The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment [UK]
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Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 15 July 2000. Corrected and updated 16.07.2006
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The Devonshire
and Dorset Regiment
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by A. Melville-Brown
United Kingdom  
  Titles & Lineage
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards & Guidons
  Uniforms & Badges

  Biography & Gallantry Awards
  Associations, Forums, Re-Enactors
  Museums, Monuments, Memorials

How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
1958.05.17 The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment
formed by amalgamation of The Devonshire Regiment, and The Dorset Regiment
2005.07 transferred to Light Division
2005.07.22 The Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry
2007.02 united with The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry, The Light Infantry, and The Royal Green Jackets, to form The Rifles
crown The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment (Army site)
pip History of The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment (Army site)
pip The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, by Glenvil Roberts.
pip Future Structure of the Regiment (Army site)
  RHQ and Depot:
    RHQ: Wyvern Barracks, Exeter, Devon
    Wessex Brigade at Exeter [1958-1968]
    Prince of Wales's Division at Lichfield [1968-2005]
    Light Division [2005-2006]
  1st Battalion [1958-2007]
Territorials and Volunteers:
  The Devonshire Regiment (1st Rifle Volunteers) [1958-1967]
  The Dorset Regiment [1958-1967]
  The Wessex Regiment [1967-1988]
  The Devonshire Territorials (Royal Devon Yeomanry/The 1st Rifle Volunteers) [1967-1971]
  The Dorset Territorials [1967-1971]
  4th (V) Battalion [1987-1999]
  The Rifle Volunteers [1999-2007]
[combined battle honours of  The Devonshire Regiment, and The Dorset Regiment]
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Badges: The Sphinx superimposed upon the Castle of Exeter; The Castle and Key superscribed 'Gibraltar 1779-1783' and with the motto 'Montis Insignia Calpe' beneath; The Sphinx superscribed 'Semper Fidelis, Primus in Indis'
Uniform: 1958-2007: blue; facings: grass green; piping: grass green
headdress: blue beret (1959-2005), green beret (22 July 2005-2006)
1958.05.17 HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, CI, GCVO, GBE
1977.06.11 F.M. HRH Edward, The Duke of Kent, KG, GCMG, GCVO, ADC
1958.05.17 Maj-Gen. George Neville Wood, CB, CBE, DSO, MC [from Dorset Regt]
1962.02.26 Maj-Gen. Hugh Alastair Borradaile, CB, DSO
1967.02.07 Brig. Alexander Edward Craven Bredin, DSO, MC
1977.02.07 Gen. Sir Arthur John Archer, KCB, OBE
1979.12.01 Col. Michael Frederick Robert Bullock, OBE, DL
1984.11.30 Maj-Gen. Colin Terry Shortis, CB, CBE
1990.05.31 Gen. Sir John Finlay Willasey Wilsey, GCB, CBE, ADC [also Col. Cmdt. ACC; POW Div]
1998.01.01 Maj-Gen. Bryan Hawkins Dutton, CB, CBE
  2002.12.31 Lt-Gen. Sir Cedric Norman George Delves, KBE, DSO
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Motto: Semper fidelis; Montis insignia calpe; Primus in Indis
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Anniversaries: Wagon Hill (6 Jan.), Amalgamation Day (17 May), Bois des Buttes (27 May), Sarah Sands Day (11 Nov.)
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Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
Canada flag Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke 1958-present
Australia flag The Royal New South Wales Regiment
Kenya flag 5th Battalion, The King's African Rifles  
Malaysia flag 6th Battalion, The Royal Malay Regiment 1958-present
Bonds of Friendship:
South Africa flag 5th South African Infantry
France flag 2e R√©giment √Čtranger d'Infanterie
Royal Navy Ensign HMS Exeter
Royal Air Force Ensign A Flight, 22 Squadron, RAF Chivenor
swords The Devonshire and Dorset Regimental Association (Army site)
monument Military Museum of Devon and Dorset, Dorchester (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
monument The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester (museum site)
monument The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester (Simonides listing)
monument The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester ( listing)
Regimental Journal:
book The journal of The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment. Dorchester, 1959-
Full Histories:
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Short Histories:
book A short history of the Devonshire & Dorset Regiment. [s.l. : s.n.], C.H. Challacombe Ltd.), 1969.
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