From Our Records June 2015
4th Jun 2015
56 years ago in June 1959, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment were formed.
This year also sees the 75th (1940) anniversary of Dunkirk in World War 2 and both the Royal Berkshire (1st Bn) and Wiltshire Regiments (2nd Bn) were involved in this. We have accounts from a Mr Cainey who was interviewed by volunteer Martyn MacIntyre and are between 26 May–4 June 1940.
The photograph, from our collection is of the Amalgamation Parade of the Royal Berkshire Regiment and the Wiltshire Regiment which resulted in the formation of the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment at Albany Barracks, Isle of Wight.