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44 (Home Counties) Infantry Divisional Column RASC (TA)

Date Unit Sub-units/Remarks
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. 44 (Home Counties) Infantry Divisional Column RASC (TA) .
1947 England: HQ at Risborough Bks, Shorncliffe 507, 508, 509 & 1559 Companies
. 507 Companyat Maidstone .
. 508 Company at Croyden .
. 509 Company at Croyden .
. 1559 Divisional Company at Caterham, .
1951 1559 Divisional Company renumbered 559 Company 507, 508, 509 & 559 Companies
1951.07 Annual Camp at St. Martin's Plain, Shorncliffe for 5 days then to Pirbright for Exercise 'Emperor Scordar' .
1953 New T.A. Centre at Croydon opened by H.R.H. Duke of Gloucester .
1954 Annual Camp at Dibgate .
1954? Annual Camp at Bulford Fields .
Late 1955 559 Company left column 507, 508, 509 Companies
1955.07 Annual Camp at Bulford Fields, Salisbury Plain .
1956.06 Annual Camp at Dibgate .
c1958 HQ at T.A, Centre, Sydenham Road, Croydon .
1958 Annual Camp with 133 Infantry Brigade at Barry, Angus, Scotland .
1960 Annual Camp at 89 W.E.T.C., Leek. Staffs .
1961 Reorganization of the TA: Column redesignated 44 (Home Counties) Divisional District Column. 509 Company at Croydon will lose its name in an amalgamation with 508 Company (Infantry Brigade Transport) RASC (TA). 514 Company (MT) RASC (TA) was formed from an amalgamation of 514 Company at Wandsworth and 901 Company at Richmond. 559 Company (MAC) RASC (TA) will be formed from an amalgamation of 559 Company at Redhill and 916 Company at Brighton. 559 Company were part of the column before the reshuffle caused by the disbandment of AA Command in 1955. The new 514 and 559 Companies are to have WRAC, platoons, these platoons are at present units of 304 Battalion WRAC (TA), namely 1 Surrey (Richmond) Platoon, 2 Surrey (Croydon) Platoon, 7 Surrey (Reigate) Platoon and 3 Sussex (Brighton) Platoon. 507 (Kent) Company was comparatively unaffected, The reorganization is to be completed by 1st May, 1961. 507, 508 (Croydon), 514 (Wandsworth), 559 (Redhill) Companies
1961.06 Annual Camp at Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire, the old and new units at camp together for the first time  
1963.07 Annual camp at Crowborough, Sussex .
1964 Annual camp at Penhale, in Cornwall .
c1965 44 (Home Counties) Division/District Column RASC (TA) .
. 507 Company .
. 508 Company .
. 514 Company .
. 559 Company .
1965 Annual Camp, 514 and 559 Companies together with 77 and 78 Companies WRAC (TA), camp with Column Headquarters at Crookham. 507 and 508 Companies camp later on at Stanford P.T.A. .
1965.07.15 Redesignated 44 (Home Counties) Divisional Regiment RCT (TA) .
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