Medals of the Regiments:
The Rifles

 
 
  
Devonshire and Dorsetshire Cap Badge Light Infantry Cap Badge
Above; the badge of the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, in use 1958 -2007 , bringing together the symbols of the parent regiments. (the castle of Exeter from the Devons and the sphinx from the Dorsets) This example in anodised aluminium. The stringed bugle horn Light Infantry cap badge - this one in silver plate
Kipling and King  2043 Kipling and King 2031
 

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The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment
 (Berkshire and Wiltshire)
The Devonshire and Dorset
 Regiment
 
The
Royal Green Jackets
The Somerset and Cornwall
 Light Infantry
The
Light Infantry
The Royal Gloucestershire,
 Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment

The Rifles
 

 

Lineage Overview
 
 
11th 39th 28th + 61st49th + 66th 62nd + 99th 13th LI32nd + 46th 51st + 105th  53rd + 85th68th + 106th43rd + 52nd60th95th
Devonshire
Regiment
Dorset
Regiment
Gloucestershire
Regiment
Royal Berkshire
Regiment
Wiltshire
Regiment
Somerset Light
Infantry
Duke of Cornwall's
Light
Infantry
Kings Own Yorkshire
Light
Infantry
King's Shropshire
Light
Infantry
Durham
 Light
Infantry
Oxfordshire and Buckingham-shire
Light
Infantry
The
King's Royal Rifle Corps
The
Rifle
 Brigade
1685-19581701-19581694-19941744-19591756 -19591685-19591702-19591755-19681755-19681756-19681741-19661755-19661800-1966
                                                                                           
                                                                                           
                                                                                           
                                                                                           
The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment
1958 - 2007
       The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire)
1959 - 1994
The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry
1959 - 1968
                     (1st , 2nd & 3rd Green Jackets 1958-66)

The Royal Green Jackets
1966-2007
                                                                                           
                                                                                           
                                                                                           
              The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment
1994 - 2007
              The Light Infantry
1968-2007
                            
                                                                                           
                                                                                           
                                                                                           
                                                                                           
                                       The Rifles
2007 - date
                                       
 
 
 
 

Campaigns & Medals

 
 The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment 1958 - 2007  
 
 

The Cyprus Emergency 1955 - 1960  1st Battalion (1958-60?)

General Service Medal 1918-62

clasp:

Cyprus

numbers:?
  
 
 
 

Northern Ireland "The Troubles"  1969- 1st Battalion (numerous qualifying tours 1970 - 2002 )

General Service Medal 1962-

clasp:

Northern Ireland

numbers:?

 

 
Titled "The Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry"  July 2005
 

Iraq War, or Second Gulf War 2003, and Aftermath.1st Battalion (Operation Telic 8, 2006)

Iraq Medal 2003-

clasp:....none....
number:?

 

 
 
 
 The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire) 1959 - 1994  
 
 

Northern Ireland "The Troubles"  1969-  1st Battalion (eight qualifying tours 1971 - 1993 )

General Service Medal 1962-

clasp:

Northern Ireland

numbers:?

 

 
 
 
 The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry 1959 - 1968    
 
 

Aden 1964 - 67 1st Battalion (1966)

General Service Medal 1962-

clasp:

South Arabia

numbers:?
 
 
 

Northern Ireland "The Troubles"  1969-  1st Battalion (eight qualifying tours 1971 - 1986 )

General Service Medal 1962-

clasp:

Northern Ireland

numbers:?

 

 
 
 
 The Royal Green Jackets  1966-2007  
 
 
summary of the transformation from the old regiments to the new.......
pre
1958
 1st Battalion,
The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
 Light Infantry
 1st Battalion,
The King's Royal Rifle Corps
 1st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade
 (Prince Consort's Own)
       
1958 1st Green Jackets
 (43rd and 52nd)
 2nd Green Jackets
(The King's Royal Rifle Corps)
 3rd Green Jackets
 (The Rifle Brigade)
       
1966 1st Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets
 (43rd and 52nd)
 2nd Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets
(The King's Royal Rifle Corps)
 3rd Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets
 (The Rifle Brigade)
       
1968 1st Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets  2nd Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets  3rd Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets
       
1992 disbanded
 (2nd and 3rd battalions now become 1st and 2nd)
 1st Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets  2nd Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets
   
2007   2nd Battalion, The Rifles 4th Battalion, The Rifles
 
 Post 1966 medals....
(1958-1966 medals are included on the page for the older regiment)
 

Northern Ireland "The Troubles"  1969-  All 3 Battalions numerous tours.

General Service Medal 1962-

clasp:

Northern Ireland

numbers:?

 

 
 
 

Gulf War to liberate Kuwait  1990-1991 Support Company, 1 Battalion; with the Staffords Battle Group

Gulf Medal 1990-91

clasp:...none...

16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991

numbers:479
 

 

 
 
 

Operations in Sierra Leone 2000-2001 1st Battalion (Nov 01- Jan 02)

Operational Service Medal Sierra Leone 2000-02

numbers:?

 

 
 
 

Iraq War, or Second Gulf War 2003, and Aftermath.  1st Battalion. (19 Mechanised Brigade, Operation Telic 2, 2003)

Iraq Medal 2003-

clasp:....none....
number:?

 

 
 
 
 The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment 1994 - 2007  
 
Titled "The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry"  July 2005
 

Northern Ireland "The Troubles"  1969- 

General Service Medal 1962-

clasp:

Northern Ireland

numbers:?

 

 
 
 
 
 The Light Infantry 1968-2007  
 
summary of the transformation from the old regiments to the new.......
Pre
1968
 1st Battalion,
The Somerset and Cornwall
 Light Infantry
 1st Battalion,
Kings Own Yorkshire
Light Infantry
 1st Battalion,
King's Shropshire
Light Infantry
 1st Battalion,
Durham
 Light Infantry
         
1968 1st Battalion,
 The Light Infantry
 2nd Battalion,
 The Light Infantry
 3rd Battalion,
 The Light Infantry
 4th Battalion,
The Light Infantry
         
1969 no change no change no change Disbanded
         
1993 Disbanded
 (2nd and 3rd battalions now
 become 1st and 2nd)
 1st Battalion,
 The Light Infantry
 2nd Battalion,
 The Light Infantry
  
         
2007    5th Battalion,
 The Rifles
  3rd Battalion,
 The Rifles
  
 
 
 

Northern Ireland "The Troubles"  1969-  1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions numerous tours 1971 - 2000

General Service Medal 1962-

clasp:

Northern Ireland

numbers:?

 

 
 
 

Operations in Sierra Leone 1st & 2nd Battalions

Operational Service Medal Sierra Leone 2000-02

numbers:?

 

 
 
 

Iraq War, or Second Gulf War 2003, and Aftermath.  1st and 2nd Battalions.

Iraq Medal 2003-

clasp:....none....
19th Mar to Apr 2003
1st Battalion
elements with 2nd Royal Tank Regiment battlegroup.  Operation Telic, 2003 Invasion of Iraq.
numbers:??
 
2nd Battalion
 operation telic 2, 2003
numbers:?nil.
 
 
 
 
 
 The Rifles 2007 -  
 
5 regular battalions.
 

Iraq War, or Second Gulf War 2003, and Aftermath.   2nd and 3rd Battalions, Operation Telic 9, 2007, and 4th Battalion Operation Telic 10, 2007

Iraq Medal 2003-

clasp:....none....
number:?

 

 
 

 

  

 

Selected Links

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