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In pictures: Gloucestershire Regiment
The regimental colours and the Queen's colours
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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.
Some say the regiment's 300-year history, much of which is displayed in the Soldiers of Gloucestershire museum.
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Some say links with the regiment's 300-year history, much of which is displayed in the Soldiers of Gloucestershire museum, would be lost.
Medals won by Gloucestershire Regiment soldier
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The regiment has more battle honours than any other in the British Army - 209 battle honours, 16 Victoria Crosses and one George Cross.
Recruitment poster for Gloucestershire Regiment
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It traditionally recruits from Gloucestershire, fostering links with the communities and families of the county.
Mannequins representing Gloucestershire Regiment soldiers welcome visitors to the museum.
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Key battles include the Battle of Alexandria in 1801 and the Battle of Imjin River, Korea in 1951.
Temporary grave marker of Gloucestershire soldier, 1915, France
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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.
The regiment, which merged in 1994 with the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment, has experience in Northern Ireland and the Balkans.
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The regiment, which merged in 1994 with the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment, has experience in Northern Ireland and the Balkans.
Key battles include the Battle of Alexandria in 1801 and the Battle of Imjin River, Korea in 1951.
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Gloucester's MP, Parmjit Dhanda, recently visited Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon and lobbied for the regiment 's retention.



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06 Dec 04 |  UK



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