The Border Regiment: On This Day

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Welcome to the Border Regiment on this day

'On this day' is a timeline and historical digest of the Border Regiment.
The aim of this project is to list events spanning the years of the Regiment's existence (18811959).
But it's more than that, read on to find out more.

On this day, 28 March

Events of the Border Regiment that took place on this day.


  • 11th Border Regiment in rest billets in Dernancourt.
    • "Getting short of officers. The regular battalions are always changing, but these North-Country men want to know their officers thoroughly or they count for very little." – Lt Col P.W. Machell, Commanding Officer of the Battalion.


  • First issue of "glider" motif regimental flashes.