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Note: Above badges and regiments are British Army Pre 1970, followed by a list of British Army 1995 and 2005

Regiments of the British Army 1995

Household Cavalry Regiments

 

The Life Guards

The Blues & Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons)

Royal Armoured Corps

1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys)

The Royal Dragoon Guards

The Queen's Royal Hussars (The Queen's Own & Royal Irish.)

9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales)

The King's Royal Hussars

The Light Dragoons

The Queen's Royal Lancers

Royal Tank Regiment

Royal Regiment of Artillery

Corps of Royal Engineers

Royal Corps of Signals

Guards

Grenadier Guards

Coldstream Guards

Scots Guards

Irish Guards

Welsh Guards

Infantry

The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)

The Princess of Wales Royal Regiment (Queens and Royal Hampshire)

The Kings Own Royal Border Regiment

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

The Kings Regiment

The Royal Anglian Regiment

The Devonshire & Dorset Regiment

The Light Infantry

The Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire

The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess Margarets Own Glasgow & Ayrshire Regiment)

The Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margarets Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment)

The Cheshire Regiment

The Royal Welch Fusiliers

The Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st)

The Kings Own Scottish Borderers

The Royal Irish Regiment (27th Inniskilling) 83rd & 87th & The Ulster Defence Regiment.

The Royal Gloucestershire , Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment

The Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot)

The Queens Lancashire Regiment

The Duke of Wellingtons Regiment (West Riding)

The Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales)

The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)

The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons & Cameroons)

The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)

The Parachute Regiment

The Royal Gurkha Rifles

The Queens Gurkha Engineers

Queens Gurkha Signals

The Queens Own Gurkha Transport Regiment

The Royal Green Jackets

Special Air Service Regiment

Army Air Corps

Services

Royal Army Chaplains Department

Royal Logistic Corps

Royal Army Medical Corps

Corps of Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers

Adjutant Generals Corps

Royal Army Veterinary Corps

Small Arms School Corps

Royal Army Dental Corps

Intelligence Corps

Army Physical Training Corps

General Service Corps

Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps

Corps of Army Music

The Gibraltar Regiment

(extracted from Land Forces of Britain, The Empire and Commonwealth:with thanks.

Regiments of the British Army 2005



Guards Division
(5 Regular battalions in 5 regiments - no change; confirmed Dec. 2004)

Grenadier Guards
1st Battalion
Coldstream Guards
1st Battalion
Scots Guards
1st Battalion
Irish Guards
1st Battalion
Welsh Guards
1st Battalion
Guards Battalion [T.A.] - redesignation of The London Regiment [prediction]
A (London Scottish) Company at Westminster, London - ex A Coy, London Regt
B (Middlesex) Company at Edgware - ex B Coy, London Regt
C (London Irish) Company at London - ex D Coy, London Regt
D (Royal Green Jackets) Company at Fulham and Davies Street, London - ex F Coy, London Regt
E (Royal Green Jackets) Company at West Ham, London - ex G Coy, London Regt


Scottish Division (5 Regular battalions in 1 regiment)

The Royal Regiment of Scotland
new "large" regiment; provisional regt and bn titles announced Dec. 2004
The Royal Scots and King's Own Scottish Borderers (1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland) - merger of 1st Bn Royal Scots and 1st Bn KOSB
The Royal Highland Fusiliers (2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland) - ex 1st Bn RHF
The Black Watch (3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland) - ex 1st Bn Black Watch
The Highlanders (4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland) - ex 1st Bn The Highlanders
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland) - ex 1st Bn Argyll & Sutherland Hlders
6th Battalion [T.A.] - ex 52nd Lowland Regt [prediction]
A (Royal Scots) Company at Edinburgh
B (Royal Highland Fusiliers) Company at Ayr
C (Royal Highland Fusiliers) Company at Glasgow
D (King's Own Scottish Borderers) Company at Galashiels

7th Battalion [T.A.] - ex 51st Highland Regt [prediction]
A (Black Watch) Company at Dundee
B (Gordons) Company at Peterhead
C (Seaforth & Camerons) Company at Inverness
D (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Company at Dumbarton
E (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Company at Stirling


Queen's Division (6 Regular battalions in 3 regiments)

The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment
large regt was created in 1993, but omits "Queen's and Royal Hampshires"; absorbs Berkshire and Wiltshire element of RGBW
1st Battalion

2nd Battalion
3rd Battalion [T.A.] - ex 3rd Bn PWRR + one 2 coys [prediction]
HQ (The Buffs) Company at Canterbury
A (Queen's Royal Surreys) Company at Farnham
B (Royal Sussex) Company at Brighton
C (Princess of Wales's Hampshire) Company at Portsmouth - ex C Coy, Royal Rifle Vols and re-badged from PWRR
D (Berkshire and Wiltshire) Company at Reading & Swindon - ex RGBW Coy, Royal Rifle Vols
E (Royal West Kent) Company at Canterbury


The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
large regt was formed in 1968 [no change]
1st Battalion

2nd Battalion
3rd Battalion [T.A.] - formed by reorganisation of companies [prediction]:
A (Warwickshire) Company at Sheldon, Birmingham - ex A Coy, West Midlands Regt
C (City of London) Company at Balham, London - ex C Coy, London Regt
X (Northumberland) Company at Newcastle upon Tyne - ex X Coy, Tyne Tees Regt
Z (Northumberland) Company at Ashington - ex Z Coy, Tyne Tees Regt

The Royal Anglian Regiment
large regt was formed in 1964 [no change]
1st Battalion

2nd Battalion
3rd Battalion [T.A.] - ex East of England Regt, less D (WSFR) Coy [prediction]:
HQ (Suffolk) Company at Blenheim Camp, Bury St Edmunds
A (Norfolk and Suffolk) Company at Norwich & Lowestoft
B (Lincolnshire) Company at Lincoln
C (Leicestershire and Northamptonshire) Company at Leicester & Northampton
E (Essex and Hertfordshire) Company at Chelmsford


King's Division (5 Regular battalions in 2 regiments)

The King's, Lancashire and Border Regiment
new "large" regiment; 3 regular bns (1st Bn KORBR, 1st Bn King's, 1st Bn Queen's Lancashire Regt) merge into 2 without subtitles
1st Battalion

2nd Battalion
3rd Battalion [T.A.] - ex Lancastrian & Cumbrian Regt + King's coys [prediction]
HQ (Quebec) Company at Kimberley Barracks, Preston
A Tobruk (King's Own Royal Border Regiment) Company at Barrow in Furness
B Somme (Queen's Lancashire Regiment) Company at Preston
C Sicily (King's Own Royal Border Regiment) Company at Workington
D Waterloo (Queen's Lancashire Regiment) Company at Blackburn
E (King's) Company at Liverpool including Liverpool Scottish Pln -- ex A Coy, King's & Cheshire Regt
F (King's) Company at Manchester - ex C Coy, King's & Cheshire Regt

The Yorkshire Regiment (14th/15th, 19th and 33rd/76th)
new "large" regiment; senior Colonel-in-Chief lends her name (having been Honorary Colonel of all Yorkshire Volunteers from 1968); between 2006-2008 3 regular bns merge into 2 and omit subtitles; TA reverts closely to 1967 structure
1st Battalion (Prince of Wales's Own)- ex 1st Bn POWORY

2nd Battalion (Green Howards) - ex 1st Bn Green Howards
3rd Battalion (Duke of Wellington's)- ex 1st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt
4th Battalion [T.A.] - ex East & West Riding Regt + GH coys + Durham (LI) Coy [prediction]
A (Green Howards) Company at Scarborough - ex A Coy, Tyne Tees Regt
B (Green Howards) Company at Middlesbrough - ex B Coy Tyne Tees Regt
Ypres Company (Duke of Wellington's Regiment) at Huddersfield
Fontenay Company (Duke of Wellington's Regiment) at Barnsley
Quebec Company (Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire) at Hull
Imphal Company (Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire) at York
Minden Company at Wakefield - ex Minden Coy, East & West Riding Regt
Durham Company at Bishop Auckland - ex C Coy, Tyne Tees Regt



Prince of Wales's Division (5 Regular battalions in 2 regiments)

The Mercian Regiment
new "large" regiment
1st Battalion (Cheshires) - ex 1st Bn Cheshire Regt

2nd Battalion (Worcesters and Foresters) - ex 1st Bn WSFR
3rd Battalion (Staffords) - ex 1st Bn Staffordshire Regt
4th Battalion [T.A.] - formed by reorganisation of companies [prediction]:
A (Cheshire) Company at Warrington - ex B Coy, King's & Cheshire Regt
B (Cheshire) Company at Crewe -- ex D Coy, King's & Cheshire Regt
C (Worcestershire) Company at Kidderminster - ex B Coy, West Midlands Regt
D (Staffordshire) Company at Burton-on-Trent - ex C Coy, West Midlands Regt
E (Staffordshire) Company at Stoke-on-Trent - ex D Coy, West Midlands Regt
F (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire) Company at Mansfield - ex D Coy, East of England Regt

The Royal Welsh
new "large" regiment
1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh (The Royal Welch Fusiliers) - ex 1st Bn Royal Welch Fusiliers

2nd Battalion, The Royal Welsh (The Royal Regiment of Wales) - ex 1st Bn Royal Regt of Wales
3rd Battalion [T.A.] - ex Royal Welsh Regt [prediction]
A (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Company at Colwyn Bay
B (Royal Regiment of Wales) Company at Swansea
C (Royal Regiment of Wales) Company at Cardiff
D (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Company at Wrexham


Light Division (4 Regular battalions in 2 regiments)

The Light Infantry
large regt was formed in 1968
1st Battalion - formed by merger of 1st Bn Devonshire and Dorset Regt and Gloucestershire element of 1st Bn RGBW
2nd Battalion - redesignation of 1st Bn

3rd Battalion - redesignation of 2nd Bn
4th Battalion [T.A.] - formed by reorganisation of companies [prediction]:
A (Devonshire) Company at Pymouth & Exeter - - ex E Coy, Rifle Vols
B (Somerset) Company at Taunton - ex B Coy, Rifle Vols
C (Cornwall) Company at Truro - ex D Coy, Rifle Vols
D (Gloucestershire) Company at Gloucester - ex RGBW Coy, Rifle Vols
E (Dorset) Company at Dorchester - ex C Coy, Rifle Vols
F (Shropshire & Herefordshire) Company at Shrewsbury & Hereford, ex E Coy, West Midlands Regt

The Royal Green Jackets
large regt was formed in 1966 [no change]
1st Battalion

2nd Battalion
3rd Battalion [T.A.] - formed by reorganisation of companies [prediction]:
HQ Company at Battersea, London - ex HQ Coy, London Regt
A (Oxfordshire) Company at Oxford - ex A Coy, Royal Rifle Vols
B (Buckinghamshire) Company at Milton Keynes - ex E Coy, Royal Rifle Vols


non-divisional (7 Regular battalions in 4 regiments - no changes)

The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd & 87th & The Ulster Defence Regt)
large regt was created in 1968 (and modified in 1992); Home Service bns continue to reduce, merge, and finally disband upon conclusion of peace settlement in Northern Ireland; TA reverts closely to 1967 structure
1st Battalion - no change

2nd (Rangers) Battalion [T.A.] - ex Royal Irish Rangers
HQ Company at Portadown
A Company at Newtownards
B Company at Abbotscroft, Newtownabbey

3rd (Home Service) Battalion - ex 2nd Bn
4th (Home Service) Battalion - ex 3rd Bn
5th (Home Service) Battalion - ex 4th Bn


The Parachute Regiment
1st Battalion

2nd Battalion
3rd Battalion
4th Battalion [T.A.]
10 (London) Company at White City, London
12 (Yorkshire) Company at Pudsey
15 (Scottish) Company at Glasgow

The Royal Gurkha Rifles

1st Battalion

2nd Battalion

Special Air Service Regiment

22nd SAS

21st SAS [T.A.]
23rd SAS [T.A.]

(extracted from Land Forces of Britain, The Empire and Commonwealth:with thanks.

British Army 2007/8

Household Cavalry Regiment
The Life Guards
The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons)

Royal Horse Artillery

Royal Armoured Corps

1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys)
The Royal Dragoon Guards
The Queen's Royal Hussars (The Queen's Own and Royal Irish)
9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's)
The King's Royal Hussars
The Light Dragoons
The Queen's Royal Lancers
Royal Tank Regiment
Special Reconnaissance Regiment


Royal Regiment of Artillery

Corps of Royal Engineers

Royal Corps of Signals

Guards

Grenadier Guards
Coldstream Guards
Scots Guards
Irish Guards
Welsh Guards

Infantry

The Royal Regiment of Scotland

The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Queen's and Royal Hampshires)
The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's, Lancashire and Border)

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
The Royal Anglian Regiment
The Yorkshire Regiment (14th/15th, 19th and 33rd/76th)
The Mercian Regiment

The Royal Welsh
The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th
and The Ulster Defence Regiment)
The Parachute Regiment
The Royal Gurkha Rifles

The Queen's Gurkha Engineers
Queen's Gurkha Signals
The Queen's Own Gurkha Transport Regiment

The Rifles

Special Air Service Regiment

Army Air Corps

Services

Royal Army Chaplains Department
Royal Logistic Corps
Royal Army Medical Corps
Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Adjutant General's Corps
Royal Army Veterinary Corps
Small Arms School Corps
Royal Army Dental Corps
Intelligence Corps
Army Physical Training Corps
General Service Corps
Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps
Corps of Army Music
The Gibraltar Regiment

 

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