TAVR III Infantry units 1967 - 1975


3rd (Territorial) Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ at Stirling and 'A' Company at Grangemouth from 7th Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (TA); 'B' Company at Dumbarton and 'C' Company at Lochgilphead from 8th Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre, at Stirling, under 51st Highland Volunteers. Also formed No.3 (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Company 51st Highland Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'C' (The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Company 1st Battalion 51st Highland Volunteers.

The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and No.1 (Hertford) Company at Hertford and No.4 (Bedfordshire) Company at Bedford from 1st Battalion The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (TA); No.2 (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Company at Hemel Hempstead and No.3 (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Company at Luton from 286 (Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment at Hertford, under 5th (V) Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment; Nos. 1 and 2 Companies also formed No.5 (Hertfordshire) Company 5th (V) Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'B' (Bedfordshire) Company 6th (V) Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.

3rd (Territorial) Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ at Dundee and 'A' Company at Arbroath from 4th/5th Battalion The black Watch (TA); 'B' Company at Kirkcaldy and 'C' Company at Dunfermline from 6th/7th Battalion The Black Watch (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre, at Dundee, under 51st Highland Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'B' (The Black Watch) Company 1st Battalion 51st Highland Volunteers.

4th (Territorial) Battalion The Border Regiment
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ at Carlisle and 'D' (The Westmorland) Company at Kendal from 4th Battalion The Border Regiment (TA) and 149 Field Ambulance RAMC (TA); 'A' (Cumberland Artillery) Company at Workington and 'B' (Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry) Company at Carlisle from 851 (Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry) Field Battery RA (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 4th Battalion The Border Regiment at Carlisle, under Lancastrian Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'B' (4th Border Regiment) Company Northumbrian Volunteers.

The Buckinghamshire Regiment
Formed 1 April 1969 as cadre from The Buckhamshire Regiment RA (T)  at Aylesbury, under 4th (V) Battalion The Royal Green Jackets.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'A' (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry) Company 2nd Battalion The Wessex Volunteers.

6th/7th (Territorial) Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Formed 1 April 1969 as cadre from 'B' Company The Royal Scots and Cameronians Territorials at Hamilton, under 52nd Lowland Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as No.4 (Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)) Company 2nd Battalion 52nd Lowland Volunteers.

4th/7th (Territorial) Battalion The Cheshire Regiment
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'A' Company at Macclesfield from 7th Battalion The Cheshire Regiment (TA) and 3 Squadron 57 Signal Regiment RSigs (TA); 'B' Company at Crewe and 'C' Company at Ellesmere Port from 4th Battalion The Cheshire Regiment (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 4th/7th Battalion The Cheshire Regiment at Macclesfield, under Mercian Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'E' Company (Cheshire) Mercian Volunteers.

The Derbyshire (Territorial) Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'A' Company at Chesterfield and 'B' and 'C' Companies at Derby from 140 Corps Engineer Regiment RE (TA) and a company from 5th/8th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (TA) in Derby.
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Derbyshire (T) Battalion The Sherwood Foresters at Chesterfield, under 73 Engineer Regiment RE (V); also formed 575 (The Sherwood Foresters) Field Squadron 73 Engineer Regiment RE (V) .
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'C' (Derbyshire Foresters) Company 3rd (V) Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment.

The Devonshire Territorials (Royal Devon Yeomanry/The 1st Rifle Volunteers)
Formed 1 April 1967 at TAVR III unit. HQ and 'C' Squadron at Exeter and 'A' Squadron at Barnstaple from 296 (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA) and 43 Division/District Signal Regiment RSigs (TA); 'B' (Devon Fortress Engineers) Squadron at Plymouth from 116 (Devon and Cornwall) Engineer Regiment RE (TA), (409, 571 Field Sqns).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Royal Devon Yeomanry/1st Rifle Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'D' (Royal Devon Yeomanry/1st Rifle Volunteers) Squadron The Wessex Yeomanry.

The Dorset Territorials
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ at Dorchester and 'A' Company (Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry) at Poole from 250 (Queen's Own Dorset and West Somerset Yeomanry) Medium Regiment RA (TA); 'B' Company (Dorset Regiment) at Weymouth from The Dorset Regiment (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre, at Dorchester, under Wessex Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'D' (Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry) Company 2nd Battalion The Wessex Volunteers.

The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'A' Company (Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry) at Bodmin from The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (TA) and 'B' Company (Cornwall Fortress Engineers) at Falmouth from 116 (Devon and Cornwall) Engineer Regiment RE (TA)(409, 571 Field Sqns).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry at Bodmin, under Light Infantry Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'C' and 'D' (Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry) Companies 6th Battalion The Light Infantry (V) .

6th/8th (Territorial) Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'A' Company at Bishop Auckland, and 'C' Company at Spennymoor from 6th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry (TA); 'B' Company at Chester-le-Street and 'D' Company at Houghton-le-Spring from 8th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 6th/8th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry at Bishop Auckland, under The Light Infantry Volunteers; also formed 'E' Company (Durham) The Light Infantry Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'E' (6th/8th Durham Light Infantry) Company Northumbrian Volunteers.

4th (Territorial) Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'A' Company (4th East Lancashire Regiment) at Blackburn and 'C' Company (4th East Lancashire Regiment) at Burnley from 4th Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment (TA); 'B' Company (The Lancashire Fusiliers) at Rochdale from part 5th (Bury) Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers (TA) and 'D' Company (The Bolton Artillery) at Bolton from 253 Field Regiment RA (the Bolton Artillery) (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre as 4th Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment at Blackburn, under 38 Signal Regiment (V); also formed 93 (East Lancashire) Signal Squadron 38 Signal Regiment (V)  and some personnel formed 'E' Company Lancastrian Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'A' (East Lancashire) Company 2nd Battalion Lancastrian Volunteers.

The Essex Regiment (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ, 'A' Company and 'B' Company at Ilford from 4th/5th Battalion The Essex Regiment (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Essex Regiment at Chelmsford.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'C' (Essex) Company 6th (V) Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.

3rd (Territorial) Battalion The Gordon Highlanders
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ at Aberdeen and 'B' Company at Peterhead and 'C' Company at Keith from 3rd Battalion The Gordon Highlanders (TA); 'A' (Royal Engineer) Company at Aberdeen from squadron 51 Division/District RE (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre, at Aberdeen, under 51st Highland Volunteers; some personnel to 'D' Company 51st Highland Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'G' (The Gordon Highlanders) Company 2nd Battalion 51st Highland Volunteers.

The Green Howards Territorials
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'B' (Teeside) Company at Middlesbrough, 'A' (Cleveland) Company at Gainsborough and 'C' (Scarborough) Company at Scarborough from 4th/5th Battalion The Green Howards (TA) and 252 GHQ provost Coy RMP (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre at Scarborough, under Yorkshire Volunteers; some personnel to 'B' Company Yorkshire Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'D' (Green Howards) Company 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Volunteers.

The Hallamshire (Territorial) Battalion
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'A' Company at Sheffield; 'B' Company at Rotherham and 'C' Company at Barnsley from The Hallamshire Battalion The York and Lancaster Regiment (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Hallamshire Battalion The York and Lancaster Regiment at Sheffield, under Yorkshire Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'D' (Hallamshire) Company 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Volunteers.

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Territorials
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ at Winchester and 'C' Company (Wessex Royal Artillery Princess Beatrice's) at Newport from 457 (Wessex) Hy AD Regiment (Hampshire Carabiniers Yeomanry) RA (TA); 'A' Company (4/5 Royal Hampshire) at Aldershot from 4th/5th Battalion The Royal Hampshire Regiment (TA); 'B' Company (Duke of Connaught's Royal Hampshire Royal Artillery) at Portsmouth and 'E' Company (7th Royal Hampshire) at Bournemouth from 383 Field Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Royal Hampshire) RA (TA); and 'D' Company (Hampshire Fortress Royal Engineers) at Southampton from 115 (Hampshire Fortress) Corps Engineer Regiment RA (TA) (576 Fd Pk, 577, 578 Fd Sqns).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre at Winchester, under Wessex Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'B' (Duke of Connaught's) Company 2nd Battalion Wessex Volunteers.

4th/5th (Territorial) Battalion The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR unit. HQ and 'A' Company (4/5 King's Own) at Lancaster and 'B' Company (4/5 King's Own) at Barrow from 4th/5th Battalion The King's Own Royal Regiment (TA); 'C' Company (2nd West Lancashire) at Blackpool from 288 Lt AD Regiment RA (TA).
1 January 1969: 'C' Company absorbed into 'D' Company (Loyals) Lancastrian Volunteers forming detachment at Blackpool;
HQ, 'A' Company and 'B' Company formed 'E' Company (King's Own) Lancastrian Volunteers.
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 4th/5th Battalion The King's Own Royal Regiment at Lancaster, under Lancastrian Volunteers.
1 April 1975: Cadre disbanded.

4th/5th (Territorial) Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ at Dumfries, 'A' Company at Galashiels and 'B' Company at Stranraer from 4th/5th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre at Dumfries, under 52nd Lowland Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as No.3 (The King's Own Scottish Borderers) Company 2nd Battalion 52nd Lowland Volunteers.

4th (Territorial) Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'A' Company at Wakefield, 'B' Company at Pontefract and 'C' Company at Dewsbury from 4th Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 4th Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry at Wakefield, under Yorkshire Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'E' (The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) Company 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Volunteers.

The King's Shropshire and Herefordshire Light Infantry (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ at Wellington, 'A' Company at Wellington and Oswestry from 4th Battalion The King's Shropshire Light Infantry (TA) and 'B' Company at Ross-on-Wye and Hereford from 1st Battalion the Herefordshire Light Infantry (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The King's Shropshire and Herefordshire Light Infantry at Shrewsbury, under Light Infantry Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'C' (King's Shropshire Light Infantry) Company and 'D' (Herefordshire Light Infantry) The Light Infantry and Mercian Volunteers.

The Leeds Rifles Territorials
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ, 'A' Company and 'B' Company at Leeds; and 'C' Company at Castleford from The Leeds Rifles Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Leeds Rifles at Leeds, under Yorkshire Volunteers; also formed 'E' (The Leeds Rifles) Company Yorkshire Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'C' (The Leeds Rifles) Company 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Volunteers.

The London Scottish
Formed 1 April 1969 as cadre from 'C' Company (The London Scottish) The London Yeomanry and Territorials at Buckinghamshire Gate, London under 51st Highland Volunteers.
1 April 1975: Cadre disbanded.

The London Yeomanry and Territorials
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'A' Company (Inns of Court and City Yeomanry) from past Inns of Court and City Yeomanry RAC (TA); 'B' Company (The London Engineers) from 114 Corps Engineer Regiment RE (TA); and 'C' Company (The London Scottish) from 1st Battalion The London Scottish (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced (less 'C' Company, see above) to cadre Inns of Court and City Yeomanry; 'B' Company formed 217 (London) Field Squadron 73 Engineer Regiment RE (V) .
1 April 1975: Cadre disbanded.

The Manchester Regiment (Ardwick and Ashton) Territorials
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'A' Company at Ardwick Green from 8th Battalion The Manchester Regiment (TA) and 'B' Company and 'C' Company at Ashton under Lyne from 9th Battalion The Manchester Regiment (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre as 8th/9th Battalion The Manchester Regiment at Manchester, under Lancastrian Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'C' (Manchester) Company 2nd Battalion Lancastrian Volunteers.

The Monmouthshire (Territorial) Battalion The South Wales Borderers
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 1st Monmouthshire Company at Newport, 2nd Monmouthshire Company at Cwmcarn and 3rd Monmouthshire Company at Abertillery from 2nd Battalion The Monouthshire Regiment (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Monmouthshire Battalion The South Wales Borderers at Newport, under Welsh Volunteers.
March 1971: By this date designated 3rd (Monmouthshire) Battalion The Royal Regiment of Wales.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'B' Company 3rd (V) Battalion The Royal Regiment of Wales; also formed detachment 211 (South Wales) Lt AD Battery RA (V) .

The Northamptonshire Regiment (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III. HQ at Northampton, 'B' Company (5th Northamptonshire) at Corby and 'C' Company (4th Northamptonshire) at Wellingborough from 4th/5th Battalion The Northamptonshire Regiment (TA); 'A' Company (Northamptonshire Yeomanry) at Northampton from 250 (Northampshire Yeomanry) Field Squadron RE (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Northampshire Regiment at Northampton under 118 Army Recovery Company REME (V).
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'C' (Northamptonshire) Company and 'D' (Northamptonshire) Company 7th (V) Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.

The Nottinghamshire (Territorial) Battalion The Sherwood Foresters
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'A' Company at Nottingham, 'B' Company at Sutton-in-Ashfield and 'C' Company at Worksop from 5th/8th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre at Nottingham, under Mercian Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'E' (Nottinghamshire Foresters) Company 3rd (V) Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment.

The Oxfordshire Territorials
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'A' (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Company at Oxford from 'Q' Battery 299 (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars and Berkshire) Field Regiment RA (TA); 'B' (Oxfordshire Rifles) Company at Banbury from The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (TA); 129 Infantry Workshop REME (TA) and troop 266 Field Squadron RE (TA) also assisted in formation.
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre at Oxford, under 4th (V) Battalion The Royal Green Jackets.
1 April 1975: Cadre disbanded.

The Prince of Wales's Own Yorkshire Territorials
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ, 'A' Company and 'B' Company at Hull, 'C' Company at York, all formed from 3rd Battalion The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 3rd Battalion The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire at Hull, under Yorkshire Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'B' (The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire) Company 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Volunteers; also supplied personnel to HQ Company of latter battalion.

3rd (Territorial) Battalion The Queen's Own Highlanders
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'D' Company at Fort William from 4th/5th Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (TA) and HQ 152 (Highland) Infantry Brigade (TA); 'A' (Lovat Scouts) Company at Inverness from 540 Lt AD Regiment RA (The Lovat Scouts) (TA); 'B' Company at Dingwall and 'C' Company at Elgin from 11th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre at Inverness, under 51st Highland Volunteers. Also formed No.2 (Queen's Own Highlanders) Company 51st Highland Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as HQ 2nd Battalion 51st Highland Volunteers.

6th (Territorial) Battalion The Queen's Regiment (Queen's Surreys)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'A' Company at Kingston-upon-Thames from 4th Battalion The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment (TA), 209 Field park Squadron RE (TA) and parts of The Kent and County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) RAC (TA); 'B' Company at Battersea and 'C' Company at Cobham from 'B' Company and 'C' Company 4th Battalion The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment (TA); 'D' Company at Croydon from 3rd Battalion The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment.
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 6th Battalion The Queen's Regiment (The Queen's Surreys) at Kingston, under 5th (V) Battalion The Queen's Regiment.
1 April 1971: Reformed as HQ (Queen's Surreys) 6th (V) Battalion The Queen's Regiment; Also formed 'A' Company (Queen's Surreys) 7th (V) Battalion The Queen's Regiment.

7th (Territorial) Battalion The Queen's Regiment (East Kent)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ at Deal from 5th Battalion The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) (TA) and HQ 44 Division/District (TA); 'A' Company (Queen's Own Buffs) at Deal and 'B' Company (Queen's own Buffs) at Folkestone from 5th Battalion The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) (TA); 'C' Company (Queen's Own Buffs) at Broadstairs from part 4th Battalion The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 7th Battalion The Queen's Regiment (East Kent) at Folkestone, under 5th (V) Battalion The Queen's Regiment.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'B' Company (Queen's Own Buffs) 7th (V) Battalion The Queen's Regiment.

8th (Territorial) Battalion The Queen's Regiment (West Kent)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ at Tonbridge from 4th/5th Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment (TA) and part 'P' Battery 265 Lt AD Regiment RA (TA); 'A' Kent and County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) at Maidstone from part The Kent and County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) RAC (TA)l 'B' The Queen's own Buffs Company at Tonbrigde from 4th/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal West Kent Regiment (TA); 'C' The Medway Towns Company at Gillingham from 4 Stores Company RAOC (TA) and part 133 Infantry Workshop REME (TA). 44 Division/District Provost Company RMP (TA), 44 Division/District RE (TA) and 4th Battalion The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) (TA) also assisted in formation.
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 8th Battalion The Queen's Regiment (West Kent) at Tonbridge, under 5th (V) Battalion The Queen's Regiment; also formed 'E' Company 5th (V) Battalion The Queen's Regiment.
1 April 1971: Reformed as part of 'C' Company (Royal Sussex) 7th (V) Battalion The Queen's Regiment.

9th (Territorial) Battalion The Queen's Regiment (Royal Sussex)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ at Eastbourne and 'A' Company at Brighton from 4th/5th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment (TA) and part 257 (Sussex Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA); 'B' Company (Royal Engineers) at Eastbourne from 211 and 490 Field Squadrons RE (TA). HQ 44 Division/District RE (TA) and 559 Squadron RCT (TA) also assisted in formation.
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 9th Battalion The Queen's Regiment (Royal Sussex) at Eastbourne, under 5th (V) Battalion The Queen's Regiment.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'C' Company (Royal Sussex) 7th (V) Battalion The Queen's Regiment.

10th (Territorial) Battalion The Queen's Regiment (Middlesex)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'A' Company at Edgware and 'B' Company at Acton from 5th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) (TA); 'C' Company (101st London Engineers) at Houslow from 101 (London) Engineer Regiment RE (TA)(222 (Chelsea), 324 Field Sqns). 114 Engineer Regiment RE (TA) and 254 (City of London) Field Regiment RA (TA) also assisted in formation.
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 10th Battalon The Queen's Regiment (Middlesex) at Edgware, under 5th (V) Battalion The Queen's Regiment.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'A' Company (Middlesex) 6th (V) Battalion The Queen's Regiment.

The Robin Hood (Territorial) Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'A' Company at Nottingham and 'B' Company at Mansfield from 350 (The Robin Hood Foresters) Field Squadron RE (TA).
1 April 1967: Reduced to cadre The Robin Hood (T) Battalion The Sherwood Foresters RE at Nottingham, under 73 Engineer Regiment RE (V).
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'D' (Robin Hood Foresters) Company 3rd (V) Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment.

The Royal Berkshire Territorials
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVRIII unit. HQ and three Specialist Platoon at Reading and 'A' Company (Berkshire Yeomanry) at Windsor from The Berkshire and Westminster Dragoons RAC (TA); 'B' Company (Berkshire Artillery) at Reading from part 299 (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars and Berkshire) Field Regiment RA (TA); 'C' Company (Royal Berkshire) at Newbury from 4th/6th Battalion The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre at Reading, under 71 Signal Regiment (V). 'A' Company reformed as 94 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron (V).
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'C' (Royal Berkshire) Company 2nd Battalion Wessex Volunteers.

5th (Territorial) Battalion The Royal Green Jackets
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ in London and 'B' Company (London Rifle Brigade Rangers) at West Ham from 3rd Green Jackets, The Rifle Brigade (London Rifle Brigade/ Rangers, The Rifle Brigade) (TA) and 'A' Company (Queen's Royal Rifles) in London from Queen's Royal Rifles (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre at Sun Street, London under 4th (V) Battalion The Royal Green Jackets as The Royal Green Jackets London.
March 1971: Became The Royal Green Jackets London.
1 April 1975: Disbanded.

3rd (Territorial) Battalion The Royal Highland Fusiliers
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'A' Company (45th Royal Scots Fusiliers) at Ayr from 4th/5th Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers (TA); 'B' Company (5/6th Highland Light Infantry) at Glasgow from 5th/6th Battalion The Highland Light Infantry; 'C' Company (1st Glasgow Highlanders) at Glasgow from The Glasgow Highlanders Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 3rd (T) Battalion The Royal Highland Fusiliers at Glasgow, under 52nd Lowland Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as No.2 (3rd Battalion The Royal Highland Fusiliers) Company 2nd Battalion 52nd Lowland Volunteers.

5th (Territorial) Battalion The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ at Omagh, 'A' Company at Enniskillen and 'B' Company at Dungannon from 5th Battalion The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (TA) and elements The North Irish Horse RAC (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 5th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Royal Irish Rangers) at Omagh, under North Irish Militia.
1 April 1975: Cadre disbanded.

5th (Territorial) Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'A' Company at Armagh and 'B' Company at Lurgan from 5th Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's) (TA) at elements North Irish Horse RAC (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 7th Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Royal Irish Rangers) at Armagh, under North Irish Militia.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'C' (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Company 5th (V) Battalion The Royal Irish Rangers.

The Royal Leicestershire Regiment (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'A' Company at Leicester, 'B' Company at Loughborough and 'C' Company at Hinckley from 4th/5th Battalion The Royal Leicestershire Regiment (TA) and 115 (Leicestershire) Field Park Squadron RE (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Royal Leicestershire Regiment at Leicester, under 5th (V) Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'B' (Royal Leicestershire) Company 7th (V) Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.

The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'A' Company at Lincoln, 'B' Company at Gainsborough and 'C' Company at Boston from 4th/6th Battalion The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment (TA) and 863 (County of Lincoln) Movement Light Squadron RE (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment at Lincoln, under under 5th (V) Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'A' (Royal Lincolnshire) Company 7th (V) Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.

The Royal Norfolk Regiment (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'A' Company at Norwich and 'B' Company at Great Yarmouth and Dereham from 4th Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Royal Norfolk Regiment at Nowich, under 5th (V) Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'A' (Royal Norfolk) Company 6th (V) Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.

4th/5th/6th (Territorial) Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ, 'A' Company and 'B' Company at Newcastle-upon-Tyne from 6th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (TA); 'C' Company at Hexham from 4th/5th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (TA); 'D' Company (Tyneside Scottish) at Gosforth from 'Q' Battery (Tyneside Scottish) 439 Lt AD Regiment RA (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 4th/5th/6th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers at Newcastle, under 5th (V) Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'C' (4th/5th/6th Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) Company Northumbrian Volunteers.

7th (Territorial) Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'C' (Alnwick) Company at Alnwick, 'B' (Ashington) Company at Ashington and 'D' (Berwick) Company at Berwick-upon-Tweed from 7th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (TA) and elements Northumberland Hussars RAC (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 7th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers at Ashington, under 5th (V) Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers; also formed 'E' (Northumberland) Company 5th (V) Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'D' (7th Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) Company Northumbrian Volunteers.

The Royal Scots and Cameronians Territorials
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ at Edinburgh and 'A' Company (8th/9th Royal Scots) at Bathgate from 8th/9th Battalion The Royal Scots (TA); 'B' Company (6th/7th Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)) at Hamilton from 6th/7th Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced into two cadres: 8th/9th (T) Battalion The Royal Scots and 6th/7th (T) Battalion The Cameronians.

8th/9th (Territorial) Battalion The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)
Formed 1 April 1969 as cadre from The Royal Scots and Cameronians Territorials, less 'B' Company, at Edinburgh, under 52nd Lowland Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as No.1 (8th/9th Battalion The Royal Scots) Company 2nd Battalion 52nd Lowland Volunteers.

6th (Territorial) Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ at Belfast, 'A' Company at Ballymena and 'B' Company at Lisburn from 6th Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles (TA); 'C' Company at Newtownards from 661 (Ulster) Field Regiment RA (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 6th Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles (Royal Irish Rangers) at Lisburn, under North Irish Militia.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'B' (Royal Ulster Rifles) Company 5th (V) Battalion The Royal Irish Rangers.

4th (Territorial) Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'B' Company at Wrexham and 'A' Company at Mold from 4th Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 4th Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers at Wrexham, under Welsh Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as HQ and HQ Company 3rd (V) Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers.

6th/7th (Territorial) Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ, 'A' Company and 'C' Company at Caernarvon and 'B' Company at Aberystwyth from 6th/7th Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 6th/7th Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers at Caernarvon, under Welsh Volunteers; also formed 'D' Company (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Welsh Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'D' (6th/7th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers) 3rd (V) Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers.

The Royal Wiltshire Territorials
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'A' Company (The Wiltshire Regiment) at Trowbridge, pltn at Swindon, from 4th Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's) (TA); 'B' Company (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) at Devizes from part The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry RAC (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced, less 'B' Company, to cadre The Wiltshire Regiment at Trowbridge, under Wessex Volunteers; also form new HQ Company Wessex Volunteers.
1 April 1975: Disbanded.

The Somerset Yeomanry and Light Infantry (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ, Reconnaissance Platoon and another platoon at Bath from 43 Division/District RE (TA) and The Somerset Light Infantry (TA); 'C' (Somerset Light Infantry) Company at Bath from The Somerset Light Infantry (TA); 'A' (North Somerset and Bristol Yeomanry) Company at Keynsham from The Somerset and Bristol Yeomanry RAC (TA); 'B' (West Somerset Yeomanry) Company at Yeovil from 250th (Queen's Own Dorset and West Somerset Yeomanry) Medium Regiment RA (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Somerset Yeomanry and Light Infantry at Keynsham, under 219 General Hospital RAMC (V).
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'A' (Somerset Yeomanry Light Infantry) Company and 'B' (Somerset Yeomanry Light Infantry) Company 6th Battalion The Light Infantry (V).

5th/6th (Territorial) Battalion The Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ at Wolverhampton, 'A' (South Stafford) COmpany at Rugeley and 'B' (South Stafford) Company at Walsall from 5th Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (TA); 'C' (North Stafford) Company at Stoke-on-Trent from 5th/6th Battalion The North Staffordshire Regiment (TA). Elements of 444 (Staffordshire) Lt AD Regiment RA (TA), The Staffordshire Yeomanry (Queen's Own Royal Regiment) RAC (TA), 5 Stores Company RAOC (TA), 20 Vehicle Company RAOC (TA) and 887 Locating Battery RA (TA) also assisted in formation.
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 5th/6th Battalion The Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's) at Walsall, under Mercian Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'B' (5th/6th Battalion Staffordshire Regiment) Company The Light Infantry and Mercian Volunteers.

The Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Regiment (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'B' Company at Ipswich, 'C' Company at Leiston from The Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Regiment (TA); 'A' (Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Company at Ipswich and 'D' (Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Company at Swaffham from 308 (Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Regiment at Ipswich, under 5th (V) Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'D' (Cambridgeshire) Company 6th (V) Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.

4th (Territorial) Battalion The Welch Regiment
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ and 'B' Company at Carmarthen and 'C' Company at Swansea from 4th Battalion The Welch Regiment (TA); 'A' Company (Pembroke Yeomanry) at Haverfordwest from The Pembroke Yeomanry RAC (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 4th Battalion The Welch Regiment at Llanelli under 157 Transport Regiment RCT (V); 'A' Company formed 224 (Pemroke Yeomanry) Squadron 157 Transport Regiment RCT (V) .
March 1971: By now designated 4th (Carmarthenshire and Pemsbrokeshire) Battalion The Royal Regiment of Wales.
1 April 1971: Reformed as HQ and HQ Company 4th (V) Battalion The Royal Regiment of Wales.

5th/6th (Territorial) Battalion The Welch Regiment
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ at Pontypridd and 'A' Company at Cardiff and 'B' Company at Bridgend from 5th Battalion The Welch Regiment (TA) and 6th Battalion The Welch Regiment (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre 5th/6th Battalion The Welch Regiment at Pontypridd, under Welsh Volunteers.
March 1971: By now designated 5th/6th (Glamorgan) Battalion The Royal Regiment of Wales.
1 April 1971: Reformed as part of 'C' Company 3rd (V) Battalion The Royal Regiment of Wales.

The West Riding Territorials
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. HQ, 'A' Company and 'B' Company at Huddersfield and 'C' Company at Halifax The West Riding Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The West Riding Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment at Huddersfield, under Yorkshire Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'C' (The Duke of Wellington's Regiment) Company 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Volunteers.

The Worcestershire Regimentt
Cadre, formed 20 April 1970 by transfer to infantry of cadre The Worcestershire Regiment RA , at Worcester under Mercian Volunteers.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'A' (Worcestershire Regiment) Company The Light Infantry and Mercian Volunteers.



 
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