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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Our Members Area now has 800 members.
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 - 08 to 14 December
This week we have a branch meeting in Poole. We also have focal point meetings in Exmouth, Southampton and Plymouth. Check our Calendar page for the details and our Local Organisation page for contact details.
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.
- The Janner. The 100th edition of The Janner is now on our Janner page.
- The Rifles RHQ Exeter. Please note that the RHQ has new email addresses, active with immediate effect, as shown in the Janner. Our Secretary's email address is one of them.
- Care For Casualties Christmas Cards. Click here to view and order Christmas cards in support of The Rifles Care For Casualties.
- Christmas Presents? The books advertised at the foot of this page make excellent presents and profits go to charity.
27 November: Western Front Association (WFA). Members who are interested in World War 1 may wish to read details about visits to France and Flanders planned by The Western Front Association in 2014 to commemorate the war's 100th anniversary. Details are on our 1914-1918 Anniversary page.
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:
Your Museum Needs You!
The Keep Military Museum in Dorchester houses the artifacts and records of our Regiment. Full of our history, it tells our Regiment's story.
The museum needs volunteers to operate the front desk during opening hours, including Saturdays. This task would suit most people and training will be given!
Even if you can only offer a half day now and then, if you live nearby, why not volunteer?
Contact the museum staff on 01305 264066 or by email - click here.
Regimental Battle Honours