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REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJORS

1st Bn DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S ROYAL REGIMENT
(Berkshire & Wiltshire)
1959 - 1994

 

R.S.M.s Arm Badge  

W.O. 1 L.R. HODGES 1959-1962  
W.O. 1 D.C. MORTIMER 1962-1964  
W.O. 1 C.T. GOLDSMITH 1964-1966  
W.O. 1 J. A. BARROW 1966-1968  
W.O. 1 J WILLIAMS  1968-1970  
W.O. 1 G.J. PINCHEN 1970-1974  
W.O. 1 D.J.I. LEADBETTER 1974-1976  
W.O. 1 W.R. STAFFORD 1976-1978  
W.O. 1 E.A. MILLARD 1978-1980  
W.O. 1 S.J. VENUS 1980-1983  
W.O. 1 R.G. HICKS 1983-1985  
W.O. 1 W. H. SHERMAN 1985-1987  
W.O. 1 D. FEDRICK 1987-1989  
W.O. 1 M.K. GODWIN  1989-1991  
W.O. 1 S.P. NORTH   1991-1993  
W.O.1 P.W. McCLEOD 1993-1994       

                                                                                     

The REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR is the senior Warrant officer in the Battalion, and as such holds an important position of authority within the Regimental organization. To many young soldiers within any Infantry Battalion the 'R.S.M.' was somebody to be avoided at all costs, and it appeared to many a soldier that all 'R.S.M.s' are born old. The following images are an attempt to record the Regimental Sergeant Majors of the 1st Battalion Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire & Wiltshire) for historical interest, and to illustrate to those soldiers that believed the R.S.M. was born yesterday that they have indeed soldiered in the past.  

                                                                                                                                                                              

REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR

L.R. HODGES

1959 - 1962

RSM HODGES

The 1st Battalion Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiments first R.S.M.

RSM HODGES

Photo taken shortly after amalgamation in Tidworth.

 

               

REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR
D.C. MORTIMER

1962 - 1964

RSM MORTIMER as RSM of 1st Bn DERR

R.S.M. MORTIMER shown whilst R.S.M. of the 1st Battalion D.E.R.R.

Sgt MORTIMER with 1st WILTS

Sgt MORTIMER as a member of the Wiltshire Regiments Shooting team

                

                     

REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR
C.T. GOLDSMITH

1964 - 1966

RSM GOLDSMITH

R.S.M. GOLDSMITH was a Royal Hampshire man who after leaving the Battalion became the R.S.M.of a Wiltshire T.A. Battalion

               

     

REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR 
J.A. BARROW

1966 - 1968

RSM BARROW 1st Bn DERR

R.S.M. BARROW 1st Battalion D.E.R.R., Minden, West Germany 

CSM BARROw 1st Wilts

CSM BARROW 1st Bn DERR

C.S.M. BARROW 1st Wiltshire Regiment C.S.M. BARROW 1st Bn D.E.R.R. on the 'Greenline' in Cyprus 1964

            

REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR
J. WILLIAMS

1968 - 1970

RSM WILLIAMS 1st Bn DERR Minden

RSM WILLIAMS whilst serving in Minden, West Germany

RSM WILLIAMS Driver Training Minden

RSM PINCHEN mess dress Minden 1969

RSM Williams driver training for AFV 432 in Minden B.A.O.R.

R.S.M Williams on the occassion of the Regiments 10th Anniversary in Minden 1969

     

REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR
G.J. PINCHEN

1970 - 1974

RSM PINCHEN in Berlin

R.S.M. PINCHEN pictured on parade in Berlin

Cpl PINCHEN 1st WILTS REGT

RSM PINCHEN N.I. 1973

Cpl PINCHEN as a member of the Wiltshire Regimental Depot shooting team

R.S.M. PINCHEN appearing to imitate a gunslinger, N.I. 1973

      

REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR
D J LEADBETTER

1974 - 1976

RSM LEADBETTER 1st Bn DERR

RSM LEADBETTER whist R.S.M. of the 1st Bn D.E.R.R.

RSM LEADBETTER recieved his LSGC Medal

RSM LEADBETTER recieving his LS & GC Medal from the Col of the Regiment Brigadier HUNTER, June 1974

Captain LEADBETTER, 1st Battalion D.E.R.R.

 

REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR
W. R. STAFFORD

1976 - 1978

RSM 'Bill' STAFFORD

RSM 'Bill' STAFFORD, 1st Bn D.E.R.R.

CSM STAFFORD in Minden West Germany

CSM STAFFORD in Mess dress Minden

C.S.M. STAFFORD, 1st Bn D.E.R.R. in Minden, B.A.O.R.

C.S.M. STAFFORD in Mess Dress, Minden

 

 

REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR
E.A. MILLARD

1978 - 1980

Captain MILLARD 1st Bn DERR

R.S.M. MILLARD 1st Bn D.E.R.R. shown as a Captain after being commissioned

Cpl MILLARD Sardinia 1964

RSM MILLARD, N.I.

Cpl MILLARD in Sardinia 1964

R.S.M. MILLARD, Northern Ireland

 

REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR
S.J. VENUS

1980 - 1983

RSM J VENUS

RSM John VENUS, 1st Bn D.E.R.R.

RSM J VENUS 1st Bn DERR

Pte J VENUS 1964, Cyprus

RSM J VENUS in DERR Mess Dress Pte John VENUS in Cyprus 1964, evidence of youth !

 

REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR
R.J. HICKS

1983 - 1985

RSM HICKS 1984

RSM HICKS, Canterbury, presentation of Colours 1984

RSM HICKS 2nd WESSEX REGT (TA)

RSM HICKS UN Parade Cyprus

RSM HICKS receiving his LS & GC Medal whilst serving as RSM of the 2nd WESSEX Regiment (T.A.)

RSM HICKS marches off the colours on the Brit-com U.N. parade in Cyprus

 

 

REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR

W.H. SHERMAN

1985 - 1987

RSM SHERMAN 1st Bn DERR Aldergrove

RSM SHERMAN, Aldergrove N.I.

  RSM SHERMAN during an inspection N.I.

Lt SHERMAN after beinmg commissionedFurther Image to be added in the future

R.S.M. SHERMAN during an inspection, Northern Ireland, the look says 'I hope he doesn't look over there'

It must have been alright, RSM SHERMAN later commissioned 

 

REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR

D. FEDRICK

1987 - 1989

RSM FEDRICK 1st Bn DERR

RSM FEDRICK 1st Bn DERR

Junior RSM FEDRICK

J/RSM FEDRICK 'The Boy Soldier' RSM FEDRICK meets the Colonel in chief, Hong Kong
 

 

REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR
M K GODWIN

1989 - 1990

RSM GODWIN in Hong Kong

RSM GODWIN in Hong Kong

RSM GODWIN river crossing

Capt GODWIN 1st Bn RGBW

"Evidence of Soldiering", river crossing drills The young GODWIN on the left followed by Alan 'Mac'  Captain GODWIN, 1st Bn R.G.B.W. holding the Regimental Colour at Windsor

 

 

REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR
S.P. NORTH

1990 - 1992

RSM NORTH Catterick

RSM NORTH 1st Bn DERR Catterick

Plt Sig NORTH on Exercise in France

North the Boxing Champion

The Young 'Platoon Signaller' NORTH carrying a load in France

Sgt NORTH holding the cup for the 2nd Armoured Div Novice Boxing Championships

 

 

REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR
P.W. McLEOD

1992 -1994

WO1 (RSM) P W Mcleod The last RSM

RSM McLEOD, 1st Bn DERR. The Battalions last R.S.M.

RSM Mcleod in DERR Mess dress

RSM Mcleod on the occasion of the Regiments last Ferozeshah ball CSM Mcleod as escort to the Colours Hong Kong
 
 
                             
 
                        
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