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Worcestershire Regiment

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. 7th Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment .
1947.01.01 Reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Kidderminster and concurrently amalgamated with duplicate 9th Battalion 159 (Welsh Border) Infantry Brigade
. A Company at Dudley .
. B Company at Stourbridge .
. C Company at Oldbury .
. D Company at Halesowen .
1967.04.01 B Company (Worcestershire), Mercian Volunteers formed in TAVR II at Kidderminster from 7th Bn, less some personnel to The Worcestershire Territorial Regiment, RA .
1969.01.01 B Coy formed pln at Worcester from personnel of P Battery The Worcestershire Territorial Regt RA as that regt reduced to cadre, sponsored by Mercian Volunteers .
1970.04.20 Cadre redesignated The Worcestershire Regiment (perpetuating instead an infantry instead of artillery tradition) .
1971.04.01 Reorganised as two companies: .
. B Company (Worcestershire), Mercian Volunteers at Kidderminster and Worcester .
. A (Worcestershire Regiment) Company, The Light Infantry and Mercian Volunteers at Worcester, reconstituted from cadre .
1975.04.01 Companies reorganised: .
. B Company (Worcestershire), 1st Battalion, Mercian Volunteers at Kidderminster with Pln at Worcester .
. A Company, 2nd Battalion, Mercian Volunteers at Worcester with Pln at Stourport, redesignation of A Company Light Infantry and Mercian Vols .
1988.04.05 4th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot) formed with HQ at Kohima House, Redditch (constituting chiefly the Worcestershire battalion of WSFR) from the Mercian Volunteers: .
. Companies reorganised: .
. HQ Company at Kohima House, Redditch; newly formed .
. A Company at Worcester with Pln at Stourport; redesignation of A Company 2nd Battalion, Mercian Volunteers .
. B Company at Kidderminster with Pln at Droiwitch; redesignation of B Company 1st Battalion, Mercian Volunteers .
1992.11.01 A Company at Worcester disbanded (personnel to B Company) .
1992.11.09 A Company, 5th (Shropshire and Herefordshire) Battalion, The Light Infantry (Volunteers) formed by redesignation of B Company at Kidderminster (retaining the Regimental Colours, uniform and dress of 4th Bn WSFR) .
1992.12.01 HQ Company reroled (1 Dec. 1992) as RHQ and HQ Squadron 37 Signal Regiment (V), and other personnel to form its 96 Squadron .
1993.02.26 5th (Shropshire and Herefordshire) Battalion, The Light Infantry (Volunteers) redsignated 5th Battalion, The (Shropshire and Herefordshire) Light Infantry (Volunteers) .
. A (The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment) Company, 5th Battalion, The (Shropshire and Herefordshire) Light Infantry (Volunteers) at Kidderminster .
1999.07.01 The West Midlands Regiment formed with HQ at Wolseley House, Wolverhampton, by amalgamation of 5th Bn The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (V), 5th Bn The Light Infantry (V) and 3rd (V) Bn The Staffordshire Regiment .
. B (Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment) Company The West Midlands Regiment formed at Kidderminster with Assault Pioneer Pln at Worcester, redesignation of A Company 5th Bn, The Light Infantry .
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