Isle of Wight Rifles - History - The Inter War Years


Inter War

The Rifles were stood down, but were not disbanded due to Princess Beatrice's (Governess of the IOW) intervention. They were mobilised at Albany Barracks during a coal-strike in 1921. They were converted to artillery in 1937, becoming the "530 Coast Defence Regiment, R.A., The Princess Beatrice's Isle of Wight Rifles.