Hello, I am posting here because I have an interest in the Artists Rifles. The interest stems from the fact that I think I have a great deal in common with the men who volunteered to found the regiment in terms of the things that I value in life and the way that I perceive myself and also a great regard for the ideological origins and voluntary spirit of what is now the Territorial Army. I have read about the origins of the regiment and it's history on the Artists Rifles Association website and on Wikipedia and so think that I understand the regiment's history up until the regiment (in the form of an Officer Training Corps,) is disbanded in 1945. However, the Wikipedia article then goes on to say that the regiment was reformed in 1947, rejoining the Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) before transferring to the Army Air Corps as the 21st Special Air Service Regiment (Artists Rifles.) Is anyone able to explain this sudden change to me? What is the connection between the two regiments? To what extent does 21 SAS (R) maintain the traditions of the Artists Rifles and does their legacy continue in any way that is less obvious? Thank you for any help that you can give. Sincerely, Sprung.