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Gloucestershire Regiment

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. 5th Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment .
1947.01.01 Reconstituted in T.A. and converted to infantry with HQ at Gloucester, and concurrently amalgamated with duplicate 7th Battalion 129 Infantry Brigade
1967.04.01 Disbanded and concurrently reconstituted as: .
. A Company (Gloucestershire), Wessex Volunteers in TAVR II at Gloucester .
. C Squadron, The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars (Territorials) in TAVR III at Cheltenham .
1969.01.01 TAVR III element reduced to cadre as The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars at Cheltenham, sponsored by 37 Signal Regiment (V) and reconstituted 1 Apr. 1971 as yeomanry and artillery units (5th Glosters lineage discontinued) .
1971.04.01 Battalion renamed 1st Battalion, Wessex Volunteers with HQ at Trowbridge; redesignated on formation of 2nd Battalion .
1971.04.01 A Company became A Company (Gloucestershire), 1st Battalion, Wessex Volunteers at Gloucester, formed new dets at Cheltenham, Bristol and Trowbridge; more dets formed by 1989 at Bristol and Cinderford .
1971 Company subtitle omitted .
1972.03.30 Battalion renamed 1st Battalion, The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers) . 
1972.03.30 Company renamed A Company, 1st Battalion, The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers) .
1989-1991 Gloucestershire detachments reorganised: .
. HQ Company at Devizes; by 1989 dets at Gloucester, Andover and Cheltenham; by 1995 Mortar Pln at Andover, Atk Pln at Stroud, Recce Pln at Cheltenham, Pioneer Pln at Cinderford .
. A Company at Gloucester; by 1991 two plns at Bristol .
1995.04.01 Gloucestershire detachments reorganised: .
. A Company at Gloucester .
. B Company at Bristol, formed from Bristol plns of A Company and 245 Ambulance Sqn 155 Transport Regt RCT .
. C Company at Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, formed from existing elements .
1995.10.06 2nd (V) Battalion, The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment formed, HQ at Reading, Berks. Gloucestershire companies reorganised: .
. A (Gloucester) Company at Gloucester with Pln at Cheltenham, amalgamation of A Coy and C Coy 1st Bn The Wessex Regiment .
. B (City of Bristol) Company at Bristol, redesignation of B Coy 1st Bn The Wessex Regiment .
1999.07.01 Redesignated The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment Company, The Rifle Volunteers at Gloucester with Rifle Pln at Bristol and Assault Pioneer Pln at Cinderford, Gloucester, amalgamation of A Coy and B Coy .
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