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Dorset Yeomanry

Date Unit Higher Formation
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. 294 (Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Sherborne, Dorset: Continuity with 94 (Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry) Field Regiment 43 (WX) Inf Div
1.7.50 Amalgamated with 341 Regiment as 294 (Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.5.61(LG 1.4.61) Amalgamated with 255 Regiment as 250 (Queen's Own Dorset and West Somerset Yeomanry) Medium Regiment RA (TA) .
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. 341 (Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry) Medium Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Sherborne, Dorset: Continuity with 141 (Queen's Oum Dorset Yeomanry) Field Regiment [dup of 94th] 90 (Fd) AGRA (TA)
1.7.50 Amalgamated with 294 Regiment as 294 (Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
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. 250 (Queen's Own Dorset and West Somerset Yeomanry) Medium Regiment RA (TA) .
1.5.61 (LG 1.4.61) Formed by amalgamation of 255 and 294 Regiments as 250 (Queen's Own Dorset and West Somerset Yeomanry) Medium Regiment .
4.10.61 Title Medium omitted. .
18.3.64 Title Medium restored .
1967.04.01 Disbanded and concurrently reconstituted as:  
. C Company (Dorset), Wessex Volunteers at Dorchester with Pln at Poole, successor to 4th Bn The Dorset Regt and elements 294 (Dorset Yeomanry) Field Regt RA; det formed 1971 at Wallisdown Wessex Volunteers
1971.04.01 Wessex Volunteers renamed 1st Battalion, Wessex Volunteers HQ at Trowbridge; redesignated on formation of 2nd Battalion 1st Battalion, Wessex Volunteers
1971 Company subtitles omitted .
1972.03.30 Renamed 1st Battalion, The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers) .
1975.04.01 Companies reorganised: D Coy at Reading and Swindon transferred as D Company 2nd Battalion .
. D (Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry) Company at Poole (det at Bournemouth), redesignation of D Coy, 2nd Battalion (plus a pln from C Company, 1st Bn) .
1992.06 Battalion reduced to three rifle company order of battle: .
. D Company at Poole transferred as D Company 4th Bn, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, losing its Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry affiliation .
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. The Dorset Yeomanry .
1997.04.01 Formed at Bovington as Armoured Replacement Regiment, a new regiment in Royal Armoured Corps, not inheriting previous lineage and battle honours of the QODY, but wearing its cap badge .
1999.07.01 Regiment disbanded as result of the Strategic Defence Review and redesignated as A (Dorset Yeomanry) Squadron, The Royal Wessex Yeomanry at Barnstaple (4 Troop at Paignton) .
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