56 Squadron

Dates Location Higher Formation / Notes
     
56 Field Company
1947.01 Egypt 1 Armoured Division Engrs
  Jun 47: Redesignated 56 Field Squadron  
1947.06 Palestine 1 Armoured Division Engrs
1947.10 Kenya: 1 Armd Div Engrs renamed HQ East African Engrs  HQ East African Engrs
  Nov 47: HQ East African Engrs renamed 34 Army Engr Regt 34 Army Engineer Regiment
  Jun 49: Regt and Sqn disbanded  
     
56 Field Squadron
1950.01 Hong Kong: Gordon Hard Camp, New Territories  Formed by retitling 37 Field Squadron
24 Field Engineer Regiment
1958.05 England: Barton Stacey  24 Field Engineer Regiment
  Jun 58: Reduced to cadre at Aldershot combined with B Sqn 4 Trg Regt to form 56 (MT) Squadron  
1958.06 England: Aldershot B Sqn 4 Trg Regt
4 Training Regiment
  Jun 62: Absorbed MT element of 55 Sqn and joined 1 Trg Regt 1 Training Regiment
1963.07 England: Crookham 1 Training Regiment
  Jan 68: 3 Trg Regt reformed, Sqn transferred to 3 Trg Regiment 3 Training Regiment
  Jul 77: Sqn transferred to 1 Trg Regiment 1 Training Regiment
1979.09 England: Gibraltar Barracks, Camberly 1 Training Regiment
  1994: Disbanded  
     
56 Commando Field Squadron
c2008 England: Chivenor, North Devon 24 Commando Engineer Regiment
  Oct 08 - Apr 09: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 9  
  Apr - Oct 11: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 14  
     
     

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