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Encyclopedia > Royal Hampshire Regiment

The Royal Hampshire Regiment is a former British Army line infantry regiment who trace their origins back to 1702. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ...


The Hampshire Regiment was formed from the merger of the 37th North Hampshire Regiment, and the 67th South Hampshire regiment, as the first and second battalions of the new Hampshire Regiment in 1881, and was granted the status of a Royal regiment in 1946.


In 1992 it merged with the Queens Regiment to become The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment as part of the Options for Change reorganisations. The Queens Regiment was an infantry regiment of the British Army. ... The Princess of Waless Royal Regiment (Queens and Royal Hampshires) is the senior English infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Queens Division. ... Options for Change was a restructuring of the British military in 1993, aimed at cutting defence spending following the end of the Cold War. ...


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PWRR Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment History page (1012 words)
It is the Infantry County Regiment of London, Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Middlesex, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.
The Regimental Badge is a composition of the badges of the forebear regiments.
The garter is taken from the badge of the Royal Sussex Regiment and the Officers' badge of The Royal Hampshire Regiment.
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