Royal Greenjackets lieutenant colonel's queen's crown side cap by Hobson and Sons but with silk lining and ink stamp , size 7 1/4 (59cm). Queen's crown bullion badge and black greenjackets buttons. Very small repair to black braiding at rear of crown.Otherwise in very good condition. It's gorgeous and in lovely rifle green Barathea just to make it a little more intriguing. The Royal Green Jackets was formed on 1 January 1966 by the amalgamation of the three separate regiments of the Green Jackets Brigade. 1st Green Jackets (43rd and 52nd). 2nd Green Jackets, the King's Royal Rifle Corps. 3rd Green Jackets, the Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own). There were also two Territorial Army.
Battalions made up as follows. 4th (V) Battalion, Royal Green Jackets formed from the remnants of the Rangers (KRRC), London Rifle Brigade, Tower Hamlets Rifles, Queen's Westminsters. Queen's Royal Rifles and Civil Service Rifles.
5th (V) Battalion, Royal Green Jackets formed from the 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (TA) and the Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. During the 1980s, the battalions were deployed to various parts of Northern Ireland Operation Banner. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd battalions were also based in West Germany. 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. It also saw action in Bosnia.
On 24 November 2005, the Ministry of Defence. Announced that the regiment would be amalgamated with The Light Infantry. The Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry.
And the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry. To form a single large regiment. To be called The Rifles.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 Basra. On Operation Telic in 2006-07.
The former member of the regiment, reenactor of diligence, the collector of distinction or film, television or theatrical use. The item "POST WAR ROYAL GREENJACKETS LIEUTENANT COLONEL'S SIDE CAP HAT SIZE 7 1/4 59CM" is in sale since Saturday, December 4, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Uniforms". The seller is "liveseyjasmine" and is located in Edinburgh.
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