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53 (Welsh) Infantry Divisional Column RASC (TA)

Date Unit Sub-units/Remarks
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. 53 (Welsh) Infantry Divisional Column RASC (TA) .
1947.05 Formed with HQ at Swansea 531, 532, 533, 1580 Companies
. 531 Company (Infantry Divisional Transport) at Port Talbot .
. 532 Company at Penarth .
. 533 Company (Infantry Divisional Transport) at Swansea .
. 1580 Company at Newport? .
1948 Annual camp at Penally, near Tenby .
1949.07 Annual camp at Harlech, North Wales .
1951 Column re-organised: 1580 Company renamed 580 Company 531, 532, 533, 580 Companies
. Column Headquarters: Richardson Street, Swansea .
. 531 Company (Major Montague): Port Talbot .
. 532 Company (Major Williams): Penarth .
. 533 Company (Major Morgan): Swansea .
. 580 Company (Major Badman): Newport, platoons at Cross Keys, Blaina and Rhymey .
1951 Annual camp at Aberporth .
1952 Annual camp at Bourley Camp, Aldershot .
1954 Annual camp at Cark .
1955.06.28 Headquarters and 533 Company moved into the new Grange T.A. Centre, Swansea .
1956.06 Annual camp at Kinmel Park, just outside Rhyl .
Early 1957 582 Company, Manchester and 156 Artillery Platoon, West Bromwich joined column. 531 Company amalgamated with 533 Company, Swansea, who moved their HQ to Port Talbot with a detachment at Swansea 532, 533, 580, 582 companies
1958 Annual camp was a Greenfields Scheme in lieu of a fixed annual camp, travelled to Scotland and back .
1959 Annual camp was a Greenfields Scheme in lieu of a fixed annual camp, travelled round Southern England .
1960 Annual camp at Plasterdown Camp, near Tavistock, Devon .
1961.03.06 Reorganization of the TA: Column redesignated 53 (W) Divisional District Column, Column HQ, 533 Company, 580 Company, 532 M.A.C. and new unit 509 Company. In addition 532 M.A.C. and 509 Company become mixed units, having between them four platoons of W.R.A.C. The formation of 509 Company got off to a good start by all members of P Battery, 281 Glamorgan Yeomanry, R.A., who transferred 'en bloc', these 'new recruits' plus the Port Talbot 533 Company has enabled the Company to be formed with three officers and sixty-eight other ranks 509, 532, 533, 580 Companies
1961.06 Annual camp at Dibgate Camp, Folkestone .
1962 Annual Camp: 533 Company supporting 158 Infantry Brigade Group at Sennybridge in May. 580 Company in support of 160 (SW) Infantry Brigade Group at Plasterdown in June. The remainder, i.e. Column Headquarters, 509 and 532 Companies will camp at Plasterdown in late July with the Divisional Headquarters Group. .
1963 Annual camp at 89 W.E.T.C, Leek .
1964 Annual camp at Ollerton .
1965 580 Company moved to new accommodation in Raglan Barracks, Newport .
c1965 53 (Welsh) Division/District Column RASC (TA) .
. 509 Company at Port Talbot .
. 532 Company at Cardiff? Penarth? .
. 533 Company at Swansea .
. 580 Company at Raglan Barracks, Newport .
1965.07.15 Redesignated 53 (Welsh) Divisional Regiment RCT (TA) .
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