Swift and Bold describes the origins, characteristics and ethos of The Green Jackets culminating in their formation as The Royal Green Jackets in 1966. This richly illustrated hardback portrait records the evolution of the Regiment from its illustrious forebears, and documents the Green Jackets approach to leadership. It takes a look inside the workings of the regimental system, including the part played by the Regimental HQ, the Royal Green Jackets Association, the Volunteers and the Cadets.
Further chapters cover the contribution made by The Royal Green Jackets to counter-insurgency in the Far East, to the long campaign in Northern Ireland, and service in the Cold War period.
Written by insiders with first-hand knowledge of the Regiment, and containing more than 500 images, this is a unique milestone publication that every Rifleman, past, present and future, will want to own, whether to remember his time in The Royal Green Jackets or as a reminder of the exceptional heritage they represent.
"[A] glorious story ... this is not so much a detailed history as a richly illustrated portrait" Soldier Magazine
Edited by Andrew Pringle
Foreword by Field Marshall The Lord Bramall