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264 Beach Brigade Column RASC (TA)

Date Unit Sub-units/Remarks
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. 264 Beach Brigade Column RASC (TA) .
1947.05 Formed with HQ at 138 Berkeley Street, Glasgow 1574, 1575, 1576 Companies
. The Column consists of Column HQ, two Supply Platoons, two Petrol Platoons and two Port Platoons situated in Glasgow .
. 1574 Company (Amphibious) GT at Rothesay, Isle of Bute, with detachments on the islands of Arran and Cumbrae .
. 1575 Company (Amphibious) GT at Rutherglen, with detachments at Ayr .
. A Division, 1576 Company (Fast Launch), at Churchill Barracks, Ayr and B Division, 1576 Company (Fast Launch) at Rothesay .
. The Column also has a camp at Rhu in the Gareloch, which is used to house the permanent maintenance staff and amphibians, also for week-end camps in the summer .
. The amphibious Companies are equipped with Dukws and L.V.Ts. 4 (Buffaloes) and the Fast Launch Units with 44 1/2-ft. F.M.L .
1948 Annual camp was spent on an aircraft carrier .
1949 Annual camp in Devonshire close to the School of Combined Operations, with the Column sailing down in L.S.Ts. and Fast Launches .
1951 A new numbering system for RASC (TA) units was adopted whereby all Companies were given a three-figure number. 1574, 1575 & 1576 Companies renumbered 574, 575 & 576 Companies 574, 575 & 576 Companies
1956 Redesignated 264 (Scottish) Beach Brigade Column RASC (TA) .
1956 576 (Bute) Company (Fast Launch) RASC (TA) based in Rothesay .
c1959 Scottish Port Task Force Pool, consisting of an Amphibious Company equipped with dukws, a GT Company with 3 and 10 tonners and a Fast Launch Company .
. 909 GT Company at Coatbridge joined column .
1960 Renamed Port Task Force Column??? 575, 576, 909 Companies
1961.03 Reorganization of the TA: Column redesignated 121 (West Lowland) Transport Column RASC (TA)?, 575 Company (Amphibious Transport) became an Infantry Brigade Transport Company and 576 (Bute) Company (Fast Launch) became a GT Company. 909 Company (GT) moved to 52 Lowland Divisional Column and Quebec Battery 402 Light Regiment (A&SH) RA, Clydebank, joined RASC as 518 Infantry Brigade Transport Company. Column HQ moved to Dumbarton, until a new centre is built at Clydebank for HQ and 518 Company 518, 574, 575 (Glasgow), 576 (Ayr) Companies: C Pln of 574 Company is independently situated in Kirkintilloch
c1963 Redesignated 264 (Scottish) Transport Column RASC (TA) .
1963 Annual camp in Northern Ireland .
1964 Annual Camp at Crowborough, Sussex .
1965.07 Annual camp at Proteus Camp near Nottingham .
1965.07.15 Redesignated 264 (Scottish) Regiment RCT (TA) .
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