1st Battalion The Royal Irish Rangers moves to Little Rissington

Wed, 09/01/1976 - Thu, 09/30/1976
The hauling down of the Regimental flag at the School of Infantry to mark the handover to 1st Bn The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment. Lt Col W J Hiles, Commanding Officer 1 R IRISH, is second from the left.

1 R IRISH moved from Warminster to RAF Little Rissington (the former RAF Central Flying School) during September 1976. The camp was renamed Imjin Barracks. The handover was preceded by a fly past of Jet Provost aircraft from RAF Kemble following which the RAF Ensign was lowered. Lt Col W J Hiles then exchanged a regimental flag for a symbolic key to the Cotswolds presented by the outgoing RAF Wing Commander. The regimental flag was raised, the band played 'The Royal Air Force March Past' as the final RAF guard marched out; the Rangers then marched in as the band played 'Killaloe'. Lt M F Freeman also marched into Imjin Barracks, accompanied by CSgt Ivory and Sgt Barr, having marched the 59 miles from Warminster.