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1st Battalion Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment
(Berkshire and Wiltshire)
(49th,62nd, 66th and 99th)

 

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New Temporary page added (Bottom left) called 'Regts Future' where I am collating any relevant information about the future of the Regiment for those interested.

 

The 1st Bn Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire & Wiltshire) existed as such from the 9th June 1959 when it  amalgamated from the Royal Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiments up to 1994 when due to further cut backs in the British Army it was amalgamated once again, this time  with the 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regiment to form the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment.

The main aim of this history section is to tell the story of the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment, but to do so in isolation would not do the Regiment any credit nor the Soldiers who served in it.  The Regiment was, and still is a Family Regiment with links from the youngest Cadet through to the oldest pensioner, once you have served in 'The Regiment' you never leave.

This is not the place to cover the history of the parent Regiments. This is more than adequately covered by the respective Regimental Museums at Salisbury and Gloucester.

In order to give a balanced view of the Regiment we intend to cover the last few years of the Royal Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiments leading up to the amalgamation in 1959, concentrating on those soldiers who made the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment what it was. We will cover the life and times of the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment in as much depth as we possibly can. At the other end of the timetable we will cover the present day historical activities of the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment.

Due to further reorganizations within the infantry arm of the British Army the regiment is about to undergo another change. In the near future they are going to be merged yet again, this time  into the Light Division together with the Devon and Dorset's. We understand the Green jackets will also join this new Regiment which is to be called 'The Rifles'. Within the framework of this upheaval the regiment, the 'Farmersboys' still exist - it has never been disbanded, and through this site we can assist in maintaining our treasured 'golden thread'.

THIS REGIMENTAL HISTORY SITE IS CONSTANTLY BEING UPGRADED AND ADDED TO.  WE ESTIMATE IT WILL TAKE 3/4 YEARS TO COMPLETE.

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CONTACT 'MAC' THE SITE 'HISTORIAN'
 

The E Mail contact for Mac has been withdrawn at his request due to the excessive amount of spamming and virus related problems associated with it. If you wish to get in contact with Mac to add, delete or in anyway provide any information for the history site you can contact him either though the Webmaster or via Macs E Mail address on the main Farmersboys site.

 

 

 
 
 
                             
 
                        
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