73 Squadron

Dates Location Higher Formation / Notes
     
73 Field Squadron
1949 Wales: Cwrt-y-Gollen Camp, Crickhowell  Formed:  37 Army Engineer Regiment
  1950 renumbered 40 Field Squadron  
     
73 Field Squadron
1951 Wales: Cwrt-y-Gollen Camp, Crickhowell  Reformed: 39 Army Engineer Regiment 
1953 England: Ripon 39 Army Engineer Regiment 
1953.10 Kenya  39 Army Engineer Regiment 
  Nov 55: Kenya  Independent
1956 Bahrain  
1957 UK  
  Mar 1957: Disbanded  
     
73 E & M Squadron 
1957.08 UK Reformed
1957.12 Christmas Island Independent?
  Dec 57: Renamed 73 (Christmas Island) Squadron  
1964.07 England: Ripon 38 Engineer Regiment 
  Jul 64: Renamed 73 Field Squadron  
  1965 - 1966: Aden  
  Sep 69 - Feb 70: Sharjah, Masirah, Manama and Bahrain  
  Feb 1970: became 11 Field Squadron  
     
73 Amphibious Engineer Squadron
1971.01 Bindon Barracks, Hameln Reformed: 28 Amphibious Engineer 
  8 Jun - 8 Nov 74: Northern Ireland Tour: Londonderry under command 26 Eng Regt - Infantry role 
  9 Mar - 30 Jun 76: Northern Ireland Tour: Londonderry under command 32 Eng Regt - Infantry role 
1976.07 Quebec Bks, Osnabruck  under local command 23 Regt
  Sep 76: Renamed 73 Independant Field Squadron Independent - supporting 5 Field Force
  25 Oct 77 - 22 Feb 78: Northern Ireland Tour: Ballykelly  
  23 Oct 79 - 23 Feb 80: Northern Ireland Tour: Ballykelly  
  Jan 83: Renamed 73 Field Squadron, joined 23 Eng Regt  23 Engineer Regiment 
  Oct 83 - Apr 84: Falkland Islands 37 Engineer Regiment 
  Dec 90 - Mar 91: Middle East - Op Granby 23 Engineer Regiment 
  1993: Disbanded  
     
73 Armoured Engineer Squadron 
2000.11 Quebec Bks, Osnabruck  Reformed: 21 Engineer Regiment 
     
2008.08 England: Catterick  
  Apr - Oct 10: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 12  
  Oct 12 – Apr 13: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 17  
     
     

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