The regiment was part of The British Army's Order of Battle (ORBAT) from 1959 to 1994. It was formed by the amalgamation of two great county regiments, The Royal Berkshire Regiment and The Wiltshire Regiment, and served with distinction around the world.

The Regiments recruiting area was from Berkshire and Wiltshire however during it's existence, among it's ranks were soldiers from throughout the country in fact throughout the commonwealth from afar afield as the Caribbean to Fiji to South Africa and Australia.

The Regiments most recognised nickname was "The Farmers Boys" which was taken from it's Regimental march *The Farmers Boy", the first line of which you can see scrolling across the top of the site. Other nicknames that were used were, The DERRs, The Wunders.

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