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Cheshire Regiment

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. 4th Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment .
1947.01.01 reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Birkenhead 158 (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Infantry Brigade
. A Company at Chester .
. B Company at Birkenhead .
. C Company at Northwich .
. D Company at Babington .
1967.04.01 amalgamated with 7th Battalion The Cheshire Regiment, to form Cheshire TAVR elements of The Cheshire Regiment .
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. 7th Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment .
1947.01.01 reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Macclesfield 158 (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Infantry Brigade
. A Company at Congleton .
. B Company at Crewe .
. C Company at Hale .
. D Company at Sandbach .
1967.04.01 amalgamated with 4th Battalion The Cheshire Regiment, to form Cheshire TAVR elements of The Cheshire Regiment .
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1967.04.01 TA elements of The Cheshire Regiment disbanded and concurrently reconstituted in TAVR as: .
. A Company (Cheshire), Mercian Volunteers, at Stockport, formed in TAVR II, successor to 4th Bn The Cheshire Regt, and 7th Bn The Cheshire Regt .
. 4th/7th (Territorial) Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment formed with HQ at Macclesfield as TAVR III successor to T.A. units: .
. A Company at Macclesfield, successor to 7th Bn The Cheshire Regt and 3 Sqn 57 Signal Regt R Sigs .
. B Company at Crewe .
. C Company at Ellesmere Port, successor to 4th Bn The Cheshire Regt .
1969.04.01 TAVR III element reduced to cadre as 4th/7th Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment at Macclesfield, sponsored by Mercian Volunteers .
1971.04.01 reorganised as two companies: .
. A Company (Cheshire), Mercian Volunteers, at Stockport .
. E Company (Cheshire), Mercian Volunteers, at Ellesmere Port, reconstituted from cadre 4th/7th Bn The Cheshire Regt .
1975.04.01 E Company transferred as C Company 2nd Battalion, Mercian Volunteers .
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1988.04.05 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment formed with HQ at Runcorn with companies from Mercian Volunteers .
. HQ Company at Runcorn, raised 1986 .
. A Company at Stockport, redesignation of A Coy 1st Bn Mercian Vols .
. B Company at Macclesfield, raised 1986 .
. C Company at Ellesmere Port, redesignation of C Coy 2nd Bn Mercian Vols .
. D Company at Crewe with Pln at Northwich, raised 1986 .
1993.04.01 Reorganised in three rifle company order of battle: B Coy disbanded; HQ and HQ Coy moved to Abbots Park, Chester .
1995.04.01 Converted to Fire Support Battalion, with battle honours used for company designations: .
. Salerno Company at Stockport with Milan Pln at Macclesfield, redesignation of A Coy .
. Gaza Company at Crewe with Mortar Pln at Ellesmere Port and GPMG (SF) at Northwich, amalgamation of C Coy and D Coy .
1999.07.01 The King's and Cheshire Regiment formed with HQ at Peninsula Barracks, Warrington, by amalgamation of 5th/8th (V) Bn, The King's Regt and 3rd (V) Bn, The Cheshire Regt .
1999.07.01 B (Cheshire) Company at Peninsula Barracks, Warrington with Mortar Pln at Stockport, amalgamation of HQ Coy 5th/8th Bn, The King's Regiment and dets Salerno Coy .
. D (Cheshire) Company at Crewe with GPMG (SF) Pln at Northwich, redesignation of Gaza Coy .
2006.04.01 The King's and Cheshire Regiment broken up to form 4th Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's, Lancashire and Border) [King's coys], and 4th Battalion, The Mercian Regiment [Cheshire coys] .
2006.04.01 A (Cheshire) Company, The West Midlands Regiment formed at Warrington and Stockport, by redesignation of B (Cheshire) Company .
. B Company, The West Midlands Regiment at Crewe and new pln at Stoke-on-Trent, the latter transferred from D Coy West Midlands Regiment .
2007.08.24 The West Midlands Regiment redesignated 4th Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Volunteers) .
. A (Cheshire) Company at Warrington and Stockport .
. B Company at Crewe and at Stoke-on-Trent .
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