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1800: The Corps of Riflemen

1802: 95th Regiment of Foot

1812: 95th Regiment of Foot (Riflemen)

1816: The Rifle Brigade

1862: The Prince Consort's Own Rifle Brigade

1881: The Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade)

1921: The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)

1958: 3rd Green Jackets, The Rifle Brigade.

1966: united with: 1st Green Jackets, 43rd and 52nd, and

2nd Green Jackets,The King's Royal Rifle Corps to form

3rd Bn, The Royal Green Jackets

1968.07.01 battalion subtitles omitted
2007.02 to unite with The Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry, The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry and The Light Infantry, to form The Rifles

World War One - 21 Battalions

[combined battle honours of The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, the The King's Royal Rifle Corps, and The Rifle Brigade]

The Great War
Mons, Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914, 18, Armentieres 1914, Ypres 1914, 15, 17, 18, Langemarck 1914, 17, Gheiuvelt, Nonne Boschen, Givenchy 1914, Neuve Chapelle, Gravenstafel, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Heliewaarde, Aubers, Festubert 1915, Hooge 1915, Loos, Mount Sorrel, Somme 1916, 18, Albert 1916, 18, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Pozieres, Guillemont, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Ancre 1916, 18, Bapaume 1917, 18, Areas 1917, 18, Vimy 1917, Scarpe 1917, 18, Arleux, Messines 1917, 18, Pilckem, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelie, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917, 18, St. Quentin, Rosieres, Avre, Villers-Bretonneux, Lys, Hazebrouck, Bailleul, Kemmel, Bethune, Drocourt Queant, Hindenburg Line, Havrincourt, Epehy, Canal du Nord, St. Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Courtrai, Selle, Valenciennes, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Piave, Vittorio Veneto, Italy 1917-18, Doiran 1917, 18, Macedonia 1915-18, Kut al Amara 1915, Ctesiphon, Defence of Kut al Amara, Tigris 1916, Khan Baghdadi, Mesopotamia 1914-18.

Archangel 1919

Battle Honours WW2

[combined battle honours of The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, the The King's Royal Rifle Corps, and The Rifle Brigade]

The Second World War
Defence of Escaut, Calais 1940, Cassel, Ypres-Comines Canal, Normandy Landing, Pegasus Bridge, Villers Bocage, Odon, Caen, Esquay, Bourguebus Ridge, Mont Pincon, Le Perier Ridge, Falaise, Antwerp, Hechtel, Nederrijn, Lower Maas, Roer, Ourthe, Rhineland, Reichswald, Cleve, Goch, Hockwald, Rhine, Ibbenburen, Dreirwalde, Leese, Aller, North-West Europe 1940, 44-45, Egyptian Frontier 1940, Sidi Barrani, Beda Fomm, Mersa el Brega, Agedabia, Derna Aerodrome, Tobruk 1941, Sidi Rezegh 1941, Chor es Sufan, Saunnu, Gazala, Bir Hacheim, Knightsbridge, Defence of Alamein Line, Ruweisat, Fuka Airfield, Alam el Halfa, El Alamein, Capture of Haifaya Pass, Nofilia, Tebaga Gap, Enfidaville, Medjez el Bab, Kasserine, Thala, Fondouk, Fondouk Pass, El Kourzia, Djebel Kournine, Agroub el Megas, Tunis, Hamman Lif, North Africa 1940-43, Sangro, Salerno, Santa Lucia, Salerno Hills, Cardito, Teano, Monte Camino, Garigliano Crossing, Damiano, Anzio, Cassino II, Liri Valley, Melfa Crossing, Monte Rotondo, Capture of Perugia, Monte Malbe, Arezzo, Advance to Florence, Gothic Line, Coriano, Gemmano Ridge, Lamone Crossing, Orsara, Tossignano, Argenta Gap, Fossa Cembalina, Italy 1943-45, Veve, Greece 1941, 44,45, Crete, Middle East 1941, Arakan Beaches, Tamandu, Burma 1943-44.

Victoria Crosses by Iain Stewart

Royal Green Jackets Museum, Winchester (Army Site)

Deployment

1st Battalion

1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire Light Infantry
1881 Burma
1882 India: Bangalore
1885 Agra?
1887 England: Parkhurst
1893 Ireland: Kinsale
1895 Dublin
1897 Curragh
1898 England: Devonport
1899.12 South Africa 13 Bde
1902 England: Chatham
1903 India: Subathu
1906 Lucknow
1908.10.16 1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
1909 Madras
1912 Ahmednagar 17 Bde, 6 Ind Inf Div
1914.11.26 Mesopotamia 17 Bde, 6 Ind Inf Div
1916.04.29 captured by the Turks at Kut al Amara
1916.01 Provisional Bn, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
formed at Wadi from reinforcements
1916.06 Mesopotamia 28 Bde, 7 Ind Inf Div
1916.06 Mesopotamia LofC
1917.07.06 1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
1917.10.19 Mesopotamia 50 Bde, 15 Ind Inf Div
1918.10.31 Mesopotamia: Hit
1919.05.19 North Russia
1919.09.27 at sea
1920.01.02 Ireland: Limerick
1922 England: Shorncliffe
1925 Germany Army of Occupation
1927 England: Parkhurst
1932 Bordon 3 Bde
1935 England: Colchester
1939.09 France & Belgium 4 Inf Div, BEF
1940.01 France & Belgium 48 Inf Div
1940.06 UK
1942.07 UK 42 Armd Div
1943.09 UK 53 Inf Div
1944.06 NW Europe 53 Inf Div
1945 Germany
1948.08.05 amalgamated on the Rhine with 2nd Battalion without change of title
1948. UK depot ??
1951.10 Egypt 2 Bde
1954 Germany: Osnabrück
1956.07 Cyprus
1958.11.07 1st Green Jackets (43rd and 52nd)
1958.11 England: Tidworth
1959 England: Warminster
1961 Penang
1965.08 Berlin
1966.01.01 1st Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets (43rd and 52nd)
redesignated upon formation of "large" regiment from Green Jackets Brigade
1967.06 England: Tidworth
1968.07.01 1st Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets
1970 Germany: Celle 7 Armd Bde
1972.07 (Northern Ireland)
1972.11 Germany: Celle 7 Armd Bde
1973.08 (Northern Ireland)
1973.12 Germany: Celle 7 Armd Bde
1974.09 England: Dover 5 Bde
1974.12 (Northern Ireland)
1975.04 England: Dover 5 Bde
1977.05 (Northern Ireland)
1977.09 England: Dover 5 Bde
1978.02 Hong Kong
1980.01 England: Hounslow
1981.04 ?
1981.03 (Northern Ireland)
1981.07 ?
1981.11 Northern Ireland: Aldergrove ? Inf Bde
1983.11 England: Tidworth 1 Inf Bde
1986.03 (Northern Ireland)
1986.07 England: Tidworth 1 Inf Bde
1987.04 Germany: Osnabrück 12 Armd Bde
1991.07 England: Tidworth ACE MF(L)
1991.07 (Northern Ireland)
1992.01 England: Tidworth ACE MF(L)
1992.07.25 disbanded at Osnabrück (3rd Battalion at Omagh renumbered as 1st Battalion)

1992.07.25 1st Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets
renumbered upon disbandment of old 1st Battalion
1993.10 Cyprus
1996.01 England: Tidworth 1 Mech Bde
1996.08 (Bosnia)
1996.12 England: Tidworth 1 Mech Bde
1999.01 Northern Ireland: Holywood 39 Inf Bde
2001.01 England: Weeton 42 Bde
2002.05 (Northern Ireland)
2002.11 England: Weeton 19 Mech Bde
2003.09 (Iraq) 19 Mech Bde
2003.11 England: Weeton 19 Mech Bde
2004.03 (Northern Ireland)
2004? England: Weeton 19 Mech Bde
2007.02 2nd Battalion, The Rifles

2nd Battalion

1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps
1881 Ireland: Curragh
1884 Limerick
1886 England: Aldershot
1890 India: Gharial
1891 NW Frontier
1893 Jullunder
1895.03 Chitral expedition
1895.08 Jullunder?
1896 Cape Colony
1897.01 at sea (embarked at Cape Town) ship: Warren Hastings (A C G H Coys)
1897.01.14 Réunion wrecked off Saint-Philippe
1897.02.14 at sea ship: Lalpoora
1897 Mauritius (A C G H Coys)
1899 Natal (regt reunited)
1899 South Africa
1901.10 MI Coy separated to form 25th Mounted Infantry Battalion
1902 Malta
1905 Egypt
1906 Sudan
1907 Egypt
1907 England: Aldershot
1910 Gosport
1912 England: Aldershot 6 Bde
1914.08 France and Flanders 2 Div
1919 England
1919 Ireland: Ballykinler
1922 India: Rawalpindi
1927 Lucknow
1931 Calcutta
1934 Mingaladon
1935 Burma: Maymyo
1937 Egypt
1938? Palestine
1939 Egypt
1940 converted to motor role
1940.01 Egypt motor bn, 7 Armd Div Sp Gp
1941.11 Middle East
1942.02 Middle East 7 Armd Div
1942.06 Middle East 1 Armd Div
1942.07 Middle East 7 Amrd Div
1942.12 Middle East 1 Armd Div
1943.06 Middle East 2 Armd Bde
1943 Italy 2 Armd Bde
1945.03 Italy 6 Armd Div
1945 Austria
1947 Germany BAOR
1947 converted back to infantry
1951.01 Germany: Sennelager 33 Armd Bde
1955.06 Libya: Cyrenaica
1956 Tripoli
1958 Northern Ireland: Ballykinlar
1958.11.07 2nd Green Jackets (The King's Royal Rifle Corps)
1959 Berlin
1962 England: Colchester
1963.07 (West Indies)
1964.01 England: Colchester
1965 Far East
1966.01.01 2nd Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets (The King's Royal Rifle Corps)
redesignated upon formation of "large" regiment from Green Jackets Brigade
1967 Germany: Münster 20 Bde
1968.07.01 2nd Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets
1970.01 ?
1971.06 Northern Ireland: Ballykelly 8 Inf Bde
1973.03 England: Catterick 24 Inf Bde
1974.04 (Northern Ireland)
1975.05 England: Catterick 24 Inf Bde
1974.11 (Northern Ireland)
1975.02 England: Catterick 24 Inf Bde
1975.07 Gibraltar
1977.09 England: Tidworth 8 Field Force
1977.12 (Northern Ireland)
1978.04 England: Tidworth 8 Field Force
1979.04 (Northern Ireland)
1979.08 England: Tidworth 8 Field Force
1981.10 Germany: Minden 4 Armd Div
1981.11 (Northern Ireland)
1982.04 Germany: Minden 11 Armd Bde
1985.11 (Northern Ireland)
1986.03 Germany: Minden 11 Armd Bde
1986.07 England: Warminster Inf Demo Bn
1988.07 Canterbury (2 or 5 Bde?)
1989.02 (Northern Ireland)
1989.06 England: Canterbury (2 or 5 Bde?)
1991.02 Northern Ireland: Omagh 3 Inf Bde
1992.07 England: Dover ACE MF(L)
1992.07.25 1st Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets
renumbered upon disbandment of old 1st Battalion
1993.10 Cyprus
1996.01 England: Tidworth 1 Mech Bde
1996.08 (Bosnia)
1996.12 England: Tidworth 1 Mech Bde
1999.01 Northern Ireland: Holywood 39 Inf Bde
2001.01 England: Weeton 42 Bde
2003.09 (Iraq) 19 Mech Bde
2003.11 UK

 

 

 


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