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Black Watch

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. 4th/5th (Dundee and Angus) Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) .
1947.01.01 reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Dundee, and concurrently amalgamated with duplicate 5th Battalion .
. A Company at Dundee .
. B Company at Dundee .
. C Company at Arbroath .
. D Company at Brechin .
1967.04.01 disbanded and concurrently amalgamated with 6th/7th Battalion, to form TAVR elements of The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) .
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. 6th/7th Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) .
1947.01.01 Reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Perth, and concurrently amalgamated with duplicate 7th Battalion .
. A Company at Perth .
. B Company at Crieff .
. C Company at Dumfermline .
. D Company at Leven .
1967.04.01 disbanded and concurrently amalgamated with 4th/5th Battalion, to form TAVR elements of The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) .
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. 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) .
1967.04.01 T.A. elements of The Black Watch disbanded and concurrently reconstituted as: .
. HQ Company (Black Watch), 51st Highland Volunteers formed in TAVR II at Perth, successor to 6th/7th Bn The Black Watch .
. A Company (Black Watch), 51st Highland Volunteers formed in TAVR II at Dundee, successor to 4th/5th Bn The Black Watch .
. 3rd (Territorial) Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) formed in TAVR III with HQ at Dundee: .
. A Company at Arbroath, successor to 4th/5th Bn The Black Watch .
. B Company at Kirkcaldy, successor to 6th/7th Bn The Black Watch .
. C Company at Dumfermline, successor to 6th/7th Bn The Black Watch .
1969.04.01 TAVR III element reduced to cadre at Dundee, sponsored by 51st Highland Volunteers .
1971.04.01 reorganised as three companies: .
. HQ Company (Black Watch), 1st Battalion, 51st Highland Volunteers at Perth .
. A Company (Black Watch), 1st Battalion, 51st Highland Volunteers at Dundee .
. B Company (Black Watch), 1st Battalion, 51st Highland Volunteers at Kirkcaldy, reconstituted from cadre and Kirkcaldy pln HQ Coy .
1992-1993 1st Bn, 51st Highland Volunteers reorganised into three rifle company establishment and company subtitles omitted, effectively making battalion an all Black Watch unit: .
. HQ Company at Perth .
. A Company at Dundee .
. B Company at Forfar, raised July 1992 .
. K Company at Kirkcaldy, redesignation of former B Coy .
1994.12.31 Renamed 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) .
. HQ at Queen's Barracks, Perth, redesignation of 1st Bn, 51st Highland Volunteers .
. HQ Company at Queen's Barracks, Perth .
. A Company at Dundee .
. B Company at Forfar .
. K Company at Kirkcaldy .
1995.04.01 Converted into Fire Support Battalion: B Coy at Forfar became Milan Pln under A Company; K Coy formed Milan Pln at Perth .
1999.07.01 A (Black Watch) Company, 51st Highland Regiment at Dundee including Rifle and Mortar Pln; ATk Pln at Forfar and Rifle Pln at Kirkcaldy, amalgamation of A Coy and K Coy; regiment formed by amalgamation with 3rd (V) Bn, The Highlanders, and 7th/8th (V) Bn, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders), Black Watch also forming its HQ .
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