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Parachute Regiment

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. 4th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment .
1967.04.01 Formed with HQ at Pudsey by amalgamation of 12th/13th (Yorkshire and Lancashire) Bn The Parachute Regt and 17th (9th Durham Light Infantry) Bn The Parachute Regt .
. HQ Company at Pudsey from 12th/13th Battalion, ATk Pln at Gateshead, MMG Pln at Oldham, Mortar Pln at Liverpool .
. A Company at Grace Road, Liverpool from 12th/13th Battalion .
. B Company at Oldham from 12th/13th Battalion .
. C Company at Gateshead from 17th Battalion .
. D Company at Stockton on Tees from 17th Battalion .
1975 Support Company formed at Rochdale; disbanded 1977 .
1984.07.11 16 (Lincoln) Company at Lincoln (det at Leicester) transferred from 15th Battalion .
1984 MMG Pln moved to Liverpool, later to Stockton .
1993.04.06 Absorbed 15th Battalion and reduced to three rifle companies: .
. 12 (Yorkshire) Company at Pudsey with 16 (Lincoln) Det at Nottingham from HQ Company and 16 Company .
. 13 (Lancashire) Company at Edge Lane, Liverpool with B Det at Oldham, amalgamation of A Company and B Company .
. 15 (Scottish) Company at Glasgow with Plns at Edinburgh and Aberdeen and det at Glenrothes, reduction of 15th Battalion; also Atk Pln at Troon (moved 1994 to Glasgow and disbanded 1 Apr 1995) .
. 17 (Durham) Company at Hebburn with MG Pln at Stockton on Tees, amalgamation of C Company and D Company .
1995.04.01 Mortar Pln at Liverpool disbanded .
1997.04.01 ATk Pln re-formed at Oldham and disbanded 1 July 1999 .
1999.05.01 Companies reorganised: 12 Company became rifle coy and absorbed elements 17 Company (MMG Pln moved to Edinburgh); Aberdeen and Glenrothes dets 15 Company closed; 13 Company disbanded .
1999.07.01 Absorbed 10th Battalion: .
. 10 (London) Company at White City, London with A Detachment (Mortar Pln) at Croydon, amalgamation of HQ Company and 2 Company 10th Bn .
. 12 (Yorkshire) Company at Pudsey with 4 Pln at Hebburn and Recce Pln at Nottingham .
. 15 (Scottish) Company at Glasgow with B Det (MMG Pln) at Edinburgh .
2000.04.01 Recce Pln at Nottingham moved to Pudsey .
2006.01 12 Company formed pln at St. Helens .
2006? 13 (Lancashire) Company to be re-formed at St. Helens .
2013 Battalion HQ and HQ Company at Pudsey .
. A Company at Glasgow and Edinburgh .
. B Company at White City and Croydon, Croyden detachment to close by Dec 2016 .
. C Company at Pudsey, Hebburn and St Helens .
201? Reserve Parachute Battalion in 16 Air Assault Brigade 16 Air Assault Brigade
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. 10th (County of London) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment .
1947.03.01 Raised with HQ at Carlton or Chelsea 4 Parachute Brigade
. A Company in London .
. B Company at Croydon .
. C Company at Finchley .
. D Company at Chelsea .
1967.04.01 Reorganised as 10th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment in TAVR II with HQ at Chelsea, London: .
. HQ Company at White City, London .
. 1 Company at White City, London .
. 2 Company at Croydon with det at Blackheath, London .
. 3 Company at Finchley, London .
1971.11 Support Company formed at Aldershot with Mortar Pln at Leigh-on-Sea .
1978.04.01 4 Company formed at Chelsea, London from Defence Pln 44 Para Bde .
1982? 5 (HSF) Company formed .
1987.05 Detachment of Atk Pln formed at Portsmouth .
1987.1 2 Company formed detachment at St Mary's Cray .
1992.04.01 Reorganised with three rifle companies and one support company; 1 Company at White City, London disbanded; Support Company at Aldershot redesignated Support Group .
1995.04.01 ATk pln and Mortar pln disbanded .
1997.04.01 Mortar Pln reformed at Aldershot .
1999.07.01 Battalion disbanded: HQ Coy, 2 Company and Mortar Pln amalgamated as 10 (London) Company, 4th Battalion .
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. Note on support platoons: .
. The Mortar Pln existed outside the Fire Support Battalions, and was reintroduced to have Parachute trained mortar support. Other support platoons (Recce, MMG and Assault Pioneer) were common for all battalions. .
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. 11th (Middlesex) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment .
1947.04.01 Reconstituted in TA and converted with HQ at Hounslow, and concurrently amalgamated with duplicate 2/8th Battalion 4 Parachute Brigade
1956.08.01 Resdesignated 8th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) .
1961.05.01 Amalgamated with 7th Battalion, The Middlesex Regt, and 571 LAA Regt RA (9th Bn The Middlesex Regt (DCO)), to form 5th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment .
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. 12th (Yorkshire) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment .
1947.03.01 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Pudsey, officially considered a new unit 5 Parachute Brigade
. A Company .
. B Company .
. C Company .
. D Company .
1956.10.01 Amalgamated with 13th (Lancashire) Battalion, to form: 12th/13th (Yorkshire and Lancashire) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. HQ at ? .
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. 13th (Lancashire) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment .
1947.03.01 Raised in TA with HQ at Liverpool, successor to war-formed 13th Battalion 5 Parachute Brigade
. A Company at Liverpool? .
. B Company at Liverpool? .
. C Company at Liverpool? .
. D Company at Liverpool? .
1956.10.01 Amalgamated with 12th (Yorkshire) Battalion, to form: 12th/13th (Yorkshire and Lancashire) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. HQ at ? .
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. 12th/13th (Yorkshire and Lancashire) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment .
1956.10.01 Formed by amalgamation of 12th (Yorkshire) Battalion with 13th (Lancashire) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment: HQ at ? .
. <Lancashire coy> at? .
. <Lancashire coy> at? .
1967.04.01 Amalgamated with 17th Battalion (9th Bn The Durham Light Infantry), to form 4th (V) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment .
. HQ Company at Pudsey (ATk Pln at Gateshead, MMG Pln at Oldham, Mortar Pln at Liverpool), formed from 12th/13th Battalion .
. A Company at Grace Road, Liverpool, formed from 12th/13th Battalion .
. B Company at Oldham, formed from 12th/13th Battalion .
1984 MMG Pln moved to Liverpool, later to Stockton .
1993.04.06 13 (Lancashire) Company, 4th (V) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment formed at Edge Lane, Liverpool with B Det at Oldham, amalgamation of A Company and B Company .
1995.04.01 Mortar Pln at Liverpool disbanded .
1997.04.01 ATk Pln re-formed at Oldham and disbanded 1 July 1999 .
1999.05.01 13 Company disbanded .
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. 13 (Lancashire) Company, 4th (V) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment .
2007? Re-formed at Manchester? from St. Helens Pln in 12 (Yorkshire) Company which had formed Jan 2006 .
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. 14th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment .
1948.10.17 Reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Southampton 4 Parachute Brigade
1956.07.15 Converted to infantry as 5th Battalion, The Royal Hampshire Regiment .
1956.10.31 Amalgamated with 4th Battalion, to form 4th/5th Battalion, The Royal Hampshire Regiment .
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. 15th (Scottish) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment .
1947.03.01 Raised with HQ in Glasgow 6 Parachute Brigade
. A Company at Glasgow .
. B Company at Edinburgh .
. C Company at Aberdeen .
. D Company at ? .
1967.04.01 Reorganised in TAVR II with HQ at Glasgow as 15th (Scottish Volunteer) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment .
. HQ Company at Glasgow .
. A Company at Glasgow .
. B Company at Edinburgh .
. C Company at Aberdeen .
1978.04.01 C Company formed det at St Andrews; 16 (Lincoln) Company at Lincoln (det at Loughborough) regimented (previously independent); Loughborough det moved to Leicester by 1981 .
1984.07.11 16 (Lincoln) Company transferred to 4th Battalion without change of title .
1984 D (Fire Support) Company formed at Troon .
1993.04.06 15 (Scottish) Company 4th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment formed at Glasgow with Plns at Edinburgh and Aberdeen and det at Glenrothes, by reduction of 15th Battalion .
1999.05.01 Aberdeen and Glenrothes dets closed .
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. 16th (Welsh) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment .
1947.04.01 Newly formed in T.A. with HQ at Cardiff 6 Parachute Brigade
. A Company .
. B Company .
. C Company .
. D Company .
1956.10.01 Converted to infantry as 6th Battalion, The Welch Regiment with no lineal connection to prior 6th Battalion .
1967.04.01 Disbanded and concurrently amalgamated with 5th (Glamorgan) Battalion, The Welch Regiment, to form TAVR infantry elements for Glamorganshire .
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. 9th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry .
1947.01.01 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Gateshead .
. A Company at ? .
. B Company at ? .
. C Company at ? .
. D Company at ? .
1948.07 Reorganised and redesignated 17th (9th Bn The Durham Light Infantry) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment 6 Parachute Brigade
1967.04.01 Amalgamated with 12th/13th (Yorkshire and Lancashire) Bn, The Parachute Regt, to form: 4th (V) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment HQ at Pudsey .
. HQ Company at Pudsey (ATk Pln at Gateshead, MMG Pln at Oldham, Mortar Pln at Liverpool) .
. C Company at Gateshead, formed from 17th Bn .
. D Company at Stockton on Tees, formed from 17th Bn .
1984 MMG Pln moved to Liverpool, later to Stockton .
1993.04.06 17 (Durham) Company, 4th (V) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment formed at Hebburn with MG Pln at Stockton on Tees, by amalgamation of C Company and D Company .
1999.05.01 Reduced to 4 Platoon, 12 (Yorkshire) Company, 4th (V) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment at Hebburn (MMG Pln moved to Edinburgh) .
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. 18th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment .
1947.03.10 Reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Aston, and concurrently converted 5 Parachute Brigade
. A Company .
. B Company .
. C Company .
. D Company .
1956.07.15 Converted to infantry and absorbed by 7th Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment .
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. 16th Airborne Divisional (Lincoln) Independent Company, The Parachute Regiment .
1950.05.24 Raised in TA at Lincoln? .
1956.10.01 Redesignated 16th (Lincoln) Independent Parachute Company, The Parachute Regiment .
1967.04.01 Disbanded and concurrently reconstituted in TAVR II at Lincoln as 16th (Lincoln) Independent (Volunteer) Parachute Company, The Parachute Regiment .
1969.04.01 Redesignated 16th (Volunteer) Independent Parachute Company, The Parachute Regiment .
1978.04.01 Joined 15th (Scottish Volunteer) Battalion and redesignated 16 (Lincoln) Company, 15th (Scottish Volunteer) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment at Lincoln (det at Loughborough); Loughborough det moved to Leicester by 1981 .
1984.07.11 Joined 4th (Volunteer) Battalion and redesignated 16 (Lincoln) Company, 4th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment .
1993.04.06 Redesignated 16 (Lincoln) Detachment, 12 (Yorkshire) Company, 4th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment at Nottingham .
1999.07.01 Redesignated Recce Pln, 12 (Yorkshire) Company, 4th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment at Nottingham .
2000.04.01 Recce Pln at Nottingham moved to Pudsey .
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