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Highland Volunteers

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. 51st Highland Volunteers .
1967.04.01 Formed in TAVR II with HQ at Perth, and companies serving as successors to former TA battalions in the Highland Brigade: .
. HQ Company (Black Watch) at Perth, successor to 6th/7th Bn The Black Watch .
. A Company (Black Watch) at Dundee, successor to 4th/5th Bn The Black Watch .
. B Company (Seaforth) at Wick, successor to 11th Bn Seaforth Highlanders, and 540th LAD Regiment, RA .
. C Company (Cameron) at Inverness, successor to 4th/5th Bn The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders .
. D Company (Gordon) at Aberdeen, successor to 3rd Bn The Gordon Highlanders .
. E Company (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) at Stirling, successor to 7th Bn and 8th Bn The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders .
. G Company (London Scottish) at Westminster, London, successor to 1st Bn The London Scottish .
. V Company (Liverpool Scottish) at Score Lane, Liverpool, successor to 1st Bn The Liverpool Scottish .
1969.04.01 HQ Coy formed pln at Kirkcaldy; C Coy formed pln at Elgin and Dingwall; D Coy formed pln at Keith; three new companies formed from disbanding TAVR III units: .
. No.1 (Lovat Scouts) Company at Kirkwall with Pln at Lerwick .
. No.2 (Queen's Own Highlanders) Company at Fort William with Pln at Stornoway .
. No.3 (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Company at Dumbarton with Pln at Campbeltown .
1971.04.01 Redesignated 1st Battalion, 51st Highland Volunteers on formation of 2nd Battalion; HQ at Perth; companies reorganised: B Coy, C Coy, D Coy, No.1 Coy and No.2 Coy transferred to 2nd Battalion as its B Company, C Company, D Company, A Company and E Company respectively .
. HQ (The Black Watch) Company at Perth .
. A (The Black Watch) Company at Dundee .
. B (The Black Watch) Company at Kirkcaldy, formed from cadre 3rd Bn The Black Watch and Kirkcaldy pln HQ Coy .
. C (The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Company at Grangemouth, formed from cadre 3rd Bn The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders .
. D (The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Company at Dumbarton with Pln at Campbelltown, formed by redesignation of No. 3 Coy .
. E (The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Company at Stirling .
. G (The London Scottish) Company at Westminster, London .
. V (The Liverpool Scottish) Company at Score Lane, Liverpool .
1975.04.01 C Coy at Grangemouth transferred as C Company 3rd Battalion; D Coy at Dumbarton and Cambeltown transferred as D Company 3rd Battalion; B Coy at Kirkcaldy redesignated as K Company .
1981.01.01 E Coy transferred as A Company 3rd Battalion .
1984 Z (HSF) Company formed at Perth, Kirkcaldy and Dundee .
1992-1993 Reorganised into a three rifle company order of battle and company subtitles omitted, effectively making battalion an all Black Watch unit: Z (HSF) Coy disbanded; V Coy transferred 21 Sep. 1992 as V Company 5th/8th (V) Bn The King's Regiment; G Coy transferred 20 Apr. 1993 as A Company The London Regiment .
. HQ Company at Perth .
. A Company at Dundee .
. B Company at Forfar, newly raised July 1992 .
. K Company at Kirkcaldy .
1994.12.31 Redesignated as 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) .
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. 2nd Battalion, 51st Highland Volunteers .
1971.04.01 Formed with HQ at Elgin from cadres of former TAVR III battalions and companies of 1st Battalion .
. HQ (Queen's Own Highlanders and Gordon Highlanders) Company at Elgin with dets at Keith and Buckie as Admin Pln, from cadre 3rd (T) Bn The Queen's Own Highlanders and Plns C Coy and D Coy 1st Battalion .
. A (The Lovat Scouts) Company at Kirkwall with Pln at Lerwick, redesignation of No. 1 Coy 1st Battalion .
. B (Queen's Own Highlanders) Company at Wick with dets at Brora and Thurso, redesignation of B Coy 1st Battalion .
. C (Queen's Own Highlanders) Company at Inverness with dets at Dingwall, Fort William and Newtonmore, redesignation of C Coy 1st Battalion and Fort William Pln No. 2 Coy 1st Battalion .
. D (The Gordon Highlanders) Company at Aberdeen (det at Laurencekirk), redesignation of D Coy 1st Battalion .
. E (Queen's Own Highlanders) Company at Stornoway (det at Portree), redesignation of No. 2 Coy 1st Battalion .
. G (The Gordon Highlanders) Company at Aberdeen (det at Peterhead), from cadre 3rd (T) Bn The Gordon Highlanders .
1975.04.01 HQ Company formed by expansion existing elements; B Coy transferred as B Company 3rd Battalion; C Company absorbed E Coy (and Portree det disbanded), forming platoon at Stornoway; D Company absorbed G Coy .
1981.01.01 Companies reorganised: .
. HQ (Queen's Own Highlanders and Gordon Highlanders) Company at Elgin with dets at Keith and Buckie .
. A (Queen's Own Highlanders and Lovat Scouts) Company at Wick (dets at Thurso and Brora) with Lovat Scouts platoon at Kirkwall, amalgamation of elements late A Company, and B Company 3rd Battalion .
. B (Gordon Highlanders) Company at Peterhead (det at Keith), redesignation of HQ Company 3rd Battalion .
. C (Queen's Own Highlanders) Company at Inverness (dets at Dingwall, Fort William, Newtonmore and Stornoway) .
. D (Gordon Highlanders and Lovat Scouts) Company at Aberdeen (det at Laurencekirk) with Lovat Scouts platoon at Lerwick, formed by reorganisation of D Coy with elements late A Coy .
1984 Y (HSF) Company formed at Elgin, Inverness, Stornoway, Wick and Kirkwall .
. X (HSF) Company formed at Aberdeen, Lerwick, Peterhead and Laurencekirk .
1992 Y (HSF) Coy and X (HSF) Coy disbanded .
1993.03 Reorganised into three rifle company establishment: A Coy at Wick and Kirkwall reorganised as Support Group with additional elements at Dingwall .
1995.02.10 Redesignated as 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion, The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons) with HQ at Elgin .
. HQ Company at Elgin, Support Group at Wick with Pln at Dingwall and Lovat Scouts Platoon at Kirkwall .
. B Company at Peterhead with Plns at Keith and St Andrews .
. C Company at Inverness with Plns at Fort William and Stornoway .
. D Company at Aberdeen with Pln at Laurencekirk and Lovat Scouts Platoon at Lerwick .
1999.07.01 51st Highland Regiment formed by amalgamation of 3rd (V) Battalion, The Black Watch, 3rd (V) Bn, The Highlanders, and 7th/8th (V) Bn, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders), HQ at Perth .
. B (Highlanders) Company at Peterhead with sub-units at Aberdeen, Elgin and Keith, amalgamation of HQ Coy, B Coy and D Coy .
. C (Highlanders) Company at Inverness with sub-units at Wick, Stornoway, and Lovat Scouts at Kirkwall and Lerwick, SF and Assault Pioneer Pln attached, amalgamation of C Coy, detachment D Coy and Support Group .
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. 3rd Battalion, 51st Highland Volunteers .
1975.04.01 Formed, C Coy and D Coy 1st Battalion transferred as C Company and D Company respectively, HQ at Peterhead .
1981.01.01 Battalion HQ moved to Stirling and companies reorganised, effectively making the battalion an A&SH unit: .
. HQ Company at Stirling, newly raised .
. A (The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Company at Stirling, redesignation of E Coy 1st Battalion .
. C (The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Company at Grangemouth .
. D (The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Company at Dumbarton with Plns at Campbelltown and Dunoon .
1984 W (HSF) Company formed at Stirling, Dumbarton and Grangemouth .
1985.01.01 Renamed 3rd Battalion, 51st Highland Volunteers (The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) .
. B Company formed at Cumbernauld .
1992 W (HSF) Coy disbanded .
1993.03 Reorganised into a three rifle company establishment: .
. HQ Company at Stirling, absorbed A Coy .
. B Company at Cumbernauld .
. C Company at Falkirk (moved from Grangemouth) .
. D Company at Dumbarton with Plns at Campbelltown and Dunoon .
1995.02.10 Renamed 7th/8th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) .
. HQ Company at Meadowforth Road, Stirling .
. B Company at Cumbernauld .
. C Company at Falkirk .
. D Company at Dumbarton with Pln at Dunoon .
1999.07.01 51st Highland Regiment formed by amalgamation of 3rd (V) Battalion, The Black Watch, 3rd (V) Bn, The Highlanders, and 7th/8th (V) Bn, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders), less C Coy at Falkirk disbanded, HQ at Perth .
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