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Welch Regiment

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. 4th (Carmarthenshire) Battalion, The Welch Regiment .
1947.04.01 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Llanelli .
1967.04.01 Disbanded and concurrently reconstituted as two units: .
. Part of C Company (Welch), Welsh Volunteers, in TAVR II at Pontypridd and Bridgend, with no actual representation in Pembroke, Cardigan or Carmarthen .
. 4th (Territorial) Battalion, The Welch Regiment in TAVR III with HQ at Carmarthen: .
. A Company (Pembroke Yeomanry) at Haverfordwest, successor to The Pembroke Yeomanry RAC .
. B Company at Carmarthen, successor to 4th Battalion The Welch Regiment .
. C Company at Swansea, successor to 4th Battalion The Welch Regiment .
1969.04.01 TAVR III element reduced to cadre as 4th Battalion, The Welch Regiment at Llanelli sponsored by 157 Transport Regiment RCT, less A Coy reorganised as 224 (Pembroke Yeomanry) Squadron, 157 Transport Regiment RCT .
1969.06.11 Transferred to the corps of The Royal Regiment of Wales .
<1971.03> Cadre redesignated 4th (Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire) Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Wales .
1971.04.01 Reorganised as two companies, reconstituted from cadre: .
. HQ Company at Llanelli .
. A Company at Llanelli .
1987.12 Bn HQ and HQ Coy moved to Swansea .
1993.10.01 Amalgamated with 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion, to form 2nd (Volunteer) Battalion, with no remaining presence in Pembroke, Carmarthen and Cardigan .
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. 5th (Glamorgan) Battalion, The Welch Regiment  .
1947.01.01 Reconstituted in the T.A. with HQ at Pontypridd, and concurrently amalgamated with duplicate 2/5th Battalion 160 (South Wales) Infantry Brigade
1967.04.01 Disbanded and concurrently amalgamated with 6th Battalion, The Welch Regiment, to form TAVR infantry elements for Glamorganishire .
. HQ Company, Welsh Volunteers, in TAVR II at Cardiff, successor to 6th Battalion .
. Part of C Company (Welch), Welsh Volunteers, in TAVR II at Pontypridd and Bridgend, successor to 5th Battalion .
. 5th/6th (Territorial) Battalion, The Welch Regiment in TAVR III with HQ at Pontypridd .
. A Company at Cardiff, successor to 6th Battalion .
. B Company at Bridgend, successor to 5th Battalion .
1969.01.01 TAVR III element reduced to cadre as 5th/6th Battalion, The Welch Regiment at Pontypridd, sponsored by Welsh Volunteers .
1969.06.11 Transferred to the corps of The Royal Regiment of Wales .
c1971.03 Cadre redesignated as 5th/6th (Glamorgan) Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Wales .
1971.04.01 Reorganised as four companies with no further explicit Glamorganshire designation: .
. HQ Company, 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion The Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st Foot) at Maindy Barracks, Cardiff (ATk Pln at Pentre and Mortar Pln at Cwmcarn), redesignation of HQ Company Welsh Vols .
. C Company, 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion The Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st Foot) at Pontypridd (Pln at Pentre), redesignation of C Company Welsh Volunteers and cadre 5th/6th Battalion .
. B Company, 4th (Volunteer) Battalion The Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st Foot) raised at Neath with Pln at Swansea .
. C Company, 4th (Volunteer) Battalion The Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st Foot) raised at Bridgend with Pln at Maesteg .
1985.04.01 D (City of Swansea) Company formed at Swansea in 4th Battalion from Swansea pln B Company .
1987.12 HQ and HQ Company 4th Battalion moved to Swansea .
1993.10.01 2nd (Volunteer) Battalion The Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st Foot) formed with Headquarters at Maindy Barracks, Cardiff by amalgamation of 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion and 4th (Volunteer) Battalion .
. Reduced to three companies: .
. HQ Company at Maindy Barracks, Cardiff, redesignation of HQ Company 3rd Battalion .
. A (Swansea) Company at Swansea with Pln at Llanelli, amalgamation of B Company, D Company and part of A Company 4th Battalion .
. C (Pontypridd) Company at Pontypridd (Pln at Pentre), redesignation of C Company 3rd Battalion .
1999.07.01 Reduced to two companies as battalion amalgamated with 3rd (V) Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers to form The Royal Welsh Regiment .
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. 16th (Welsh) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment .
1947.04.01 Newly formed in T.A. with HQ at Cardiff .
. 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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. The Royal Welsh Regiment .
1999.07.01 Formed with Headquarters at Maindy Barracks, Cardiff. Successor to 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers and 2nd (Volunteer) Battalion The Royal Regiment of Wales .
. A (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Company at Colwyn Bay with Pltn at Caernarfon. Formed by amalgamation of B Company and D Company 3rd Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers. .
. B (Royal Regiment of Wales) Company at Swansea. Formed by redesignation of A Company 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Wales .
. C (Royal Regiment of Wales) Company at Maindy Barracks, Cardiff with Pltn at Pontypridd. Formed by amalgamation of 'HQ' Company and 'C' Company 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Wales. .
. D (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Company at Wrexham with Pltn at Queensferry. Formed by amalgamation of 'HQ' Company and 'A' Company 3rd Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers. .
. Notes on support platoons the Royal Welch Fusiliers companies share a Recce and an Assault Pioneer Platoon, the Royal Regiment of Wales companies share Mortar and Anti-Tank Platoons .
2005 Pln formed at Aberystwyth (in A Coy?) .
2006.03.01 Redesignated 3rd Battalion, The Royal Welsh Regiment .
. HQ and HQ Company at Maindy Barracks, Cardiff .
. A (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Company at Hightown Barracks, Kingsmills Road, Wrexham with Pln at Queensferry .
. B (Royal Regiment of Wales) Company at Army Reserve Centre, Alamein Road, Morfa Swansea .
. C (Royal Regiment of Wales) Company at Maindy Barracks, Cardiff with Pln at Pontypridd .
. D (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Company at Army Reserve Centre, Groes Road, Colwyn Bay with Pln at Caernarfon .
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