King's Own Royal Border Regiment
|King's Own Royal Border Regiment|
Badge of the King's Own Royal Border Regiment
|Part of||King's Division|
|Garrison/HQ||Regimental Headquarters, Carlisle Castle|
|Motto||Tried and Valiant, for Duty not Display|
|March||De ye ken John Peel|
|Anniversaries||28 October Arroyo Day Commemorates an action in Spain when the 34th Foot captured the Drums of their French opposite numbers.|
|Tactical Recognition Flash|
The King's Own Royal Border Regiment 1959-2006 was an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the King's Division. It was formed at Barnard Castle on 1st October 1959 through the amalgamation of The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) and The Border Regiment. The official abbreviated form of the regimental title is 'King's Own Border', though some erroneously use KOB, KORB or KORBR.
The 1 October 1959 amalgamated regiment preserved traditions of the previous three regiments (4th, 34th and 55th). Every 28 October, the regiment would celebrate "Arroyo Day" by parading the French drums and French drum major's mace captured during the Peninsular War in 1811. They had been taken intact in the Battle of Arroyo dos Molinos from the French 34e Régiment de Ligne on 28 October 1811.
In 2004, as part of the restructuring of the infantry, it was announced that the King's Own Royal Border Regiment would amalgamate with the King's Regiment and the Queen's Lancashire Regiment to form the new Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's Lancashire and Border). The Regiment's final act was to serve in Iraq between 2005 and 2006. The new regiment was formed on 1 July 2006, with the Kings Own Royal Border Regiment forming the 3rd Battalion.
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