"In Danger Ready"

The Bristol Volunteers, or Bristol Loyal Volunteers, existed 1797 - 1802. There was then a short period of peace until, between 1803 - 1814, the regiment was reincarnated as the Royal Bristol Volunteers. Their motto was 'In Danger Ready'.

They were part of the British Volunteer Movement. They were a voluntary group formed to defend Britain against invasion during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

Bristol Volunteer uniforms included scarlet jackets with yellow facings. When the royal prefix was added, the new jacket had blue facings.