King's Royal Rifle Corps. And the 3rd Green Jackets, the. Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own).During the 1980s, the battalions were deployed to various parts of Northern Ireland. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd battalions were also based in. The regiment's greatest loss of life came on 20 July 1982 when seven RGJ bandsmen.
Were killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army. Bomb which exploded during a public concert. Featuring the music from Oliver! To 120 people at the bandstand in Regents Park. In 1992, 1/RGJ was disbanded and 2/RGJ and 3/RGJ renumbered 1/RGJ and 2/RGJ respectively.After the 1992 reorganisation, the unit was mostly based overseas in Dhekelia. As well as in Northern Ireland and saw action in Bosnia. On 24 November 2005, the. Announced that the regiment would amalgamate with. Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry. Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry. The reorganisation into The Rifles took effect on 1 February 2007 with the 1st Battalion Royal Green Jackets becoming the 2nd Battalion, The Rifles and the 2nd Battalion Royal Green Jackets becoming 4th Battalion, The Rifles. The 1st Battalion The Royal Green Jackets' final operational tour was in. On Operation Telic in 2006/7. Their motto was Celer et Audax Latin.
As they were used as shock troops and marksmen, they had to get to the front line of battle as fast as was possible; as a result the RGJ marched at 140 paces per minute (at a 30 pace) whereas other regiments march at just 120. The regiment was classed as a'rifle' regiment, having its lineage in the regiments of foot that were equipped with the first Baker rifles. Traditionally, rifle regiments wore rifle green. Tunics, an early form of camouflage.
Instead of the red jackets worn by line infantry, hence the regimental name. The cap badge was a Maltese Cross. Which was drawn from the badges of the King's Royal Rifle Corps. With a combination of some of their battle honours on its arms. B PLEASE MESSAGE ME IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS.
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