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Devonshire and Dorset Regiment

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. 4th Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment .
1947.01.01 reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Exeter, and concurrently absorbed duplicate 8th Battalion 130 (West Country) Infantry Brigade
. A Company at Exeter .
. B Company at Exmouth .
. C Company at Tiverton .
. D Company at Honiton .
1950.05.15 Amalgamated with 5th Battalion (forming coy at Plymouth) and 628 Heavy Regt RA (forming coy at Barnstaple) without change of title .
1958.05.17 Transferred to the corps of The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment without change of title .
1958 Redesignated 4th Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment (1st Rifle Volunteers) .
1958? Redesignated The Devonshire Regiment .
1965? Redesignated The Devonshire Regiment (1st Rifle Volunteers) .
1967.04.01 disbanded and concurrently reconstituted as: .
. HQ Company (Devon), Wessex Volunteers in TAVR II at Exeter .
. C Squadron, The Devonshire Territorials (Royal Devon Yeomanry/The 1st Rifle Volunteers) in TAVR III at Exeter .
1969.01.01 TAVR III element reduced to cadre as The Royal Devon Yeomanry/1st Rifle Volunteers sponsored by Wessex Volunteers (reconstituted 1971 as D (Royal Devon Yeomanry/1st Rifle Volunteers) Squadron, The Wessex Yeomanry at Barnstaple, and "1st Rifle Vols" omitted from title in 1974) .
1970 HQ Coy reorganised as E Company (Devon) at Exeter with plns at Plymouth and Barnstaple .
1971.04.01 Redesignated E Company (Devon), 1st Battalion, Wessex Volunteers .
1971 Redesignated E Company, 1st Battalion, Wessex Volunteers .
1972.03.30 Redesignated E Company, 1st Battalion, The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers) .
1987.10.12 4th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment (1st Rifle Volunteers) formed with HQ at Wyvern Barracks, Exeter by removal of Devon company from The Wessex Regiment (Dorset companies joined later) .
. (new coys formed by expansion and reorganisation of E Coy) .
. HQ Company at Exeter .
. A Company at Plymouth .
1988 B Company raised at Paignton .
1992.06 B Coy disbanded, forming Paignton pln in HQ Coy .
1999.07.01 4th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment (1st Rifle Volunteers) amalgamated with 6th Battalion, The Light Infantry (V), and part of 2nd (V) Battalion, The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment to form The Rifle Volunteers .
. E (Devonshire and Dorset Regiment) Company, The Rifle Volunteers formed at Plymouth and Exeter by amalgamation of HQ Coy and A Coy 4th Bn, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment The Rifle Volunteers
2005.07.22 Redesignated E (Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry) Company, The Rifle Volunteers .
2007.02 The Rifle Volunteers redesignated 6th Battalion, The Rifles .
2007.02 <Exeter pln> B Company 6th Battalion, The Rifles
. <Plymouth pln> D Company .
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. 5th (Prince of Wales's) Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment .
1947.01.01 Reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Plymouth 130 (West Country) Infantry Brigade
. A Company at Plymouth .
. B Company at Newton Abbot .
. C Company at Totnes .
. D Company at Dartmouth .
1950.05.15 Amalgamated with 4th Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment .
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. 4th Battalion, The Dorsetshire Regiment .
1947.01.01 Reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Dorchester and concurrently amalgamated with 8th Battalion 130 (West Country) Infantry Brigade
. A Company at Sherborne .
. B Company at Blandford .
. C Company at Wareham .
. D Company at Poole .
1958 The Dorset Regiment: redesignated after amalgamation of The Dorset Regiment to form The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment .
1967.04.01 Disbanded and concurrently reconstituted as: .
. C Company (Dorset), Wessex Volunteers, formed in TAVR II at Dorchester (Pln at Poole) .
. The Dorset Territorials formed in TAVR III with HQ at Dorchester .
. A Company (Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry) at Poole, partial successor to 250 (Queen's Own Dorset and West Somerset Yeomanry) Medium Regt RA  .
. B Company (Dorset Regiment) at Weymouth, successor to The Dorset Regt .
1969.04.01 TAVR III element reduced to cadre at Dorchester, sponsored by Wessex Volunteers .
1971.04.01 D (Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry) Company, 2nd Battalion, The Wessex Volunteers reconstituted from cadre at at Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth .
197? D Coy redesignated D (Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry) Company .
1975 C Coy formed Pln at Weymouth .
1975.04.01 D Coy at Poole transferred as D Company, 1st Battalion, The Wessex Regiment .
1990.12 C Coy at Dorchester and Poole transferred as C Company, 4th Battalion, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment .
1992.06 D Coy at Poole transferred as C Company, 4th Battalion, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, losing its Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry affiliation .
1999.07.01 C (Devonshire and Dorset Regiment) Company, The Rifle Volunteers formed at Dorchester with Pln at Poole by amalgamation of C Coy and D Coy 4th Bn, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment .
2005.07.22 C (Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry) Company, The Rifle Volunteers .
2007.02 C (Devonshire and Dorset) Company, 6th Battalion, The Rifles at Dorchester and Poole .
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. The Devonshire Territorials (Royal Devon Yeomanry/The 1st Rifle Volunteers) .
1967.04.01 Formed in TAVR III with HQ at Exeter .
. A Squadron at Barnstaple, successor to 296 (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Regt RA, and 43 Division/District Signal Regt RSigs .
. B (Devon Fortress Engineers) Squadron at Plymouth, successor to 409 Sqn and 571 Sqn, 116 (Devon and Cornwall) Engineer Regt RE .
. C Squadron at Exeter, successor to The Devonshire Regt (1st Rifle Volunteers) .
1969.01.01 The Royal Devon Yeomanry/1st Rifle Volunteers .
. Reduced to cadre sponsored by Wessex Volunteers .
1971.04.01 Cadre reconstituted as D (Royal Devon Yeomanry/1st Rifle Volunteers) Squadron, The Wessex Yeomanry at Barnstaple (1st Rifle Vols lineage discontinued in 1974) .
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. 4th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment (1st Rifle Volunteers) .
1987.10.12 Formed with HQ at Wyvern Barracks, Exeter by removal of Devon company from The Wessex Regiment (Dorset companies joined later) .
. HQ Company at Exeter formed by redesignation of E Coy, 1st Bn, The Wessex Regiment .
. A Company at Plymouth, formed expansion of a Pln of E Coy, 1st Bn, The Wessex Regiment .
1988 B Company raised at Paignton .
1989 G (HSF) Company formed at Plymouth .
1990.12 C Company formed at Dorchester by redesignation C Coy, 1st Bn, The Wessex Regiment .
1992.06 Reorganised in three rifle company establishment; G (HSF) Coy disbanded .
. HQ Company at Exeter, pln formed at Paignton by reduction of B Coy .
. A Company at Plymouth .
. C Company at Dorchester .
. D Company at Poole, redesignation D Coy, 1st Bn, Wessex Regt, losing its Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry affiliation  .
1999.07.01 Amalgamated with 6th Battalion, The Light Infantry (V), and part of 2nd (V) Battalion, The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment to form The Rifle Volunteers .
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