Posted by Mike Zeares on September 19, 1997 at 02:15:41:
In Reply to: Re: Hello, and some regimental stuff posted by Daniel Hurley on September 04, 1997 at 13:35:14:
: Hi Mike,
: I am an American expatriate living in England. I travel quite a bit and as such spend more time than I care to getting back and forth from Heathrow airport. One of the drivers from the taxi service I use is a Sergeant-Major (retired) of the 60th Royal American's successor regiment, the King's Royal Rifle Corps. In 1958 the King's Royal Rifles Corps became one of three single battalion regiments of the Royal Green Jackets Brigade. The Sergeant-Major has loaned me a history of Green Jackets titled "Jackets of Green, A Study of the History, Philosophy, and Character of the Rifle Brigade" by Arthur Bryant, C.H. The copy I have was published by Collins in 1973. The book focuses on the 95th Rifle Regiment which after Waterloo became The Rifle Brigade before finally becoming in 1958 a battalion regiment of the Royal Green Jackets Brigade. Believe me I do have a life beyond this subject but when I found your web site I felt I had to be in my 6d.
I was reading through old posts and just now saw this. I found out about the Green Jackets from the British Army's web site (a very good one.) I think it's kind of sad how the regiments keep getting amalgamated, or even eliminated. Like I said in another post, I don't know why British regimental history is so facinating to me. Maybe it's because it was such a unique system. I love all the little traditions that the various regiments preserve. I also like reading about the American army (particularly Civil War) and the WWII Wehrmacht. Show me a table of orginization and equipment and I'm as happy as a pig in slop!
I had at least one friend who thought I was very disturbed because of this.
Mike Zeares (I hope you find this.)
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