The Queen's Regiment

Formed 31 December 1966 by conversion of Regiments of the Home Counties Brigade into a Large Regiment. 9 September 1992 amalgamated with The Royal Hampshire Regiment to form The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Queen`s and Royal Hampshires).

Regular Battalions:

1st Battalion (Queen's Surreys)
Formed 31 December 1966 by redesignation of 1st Battalion The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment. Subtitle omitted 1 July 1968.

2nd Battalion (Queen's Own Buffs)
Formed 31 December 1966 by redesignation of 1st Battalion The Queen's Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment. Subtitle omitted 1 July 1968.

3rd Battalion (Royal Sussex)
Formed 31 December 1966 by redesignation of 1st Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment. Subtitle omitted 1 July 1968. 9 September 1992 absorbed by 1st Battalion and 2nd Battalion.

4th Battalion (Middlesex)
Formed 31 December 1966 by redesignation of 1st Battalion The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own). Subtitle omitted 1 July 1968. Reduced to Albuhera Company 1 January 1971 and disbanded 1973.


Territorial Battalions:

5th (Volunteer) Battalion The Queen's Regiment

Formed 1 April 1967 with Headquarters at Canterbury as TAVR II unit being the successor to 3rd Battalion The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment (TA), 4th and 5th Battalion The Buffs (TA), 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment (TA) and 5th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment (TA).

COMPANIES:
HQ Company at Canterbury. Formed from 4th Battalion The Buffs (TA).
A Company (Queen's Surreys) at Guildford with Pltns at Kingston and Hounslow. Formed from 3rd Battalion The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment (TA).
B Company (Queen's Own Buffs) at Broadstairs. Formed from 5th Battalion The Buffs (TA).
C Company (Cinque Ports) at Hastings with Pltn at Eastbourne. Formed from 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment (TA).
D Company (Middlesex) at Hornsey with Pltn at Edgware. Formed from 5th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment (TA).
E Company at Tonbridge with Pltns at Maidstone. Formed 1.1.1969. 6.1970 Pltn formed at Crawley from 'B' Company 8th (T) Battalion The Queen's Regiment.

1 April 1971: 'B' Company formed additional platoon at Deal;
Edgware platoon 'D' Company transferred to 'A' Company 6th (Volunteer) Battalion;
Crawley platoon 'E' Company transferred to 'C' Company 7th (Volunteer) Battalion, new platoon formed at Sevenoaks.

8 October 1973: subtitles omitted, except for 'C' (Cinque Ports) Company.

1 April 1975: 'D' Company at Hornsey transferred as 'B' Company 6th/7th (Volunteer) Battalion.
'B' Company formed platoon at Folkestone from part 'B' Company 7th (Volunteer) Battalion.

16 May 1988: Kingston platoon 'A' Company transferred to 'D' Company 6th/7th (Volunteer) Battalion.
 

9 September 1992: Battalion redesignated 5th (Volunteer) Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment and reduced to three rifle companies:
'E' Company merged into 'B' Company.


6th (Volunteer) Battalion The Queen's Regiment

Formed 1 April 1971 with Headquarters at Wandsworth from cadres of 6th (T) Battalion The Queen's Regiment, 10th (T) Battalion The Queen's Regiment, The Greater London Regiment RA, The London and Kent Regiment RA and The Surrey Yeomanry. Companies retained their own badges.

COMPANIES:
Battalion HQ (Queen's Surreys) at Wandsworth. Formed from cadre 6th (T) Battalion The Queen's Regiment.
A Company (Middlesex) at Edgware. Formed from cadre 10th (T) Battalion The Queen's Regiment and Pltn 'D' Company 5th Battalion.
B Battery (Greater London RA) at Hackney. Formed from cadre The Greater London Regiment RA.
C Battery (21st London, 1st Surrey Rifles) at Camberwell. Formed from cadre The London and Kent Regiment RA.
D Battery (Surrey Yeomanry QMR) at Sutton. Formed from cadre The Surrey Yeomanry.

26 November 1972: Companies rebadged.
 

1 April 1975: Battalion disbanded upon amalgamation with 7th (Volunteer) Battalion to form 6th/7th (Volunteer) Battalion.
'HQ' Company, 'C' Battery and 'D' Battery amalgamated to form 'D' Company 6th/7th (Volunteer) Battalion;
'A' Company formed part of 'B' Company 6th/7th (Volunteer) Battalion;
'B' Battery transferred to 4th (Volunteer) Battalion The Royal Green Jackets.


7th (Volunteer) Battalion The Queen's Regiment

Formed 1 April 1971 with Headquarters at Horsham from cadres of 6th (T), 7th (T), 8th (T) and 9th (T) Battalion The Queen's Regiment and elements 5th (Volunteer) Battalion.

COMPANIES:
Battalion HQ (Royal Sussex) at Horsham from cadres 8th (T) and 9th (T) Battalion The Queen's Regiment.
A Company (Queen's Surreys) at Farnham from cadre 6th (T) Battalion The Queen's Regiment.
B Company (Queen's Own Buffs) at Folkestone with Pltn at Dover from cadre 7th (T) Battalion The Queen's Regiment.
C Company (Royal Sussex) at Crawley with Pltn at Horsham from cadres 8th (T) and 9th (T) Battalion The Queen's Regiment and Pltn 'E' Company 5th Battalion.

'HQ' Company (Royal Sussex) started to form from end 1972.

8 October 1973: subtitles omitted.
1974: Horsham Pltn 'C' Company re-located at Haywards Heath.
 

1 April 1975: Battalion disbanded upon amalgamation with 6th (Volunteer) Battalion to form 6th/7th (Volunteer) Battalion.
'HQ' Company, 'A' Company and 'C' Company redesignated as 'HQ' Company, 'A' Company and 'C' Company 6th/7th (Volunteer) Battalion respectively;
'B' Company merged with 'B' Company 5th (Volunteer) Battalion.


6th/7th (Volunteer) Battalion The Queen's Regiment

Formed 1 April 1975 with Headquarters at Horsham by amalgamation of 6th (Volunteer) Battalion and 7th (Volunteer) Battalion.

COMPANIES:
HQ Company at Horsham formed by redesignation of 'HQ' Company 7th Battalion.
A Company at Farnham formed by redesignation of 'A' Company 7th Battalion.
B Company at Hornsey with Pltn at Edgware formed by merger of 'D' Company 5th Battalion and 'A' Company 6th (Volunteer) Battalion.
C Company at Crawley with Pltn at Haywards Heath formed by redesignation of 'C' Company 7th Battalion.
D Company at Wandsworth, Camberwell and Sutton formed by amalgamation of 'HQ' Company, 'C' Battery and 'D' Battery 6th Battalion.

Battle honours added as company subtitles later (but before 1987) as follows:
'HQ' (Alamein) Company, 'A' (Salerno) Company, 'B' (Albuhera) Company, 'C' (Quebec) Company, 'D' (Highwood) Company.

16 May 1988: 'B' Company at Hornsey and Edgware transferred as 'B' Company 8th Battalion The Queen's Fusiliers and 'D' Company at Camberwell as 'A' Company 8th Battalion The Queen's Fusiliers. New 'B' (Somme) Company formed at Brighton with Pltn at Worthing and new 'D' (Tangier) Company formed at Kingston and Sutton from platoons old 'D' Company 6th/7th (Volunteer) Battalion and 'A' Company 5th (Volunteer) Battalion.
 

9 September 1992: Battalion reorganised as 6th/7th (Volunteer) Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment  with part of 2nd Battalion The Wessex Regiment on a three rifle company basis:
'C' Company merged into 'HQ' Company; 'D' Company disbanded.


8th (Volunteer) Battalion The Queen's Fusiliers (City of London)

Formed 16 May 1988 with Headquarters at St John's Hill, Clapham, London belonging to both The Queen's Regiment and The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, and taking precedence after 6th/7th (Volunteer) Battalion The Queen's Regiment.

COMPANIES:
HQ (Gazala) Company at Battersea.
A (Highwood) Company at Camberwell. Formed by redesignation of 'D' Company 6th/7th Battalion.
B (Albuhera) Company at Hornsey with Pltn at Edgware. Formed by redesignation of 'B' Company 6th/7th Battalion.
C (City of London) Company at Balham and St Mary Cray. Formed by redesignation of 'C' Company 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

1 April 1992: 'D' (London Irish Rifles) Company formed at Chelsea, London by transfer of 'D' Company 4th Battalion The Royal Irish Rangers.
 

20 April 1993: Battalion disbanded as result of Options for Change to form The London Regiment.
'HQ' Company, 'B' Company and 'D' Company redesignated as 'HQ' Company, 'B' Company and 'D' Company The London Regiment;
'A' Company and 'C' Company amalgamated to form 'C' Company The London Regiment.


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