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The ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BERKSHIRE and WILTSHIRE REGIMENT

THE REGIMENTS BATTLE HONOURS AND COLOURS

A quick reference point for anybody making a study of any Regiments history is to examine the colours of that Regiment paying particular attention to the Battle Honours. This will give the researcher a good starting point in establishing the Regiments involvement in battles and campaigns of yesteryear.

The whole question of the award of Battle Honours abounds in anomalies. Paltry skirmishes have been immortalized, and many gallant fights have been left unrecorded. In some cases certain corps have been singled out for honour, others which bore an equal share in the same days doings have been denied the privilege of assuming the Battle Honour. In some campaigns every skirmish has been handed down to posterity, in others one word has covered long years of fighting. A good example of years of sustained campaigning and hardship is the American War of Independence which all of our former Regiments participated in, and which resulted in no Battle Honors being awarded.

The Battle Honours carried today come from all the previous component parts of our Regimental family, The numbered Regiments, The named Regiments that followed, The Territorial Army, Service Battalions of Kitcheners War raised Battalions, and War raised units, disbanded on completion of hostilities. The Colours are a living memorial to all the Soldiers who served, fought and died. 

Our objective on this page is to draw the historical threads together from all the participating units and to tell the story of our Regiments involvement in these battles and Campaigns.

This site will take some time to construct as we are also putting together a Battle honour time line which will be inserted when near completion. 

QUEENS COLOUR

REGIMENTAL COLOUR

The Queens colour contains 42 combined Battle honours awarded to the Gloucestershire, Royal Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiments in the Great War and the Second World War The Regimental Colour carries 47 combined Battle honours from the three Regiments. These are all Pre first World War and Korea.
 
1st Bn The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment

Front row: Cpl Moodey, 2Lt Hellier, 2Lt Franklin, W01 (RSM) Rowley, CSgt Pavitt, CSgt Chimeczeski, WO2 Zimmer. 
Rear row: Cpl Coyle, Cpl Wilkes, Cpl Allen, Sgt Ingram, Sgt Macfarlane.

FEROZESHAH PARADE 1st Bn R.G.B.W. 2001 with 'THE COLOURS' which carry the Battle honours listed below

Over a period of time we intend to display a Regimental Battle Honour Timeline. All Battle Honours carried on the colours, and in the following timeline are shown in Bold Type. Further research is required into which Battalions from the Regiment fought in some of the major battles of the 'Great War'

 

REGIMENTAL BATTLE HONOUR TIMELINE
Battle/Campagain Honour  Relevant date Units Engaged

Miscellaneous Information

Ramilles 23rd May 1706 De Lalos Regt Regts 1st Battle Honour
Louisburg 8th-23rd June 1758 28th Foot

62nd Foot

 
Guadaloupe 1759 24th Jan-1st May 1759 61st Foot  
Quebec 1759 13th Sept 1759 28th Foot Wolfe killed in front of 28th Foot
Martinique 1762 16th Jan - 12th Feb 1762 28th Foot  
Havannah 7th June-14th Aug 1762 28th Foot  
St Lucia 1778 13th-18th Dec 1778 49th Foot  
Egmont-op-Zee 2nd Oct 1799 49th Foot  
Copenhagen 2nd April 1801 49th Foot Fought under Nelson
Maida 4th July 1806 61st Foot  
Corunna 16th January 1809 28th Foot  
 
Douro 12th May 1809 66th Foot  
Talavera 27th - 28th  July 1809 28th Foot

61st Foot

66th Foot

 
Buasco 27th Sept 1810 28th Foot

61st Foot

 
Barrosa 5th March 1811 28th Foot  
Albuhera 16th May 1811 28th Foot

66th Foot

2/66th Colours lost
Queenstown 13th Oct 1812 49th Foot General Brock Killed
Salamanca 22nd July 1812 61st Foot  
Vittoria 21st June 1813 28th Foot

66th Foot

 
Pyrenees 25th July-2nd Aug 1813 28th Foot

61st Foot

66th Foot

 
Nivelle 10th Nov 1813 28th Foot

61st Foot

66th Foot

 
Nive 9th-13th Dec 1813 28th Foot

61st Foot

62nd Foot

66th Foot

 
 
Orthez 27th Feb 1814  28th Foot

61st Foot

66th Foot

 
Toulouse 10th April 1814 28th Foot

61st Foot

 
Peninsula 17th Aug 1808

14th April 1814 

28th Foot

61st Foot

62nd Foot

66th Foot

 
Waterloo 16th-18th June 1815 28th Foot  
New Zealand 3rd May 1845  July1847 99th Foot  
Ferozeshah 21st - 22nd Dec 1845 62nd Foot  
Sobraon 10th Feb 1846 62nd Foot  
Chillianwallah 13th Jan 1849 61st Foot  
Goojerat 21st Feb 1849 61st Foot  
Punjaub 1848-1849 61st Foot  
 
Alma 20th Sept 1854 28th Foot

49th Foot

 
Inkerman 5th November 1854 28th Foot

49th Foot

Three Victoria Crosses won by the 49th.

CONNOLLY, OWEN & WALTERS    

Sevastapol 19th Sept 1854 - 8th Sept 1855 28th Foot

49th Foot

62nd Foot

 
Delhi 1857 30th May - 20th Sept 1857 61st Foot Surgeon READE wins the Victoria Cross
Pekin 1860 18th Sept -13th Oct 1860 99th Foot  
Kandahar 5th Aug - 1st Sept 1880 66th Foot  
Afghanistan 1879-80 20th Nov 1878 - 27th April 1881 66th Foot Includes Maiwand colours lost
Egypt 1882 11th July -23rd Sept 1882 1st Bn Berkshire Regt  
Tofrek 23rd March 1885 1st Bn Berkshire Regt Regt gains prefix of 'Royal' for this engagement from Queen Victoria
Suakin 1885 1st March - 14th May 1885 1st Bn Berkshire Regt Includes Hasheen
Defence of Ladysmith 29th Oct 1899 - 27th Feb 1900 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regt  
Relief of Kimberly 15th Feb 1900 2nd Bn Gloucestershire Regt  
Paardeberg 17th - 27th Feb 1900 2nd Bn Gloucestershire Regt  
South Africa 1879, 1899 - 1902  

12th Oct 1899 -31st May 1902

99th Foot (1879 )

1st Bn Gloucestershire Regt

2nd Bn Gloucestershire Regt

2nd Bn Royal Berkshire Regt

2nd Bn Wiltshire Regt

Victoria Cross won by Pte HOUSE, 2nd Bn Royal Berkshires
FIRST WORLD WAR

(France and Flanders)

(note) In this section the Battalion engaged in the action leading to the award will only be shown if positively  identified.

1914
Mons 23rd -24th Aug 1914 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regt

1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regt

1st Bn Wiltshire Regt

 
Retreat from Mons 24th Aug -5th Sept 1914 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regt

1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regt

1st Bn Wiltshire Regt

 
Le Cateau 26th August 1914 1st Bn Wiltshire Regt  
Marne 1914 7th - 10th Sept 1914 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regt

1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regt

1st Bn Wiltshire Regt

 
Aisne 1914,18 12th - 15th Sept 1914

2th May - 6th June 19187

1st Bn Gloucestershire Regt

1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regt

1st Bn Wiltshire Regt

The 8th Glosters won the 1918 Honour
Messines 1914,17,18 12th Oct - 2nd Nov 1914

7th - 14th June 1917

10th -11th April 1918

1st Bn Wiltshire Regt

Gloucestershire Regt

Wiltshire Regt

Note, Only the 1st Wilts took part in the 1914 action. 

Both the Glosters and the Wilts took part in the 1917 & 18 Battles, at this stage Battalions not known

Armentieres 1914 13th Oct -2nd Nov 1914 1st Bn Wiltshire Regt  
Ypres 1914,15,17

19th Oct -22nd Nov 1914

22nd April -4th May 1915

31st July - 10th November 1917

2nd Bn Gloucestershire Regt

1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regt

1st Bn Wiltshire Regt

 

Note, The 1st Bns of each Regt took part in the 1914 action. 

The 2nd Bn Glosters took part in the 1915 action and all three Regiments took part in the 1917 actions. Bns not known at this stage

Langemarck 1914,17 21st - 24th Oct 1914

16th - 18th August 1917

1st Bn Gloucestershire Regt

1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regt

1st Bn Wiltshire Regt

 

Note, All three 1st Battalions took part in the 1914 action.

The 2nd & 1st/4th Bn Royal Berks took part in the 1917 action, together with the 1st/4th, 1st/5th, 1st/6th, 2nd/4th, 2nd/5th and 2nd/6th Glosters

Gheluvelt 29th - 31st Oct 1914 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regt

1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regt

 
La Basse 10th Oct -2nd Nov 1914 1st Bn Wiltshire Regt  
Nonne Bosschen 11th Nov 1914 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regt

1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regt

1st Bn Wiltshire Regt

 
Givenchy 1914 20th -21st Dec 1914 to 25th Jan 1915 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regt  
1915
Neuve Chapelle 10th - 13th March 1915 2nd Bn Royal Berkshire Regt

1st Bn Wiltshire Regt

 
Gravenstafel 22nd - 23rd April 1915 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regt  
St Julien 24th Apr -4th May 1915 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regt  
Frezenberg 8th - 13th May 1915 2nd Bn Gloucestershire Regt  
Bellewaarde 24th - 25th May 1915 2nd Bn Gloucestershire Regt  
Aubers 9th May 1915 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regt

1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regt

1st Bn Wiltshire Regt

 
Festubert 1915 15th - 25th May 1915 1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regt

1st Bn Wiltshire Regt

 
Loos 25th sept - 8th Oct 1915 1st & 10th Bns  Gloucestershire Regt

1st, 2nd, 5th & 8th Bns Royal Berkshire Regt

1st, 2nd & 6th Bns Wiltshire Regt

Victoria Cross won by 2nd Lt TURNER, 1st Bn Royal Berkshires

1916
Somme 1916, 18 1st July -18th Nov 1916

21st March - 5th April 1918

21st August - 3rd Sept 1918

Gloucestershire Regiment

1st,2nd, 1st/4th,2nd/4th, 5th,6th &8th Bns Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment 

NOTE, In 1918 the Royal Berkshire Bns were the 1st, 2nd/4th,5th & 8th. The Gloster Bns were the 2nd/5th,8th & 13th 

Albert  1916,18 1st -13th July 1916

21st - 23rd August 1918

Gloucestershire Regiment

1st & 2nd Bns Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment 

 

NOTE, In 1918 the Royal Berkshire Bns were the 1st, 5th & 8th Bns and the 12th Glosters

The 1916 dates Includes actions of Montauban, Mametz, Fricourt, Contalmaison and La Boiselle

Bazentin 14th - 17th July 1916 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

2nd/4th, 6th & 8th Bns Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment 

 
Delville Wood 15th July - 3rd Sept 1916 Gloucestershire Regiment

1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment

 
Pozieres 23rd July - 3rd Sept 1916 1st,1st/4th,1st/5th, 1st/6th  8th & 10th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment

1st/4th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment 

Includes action of Mouquet Farm
Guillemont 3rd - 6th Sept 1916 Gloucestershire Regiment  
Flers - Courcelette 15th - 22nd Sept 1916 1st,10th & 12th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment

8th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment

Includes Action of Martinpuich
Morval 25th - 28th Sept 1916 Gloucestershire Regiment

8th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment

Includes actions of Combles, Les Boeufs and Guedecort
Thiepval 2nd - 28th Sept 1916 8th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment  
Le Transloy 1st - 18th October 1916 8th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment 

Includes actions of Eaucourt L'Abbaye, Le Sars, and Butte de Warlencourt
Ancre Heights 1st October - 11th Nov 1916 Gloucestershire Regiment

1st/4th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment 

Includes actions of Schwaben and stuff redoubts and Regina Trench
Ancre 1916, 18 13th - 18th Nov 1916

5th April 1918

8th & 13th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment

1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment 

 

NOTE, Only the 5th Bn Royal Berkshires took part in the 1918 Battle

The 1916 date Includes capture of Beaumont Hamel.

1918 Royal Berkshire Regiment Only

1917
Arras 1917,18 19th April -4th May 1917

28th March 1918

26th Aug - 3rd Sept 1918

Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment 

 

The 1917 date includes the Battles of Vimy, Scarpe (Three Battles) and Arleux (All seperatly honoured)

Only the 8th Bn Glosters and the Royal Berkshires carried the Battle honour for 1918

Vimy 1917 9th - 14th April 1917 Gloucestershire Regiment  

Scarpe  1917,18

A) 9th - 14th April 1917   

B) 23rd -24th April 1917   

C) 3rd - 4th May 1917 

26th - 30th Aug 1918     

12th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment 

The 1918 action includes the capture of Monchy - Le - Preux and involved only the Royal Berkshire Regiment

Messines 1917, 18 7th - 14th June 1917

10th - 11th April 1918

Gloucestershire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment 

The 1917 action includes the action of Wytschaete

The 8th Bn Glosters won the 1918 honour

Arleux 28th - 29th April 1917

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

 
Pilckem 31st July - 2nd Aug 1917

1st Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment 

 
Menin Road 20th - 25th Sept 1917

8th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

 
Polygon Wood 26th Sept - 3rd Oct 1917

Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

 
Broodseinde 4th October 1917

1st/4th,1st/5th,1st/6th, 8th & 12th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

 
Poelcappelle 9th October 1917

1st/4th,1st/5th,1st/6th & 12th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

 
Passchendaele

A) 1st - 12th Oct 1917

B) 26th Oct -10th Nov 1917

1st,8th & 12th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

 

Cambrai 1917, 18

20th Nov - 3rd Dec 1917

8th - 9th Oct 1918

2nd/4th,2nd/5th & 2nd/6th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

NOTE, Only the Glosters and Royal Berks took part in the 1917 action

The 1917 action Includes the Tank attack and acvtions of Bourlon Wood and the German counterattacks

1918
St Quentin 21st -23rd March 1918

2nd/5th & 13th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

 
Bapaume 1918 24th - 25th March 1918

31st Aug -3rd Sept 1918

8th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

 
Rosieres 26th - 27th March 1918

2nd/5th & 13th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

 
Avre 4th April 1918

2nd/5th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

 
Villers Bretonneax 24th - 25th April 1918

2nd Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment

 

Lys

9th -29th April 1918

Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

Includes all battles from Estaires to Scherpenberg            (All separately honoured)

 

Estaires 9th -11th April 1918

Gloucestershire Regiment

 
Hazebrouck 12th - 15th April 1918

2nd/5th & 12th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

 
Bailleul 13th - 15th April 1918

8th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

Includes action of Neuve Eglise

Kemmel 17th - 19th April 1918

25th - 26th April 1918

8th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

 
Bethune 18th April 1918

1st & 2nd/5th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

 
Scherpenberg 29th April 1918

Wiltshire Regiment

 
Amiens 8th - 11th Aug 1918  Royal Berkshire Regiment  
Drocourt Queant  2nd - 3rd Sept 1918

1st Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

 
Hindenburg Line 12th Sept - 9th Oct 1918

1st,1st/5th,8th,9th & 12th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

 
Havrincourt 12th Sept 1918  Royal Berkshire Regiment  
Ephey 18th Sept 1918

1st & 12th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment

Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

 
Canal du Nord 27th Sept -1st Oct 1918

Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

 
St Quentin canal 29th Sept - 2nd Oct 1918

Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

 
Beaurevoir 3rd - 6th Oct 1918

Gloucestershire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

 
Selle 17th - 25th October 1918

1st,1st/5th,2nd/5th8th & 9th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

 
Valenciennes 1st - 2nd Nov 1918

2nd/5th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

 
Sambre 4th Nov 1918

1st/5th & 8th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

 
France and Flanders 1914 - 1918 4th Aug 1914 - November 1918

Gloucestershire Regiment

 Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

 
ITALY
Paive

15th - 24th June 1918

1st/4th/1st/5th/1st/6th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment

 1st/4th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment

 
Vittorio Veneto

24th Oct -4th Nov 1918

1st/4th & 1st/6th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment

 1st/4th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment

 
Italy 1917 - 18

12th May 1917 - 4th Nov 1918

1st/4th/1st/5th/1st/6th/12th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment

 1st/4th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment

 
MACEDONIA
Struma

30th Sept -31st Oct 1916

2nd and 9th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment Includes actions of Karajaloi'a, Yenikoi and Baraklui Zuna'a
Doiran 1917 -18 24th - 25th April and 8th -9th May 1917

18th -19th Sept 1918

2nd and 9th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment

7th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment

Both the Glosters and Royal Berkshires fought in 1917. But only the Royal Berkshires can claim the 1918 engagement. This was applied for by the Glosters but refused.
Macedonia 1915- 1918 5th October 1915 - 30th Sept 1918 2nd and 9th Bns Gloucestershire Regiment

7th Bn RoyalBerkshire Regiment

 
GALLIPOLI
Sulva 6th - 21st August 1915 7th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

Includes battles at Sari Bair, Landing at Sulva and Scimitar hill (All separately honoured)
Sari Bair 6th - 10th August 1915 7th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

5th Bn Wiltshire Regiment

Includes actions of lone pine and Russells top.
Scimitar Hill 21st August 1915 7th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment  
Gallipoli 1915 -1916 25th April - 7th January 1916 7th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

5th Bn Wiltshire Regiment

 
EGYPT
Egypt 1916 26th Jan 1915 - 8th Feb 1917 7th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment  
PALESTINE
Gaza 27th Oct - 7th Nov 1917 1st/4th Bn Wiltshire Regiment The 3rd Battle of Gaza included the capture of Beersheba and action of Sheria
Nebi Samwil 17th - 24th Nov 1917 1st/4th Bn Wiltshire Regiment  
Jerusalem Capture

7th - 9th Dec 1917

Defence

26th - 30th Dec 1917

1st/4th Bn Wiltshire Regiment  
Megiddo 19th - 25th Sept 1918 1st/4th Bn Wiltshire Regiment Includes Battles of Sharon and Nablus (Both separately honoured)
Sharon 19th - 25th Sept 1918 1st/4th Bn Wiltshire Regiment  
Palestine 1917 -1918 26th March 1917 - 31st October 1918 1st/4th Bn Wiltshire Regiment  
Mesopotamia
Tigris 1916 14th Jan - 24th April 1916 7th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

5th Bn Wiltshire Regiment

Awarded for the three attempts to Relieve Kut al Amara
Kut al Amara 1917 16th Dec 1916 - 25th Feb 1917  7th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

5th Bn Wiltshire Regiment

 
Baghdad 25th Feb - 30th April 1917 7th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

5th Bn Wiltshire Regiment

 
Mesopotamia 1916,1918 6th Nov 1914 - 5th Nov 1918 7th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

5th Bn Wiltshire Regiment

 
PERSIA
Persia 1918 11th April 1916 - 8th Aug 1919 7th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

 

Includes operations in South Persia, Persian Gulf, East Persia, Trans - Caspia, NW Persia and the Caspian
SECOND WORLD WAR
Europe
Dyle 10th - 16th May 1940 1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment
Defence of Escaut 19th - 22nd May 1940 Gloucestershire Regiment
Defence of Arras 19th - 24th May 1940 2nd Bn Wiltshire Regiment
St Omer-La Bassee 23rd - 29th May 1940 Gloucestershire Regiment

1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wormhoudt 28th May 1940 Gloucestershire Regiment
Cassel 27th - 29th May 1940 Gloucestershire Regiment
Ypres-Comines Canal 26th - 28th May 1940 2nd Bn Wiltshire Regiment
Dunkirk 1940 26th May 3rd June 1940 Royal Berkshire Regiment

Note. This Battle honour was only awarded to those units that held the Dunkirk bridgehead

Normandy Landing 6th June 1944 5th bn Royal Berkshire Regiment Beach group Battalion for Canadian landing
Villers Bocage 8th - 15th June 1944 2nd Bn Gloucestershire Regiment
Oden 25th June - 2nd July 1944 4th & 5th Bns Wiltshire Regiment
Caen 4th - 18th July 1944 4th & 5th Bns Wiltshire Regiment
Hill 112 10th - 11th July 1944 4th & 5th Bns Wiltshire Regiment
Bourgeubus Ridge 18th - 23rd July 1944 4th & 5th Bns Wiltshire Regiment
Maltot 22nd - 23rd July 1944 4th & 5th Bns Wiltshire Regiment
Mont Pincon 30th July - 9th August 1944 Gloucestershire Regiment

4th & 5th Bns Wiltshire Regiment

La Variniere 4th - 9th August 1944 4th & 5th Bns Wiltshire Regiment
Falaise 7th - 22nd August 1944 Gloucestershire Regiment
Risle Crossing 25th - 27th August 1944 Gloucestershire Regiment
Seine 1944 25th - 28th August 1944 4th & 5th Bns Wiltshire Regiment
Le Havre 10th - 12th September 1944 Gloucestershire Regiment
Nederrijn 17th - 27th September 1944 4th & 5th Bns Wiltshire Regiment
Roer 16th - 31st January 1945 4th & 5th Bns Wiltshire Regiment
Zetten 18th - 21st January 1945 Gloucestershire Regiment
Cleve 9th - 11th February 1945 4th & 5th Bns Wiltshire Regiment
Goch 12th 21st February 1945 4th & 5th Bns Wiltshire Regiment
Xanten 8th - 9th March 1945 4th & 5th Bns Wiltshire Regiment
Rhine 25th March - 1st April 1945 5th bn Royal Berkshire Regiment

4th & 5th Bns Wiltshire Regiment

Bremen 18th - 26th April 1945 4th & 5th Bns Wiltshire Regiment
North West Europe 1940, 44,45 19th May 1940 - 19th August 1942

6th June 1944 - 5th May 1945

Gloucestershire Regiment

1st & 5th Bns Royal Berkshire Regiment 

4th & 5th Bns Wiltshire Regiment

SICILY
Solarino 11th - 13th July 1943 2nd Bn Wiltshire Regiment  
Simeto Bridgehead 18th - 21st July 1943 2nd Bn Wiltshire Regiment  
Pursuit to Messina 2nd - 17th august 1943 10th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment  
Sicily 1943 9th July - 17th August 1943 10th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment

2nd Bn Wiltshire Regiment

 
ITALY
Monte Camino 5th November - 9th  December 1943 10th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment  
Calabritto 5th - 6th December 1943 10th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment  
Carigiano Crossing 17th - 31st January 1944 10th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment

2nd Bn Wiltshire Regiment

 
Minturno 17th - 25th January 1944 2nd Bn Wiltshire Regiment  
Damiano 18th - 30th January 1944 10th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment  
Anzio 22nd January - 22nd May 1944 10th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment

2nd Bn Wiltshire Regiment

 
Corroceto 7th - 10th February 1944 10th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment  
Rome 22nd May - 4th June 1944 2nd Bn Wiltshire Regiment  
Advance to Tiber 22nd may - 4th June 1944 2nd Bn Wiltshire Regiment  
Italy 1943-45 3rd Sept 1943 - 22nd April 1945 10th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment

2nd Bn Wiltshire Regiment

 
Middle East 1942 20th May 1941 - 21st November 1944 2nd Bn Wiltshire Regiment

Honour covers operations not falling within land campaigns in the area separately honoured, ie North Africa, Greece, Syria,, Iraq, British Somaliland and Abyssinia

BURMA
Taukyan 7th - 8th march 1942 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regiment  
Paungde 28th - 30th March 1942 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regiment  
Monywa 1942 30th April - 2nd may 1942 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regiment  
Donbaik 8th January - 18th march 1943 1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment  
North Arakan 1st jan - 12th June 1944 10th Bn  Gloucestershire Regiment

1st Bn Wiltshire Regiment

 
Point 551 3rd April - 22nd may 1944 1st Bn Wiltshire Regiment  
Mayu Tunnels 15th March - 20th April 1944 10th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

1st Bn Wiltshire Regiment

 
Ngakyedauk Pass 4th February - 4th march 1944 1st Bn Wiltshire Regiment  
Kohima 27th march - 22nd june 1944 1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regint  
Mao Songsang 15th - 19th June 1944 Royal Berkshire Regiment  
Pinwe 11th - 30th November 1944 10th Bn Gloucestershire Regt  
Shweli 1st January - 12th February 1945 Gloucestershire Reg  
Schwebo 6th - 9th January 1945 1st bn Royal Berkshire Regiment  
Kyaukmyaung Bridgehead 9th - 12th February 1945 2nd Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment  
Mandalay 12th feb - 21st march 1945 2nd Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment  
Fort Dufferin 9th - 20th march 1945 2nd Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment  
Rangoon Road 1st April - 6th may 1945 1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment  
Myitson 13th Feb - 9th march 1945 10th Bn Gloucestershire Regt  
Toungoo 22nd April - 6th may 1945 2nd Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment  
Burma 1942 - 45 20th January -15th August 1945 1st and 10th Bns Gloucestershire Reg

1st and 2nd Bns Royal Berkshire Regiment

1st Bn Wiltshire Regiment

 
KOREAN WAR
Hill 327 16th - 20th February 1951 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regiment  
Imjin 22nd - 25th April 1951 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regiment  
Korea 1950 - 51 1st August 1950 - 26th July 1953 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regiment  

 
SOURCES
Battle Honours of the British and Commonwealth Armies by Anthony BAKER
Battle honours of the British Army, by C.B. NORMAN
Cap of Honour by David Scott DANIELL
History of the Royal Berkshire Regiment by PETRE (Vols 1 & 2)
History of the Royal Berkshire Regiment 1920 - 1947 by Gordon BLIGHT
Story of the Wiltshire Regiment by Col KENRICK
Regimental Journal of the Gloucestershire Regiment  'The Back Badge
Regimental Journal of the Royal Berkshire Regiment 'The China Dragon'
Regimental Journal of the Wiltshire Regiment
Regimental Journal of the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment
Regimental Journal of the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment 'Sphinx & Dragon'

 
Further investigations into the identity of some of the participating Battalions in some of the actions, in particular the first world war are still continuing. If anyone can assist please contact 'Mac' the 'Farmersboys' historian. Any mistakes or errors listed above will solely be within the remit of Mac who will action any information. 

TO BE CONTINUED

 

 

 
                             
 
                        
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