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Devon Yeomanry

Date Unit Higher Formation
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. 296 (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Exeter, Devon: Continuity with 96 (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Regiment 43 (WX) Inf Div
1.7.50 Amalgamated with 342 Regiment as 296 Regiment .
1.5.61(LG1.4. 61) Amalgamated with 256 (less P Bty) Regiment to form 296 Regiment .
4.10.61 Redesignated 296 (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Regiment RA (TA) .
18.3.64 Redesignated 296 (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1967.04.01 Disbanded and concurrently reconstituted as The Devonshire Territorials (Royal Devon Yeomanry/1st Rifle Volunteers)(Territorials) in TAVR III .
1969.01.01 Reduced to cadre .
1971.04.01 D (Royal Devon Yeomanry/1st Rifle Volunteers) Squadron, Wessex Yeomanry formed at Barnstaple as Home Defence Infantry Wessex Yeomanry
1974.04.16 Subtitle changed to Royal Devon Yeomanry .
1979.06.08 Regiment redesignated The Royal Wessex Yeomanry The Royal Wessex Yeomanry
1983.04.01 Converted to Light Reconnaissance Home Defence role as part of the Royal Armoured Corps .
1999.07.01 Regiment reorganised as result of the Strategic Defence Review .
. D (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Squadron at Barnstaple with 4 Troop formed at Paignton from elements 4th (V) Battalion, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment The Royal Wessex Yeomanry
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. 342 (Royal Devonshire Yeomanry) Medium Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Bideford, Devon: Continuity with 142 (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Regiment [dup of 96th] 91 (Fd) AGRA (TA)
1.7.50 Amalgamated with 296 Regiment as 296 Regiment .
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