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Garrison Regiments[edit | edit source]

"In addition to its own Militia Jersey was defended until the 20th century by British Army garrison troops, stationed initially in Elizabeth Castle and then Fort Regent. With the notable exception of the Battle of Jersey, when it repulsed a French invasion, the garrison never fired a shot in anger, but clearly acted as a significant deterrent against invaders. The garrison also played a major part in the social life of the island, hosting band concerts and staging military displays: officers and other ranks provided husbands for many local women. The garrison also made a significant contribution to the local economy. It created jobs for local civilians and some estimates put the amount injected into the economy as high as £2 million at today's values." Source: Jerripedia: The Garrison Regiments

Jersey Archives[edit | edit source]

The Jersey Archives holds all Royal Jersey Militia Nominal Rolls, Royal Jersey Militia Pay Lists, Mess Rolls and Royal Jersey Militia Attestation Forms from 1929-1940.  Also the original Garrison Registers from 1784-1817.