Welcome to Our Regimental Association
Welcome to our website. Our Association exists to preserve the memory of The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment and its forebears, The Devonshire Regiment and The Dorset Regiment, and to maintain the close comradeship that our members found during their service in these renowned British Army infantry regiments. We also give our staunchest support to the new Regiment into which our Regiment was merged in 2007 - The Rifles, in which the Infantrymen of Devon and Dorset now serve.
Please browse our site to learn more about our history, objectives, organisation and activities. Our About Us and Events pages will tell you who we are, how we are organised and alert you to our future gatherings and events.
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WAGON HILL REUNION
Our Officers' Club held a reunion to mark the 114th anniversary of the battle of Wagon Hill.
Association Membership and the Members Area
Membership of our Association is open to anyone who has served with The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, its antecedent Regiments and members of our successor Regiment - The Rifles. See our Association Rules for the full details. If you fall into any of the categories listed there you can be an Association member. You should supply us with your details so we can add you to our Registered Members List. Visit our Members Area page to find out how. It only takes a minute to register and you only have to apply once.
Once you have registered, we will supply you with a password so you can log into the Members Area pages on this website. There you will get additional Association information that is only for our members, such as detailed news, more information about our activities, contact details for our Branches and Focal Points and the e-version of The Janner, our monthly newsletter.
Association Programme - 03 to 09 March
Check our Calendar page for the details and our Local Organisation page for contact information. Why don't you join our members at our local gatherings? They would be delighted to see you. Visit our Calendar page for notice of meetings throughout the year.
Photo: Plymouth Barbican by Bex Ross.
01 March: Salisbury Plain Focal Point. The Salisbury Plain Focal Point's calendar of events for 2014 can be found on our Local Organisation page (then scroll down to find it). Please note that they have a new meeting place this year, and there are a variety of different activities. Many Janners live in the area, so why not get in touch and go along? The members would very much like to see you.
28 February: The Officers' Club. See The Officers' Club page for details of the Sandwich Lunch in Dorchester in April. Any member of our club is most welcome to attend.
- D and D Property Sale No. 2. Members will be aware of the regimental property sale which took place in 2012. Some further items which are surplus to requirements have come to light and the Regimental Trustees have decided to sell them to members of the Regimental Association. To read the rules and access the catalogue, visit the Notice Board page on our Members Area, and see the box on the right of this page.
26 February: URGENT. Important News for D-Day Veterans. If you are a D-Day veteran, or know someone who is, and you are/he is planning to visit France as part of the 70th Anniversary pilgrimage in June, please read the notice on our Notice Board page. The Royal British Legion would like those who are intending to visit to register details with them. Our notice tells you how. Please note that you only have until Friday 14 March to register.
- Exeter Events. Our Exeter branch has published a newsletter giving details of events it is holding this year, including a party, the legendary Dartmoor Walk and a Salamanca Day BBQ. All members of the Association are welcome. To find out the details visit the Exeter Branch entry on our Local Organisation page and click the link.
- George Cross Island Association. Many of our members will remember their time in Malta in the early 1970s and, of course, both the Devons and Dorsets served in Malta during WW2. Visit our Future Events page to get details of a commemoration event by this Association in Ferndown in March. All members are welcome to join in.
Members' Notice Board
You'll find a great deal of useful information on the Notice Board page in our Members Area, including:
Defence Privilage Card. A discount card for members of the Armed Forces, families and veterans, has been introduced. Members who have served can join.
Employment. When we are informed of employment possibilities, we place them here.
Supporting our Association. Our Association is a charity and needs your suppport. See how you can contribute.
Preparing for the Death of a Loved One. Nobody likes to think of their eventual passing, but preparations made whilst you are fit and healthy can make managing afterwards much easier for your loved ones.
The Royal British Legion ... and one small branch in Devon
Stories of service by Devon legionnaires - compiled by Paddy King-Fretts. Profits go to the RBL.
Click the picture to read more detail and order the book.
For a review of this book by Colin Pape click here
A Royal Christmas
by Jeremy Archer
Profits go to ABF - The Soldiers' Charity.
Click the picture for a link to the ABF shop page where you can order a copy.
A celebration of the Royal Family at Christmas
The Ulster Tales
by General Sir John Wilsey
Profits go to The Rifles Care For Casualties (C4C) appeal.
Click the picture for details.
For a review of this book by John Gaye click here
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The Rifles Websites:
Our Links page will get you to the essential Rifles websites.
The Rifles Care For Casualties (C4C) Appeal:
The Keep Military Museum:
The D and D Old Comrades Forum:
Regimental Property Sale No.2
Members will be aware of the regimental property sale which took place in 2012. Some further items which are surplus to requirements have come to light and the Regimental Trustees have decided to sell them to members of the Regimental Association.
To read the rules and access the catalogue, visit the Notice Board page on our Members Area.
Regimental Battle Honours
Orthes 1814 - Peninsula War