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The Battle Honours in Heavy type are entitled to be borne on the Colours  

A dragon superimposed upon a cross pattee

A Dragon superscribed 'China'

A Naval Crown, superscribed  '2nd April 1801'


Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment Battle Honours

(See RGBW page for in depth examination of Battle honours)

DERR Battle Honours


Pre First World War

‘Louisburg’ ‘St Lucia 1778’ ‘Egmont-op-Zee’ ‘Copenhagen’ ‘Douro’ ‘Talavera’ ‘Albuhera’ ‘Queenstown’‘Vittoria’ ‘Pyrenees’ ‘Nivelle’ ‘Nive’ ‘Orthes’ ‘Peninsula’ ‘New Zealand’ ‘Ferozeshah’ ‘Sobraon’ ‘Alma’‘Inkerman’ ‘Sevastopol’ ‘Pekin 1860’ ‘Kandahar 1880’ ‘Afghanistan’ 1879-80’ ‘Egypt 1882’ ‘Tofrek’‘Suakin 1885’ ‘South Africa 1879, 1899-1902’


The Great War

28 Battalions—‘Mons’ ‘Le Cateau’ ‘Retreat from Mons’ ‘Marne 1914’ ‘Aisne 1914, 1918’ ‘La Bassee 1914’ ‘Messines 1914, 1917, 1918’ ‘Armentieres 1914’ ‘Ypres 1914, 1917’ ‘Langemarck 1914, 1917’ ‘Gheluvelt’ ‘NonneBosschen’ ‘Neuve Chapelle’ ‘Aubers’ ‘Festubert 1915’ ‘Loos’‘Somme 1916, 1918’ ‘Albert 1916, 1918’ ‘Bazentin’ ‘Delville Wood’ ‘Pozieres’ ‘Flers-Courcelette’ ‘Morval’ ‘Thiepval’ ‘LeTransloy’ ‘Ancre Heights’ ‘Ancre 1916,1918’ ‘Arras 1917, 1918’ ‘Scarpe 1917, 1918’ ‘Arleux’ ‘Pilkem’ ‘’Menin Road’ ‘’Polygon Wood’ ‘Broodseinde’ ‘Poelcappelle’ ‘Passchendaele’ ‘Cambrai 1917, 1918’ ‘St Quentin’ ‘Bapaume 1918’ ‘Rosieres’ ‘Avre’ ‘Villers Bretonneux’ ‘Lys’ ‘Hazebrouck’ ‘Bailleul’ ‘Kemmel’ ‘Bethune’ ‘Scherpenberg’ ‘Amiens’ ‘Hindenburg Line’ ‘Havrincourt’ ‘Epehy’ ‘ Canal du Nord’ ‘St Quentin Canal’ ‘Beaurevoir’ ‘Selle’ ‘Valenciennes’ ‘Sambre’ ‘France and Flanders 1914 –1918’ ‘Paiave’ ‘Vittorio Vento’ ‘Italy 1917 –1918’ ‘Dorian 1917, 1918’ ‘Macedonia 1915 -1918’ ‘Sulva’ ‘Saria Bair’ ‘Gallipoli’ 1915 -1916‘ ‘Gaza’ ‘Nebi Samwil’ ‘Jeruslem’ ‘Megiddo’ ‘Sharon’ ‘Palestine 1917 –1918’ ‘Tigris 1916’ ‘Kut al Amara 1917’ ‘Bagdad’ ‘Mesopotamia 1916 –1918’   


The Second World War

  ‘Dyle’ ‘Defence of Arras’ ‘St Omer La Bassee’ ‘Ypres-Comines Canal’ ‘Dunkirk 1940’ ‘Normandy Landing’ ‘Odon’ ‘Caen’ ‘Hill 112’ ‘Bourguebus Ridge’ ‘Malot’ ‘Mount Pincon’ ‘La Varinere’ ‘Seine 1944’ ‘Nederrijn’ ‘Roer’ ‘Rhineland’ ‘Cleve’ ‘Goch’ ‘Xanten’ ‘Rhine’ ‘Bremen’ ‘North West Europe 1940, 1944 –1945’ ‘Solarino’ ‘Simeto Bridgehead’ ‘Pursuit to Messina‘ ‘Sicily 1943’ ‘Monte Camino’ ‘Calabritto’ ‘Garigliano Crossing’ ‘Minturno’ ‘Damiano’ ‘Anzio’ ‘Carroceto’ ‘Rome’ ‘Advance to Tiber’ ‘Italy 1943-1945’ ‘ Middle East 1942’ ‘Donbaik’ ‘North Arakan’ ‘Point 531’ ‘Mayu Tunnels’ ‘Ngakyedauk Pass’ ‘Kohima’ ‘Mao Songsang’ ‘Shwebo’ ‘Kyaukmyaung Bridgehead’ ‘Mandalay’ ‘Fort Dufferin’ ‘Rangoon Road’ ‘Toungoo’ ‘Burma 1942 –1945’   

All the battle honours shown in bold type were carried forward to be displayed on the colours of the R.G.B.W. with the exception of DYLE, DAMIANO and CLEVE 

Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment 

(Berkshire and Wiltshire)

Briefing Board

THE AIM :- Of this section is to cover the history of the 1st Battalion Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment from its formation on the 9th June 1959 through to its eventual amalgamation with the 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment in 1994. Full details of all the Regiments postings, both operational and otherwise will be included, together with Awards/Decorations, and Regimental Customs. This is not intended to be a replacement for the Regimental History 'Cold War Warriors' but to compliment it.

Any soldier who served in, or who was attached to this Battalion are invited by the 'Farmersboys' Website team to contribute any information both written or photographic they feel will assist


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