

Lieutenant General Piercy Kirke (the Elder)
Colonel Alexander Lutterell (orĀ Lutterall)


The Colonels of The Regiment list all those distinguished officers who held the appointment of Colonel of The Regiment in The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment and The East Surrey Regiment and their forebear Regiments of Foot, The 2nd, 31st and 70th Regiments.

Colonels of The Regiment


Comanding Officers 1945 - 1966

Colonel T A Buchanan, DSO. ,OBE. ,MC. ,ERD., TD.
Col. L, C. East, DSO.,OBE.


The Commanding Officers, roll lists the officers appointed to command Battalion, Depots and in some cases Infantry Training Centres or Primary Training Centres connected to the The Regiment. These lists record Regular and Territorial units.

Comanding Officers of The Queen's Royal
(West Surrey) Regiment

Comanding Officers of The East Surrey Regiment