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12 Regiment

12 Drafting Regiment 
Dates Location Sub-units - Remarks
1947 England: Barton Stacey Formed from 2 Drafting Bn
  1948: Absorbed 13 Holding Regiment as RE Depot.   
     
12 SME Regiment
1948 England: Brompton Barracks, Chatham Reformed
  1955: Absorbed 11 Regiment and renamed 11/12 SME Regiment  
     
11/12 SME Regiment
1955 England: Brompton Barracks, Chatham   
  1957: Renumbered 12 SME Regiment.  
     
12 SME Regiment
1957 England: Brompton Barracks, Chatham  A, B, C & D SME Sqns
  Feb 60: A Sqn became 18 SME Sqn and C Sqn became 40 SME Sqn B, D, 18 & 40 SME Sqns
  Dec 60: D Sqn became 17 SME Sqn B, 17, 18 & 40 SME Sqns
1961.12 England: Gordon Barracks, Gillingham, less 18 SME Sqn to Kingshill Barracks, Hoo B, 17, 18 & 40 SME Sqns
  Dec 61: B Sqn disbanded 17, 18 & 40 SME Sqns
  1962 SME granted ‘Royal’ title, regt became 12 RSME Regt, Sqns became RSME Sqns. 17, 18 & 40 RSME Sqns
  Nov 65: 18 and 40 RSME amalgamated to form 18/40 RSME Sqn 17, 18/40 RSME Sqns
1966.08 England: Chattenden 17, 18/40 RSME Sqns
  Sep 68: 24 Fd Sqn joined from 36 Regt 17, 18/40 RSME Sqns,  24 Fd Sqn
  Nov 69: 18/40 RSME Squadrons became 18 RSME Squadron and 40 RSME Squadron was reformed 17, 18 & 40 RSME Sqns,  24 Fd Sqn
  1973: 40 RSME Sqn disbanded. 17 & 18 RSME Sqns,  24 Fd Sqn
  1977: 17 RSME Sqn became Transportation Support Unit for Chatham, with an RCT officer commanding.   
  Aug 77: 40 Plant Support Sqn formed 17 & 18 RSME Sqns, 24 Fd Sqn, 40 Plant Support Sqn
  1980: Sub-units 17 & 18 RSME, 40 Plant Sp & 24 Fd Sqns
  1994: Amalgamated with Depot Regt to form 1 RSME Regt: 24 Sqn renamed 24 Training Support Squadron: 17 & 18 RSME, 40 Plant Sp Sqns disbanded.  
     

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