Royal Green Jackets: Regiment, Infantry, British Army, Large Regiment, Light Division, The Light Infantry, Green Jackets Brigade, King's Royal Rifle Corps
– 29 set 2010
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Royal Green Jackets (RGJ) was an infantry regiment of the British Army, one of two large regiments" within the Light Division (the other being The Light Infantry). In 1992 1st RGJ was disbanded and 2/RGJ and 3/RGJ renumbered 1/RGJ and 2/RGJ respectively. Their motto was Celer et Audax (Latin: "Swift and Bold"). As they were used as shock troops and marksmen, they had to get to the front line of battle as fast as was possible as a result the RGJ marches at 140 paces per minute whereas other regiments march at just 120. Until recently no other regiment has devoted so much time to becoming highly proficient with the rifle, even though it has been part of standard army issue for 140 years as a consequence, the RGJ''s lowest rank (other than ''recruit'') is Rifleman (Rfn), rather than Private (Pte), as in other regiments."