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.
1st Bn Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire & Wiltshire) existed as such from the 9th June 1959 when it
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
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.
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.
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
understand the Green jackets will also join this new Regiment which is
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'.
REGIMENTAL HISTORY SITE IS CONSTANTLY BEING UPGRADED AND ADDED TO.
ESTIMATE IT WILL TAKE 3/4 YEARS TO COMPLETE.
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Mac has been withdrawn at his request due to the excessive amount of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