….. A New Beginning

On 27th April 1994 the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment joined the Order of Battle of the Army, with a strength of 25 Officers and 710 men. After being presented their new Colours by the Duke of Edinburgh, they were immediately deployed to Bosnia in the Balkans on operations in support of the United Nations efforts to keep the peace between warring factions in this troubled region.

This baptism of fire helped to create a fine spirit and the officers and men of the new Regiment quickly demonstrated the professionalism which had been handed down from their antecedent Regiments.
Picture: RGBW Major Ian Harris handing out sweets to children in Bosnia, 1994.