The Gloucestershire Regiment

Welcome to the The Gloucestershire Regiment Hotspur LEAF Hosted virtual shop. 

Hotspur LEAF is a veteran owned business that specialises in premium gifting for the Police and Military communities. Most of our designs, like our blades series bottles & our grenade drinks flasks, are unique to us and every product can be personalised. Every one of our products is laser engraved and hand finished in the UK. You can rest assured that anything you purchase from us is premium quality. 

We are proud to be able to offer products to the The Gloucestershire Regiment. If you have any questions, please contact us directly -

A percentage of every sale is donated to the designated Regimental charity.

The Gloucestershire Regiment, commonly referred to as the Glosters, was a line infantry regiment of the British Army from 1881 until 1994. It traced its origins to Colonel Gibson's Regiment of Foot raised in 1694, which later became the 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot. The regiment was formed by the merger of the 28th Regiment with the 61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot. It inherited the unique privilege in the British Army of wearing a badge on the back of its headdress as well as the front, an honour won by the 28th Regiment when it fought in two ranks back to back at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801. At its formation the regiment comprised two regular, two militia and two volunteer battalions, and saw its first action during the Second Boer War.

Before the First World War, the regiment's four auxiliary battalions were converted to three Territorial Force battalions and a reserve battalion, and a further 18 battalions were added to the regiment's establishment during the war. Sixteen battalions of the regiment saw active service in France and Flanders, Italy, Gallipoli, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia and Salonika, losing a total of 8,100 men killed and winning 72 different battle honours. Four awards of the Victoria Cross (VC) were made to soldiers serving with the regiment.