|The C.O. is the top
soldier of any Infantry Battalion, normally someone who would have
soldiered within his Battalion from Subaltern upwards. By the time he
reached Lieutenant Colonel the Lance Corporal in his first Platoon could
well be a senior Warrant officer or even the Regimental Sgt Major. Such is
the way of a British Infantry Battalion. To most Soldiers the C.O. was a
distant figure who you didn't wish to meet on orders 'The guard room
Listed below are the Commanding officers of the 1st
Battalion Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment from the birth of the
Regiment through to the amalgamation with the Gloucestershire Regiment in
1994. Further images will be added in the future to prove that the 'CO'
had indeed soldiered in his younger days.