The Devon and Dorset Regiments Memorial

The Unveiling on 17 September 2017 of the Dorset & Devon Regiment Memorial by the Duke of Kent

The Unveiling on 17 September 2017 of the Dorset & Devon Regiment Memorial by the Duke of Kent

On Sunday 17 September 2017, The Duke of Kent unveiled the statues honouring the three former Devon and Dorset Army regiments at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

In 1958, the two county regiments were amalgamated, which then merged with other units to form The Rifles in 2007.┬áCol Robert Steptoe, who served with the “Devon and Dorsets”, said the statues were an “enduring emblem of a regiment that sadly doesn’t exist anymore“.