Converted units: WW2

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by dbf, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    I'd really like some help with converted units.
    Is there a definitive list for WW2?

    I created one Tag (and edited in transcript for search purposes), of some Infantry to Artillery. (I happen to have just started tagging the RA section but am interested in other conversions)
    converted units - infantry to artillery | WW2Talk

    Was wondering if there are other threads dealing with this and other types of conversion. The Yeomanry seem to figure largely ...

    I thought it'd be worth trying to compile something here so, any info out there, even partial lists?

    Cheers
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2019
  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    attempt at listing converted units:

    Infantry to Armoured

    2 Battalion Grenadier Guards = 2 Armoured Battalion Grenadier Guards (May 1941)
    4 Battalion Grenadier Guards = 4 Tank Battalion Grenadier Guards (1941)
    1 Battalion Coldstream Guards = 1 Armoured Battalion Coldstream Guards (May 1941)
    4 Battalion Coldstream Guards = 4 Tank Battalion Coldstream Guards (1943)
    3 Battalion Scots Guards = 3 Tank Battalion Scots Guards (1941)
    2 Battalion Irish Guards = 2 Armoured Battalion Irish Guards (May 1941)
    2 Battalion Welsh Guards = 2 Armoured Recce Battalion Welsh Guards (May 1941)

    Infantry to RAC
    5 Battalion King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) = 107 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    1/5 Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers = 108 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    1/6 Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers = 109 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps

    5 Battalion Border Regiment = 110 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps (November 1941, disbanded 1944)
    5 Battalion Manchester Regiment = 111 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    9 Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) = 112 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    2/5 Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) = 113 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    2/6 Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
    = 114 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    2/7 Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) = 115 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    9 Battalion Gordon Highlanders = 116 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    7 Battalion Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) = 141 Regiment R.A.C.
    7 Battalion Suffolk Regiment = 142 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    9 Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers = 143 Regiment , Royal Armoured Corps
    8 Battalion East Lancashire Regiment = 144 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    8 Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) = 145 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    9 Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) = 146 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    10 Battalion Hampshire Regiment = 147 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps.
    9 Battalion Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) = 148 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    7 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry = 149 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps (June 1941)
    10 Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment = 150 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    10 Battalion King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) = 151 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    11 Battalion King's Regiment (Liverpool) = 152 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    8 Battalion Essex Regiment = 153 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    9 Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment = 154 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    15 battalion Durham Light Infantry = 155 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    11 Battalion Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) = 156 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    9 Battalion Hampshire Regiment = 157 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    6 Battalion South Wales Borderers = 158 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    10 Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment = 159 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    9 Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment = 160 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps (October 1942)
    Infantry to RAC
    12 Battalion Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment) = 161 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    9 Battalion Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment = 162 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
    13 Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) = 163 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps

    Infantry (TA) to Armoured
    7 Battalion King's Regiment (Liverpool) = 40 Royal Tank Regiment (The King's) (1938)
    40 Royal Tank Regiment (duplicated) = 46 Royal Tank Regiment (Liverpool Welsh)
    10 Battalion Manchester Regiment = 41 Royal Tank Regiment (Oldham)
    41 Royal Tank Regiment (duplicated) = 47 Royal Tank Regiment (Oldham)
    7 Battalion East Surrey Regiment = 42 Royal Tank Regiment (7 (23 London), East Surrey Regiment)
    42 Royal Tank Regiment (duplicated) = 48 Royal Tank Regiment
    6 Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers = 43 Royal Tank Regiment (6 (City), Royal Northumberland Fusiliers)
    43 Royal Tank Regiment (duplicated) = 49 Royal Tank Regiment
    6 Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment = 44 Royal Tank Regiment
    44 Royal Tank Regiment (duplicated) = 50 Royal Tank Regiment
    7 Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment = 45 Royal Tank Regiment (Leeds Rifles)
    45 Royal Tank Regiment (duplicated) = 51 Royal Tank Regiment (Leeds Rifles)


    Artillery to Armoured
    Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry (Royal Artillery) = Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps (1941)

    ====

    Infantry to Airborne
    1 Battalion Border Regiment = Glider Infantry (October 1941)
    1 Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles = Glider Infantry (October 1941)
    2 Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment = Glider Infantry (October 1941)
    2 Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry = Glider Infantry (October 1941)
    12 Battalion Devonshire Regiment (1940) (formerly 50 Holding Battalion Devonshire Regiment) = Glider Infantry (June 1943)

    7 Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders = 5 (Scottish) Parachute Battalion
    10 Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers = 6 (Royal Welch) Parachute Battalion
    10 Battalion Somerset Light Infantry = 7 (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion
    13 Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment = 8 (Midlands) Parachute Battalion
    10 Battalion Essex Regiment = 9 (Eastern and Home Counties) Parachute Battalion
    10 Battalion Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment) (1940) (formerly 2 East Riding Yeomanry) = 12 (Yorkshire) Parachute Battalion
    2/4 South Lancashire Regiment = 13 (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion

    ====


    Yeomanry to LAA, RA
    Northumberland Hussars = 102 (Northumberland Hussars) Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery

    Infantry to LAA, RA
    11 Battalion Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) = 89 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    7 Battalion South Wales Borderers = 90 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    12 Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment = 91 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    7 Battalion Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) = 92 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    8 Battalion Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) = 93 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    8 Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry = 94 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    14 Battalion Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) = 99 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    18 Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) = 100 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery (30 Dec 1941)
    12 Battalion King's Regiment (Liverpool) = 101 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    7 Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment = 102 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    7 Battalion East Lancashire Regiment = 103 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    13 Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment = 104 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    8 Battalion Worcestershire Regiment = 105 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    14 Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) = 107 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery (1 Jan 1942)
    9 Battalion Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment) = 108 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    7 Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment = 109 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    7 Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment = 110 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    8 Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment = 115 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    12 Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers = 116 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    8 Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles = 117 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    11 Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment = 118 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    10 Battalion Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment = 119 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery


    Infantry to Searchlight, RA
    4 Battalion Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) = 63 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery (late 1930s)
    3 Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) = 69 Searchlight Regiment, Royal artillery (1 Nov 1938/40)

    Infantry to Field, RA
    6 King's Shropshire Light Infantry = 181 Field Regiment, Royal Artllery (March 1942)

    Yeomanry to Field, RA
    Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry = 151 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
    Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry = 152 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
    Leicestershire Yeomanry (Prince Albert's Own) = 153 (Leicestershire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
    Leicestershire Yeomanry = 154 (Leicestershire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
    Lanarkshire Yeomanry = 155 (Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
    Lanarkshire Yeomanry = 156 (Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery


    Yeomanry to Medium, RA
    Shropshire Yeomanry = 75 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery
    Shropshire Yeomanry = 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery
    Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry = 77 (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery
    Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry = 78 (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery
    Scottish Horse = 79 (Scottish Horse Yeomanry) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery
    Scottish Horse = 80 (Scottish Horse Yeomanry) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery

    Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry = Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, Royal Artillery (1940)


    Infantry to Medium, RA
    16 Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) = 10 Medium Regiment, Royal artillery (11 Dec 1942)


    Yeomanry to A/T, RA
    Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry = 54 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery
    Suffolk Yeomanry = 55 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery
    Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry = 64 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery

    Infantry to A/T, RA
    6 London = 52 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery
    4 King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) = 56 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery
    5 East Surrey Regiment = 57 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery
    6 Battalion Hampshire Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) = 59 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery
    5 Royal Welch Fusiliers = 60 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery (duplicated to form 70)
    5 Royal Welch Fusiliers = 70 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery (split to form 71)
    5 Royal Welch Fusiliers = 71 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery
    2/9 Machine Gun Battalion Manchester Regiment = 88 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery (November 1941)
    6 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) = 93 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery
    22 Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) = 94 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal artillery (13 Dec 1941)
    19 Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) = 98 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal artillery (1 Dec 1942)
    7 King's Shropshire Light Infantry = 99 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery (Nov. 1942 - Dec.1943)


    =====

    RAC to Infantry
    45 Recce Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps = 16 British Infantry Brigade, Chindit 2 (August 1943)
    160 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps = 9 Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment (April 1944)


    Field, RA to Infantry
    60 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery = 23 British Infantry Brigade (August 1943).
    51 Battery, 69 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery = 16 British Infantry Brigade, Chindit 2 (August 1943)

    LAA, RA to Infantry
    64 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery = General Transport role (late 1944)
    66 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery = Infantry (late 1944)
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2019
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  3. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    I don't have a definitive list but I believe the majority of anti tank artillery regiments were converted from infantry which is not surprising as they were all new starting in IIRC 1938.

    I can list the ones that had Archers, anyway :)
     
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  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Every little helps, thanks Chris.

    I don't mind admitting that I'm still trying to get my head wrapped around the whole process.
     
  5. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    carrying over the transcribed text ...

    Infantry to LAA, RA
    11 Battalion Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) = 89 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    7 Battalion South Wales Borderers = 90 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    12 Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment = 91 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    7 Battalion Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) = 92 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    8 Battalion Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) = 93 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    8 Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry = 94 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    14 Battalion Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) = 99 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    18 Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) = 100 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    12 Battalion King's Regiment (Liverpool) = 101 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    7 Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment = 102 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    7 Battalion East Lancashire Regiment = 103 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    13 Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment = 104 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    8 Battalion Worcestershire Regiment = 105 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    14 Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) = 107 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    9 Battalion Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment) = 108 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    7 Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment = 109 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    7 Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment = 110 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    8 Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment = 115 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    12 Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers = 116 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    8 Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles = 117 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    11 Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment = 118 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery
    10 Battalion Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment = 119 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal artillery

    From Rob Dickers post
    Infantry battalions converted to LAA & other RA units


    Infantry to Searchlight, RA
    3 Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) - 69 Searchlight Regiment, RA (1 Nov 1938/40)
    5 Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers = 53 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery (Searchlight battalion 1938; RA 1 August 1940)


    Infantry to Medium, RA
    16 Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) - 10 Medium Regiment, RA (11 Dec 1942)

    Infantry to LAA, RA
    18 Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) – 100 LAA Regiment, RA (30 Dec 1941)
    14 Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) – 107 LAA Regiment RA (1 Jan 1942)

    Infantry to A/T, RA
    19 Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) – 98 Anti Tank Regiment, RA (1 Dec 1942)
    22 Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) – 94 Anti Tank Regiment, RA (13 Dec 1941)
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2019
  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    What about the other way around dbf?

    45 Recce Regiment (RAC), 51st/69th Field Regiments RA and 60 Field Regiment RA: all to infantry on Chindit 2 (1944).
     
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  7. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD


    Hi Steve,
    Great, I'm looking to list as many and all types of Units which were converted, with dates if possible! :D

    Listing them like this example would be great too
     
  8. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Ok dbf, I will look at what I have at lunchtime (in about 2 hours) :)
     
  9. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Hi

    66 LAA converted into infantry role in late 1944. 64 LAA converted into general transport role at same time. Both went to Greece in October 1944.

    Gus
     
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  10. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Two big ones: Guards Armoured Division and 6th Guards Armoured/Tank Brigade.
     
  11. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi Diane,

    5th Border became 110th Regiment RAC in November 1941 - no active service overseas and when it was disbanded April 1944 it was reconstituted as 7th Border - a Home Service Training unit.

    Steve
     
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  12. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    All Anti-tank Regiments:
    52nd: 6th London
    54th: Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry
    55th: Suffolk Yeomanry
    56th: King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
    57th: 5th East Surrey Regt
    59th: Duke of Connaught's Hampshire Reg't
    60th (at one point, 76th ATR): 5th Royal Welch Fusiliers
    64th: Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry
    71st: Royal Welch Fusiliers
    93rd: 6th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
     
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  13. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    The old Profile 'Armoured Formations' book has a useful page of infantry-to-Regiments, RAC conversions. However, I'm away at the moment so of no use whatsoever.

    As for Yeomanry, remember some were converted to Signals as well as artillery. Perhaps the Mileham Yeomanry book would be a handy summary?
     
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  14. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    These are rough dates taken as commencement of training for the second Wingate expedition:

    45 Recce Regiment (RAC)-16th British Infantry Brigade Chindit 2 (August 1943)
    51st/69th Field Regiments RA-16th British Infantry Brigade Chindit 2 (August 1943)
    60 Field Regiment RA-23rd British Infantry Brigade (August 1943).
     
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  15. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Thanks everyone for info so far.
    I've made a master list in post 2
    Converted units: WW2
    Hope I haven't introduced any errors.


    Any lists of Infantry to Airborne?
     
  16. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    For the SRY: Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry - Wikipedia

    i.e.

    Between the wars, the Regiment (SRY) continued as a cavalry unit, mobilising in that role in 1939, upon the outbreak of World War II, to move to Palestine, as part of the 5th Cavalry Brigade of the 1st Cavalry Division. However, in 1940, it converted to Artillery and took part in the defence of both Tobruk and Benghazi as well as the battle for Crete. In 1941, the Regiment converted to armour initially with M3 Grant, M4 Sherman and Crusader tank, and was assigned to the 8th Armoured Brigade. The Regiment served in most of the major Eighth Army tank battles in North Africa, including Alam El Halfa and El Alameinand the Tunisia Campaign. The Regiment landed in France on D-Day equipped with swimming DD Sherman and Sherman Firefly tanks and was in the thick of the fighting in Normandy and on the advance across northern France and Belgium. The recce troop was the first British unit to fight on German soil in September 1944, fighting in Operation Market Garden, and later took part in the Western Allied invasion of Germany. The Sherwood Rangers were involved in further hard fighting around the Rhine and had pushed onto Bremen and beyond by the end of the war.[6]

    Post war
    In 1947, the Sherwood Rangers was revived as an armoured regiment, converting to reconnaissance in 1961. In 1964, the Regiment converted back to tanks before, in 1967, being reduced and reformed as a reconnaissance squadron of the newly created Royal Yeomanry. Fighting (Sabre) Troops (1-5) were equipped with, initially, a combination of Ferret and Alvis Saladin armoured cars and later with Fox Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle. SHQ troop started in Alvis Saracen later having available FV105 Sultan Armoured Command Vehicles and FV104 Samaritan Armoured Ambulances. Support (Boot) Troop was initially equipped with Saracen and then CVR(T) FV103 Spartan APCs. This lasted for 25 years until 1992, when the Sherwood Rangers moved to become B Squadron of the Queen's Own Yeomanry, where they operated as recce for the ACE Rapid Reaction Corps, during which period sabre troops were re-equipped with CVR(T) Scimitar and Sabre.[6]

    The squadron rejoined the Royal Yeomanry as Challenger 2 reserves in 1999 and converted to the formation CBRN reconnaissance role in 2006.[13] Following the latest defence review the Squadron became 'light cavalry' and uses the Land Rover RWMIK
     
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  17. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    It would really help me to keep to basics: no c&p text, and just WW2 please
    eg
    Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry = Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, Royal Artillery (1940)
    Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, Royal Artillery = Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps (1941)

    Cheers
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2019
  18. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

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  19. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Infantry to Airborne Conversions

    5th (Scottish) Parachute Battalion from 7th Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
    6th (Royal Welch) Parchute Battalion from 10th Battalion Royal Welch Fusilliers
    7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion from 10th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry
    8th (Midlands) Parchute Battalion from 13th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
    9th (Eastern and Home Counties) Parachute Battalion from 10th Battalion Essex Regiment
    12th (Yorkshire) Parachute Battalion from 10th (East Riding) Battalion Green Howards
    13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion from 2/4th South Lancashire Regiment
     
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  20. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member Patron

    9th Royal Sussex Infantry to RAC 1942 in UK
    Returned to Infantry 1.4.1944 whilst in India
     
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