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Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

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Menu card for 13th (S) Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps,

Menu card for 13th (S) Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps, Green Jacket night supper and concert given by the sergeants’ mess, 1915

Hampshire Record Office, 170A12W/D/0432

The Royal Green Jackets (RGJ) regimental archive is now available at Hampshire Record Office and comprises the predecessor regiments of The King’s Royal Rifle Corps (also known as the 60th), and The Rifle Brigade (known for a time as the 95th), as well as some records of allied units.

The collection dates from the 18th to the 21st centuries, covering most aspects of the regiment’s history. Photographs, official accounts of active service,  lists of personnel, orders, reports, correspondence, maps, music, official and personal war diaries, scrapbooks, sketches, memorial service details and personal items, all reflect the regiment’s service across the world, including most of the well known campaigns and, of course, the two World Wars. All ranks are represented, too.

The archive is excellent in terms of date and scope, from 18th century letters and commissions to 19th century photographs of India and watercolours of The Nile; from war diaries from the Great War to more recent oral histories and films. The collection is global in its coverage: Asia, Africa, India, North America, Continental Europe, and of course the UK and Ireland.

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