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Sherwood Foresters

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. 5th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) .
1947.01.01 Reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Derby 147 (Midland) Lorried Infantry Brigade
. A Company at Derby .
. B Company at Ilkeston .
. C Company at Ripley .
. D Company at Church Grosley .
19?? Redesignated 5th (Derbyshire) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) .
1961.02.01 Amalgamated with 8th (Nottinghamshire) Battalion, to form 5th/8th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) .
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. 8th (Nottinghamshire) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) .
1947.01.01 Reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Retford, and concurrently amalgamated with 9th Battalion 147 (Midland) Lorried Infantry Brigade
1961.02.01 Amalgamated with 5th (Derbyshire) Battalion, to form 5th/8th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) .
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. 5th/8th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) .
1961.02.01 Formed by amalgamation of 5th (Derbyshire) Battalion and 8th (Nottinghamshire) Battalion .
1967.04.01 Disbanded and concurrently reconstituted as : .
. D Company (Sherwood Foresters), Mercian Volunteers formed in TAVR II at Nottingham [continued separate existence to 1992: see Mercian Vols and 4th Bn WSFR] .
. The Derbyshire (Territorial) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) formed in TAVR III with HQ at Chesterfield .
. The Nottinghamshire (Territorial) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) formed in TAVR III with HQ at Nottingham .
1969.01.01 TAVR III elements reduced to cadres [q.v.] .
1971.04.01 Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot) formed with HQ and Administrative Pln at Newark from the cadres of former TAVR III units: .
. A (Sherwood Rangers) Squadron at Retford, formed from cadre The Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry .
. B (South Nottinghamshire Hussars) Battery at Beeston, formed from cadre The South Nottinghamshire Hussars Yeomanry (RHA) RA .
. C (Derbyshire Foresters) Company at Derby, formed from cadre The Derbyshire (T) Bn The Sherwood Foresters; Pln formed later at Chesterfield .
. D (Robin Hood Foresters) Company at Nottingham, formed from cadre The Robin Hood (T) Bn, The Sherwood Foresters .
. E (Nottinghamshire Foresters) Company at Newark with Pln at Worksop, formed from cadre The Nottinghamshire (T) Bn The Sherwood Foresters; later consolidated at Worksop .
<1971.10> Redesignated 3rd (V) Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot) .
1975.04.01 B Battery at Beeston disbanded (personnel to D Company); A Sqn redesignated A Company, and moved to Mansfield retaining detachment at Retford .
1978.04.01 B (Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry) Company formed at Sutton-in-Ashfield and Ilkeston from elements The Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry Sqn, 7th (V) Bn The Royal Anglian Regt .
1980.03.01 HQ Company formed, possibly from part E Company .
1985.01.01 F (Nottinghamshire HSF) Company formed at Worksop, Mansfield and Nottingham; .
. G (Derbyshire HSF) Company formed at Derby and Chesterfield .
1992.09.01 Reorganised into three rifle company establishment; B Company at Sutton-in-Ashfield absorbed by B Squadron The Royal Yeomanry; F Company and G Company disbanded .
. HQ Company (including Assault Pioneer and Recce Plns) at Foresters House, Nottingham, and GPMG (SF) Pln at Mansfield, redesignation of D Company (absorbed personnel of disbanded D Company 4th Battalion) .
. A Company at Mansfield with Pln at Newark, amalgamation of HQ Company and A Company .
. B Company at Worksop with Pln at Chesterfield, amalgamation of E Company and Chesterfield Pln C Company .
. C Company at Derby with Pln at Ilkeston, amalgamation of C Company and detachment of B Company .
1993.04.01 Absorbed personnel of D Company, 4th Battalion .
1999.07.01 D (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire (Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters)) Company, The East of England Regiment at Mansfield (Pln at Derby), amalgamation of A Company (less Newark det) and C Company (less Ilkeston det); remainder of WSFR battalion disbanded .
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. The Nottinghamshire (Territorial) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) .
1967.04.01 Formed in TAVR III with HQ at Nottingham from Nottinghamshire coys of 5th/8th Bn The Sherwood Foresters .
. A Company at Nottingham .
. B Company at Sutton-in-Ashfield .
. C Company at Worksop .
1969.01.01 Reduced to cadre at Nottingham without change of title, sponsored by Mercian Volunteers .
1971.04.01 E (Nottinghamshire Foresters) Company, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot) reconstituted from cadre at Newark with Pln at Worksop; later consolidated at Worksop .
<1971.10> Redesignated E (Nottinghamshire Foresters) Company, 3rd (V) Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot) .
1992.09.01 Battalion reorganised in three rifle company establishment, and companies lost traditional county affiliation -- see Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Volunteers for continuing joint lineage of those counties .
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. The Derbyshire (Territorial) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)  .
1967.04.01 Formed in TAVR III with HQ at Chesterfield from 140 Corps Engineer Regt RE, and a coy of 5th/8th Bn The Sherwood Foresters at Derby .
. A Company at Chesterfield .
. B Company at Derby .
. C Company at Derby .
1969.04.01 Reduced to cadre at Chesterfield without change of title, sponosred by 73 Engineer Regt RE; also formed 575 (The Sherwood Foresters) Field Squadron 73 Engineer Regiment RE (V) .
1971.04.01 C (Derbyshire Foresters) Company, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot) reconstituted at Derby from cadre (pln formed later at Chesterfield) .
<1971.10> Redesignated C (Derbyshire Foresters) Company, 3rd (V) Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment .
1992.09.01 Battalion reorganised in three rifle company establishment, and companies lost traditional county affiliation -- see Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Volunteers for continuing joint lineage of those counties .
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. 350 (The Robin Hood Foresters) Field Squadron, 49 (West Riding) Division/District Engineers, RE .
1961.05.01 350th (The Robin Hood Foresters) Light Regiment, RA converted to engineers, absorbing personnel 101 CB Staff Troop, less R Battery, 350 Lt Regt, which converted as 115 (Leicestershire) Field Park Squadron, 140 Corps Engineer Regiment, RE) .
1967.04.01 Reorganised as The Robin Hood (Territorial) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) in TAVR III with HQ at Nottingham: .
. A Company at Nottingham .
. B Company at Mansfield, successor to 350 (The Robin Hood Foresters) Field Squadron RE .
1969.01.01 Reduced to cadre at Nottingham as The Robin Hood (T) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters RE, sponsored by 73 Engineer Regiment, RE .
1971.04.01 D (Robin Hood Foresters) Company, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot) reconstituted at Nottingham from cadre .
<1971.10> Redesignated D (Robin Hood Foresters) Company, 3rd (V) Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment .
1992.09 Redesignated HQ Company, 3rd (V) Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment, Robin Hood Foresters affiliation discontinued (coy disbanded 1 July 1999) -- see Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Volunteers for continuing joint lineage of those counties .
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