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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
2006 to be absorbed by The 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

[combined battle honours of The Devonshire Regiment, and The Dorset Regiment]

Battle Honours WW1

The Great War (25 battalions): Aisne 1914 '18, La Bassée 1914, Armentières 1914, Neuve Chapelle, Hill 60, Ypres 1915 '17, Gravenstafel, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Aubers, Loos, Somme 1916 '18, Albert 1916, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Guillemont, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Arras 1917 '18, Vimy 1917, Scarpe 1917, Bullecourt, Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Rosières, Villers Bretonneux, Lys, Hazebrouck, Bois des Buttes, Marne 1918, Tardenois, Bapaume 1918, Hindenburg Line, Havrincourt, Épéhy, Canal du Nord, Beaurevoir, Cambrai 1918, Selle, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Piave, Vittorio Veneto, Italy 1917-18, Doiran 1917 '18, Macedonia 1915-18, Egypt 1916-17, Gaza, Nebi Samwil, Jerusalem, Tel Asur, Palestine 1917-18, Tigris 1916, Kut al Amara 1917, Mesopotamia 1916-18

Battle Honours WW2

The Second World War: Normandy Landing, Port en Bessin, Tilly sur Seulles, Caen, St. Pierre la Vielle, Nederrijn, Roer, Rhine, Ibbenburen, North-West Europe 1944-45, Landing in Sicily, Regalbuto, Sicily 1943, Landing at Porto San Venere, Italy 1943, Malta 1940-42, Imphal, Shenam Pass, Tamu Road, Ukhrul, Myinmu Bridgehead, Kyaukse 1945, Burma 1943-45

Deployment

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
2007.02 amalgamated with 1st Battalion, The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry , to form 1st Battalion, The Rifles

 

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