anyone got an opinion on the 165 port regiment in portsmouth? they are they reserves there, may be joining them but would like to hear what people think of this regiment.
wellyhead said:I posted on another threa on the subject that I heard (stress heard) that 165 was turning into an Independent unit rather than a specialist one
Also I believe they have a healthy turnaround of troops in Iraq due to the role. There is at least one ex-member on here so I will back of as he will have better info
tribaby said:There RHQ and one independant squadron are based at Blighmont Barracks Southampton. The other two squadrons are specialists based in Grantham. Almost all their training is undertaken alondside 17 Port and Maritime (sport and pastime) Regiment RLC based in McMullen Barracks Marchwood. 17 Reg have a half decent website on www.army.mod.uk which will show you what they get up to.
710 OHS (Operational Hygiene Support) Sqn (V) are to become part of 165 Port and Maritime Regiment (Volunteers) under FRT2020. 710 have also picked up the task of Battlefield Repatriations.
Currently 710 OHS are a Squadron of 166 Supply Regiment (Volunteers) which is to be disbanded.