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Lancastrian Volunteers

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. Lancastrian Volunteers .
1967.04.01 Formed in TAVR II with HQ at Warrington, with companies serving as successors to former TA battalions in the Lancastrian Brigade (The King's Own Royal Border Regiment, The King's Regiment, The Lancashire Regiment, The Loyal Regiment) .
. HQ Company (Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers)) at Warrington, successor to 4th Bn The East Lancashire Regiment and 4th Bn The South Lancashire Regiment .
. A Company (King's Own Border) at Carlisle, successor to 4th Bn The King's Own Royal Regiment and 4th Bn The Border Regiment .
. B Company (King's) at Liverpool, successor to 5th Bn The King's Regiment .
. C Company (Manchester) at Manchester, successor to 8th Bn and 9th Bn The Manchester Regiment .
. D Company (Loyals) at Preston, successor to 5th Bn The Loyal Regiment .
1969.01.01 D Company at Preston formed det at Blackpool from 4th/5th (T) Bn The King's Own Royal Regiment .
1969.03.31 E Company (King's Own) formed at Lancaster and Barrow-in-Furness from cadres of 4th/5th (T) Bn The King's Own Royal Regiment and 4th Bn (T) The East Lancashire Regiment (approved 15 December 1969) .
1971.04.01 Redesignated 1st Battalion, Lancastrian Volunteers (HQ at Warrington) on formation of 2nd Battalion; D Company at Preston and Blackpool transferred as D Company 2nd Battalion .
. HQ Company (Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers)) at Warrington .
. A Company (King's Own Border) at Carlisle .
. B Company (King's) at Liverpool .
. C Company (Manchester) at Manchester .
. E Company (King's Own) at Lancaster and Barrow-in-Furness .
1973.10.08 Company subtitles omitted .
1975.04.01 Battalion broken up: .
. HQ formed HQ 5th/8th (Volunteer) Battalion, The King's Regiment .
. HQ Company, B Company and C Company redesignated as HQ Company, B Company and C Company, 5th/8th (Volunteer) Battalion, The King's Regiment .
. A Company and E Company redesignated as A Company and B Company 4th (Volunteer) Battalion The King's Own Royal Border Regiment .
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1971.04.01 2nd Battalion, Lancastrian Volunteers .
. Formed with HQ at Preston from cadres of former TAVR III units and an existing company: .
. A (East Lancashire) Company at Burnley with detachment at Haslingden, formed from cadre 4th Bn The East Lancashire Regiment .
. B Company at Liverpool, newly raised .
. C (Manchester) Company at Ashton under Lyne, formed from cadre 8th/9th Bn The Manchester Regiment .
. D Company at Preston with detachments at Blackpool and Blackburn, redesignation of D Company 1st Battalion .
1973.10.08 Company subtitles omitted after former regimental affiliations had begun to blur .
1975.04.01 Redesignated 4th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Lancashire Regiment with HQ at Kimberley Barracks, Preston, less B Company at Liverpool redesignated 1974 as D Company, 5th/8th (V) Bn, The King's Regiment .
. HQ Company at Kimberley Barracks, Preston, redesignation of HQ Company .
. A Company at Burnley with Pln at Haslingden, redesignation of A Company .
. B Company at Preston with dets at Blackpool and Blackburn, redesignation of D Company .
. C Company at Ashton-under-Lyne with Pln at Bolton, redesignation of C Company [permanently losing its Manchester Regiment affiliation] .
1986.04.01 Re-roled as four-company NATO (MILAN) Battalion; Support platoons formed: MILAN Pln in Bolton, Mortar Pln in Preston and Recce Pln in Blackpool; C Company at Ashton-under-Lyne transferred as C Company 5th Bn, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (less Bolton det) .
. HQ Company at Kimberley Barracks, Preston .
. A Company at Burnley .
. B Company consolidated at Blackpool with pln at Preston .
. C Company at Bolton, formed from Bolton det old C Company .
. D Company at Blackburn and Haslingden, formed from Haslingden pln A Company and Blackburn pln B Company .
1992 Reorganised in three rifle company order of battle: .
. HQ Company at Preston .
. A Company at Blackburn with Pln at Burnley, absorbed D Company .
. B Company at Blackpool with platoon at Preston, absorbed C Company .
. C Company (Fusilier) at Bury, redesignation Dec 1992 of D Company 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (retaining its RRF affiliation) .
1996 Companies redesignated: .
. HQ (Waterloo) Company .
. A (Somme) Company .
. B (Quebec) Company .
. C (Gallipoli) Company (Fusilier) .
1999.07.01 The Lancastrian and Cumbrian Volunteers with HQ at Kimberley Barracks, Preston formed by amalgamation of 4th (V) Bn The King's Own Royal Border Regiment  and 4th (V) Bn The Queen's Lancashire Regiment) .
. B Somme (Queen's Lancashire Regiment) Company at Preston with Pln at Blackpool, amalgamation of HQ Company and B Company .
. D Waterloo (Queen's Lancashire Regiment) Company at Blackburn with Pln at Bury, amalgamation of A Company and C Company .
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