Local Regiment?

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Roar0804

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#1
Sorry if his is a stupid question but what would be my local regiment?
I live in the West country (Bristol).
Cheers for the answers.
 
#8
there is local regiments and battalions but im not sure every county has 1.just google your question and have alook round there if not ask your careers office
 
#10
im going for 2mercian and the 3mercian battalions stretch midlands 1is stafford area or its 3. 2is derby nottingham abit of birmingham and worchester and 3or1 is chesire is just no that part not how far it goes out sorry m8
 
#11
The Army's county associations were consigned to the history books last year when four infantry units merged to become The Rifles. Among them were the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry Regiment – the RGBW – which was given the freedom of Bristol in 2002.

The Rifles have now inherited that civic honour, which allows the unit to march through the city streets on all ceremonial occasions with bayonets fixed, drums beating and colours flying.


Just to fill in what CQMS said.

Ilech - you pr1ck - do you get off on picking on not-even-sprogs? Get back in your cave.
 
#13
What no local infantry regiments? What about PWRR (Queens and Royal HAMPSHIRES)?
 
#14
Roar0804 said:
Sorry if his is a stupid question but what would be my local regiment?
I live in the West country (Bristol).
Cheers for the answers.
Phone an ACIO in Bristol. Problem solved.

(ACIO - Army Careers Information Office, AFCO will also suffice.)

8)
 
#15
The recruiting areas of each Regiment:



Yours is indeed The Rifles. How someone imagined that the Mercian Regiment recruited from the South West is beyond me. Clue's in the name....
 
#17
That's if you're going for infantry. The RAC will also have a 'local' regiment.
 
#19
wedge 35's map is a bit disingenuous as The Rifles also recruit from the Greater London area, Newcastle and Liverpool all which are shown as belonging to other regiments. Moreover The Rifles are a national regiment and consider potential recruits from all over the the country that show an interest.

The map also omits the Paras and the Guards Regts, but that's a different story.
 
#20
ThomasFowler said:
wedge 35's map is a bit disingenuous as The Rifles also recruit from the Greater London area, Newcastle and Liverpool all which are shown as belonging to other regiments. Moreover The Rifles are a national regiment and consider potential recruits from all over the the country that show an interest.

The map also omits the Paras and the Guards Regts, but that's a different story.
Yes, cheers for that Thomas. No map of regimental recruiting areas can be definitive for the simple reason that the numerous amalgamations that have taken place over the last half-century have led to some overlap. Where such a conflict exists, the line regiment takes precedence on the map because - as you point out - The Rifles are something of a special case. To take two of your examples, despite the fact that the Rifles may also recruit there, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment are the local regiment for Liverpool, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers the local regiment for Newcastle. The Paras and Guards are omitted for reasons that should be obvious to everyone...

The OP asked what his local regiment was not 'can you please list every regiment that may take recruits from my area'. That is what the map shows - your 'official' local regiment.
 

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