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Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment

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. Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot) .
1971.04.01 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 formed 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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. 4th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot) .
1988.04.05 Formed with HQ at Kohima House, Redditch (constituting chiefly the Worcestershire battalion of WSFR) from the Mercian Volunteers: .
. HQ Company at Kohima House, Redditch; newly formed .
. A Company at Worcester with Pln at Stourport; redesignation of A Coy 2nd Bn Mercian Vols .
. B Company at Kidderminster with Pln at Droitwitch; redesignation of B Coy 1st Bn Mercian Vols .
. C Company at Shirley, Birmingham; newly formed .
. D Company at Nottingham; formed by redesignation of D Coy 1st Bn Mercian Vols .
. F (HSF) Company at Worcester; formed by redesignation of F Coy 2nd Bn Mercian Vols .
1992.06.07 F (HSF) Company disbanded .
1992.09.01 D Company at Nottingham disbanded; personnel to 3rd Battalion .
1992.11.01 A Company at Worcester disbanded; personnel to B Coy .
1992.11.09 B Company at Kidderminster redesignated (9 Nov. 1992) as A Company, 5th Battalion, The Light Infantry (V) retaining the Regimental Colours , uniform and dress of 4th Bn WSFR .
1992.11.16 C Company at Shirley redesignated as C Company, 5th (V) Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers .
1992.12.01 HQ and HQ Company reroled as RHQ and HQ Squadron 37 Signal Regiment (V), and other personnel to form its 96 Squadron .
1993.04.01 Battalion disbanded .
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