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Somerset Yeomanry

Date Unit Higher Formation
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. North Somerset Yeomanry .
1947.01.01 Reconstituted in TA (in airborne role) as the Armoured Regiment for the 16th Airborne Division, fulfilling the role of a heavy anti-tank unit. The Regiment was headquartered in Bath. 16th Airborne Division
. B Squadron at Weston-super-Mare was the only squadron capable of being inserted by parachute. In this role it was armed with towed 17 Pounder anti tank guns .
. C Squadron at Shepton Mallett .
. D Squadron at Bristol .
1956.10.31 Amalgamated with 44th/50th Royal Tank Regiment, to form The North Somerset Yeomanry/44th Royal Tank Regiment .
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. The North Somerset Yeomanry/44th Royal Tank Regiment .
1956.10.31 Formed with HQ at Keynsham by amalgamation of The North Somerset Yeomanry, and 44th/50th Royal Tank Regiment .
. A Squadron at ? .
. B Squadron at ? .
. C Squadron at ? .
1965.04 Redesignated The North Somerset and Bristol Yeomanry .
1967.04.01 Reorganised in TAVR III as A Company (North Somerset and Bristol Yeomanry), The Somerset Yeomanry and Light Infantry (Territorials) at Keynsham, less some elements to 57 Squadron, 37 Signal Regiment, R Sigs .
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. 255 (Wessex) Medium Regiment RA (TA) .
1947.01.01 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Yeovil, Somerset: Continuity with 55 (Wessex) Field Regiment. 91 (Fd) AGRA (TA)
1.7.50 Amalgamated with 663 Super Heavy Regiment (Surrey) without change of title .
1.8.50 91 (Fd) AGRA (TA) disbanded, complete by 22.8.50 .
31.10.56 Amalgamated with 421st (Dorset) Coast Regiment, RA and renamed 255th (West Somerset Yeomanry and Dorset Garrison) Medium Regiment, RA .
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1.5.61 Re-organised as ? Battery, 250th (Queen's Own Dorset and West Somerset Yeomanry) Medium Regiment, RA (Regiment formed by amalgamation of 294 (Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry) Field Regiment, and 255 (West Somerset Yeomanry and Dorset Garrison) Medium Regiment) .
1967.04.01 Battery reorganised as B Company (West Somerset Yeomanry), The Somerset Yeomanry and Light Infantry (Territorials) in TAVR III at Yeovil .
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. The Somerset Yeomanry and Light Infantry (Territorials) .
1967.04.01 Disbanded and concurrently amalgamated with other Somerset T.A. units in TAVR III in infantry role with HQ at Bath and companies as successors to T.A. units (including Reconnaissance Platoon and another platoon at Bath from 43 Division/District RE) .
. A Company (North Somerset and Bristol Yeomanry) at Keynsham, successor to The Somerset and Bristol Yeomanry RAC .
. B Company (West Somerset Yeomanry) at Yeovil, successor to 250 (Queen's Own Dorset and West Somerset Yeomanry) Medium Regiment RA .
. C Company (Somerset Light Infantry) at Bath, successor to The Somerset Light Infantry .
1968.07.10 Transferred to the corps of The Light Infantry without change of title .
1969.01.01 Regiment reduced to cadre as The Somerset Yeomanry and Light Infantry at Keynsham, sponsored by 219 General Hospital RAMC .
1971.04.01 6th Battalion, The Light Infantry (Volunteers) formed in TAVR II with HQ at Bath from cadres of former TAVR III units .
. Three companies reconstituted from cadre as: .
. HQ Company at Bath .
. A (Somerset Yeomanry Light Infantry) Company, at Bath with det at Midsomer Norton .
. B (Somerset Yeomanry Light Infantry) Company at Yeovil with det at Taunton .
1984 E (HSF) Company [6th Bn] formed at Bath .
1988.11.09 6th Bn LI redesignated as 6th (Somerset and Cornwall) Battalion, The Light Infantry (Volunteers) with HQ at Bath, and omitted company subtitles (two rifle coys and one HSF coy in Somerset); yeomanry lineage discontinued (but see later revival of North Somerset Yeomanry title) .
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2002? HQ Squadron (North Somerset Yeomanry), 39th (Skinners) Signal Regiment, Royal Signals, yeomanry title revived in existing unit at Bristol .
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