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21 Regiment

Dates Locations & Titles Minor Units - Remarks
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. 12th Air Formation Signals .
1943 Kirkburton, England Formed
1944/45 Normandy to Bad Eilsen With 2 TAF
1945 Germany: Bad Eilsen and Buckeburg .
. 1946: Absorbed into 11th Air Formation Signals .
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. 83 Group Air Formation Signal Squadron .
1952 Germany: Formed at Wahn, from One sqn of 11th Air Formation Signals 83 Group RAF
. 1954: Expanded to become 83 Group (12) Air Formation Signal Regiment .
. 1958: 83 Group disbanded .
1958.07.15 Germany: RAF Laarbuch: RHQ and 1 Squadron .
. 1958: Renamed 12th Air Formation Signal Regiment .
. 1959: Redesignated 21st Signal Regiment (Air Formation) BFPO 43
. 23 Oct 1959: Regimental Organisation: RHQ Laarbruch, 2 Wing Signal Troop Laarbruch, 19 Wing Signal Troop Wildenrath, 20 Wing Signal Troop Geilenkirchen and 21 Wing Signal Troop Bruggen .
. 28 Mar 1960: Re-designated Airfield Troops L-K-G-H, 221 Signal Squadron (AF) Rheindalen absorbed into the Regiment. 21 Signal Regiment (AF) became the only Air Formation Signals Unit in existence .
. 1961: 220 Signal Squadron joined regiment .
. 22 Nov 1961: 3 Squadron was formed from 220 & 221 Sqns and incorporated into the Regiment .
. 1 Apr 1968: RAF Geilenkirchen closed , G Troop disbanded .
1970.07.28 Germany: RAF Wildenrath .
. 1971 July: Title changed to read 21 Signal Regiment (Air Support) .
. 6 May 1983: RAF detachment Osnabruck officially took up residence, 19th August joined by 2 Squadron .
. 1984 22nd May The Regiment celebrated 25 years of continuous Air Support, the Regiment was honoured by being allowed to to fly The RAF crest on it’s Regimental Flag .
. 31 Mar 1987: A welcome home parade was held as the Osnabruck det was closed and the Regiment was re-united in Wildenrath, RHQ 1-2-3 & 4 Squadrons 1, 2, 3 & 4 Squadrons
. 15 May 1992: 2 Squadron (Harrier Squadron) was disbanded 1, 3 & 4 Squadrons
Summer 1992 England: Azimghur Barracks, Colerne: 4 Squadron amalgamated with 244 Signals Squadron, 1 Squadron changed it’s title to 2 Squadron and joined 2 Signal Regiment 3 and 244 Sqns
. 1 Sep 1992: 43 ( Wessex ) Signal Squadron (V) and 81 Signals Squadron (V) joined the Regiment 3, 244, 43(Wessex)(V) and 81(V) Sqns
. 5 Jan 1993: 3 Squadron changed it'€™s title to 220 Squadron 220, 244, 43(Wessex)(V) and 81(V) Sqns
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