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Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)

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. 4th/5th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) .
1947.01.01 reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Canterbury and concurrently amalgamated with duplicate 5th Battalion 133 (Kent & Sussex) Infantry Brigade
. A Company at Ramsgate .
. B Company at Sittingbourne .
. C Company at Cranbrook .
. D Company at Dover .
1956.10.31 4th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) redesignated on formation of new 5th Battalion .
1961.03.01 Transferred to the corps of The Queen's Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment without change of title .
1966.12.31 Transferred to the corps of The Queen's Regiment without change of title .
1967.04.01 Disbanded and concurrently reconstituted and amalgamated with 5th Battalion, The Buffs to form: .
. part of B Company (Queen's Own Buffs), 5th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment, in TAVR II at Broadstairs .
. 7th (Territorial) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment (East Kent) in TAVR III with HQ at Deal [q.v.] .
. C (Medway Towns) Company, 8th (Territorial) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment (West Kent) in TAVR III at Gillingham [q.v.] .
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. 5th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) .
1956.10.31 410th (Kent) Coast Regiment, RA Converted to infantry at Dover (?) and renamed 5th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), absorbing some elements of the regiment's 4th Battalion .
1961.03.01 Transferred to the corps of The Queen's Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment without change of title .
1966.12.31 Transferred to the corps of The Queen's Regiment without change of title .
1967.04.01 Disbanded and concurrently reconstituted and amalgamated with 4th Battalion The Buffs, to form East Kent TAVR elements of The Queen's Regiment .
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