1st Bn, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment: Service
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson, T.F. Mills
Page created 1 March 2001. Corrected and updated 16.05.2006
1958-2007
United Kingdom  
Note:This is a battalion history of the Regular Army. See the main regimental page for full lineage and other information.
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  1958.05.17 1st Battalion, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment
formed at Catterick by amalgamation of 1st Bn, The Devonshire Regiment, and 1st Bn, The Dorset Regiment
1958.05 Germany: Celle 7 Bde
1958.11 Cyprus
  1960 Cyprus Episkopi SBA
1962.08 England: Plymouth 51 Bde
1963.07 Northern Ireland: Holywood 39 Bde
1964.05 (British Guiana)
1965.01 Northern Ireland: Holywood
1966.02 Germany: Münster 6 Bde
1967 Libya
1968.01 Germany: Osnabrück 12 Bde, 2 Div
1970.03 Malta
1970.07 (Northern Ireland)
1970.08 Malta
1972.01 (Northern Ireland)
1972.05 Malta
1972.10 England: Gillingham 2 Bde?
1973.10 (Northern Ireland)
1974.03 Gillingham 2 Bde?
1976.05 Germany: Osnabrück 12 Mech Bde
1977.01 (Northern Ireland)
1977.05 Germany: Osnabrück 5 Field Force
1979.01 (Northern Ireland)
1979.05 Germany: Osnabrück 5 Field Force
1980.07 (Northern Ireland)
1980.12 Germany: Osnabrück 5 Field Force
1981.01 England: Colchester 7 Field Force
  1982.01 Colchester 19 Inf Bde
1983.04 Northern Ireland: Ballykinler 39 Inf Bde
1985.04 Berlin Berlin Bde
1987.02 England: Bulford 1 Inf Bde
1989.04 (Northern Ireland)
1989.08 Bulford 1 Inf Bde
1991.08 Germany: Werl 33 Armd bde
1993.05 (Northern Ireland)
1993.11 Germany: Werl 20 Armd Bde
1994.06 Germany: Paderborn 20 Armd Bde
1995.05 (Bosnia)
1995.11 Germany: Paderborn 20 Armd Bde
1996.12 (Northern Ireland)
1997.05 Germany: Paderborn 20 Armd Bde
1998.03 England: Warminster Inf Demo Bn
2000.04 England: Hounslow London Dist
2002.03 Northern Ireland: Ballykinlar
2004.03 England: Catterick (Alma Barracks) 19 Mech Bde
  2005.07.22 1st Battalion, The Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry
  2006.05 (Iraq)
    England: Catterick (Alma Barracks) 19 Mech Bde
2007.02 amalgamated with 1st Battalion, The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry, to form 1st Battalion, The Rifles