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Royal Yeomanry Regiment

Date Unit Higher Formation
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. The Royal Yeomanry Regiment (Volunteers) .
1967.04.01 Formed as light recconnaissance regiment in TAVR II with HQ at Chelsea, London, the sole yeomanry regiment in the British Army, with four ancient regiments remaining as its squadrons: The Berkshire and Westminster Dragoons RAC (TA), The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (Prince of Wales's Own) RAC (TA), The Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry RAC (TA), The Kent and County of London Yeomanry RAC (TA) and The North Irish Horse RAC (TA). All squadrons wear the badge of their predecessor .
. HQ (Berkshire and Westminster Dragoons) Squadron at Chelsea, London .
. A (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) Squadron (armoured cars) at Swindon and Trowbridge .
. B (Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry) Squadron (armoured cars) at Carlton, Nottingham .
. C (Kent and County of London) Squadron (airportable) at Croydon in airportable role .
. D (North Irish Horse) Squadron (airportable) at Belfast in airportable role .
1969.04.01 Airportable squadrons converted to armoured car squadrons .
1971.05.09 Redesignated The Royal Yeomanry .
1973.10.08 C Squadron subtitled (Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry), HQ Squadron subtitled (Berkshire and Westminster Dragoons) .
1984 HQ Squadron rebadged as Westminster Dragoons and subtitled (Westminster Dragoons) .
1992.04.01 Squadrons reorganised: B Squadron at Nottingham transferred as B Squadron The Queen's Own Yeomanry; D Squadron at Belfast became an independent .
. HQ (Berkshire and Westminster Dragoons) Squadron at Chelsea, London .
. A (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) Squadron .
. B (Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry) Squadron formed at Leicester by redesignation of B Coy 3rd (V) Bn The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment .
. C (Kent and County of London) Squadron .
1995.10.01 D (Berkshire Yeomanry) Squadron formed at Slough by conversion of C Coy, 2nd Bn, The Wessex Regiment .
1999.07.01 Regiment reorganised as result of the Strategic Defence Review .
. A (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) Squadron at Swindon and Trowbridge; consolidated later at Swindon .
. B (Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry) Squadron at Leicester .
. C (Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry) Squadron at Croydon .
. S (Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry) Squadron at Nottingham, by transfer and redesignation of B Sqn, The Queen's Own Yeomanry .
. W (Westminster Dragoons) Squadron at Chelsea, by amalgamation of D Sqn and HQ Sqn as new sabre squadron (D Sqn at Slough retained until 1 June 2000); moved by 2006 to Fulham .
200? HQ moved to Croydon .
2013 Regimental HQ at Croydon. To be located at Fulham and Croydon by Oct 2014 .
. A (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) Squadron at Swindon. To be disbanded by Oct 2014 a troop detachment will remain in Swindon as part of B (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) Squadron, The Royal Wessex Yeomanry .
. B (Leicestershire and Derbyshire) Squadron at Leicester. To be disbanded by Oct 2014 A troop detachment will remain in Leicester as part of A (Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry and South Nottinghamshire Hussars) Squadron .
. C (Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry) Squadron at Croydon .
. S (Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry) Squadron at Nottingham. To be A (Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry and South Nottinghamshire Hussars) Squadron, with a troop detachment in Leicester formed from elements of the withdrawn B (Leicestershire and Derbyshire) Squadron by Oct 2014 .
. W (Westminster Dragoons) Squadron at Chelsea. To re-role as a HQ (Westminster Dragoons) Squadron by Oct 2014 .
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