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?Green Jackets? was originally a nickname for the King?s Royal Rifle Corps & for the Rifle Brigade, which despite the titles, were both infantry regiments.

The Green Jackets Brigade was formed in 1948 as an administrative formation - a renaming of the Infantry Depot ?O? which had administered the KRRC, the RB & the Middlesex Regiment, it now administered just the KRRC & the RB.

Upon the formation of the ?Training Brigades?, circa 1957 ? 58, the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (regiment) was transferred from the Light Infantry Brigade (an administrative formation) to the Green Jackets Brigade, now one of the new Training Brigades, purely as an administrative convenience.

Instead of keeping their old regimental names, all 3 regiments were renamed but still as 3 separate regiments (not as battalions of the same regiment).

1st Green Jackets (43rd & 52nd), who were the old Oxf & Bucks LI,

2nd Green Jackets The Kings Royal Rifle Corps,

& 3rd Green Jackets Rifle Brigade..

In 1966, these 3 Green Jacket regiments were amalgamated to form a new regiment ? The Royal Green Jackets.

Later reduced to 1st & 2 Bns, the Royal Green Jackets were amalgamated with a number of other regiments in 2007 to form a new reiment "The Rifles"

The plaque refers to the the 3rd Greenjackets Rifle Brigade of the ining Brigade days 7/11/58 - 1/1/66

Edited by leigh kitchen
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