The Rifles & RGBW Regimental Association


 Our members are veterans who have served with the following regiments of the British Army

 01    03          Royal Berks   The Wilts   wessex 



If your cap badge appears above then you are most likely to already be a life member. You may have joined whilst serving or you became eligible via the days pay scheme.

Full membership is open to all ranks including adult instructors of the A.C.F and C.C.F. units.  

We also welcome as Associates those Servicemen and Women who have served as attached personnel.

Finally we have a category for Branch Associates. This is for friends of the Regiment, interested persons from other corps, regiments or services and the public.

Our Aims

To maintain contact between past and present members of our Regiment and its predecessors by meeting socially, organising events, reunions, visits etc.

To offer comradeship and welfare.  

To assist past and present members

Our Branches

We have branches throughout the three counties recruiting area with a couple outside the area

 Each branch of the Association has it’s own page on this website. The purpose of this is to;

Give each branch a web presence.

To give branches the facility to publish details, news and photographs from the branch

If you think that you have anything from your branch that you would like to see on the branch page then please email the webmaster

Click on the marker for more details of that branch

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The Members Portal

The members portal is only open to membersof the association. To gain entry members will have to register, using the form below and once authorised by a member of the admin team you will be able to enter the portal and access the area which are not open to the public. Read more..........

Our Organisation


The Colonel in Chief: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh KG KT OM GBE AC QSO, HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO


Brig (Retd) PE O’R-B Davidson-Houston CBE

Vice President 

Brig (Retd) MS Vine OBE 

Hon Vice President

General Sir Kevin O’Donoghue KCB CBE
Major General RD Grist CB OBE 


Col (Retd) MJ Cornwell OBE

Secretary and Treasurer

Secretary: Capt (Retd) MK Godwin
Treasurer: Lt Col (Retd) MJR Motum DL


The Venerable Alan Jeans


Chairman Major General N Welch OBE
Brig (Retd) PE O’R-B Davidson-Houston CBE
Brig CS Maconochie
Col (Retd) MS Lee-Browne CBE TD DL MA
Col (Retd) MJ Cornwell OBE
Lt Col M Baker
Lt Col C Grist
Lt Col SD Gray MBE MA
Capt (Retd) IG Spence

Executive Committee

The President
The Vice President
The Chairman
County Chairman Berkshire: Lt Col (Retd) RB Paddison MBE DL
County Chairman Gloucestershire: Vacant
County Chairman Wiltshire: Lt Col (Retd) SJ Venus MBE
One elected officer from Each of the three counties: Not yet nominated

Registered Charity No: 1038526

posted 17th July 2018


1. The President’s Award is awarded to an Association member who has given exceptional service to his Branch.

2. Branches will make nominations to their Executive Committee member who will submit his top 3 nominations to the Regimental Secretary Gloucester or Salisbury at least 3 weeks before the first meeting in the year (normally in March). It is the responsibility of the Executive Committee Member to approach his Branches for nominations. A citation should describe why the member should receive an award and highlighting his achievements in no more than 200 hundred words.

3. There are to be no more than one nomination per Branch per year and no more than 3 nominations per Committee Member per year.

4. The Executive Committee will consider the citations at their first meeting in the year. Citations will be scored using the MS scoring system with marks out of 10 with the spread of scores being no greater than 2 from each Committee Member. Generally the top 3 nominations will receive an award each year though in exceptional cases and approved by the President, this number may be exceeded.

5. Awards will be normally presented by the President or by someone nominated by him for example, an Honorary President or the Association Chairman. Awards will be presented at a reunion (in Gloucester, Salisbury, Reading and Devizes) in the same year they are nominated. The citation of the recipient is to be read out publically prior to him receiving the award.


Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment

The Museums

The Gloucestershire Regiment

The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment

(If you know of any more trusts, clubs or groups that would like to be represented on this site and who uphold the aims, value and standards of the Association then please email the webmaster. Similarly, if any amendments are required to links and email addresses then please contact the webmaster.)

Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment

RGBW Regimental Trust This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RGBW Officers' Club This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Regimental Association of The Rifles and RGBW

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Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

Gloucestershire Regiment Museum Trust

Friends of the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

The Rifles (Berkshire and Wiltshire) Wardrobe and Museum

The Rifles Wardrobe and Museum Trust

Friends of the Rifles Wardrobe and Museum (The Redcoats Society)

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Gloucestershire Regiment

GLOSTERS Veterans' Club

Band of the GLOSTERS

Back Badge (GLOSTERS) Officers Lunch

Slashers' Golf Society

GLOSTERS WOs' & Sgts Mess Past (including RGBW)

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment

The Farmers Boys' Reunion

59-94 DERR Officers' Luncheon Club

Famers Boys' Golf Society

Illustrious Remnants Lunch Club

4th/5th WILTS Lunch Club

DERR WOs & Sgts Past Dinner Club

DERR Band Reunion

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