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Floorplan - The Grant Room

India – Expanding The British Empire

As well as fighting the French in Europe, Britain was expanding its presence in India. In 1787, the Honourable East India Company funded the raising of the 75th (Highland) Regiment of Foot. For the next 20 years, the 75th fought to extend British rule in India. Both the 75th and 92nd later fought to suppress the Indian Mutiny in 1857 - 58.

In 1881, the 75th merged with the 92nd, becoming 1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders. The 92nd became 2nd Battalion The Gordon Highlanders.

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