The Royal Gurkha Rifles (RGR) is a rifle regiment of the British Army, forming part of the Brigade of Gurkhas. Unlike other regiments in the British army, soldiers are recruited from Nepal, which is neither a dependent territory of the United Kingdom nor a member of the Commonwealth. Their motto is: 'Better to die than live a coward'. The RGR was formed 1 July 1994.
The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment was formed on 9 September 1992 by the amalgamation of the Queen's Regiment and the Royal Hampshire Regiment and holds the earliest battle honour in the British Army (Tangier 1662–80). The PWRR is the most senior English line infantry regiment. The current regiment was named in honour of Diana, Princess of Wales.
The Royal Anglian Regiment is an infantry regiment of the British Army and is one of the four regiments of the Queen's Division. The regiment came into being following the amalgamation of various county regiments and thus can trace its lineage back to 1685. Soldiers and officers of the regiment have been involved in nearly every conflict in the modern era.
The Mercian Regiment is an infantry regiment of the British Army, which is recruited from the five counties that formed the ancient kingdom of Mercia. Known as 'The Heart of England's Infantry', it was formed on 1 September 2007 by the amalgamation of three existing regiments. The Regiment has deployed on eight operational deployments since its formation, making it one of the most operationally experienced regiments in the British Army.
The Yorkshire Regiment YORKS is an infantry regiment of the British Army, created by the amalgamation of three historic regiments in 2006. It is currently the only line infantry or rifles unit to represent a single geographical county in the new infantry structure, serving as the county regiment of Yorkshire.
The Rifles is an infantry regiment of the British Army and was formed in 2007. Since formation the regiment has been involved in combat operations, first in the later stages of the Iraq War and in the War in Afghanistan.
Innocence amid violence: Northern Irish children take cover behind a British Army trooper during The Troubles in Belfast, 1986. Being next to the soldier could easily mean injury or death if the main target was to come under fire from IRA gunmen. Note the soldier's L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle (known as the 'inch pattern FAL' in the US) the standard issue for the British Army in those days. Courtesy of http://wwii.picturesofwar.net/
Local children taunt and play with a British soldier as he stands guard in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, April 13, 1972, following an explosion in the city. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz) Ref #: PA.8671020