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King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

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. 4th/5th Battalion, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry .
1947.01.01 Reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Wakefield and concurrently amalgamated with 2/4th Battalion 146 (West Riding) Infantry Brigade
. A Company at Wakefield .
. B Company at Normanton .
. C Company at Dewsbury .
. D Company at Batley .
1967.04.01 Disbanded and concurrently reconstituted as two units: .
. B Company (Yorkshire), The Light Infantry Volunteers at Wakefield, successor to 4th/5th Bn The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry .
. 4th (Territorial) Battalion, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, formed in TAVR III with. HQ at Wakefield .
. A Company at Wakefield .
. B Company at Pontefract .
. C Company at Dewsbury .
1969.01.01 TAVR III element reduced to cadre as 4th Battalion, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry at Wakefield, sponsored by Yorkshire Volunteers .
1971.04.01 Reorganised as two companies: .
. B Company (Yorkshire), The Light Infantry Volunteers at Wakefield .
. E (The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) Company, 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Volunteers, reconstituted from cadre at Wakefield (det at Pontefract) .
1972.08.01 Light Infantry Vols redesignated as 5th Bn, The Light Infantry (V) .
1975.04.01 E Coy at Wakefield and Pontefract transferred as C Company 7th Battalion, The Light Infantry (V) .
1981.03.31 C Coy 7th Battalion at Pontefract redesignated as A Company, 5th Bn, The Light Infantry (V) and consolidated at Pontefract .
1987.01.01 8th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Light Infantry formed with HQ at Wakefield with companies: .
. HQ Company at Wakefield (Atk Pln at Wakefield, Mortar Pln at Pontefract), raised 1987 .
. A Company at Wakefield, redesignation of B Coy, 5th Bn, The Light Infantry .
. B Company at Pontefract, redesignation of A Coy, 5th Bn, The Light Infantry .
. C Company at Batley, formed 15 Jan. 1986 from Batley pln of C Coy, 2nd Bn, Yorkshire Volunteers .
. D Company at Barnsley, raised 1987 .
1988? Redesignated 8th (Yorkshire) Battalion, The Light Infantry (Volunteers) .
1992.04.01 Companies reorganised (D Coy disbanded): .
. HQ Company at Wakefield, absorbed old A Coy; (by 1995 Atk and Mortar platoons withdrawn and consolidated in Fire Support Battalions) .
. A Company at Doncaster, formed by redesignation of C Coy, 4th Bn, Yorkshire Volunteers .
. B Company at Pontefract .
. C Company at Batley, formed det ca. 1993 at Dewsbury .
1993.02.26 Redesignated 8th Battalion, The (Yorkshire) Light Infantry (V) .
1996.08.03 Redesignated The King's Own Yorkshire Yeomanry (Light Infantry) .
. Converted to national defence RAC recce role upon conversion of The Royal Yeomanry to NBC role (not related to the Yorkshire Yeomanry) .
. HQ Squadron at Wakefield, redesignation of HQ Coy .
. A Squadron at Doncaster, redesignation of C Coy .
. B Squadron at Pontefract, redesignation of B Coy .
. C Squadron at Batley with det at Dewsbury, redesignation of A Coy .
1999.07.01 Minden Company (Light Infantry), The East and West Riding Regiment formed by at Wakefield with Pln at Batley, Recce Pln at Wakefield, amalgamation of HQ Sqn and C Sqn (A Sqn and B Sqn disbanded; battalion amalgamated with 3rd Bn The Prince of Wales's Own Regt of Yorkshire (Yorkshire Vols) and 3rd Bn The Duke of Wellington's Regt (Yorkshire Vols)); later formed det at Doncaster .
2006.04.01 <Yorkshire Platoon>, C (Rifles) Company, 5th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers: pln formed at Doncaster, by amalgamation of C (DLI) Coy from The Tyne Tees Regt, and Doncaster pln of Minden (LI) Coy from East & West Riding Regt, perpetuating both Durham LI and K O Yorkshire LI as northern element not regimented in The Rifles; Wakefield element of Minden (LI) Coy transferred to form 299 Parachute Squadron, 72 Engineer Regiment RE .
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