53 Squadron

Dates Location Higher Formation / Notes
     
53 Port Operating Squadron
1948 Egypt Formed as a Port Op Sqn by amalgamation of the Inspectorate Sec, 974 IWT Sqn, 1003 Port Op Sqn and 1013 Port Maint Sqn: 
  Apr 55: Disbanded   
     
53 Railway (Depot) Squadron 
1955.05 England: Longmoor Formed by re-titling 83 Rly (Depot) Sqn;
16 Railway Training Regiment
  1959: Retitled Railway (Depot) Squadron  
     
Port Maintenance Squadron
1959 England: Marchwood  17 Port Training Regiment
  1961: Retitled 53 Port Operating Squadron   
  1962: Renamed 53 Port Squadron   
  Jul 65: Disbanded. Port duties taken over by RCT   
     
53 Field Squadron (Airfields)
1965.07 England: Ripon  Formed: 38 Engineer Regiment 
1966.05 England: Waterbeach HQRE (Airfields) 
  Mar 67: HQRE (Airfds) renamed 39 Engr Regt (Airfds) 39 Engineer Regiment (Airfields)
  Mar 68 - May 69: Virgin Islands: Beef Island To construct an airfield
  Jul 70 - Apr 71: Persian Gulf  
  30 Nov 71 - 14 Mar 72: Northern Ireland Tour: Long Kesh to extend Long Kesh camp
  10 Feb - 14 Jun 77: Northern Ireland Tour: Castledillon  
  Jun 77: Regiment renamed 39 Engineer Regiment 39 Engineer Regiment
  Aug 77: Renamed 53 Field Squadron (Construction)  
  Dec 83 - Apr 84: Falkland Islands 37 Engineer Regiment 
  Sep 90 - Mar 91: Persian Gulf: Gulf War  
2007 England: Waterbeach, near Cambridge 25 Engineer Regiment
  Apr - Oct 06: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 4  
  Apr 12: Joined 39 Engineer Regiment 39 Engineer Regiment
2012.07 Scotland: (RAF) Kinloss 39 Engineer Regiment
     
     

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