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Field, Infantry & Armoured Workshops 1 to 5

Dates Location Higher Formation/Remarks
     
1 Corps Troops Workshop
c1955/57 Germany: Kunsebeck   
Late 50’s Germany: Mossbank Bks, Bielefeld.  
  ??: Renamed 1 Field Workshop (Corps Troops)   
  1978: Northern Ireland  
  ??: Renamed 1 Corps Troops Workshop  
  ??: Renamed 1 (BR) Corps Troops Workshop  
  1993: Disbanded  
     
1 Infantry Workshop 
1948 Libya  
1951.11 Eygpt: Canal Zone  
c1955? Cyprus  
1959? Kenya: Kahawa  
1964.11 Aden: Falaise Lines  
1967 Sharjah   
  1971: Disbanded?  
     
     
2 Infantry Workshop 
1950 - 1952? Cyprus: Larnaca  
1955 Malaya: Taiping OC 1959/61 Maj Harry Malthouse
1962 Malaya: Terendak Camp, Malacca  
  Disbanded April 70  
     
2 Field Workshop
1982.08 Falkland Islands: Moody Brook, Stanley FILOG: Formed from peronnal in UK
  May 84: Tin Strip, Canache Area, Stanley  
  Mar 87: Mount Pleasant Airport   
  1 Apr 87: Renamed Joint Force Workshop  
     
2 Medium Workshop
1945-1949  Germany: Lubeck former Dornier Aircraft Works
     
3 Medium Workshops
c1946 - 1949 Germany: Leichtmetallwerke, Hannover Previously 30 Corps Troop Workshop
     
3 Armoured Workshop 
?? - 1957 Germany: Kunsebeck   
     
3 Infantry Workshop 
1950 Egypt: El Ballah  
c1953-54 Egypt: Shandur and  Fanara  
Late 50's Cyprus: Larnaca or Limassol  
1960's England: Tidworth 5 Infantry Brigade
1969?? England: Weyhill, near Andover  
  Late 60's: Renamed 3 Field Workshop (Airportable) Parachute Logistic Regiment 
  Aug 71 - Feb 72: Northern Ireland; Long Kesh, Sydenham & Ballykelly   
  1973: Northern Ireland; Long Kesh, Sydenham & Ballykelly   
  May - Nov 75: Northern Ireland  
1977.04 Reformed as 3 Field Workshop an amalgamation of three REME units: 3 Fd Wksp; Wksp Sqn of Para Log Regt and 9 Fd Wksp
1977.04 England: Bordon  
  Nov 77 - Mar 78: Northern Ireland  
1992 - 1993 England: Tidworth  
     
3 Civilian Workshop
1994 Germany: Rochdale Bks, Bielefeld 3 Battalion REME: From civilian elements of 58 Station Workshop
     
4 Armoured Brigade Workshop
1945 Germany: brief stays in Diepholz, Wolsrode, Venden, Bremen and Hamburg  
  1947: Disbanded  
     
4 Armoured Workshop
1949 Germany: Leichtmetallwerke, Hannover 11 Armoured Division: Previously 3 Medium Workshops
1957 Germany: Hobart Bks, Detmold 20 Armoured Brigade Group
  1970: Renamed 4 Field Workshop  
  1977: Renamed 4 Armoured Workshop 4 Armoured Division 
  June 1982: Granted the freedom of Detmold  
  Oct 90 - Apr 91: Gulf: Op Granby   
  1993: Op GRAPPLE 2  
  1 Oct 93: Reformed as 3 Battalion REME as part of the re-organisation of the REME support to 1(UK) Armoured Division. 20 Armd Bde: The title ‘4 Armd WkspE’ was transferred to the Close Support Company of 1 Battalion, Osnabruck on the same day
     
4 Infantry Workshop 
1950's - 1960? Germany: Glamorgan Barracks, Duisburg   
     
5 Medium Workshop
Summer 1950 England: Sutton Veny, Warminster Formed
  Sep 50: Sailed on Empire Fowey from Southampton for Korea  
1950.11 Korea  
1951 Japan: Kure  
1950's Libya: Tripoli  
     
5 Infantry Brigade Workshop
1942 - 1946 Far East  
     
5 Infantry Workshop 
1947 Germany: Witten Annen 5 Infantry Brigade: From 158 Brigade Workshop
1958? Germany: Redesdale Bks, Dortmund  5 Infantry Brigade
  1964: Redesdale Bks, Dortmund  4 Guards Brigade
1968.04 England: Leyburn Road, Catterick Camp 6 Infantry Brigade: FRG remained in BAOR at Paderborn
  1970: Renamed 5 Field Workshop  
1971 Germany: Redesdale Bks, Dortmund   
1971 Germany: Salamanca Barracks, Soest FRG rejoined Workshop
  Jan 78: Renamed 5 Armoured Workshop 3 Armoured Division: Consisted of two MRGs and two FRGs
  1979: The Workshop formed a partnership with Instandsetzungbatallion 7 in Unna  
  1980 - 81: Northern Ireland Roulement Workshop (NIRW)  
  1982 - 83: Northern Ireland Roulement Workshop (NIRW)  
  Jan 83: Became a small Armd Wksp shedding MRG 5B and FRG ’F’ which became B Coy, 6 Armd Wksp 4 Armoured Division
  1986: Salamanca Barracks, Soest 3 Armoured Division
     
5 Armoured Workshop 
1951 Germany: Newcastle Barracks, Hamm  6 Armoured Division 
  Aug 57: Re-titled 6 Infantry Workshop