1 of 8 The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment is being considered for amalgamation or disbanding as part of the Armed Forces shake-up - a move rejected by current and former members.
2 of 8 Some say links with the regiment's 300-year history, much of which is displayed in the Soldiers of Gloucestershire museum, would be lost.
3 of 8 The regiment has more battle honours than any other in the British Army - 209 battle honours, 16 Victoria Crosses and one George Cross.
4 of 8 It traditionally recruits from Gloucestershire, fostering links with the communities and families of the county.
5 of 8 Key battles include the Battle of Alexandria in 1801 and the Battle of Imjin River, Korea in 1951.
6 of 8 The regiment lost 8,100 soldiers in WWI, including this 18-year-old soldier whose temporary grave marker was placed in France before a permanent marker was erected.
7 of 8 The regiment, which merged in 1994 with the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment, has experience in Northern Ireland and the Balkans.
8 of 8 Gloucester's MP, Parmjit Dhanda, recently visited Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon and lobbied for the regiment 's retention.