As a bleep, we were told we'd get TA infantry to protect comms sites and HQ locs. I always thought "aye, bollocks". But these docs do indeed show 4x Inf Bns for exactly that. Well, colour me surprised!
Roadster,As a bleep, we were told we'd get TA infantry to protect comms sites and HQ locs. I always thought "aye, bollocks". But these docs do indeed show 4x Inf Bns for exactly that. Well, colour me surprised!
I wonder if we are talking of the same unit? 2 Yorks is something formed after the amalgamations in 2006.I thought I'd replied in this thread. Obviously not.
I spoke to the CO of 2 Yorks (never Yorks Vols or V please. We were a Regiment in our own right not part of a Regular Regiment) on Lionheart.
He said "I haven't a dolly blue".
He then went on to suggest that as 2Yorks were earmarked as a Corps Reserve Bn it could be something to do with that.
No we are definitely talking about 2nd Bn Yorkshire Volunteers..........see my tome
To be pedantic, 2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Volunteers, abbreviated to 2 Yorks or, more extremely, 2YV, existed from the 60s to the 90s (or thereabouts) as part of a wholly TA regiment. As such, the V, being an abbreviation of part of the title, would not have been enclosed in brackets - unlike other regiments where "(V)" denoted a TA component of a composite regiment.
I just don’t know.......I reached out to the Yorkshire Volunteers Association, we left of f that they were researching it. I had hoped to have the 1 BR Corps GDP in my hands right now, which I think would have solved the issue. However due to the current unpleasantness I will have to wait until Kew is back open.Would ECR have anything to do with Emergency Call up Reserve - like regs coming back to the colours?
It's resolved on Page 1.Would ECR have anything to do with Emergency Call up Reserve - like regs coming back to the colours?
@mushroom, do you mind if I use that in my document ?I ran that past the then CO before and he said that his Bn had no role at all in any form of electronic warfare/recce. 2 Yorks were the Reserve for the Corps Rear Area providing one Heliborne Reserve Company and three lorried infantry Companies. His Bn were to be prepared to support the rest of the Corps where necessary. I seem to remember that 5 Queens had an anti tank role in either the Springe or Coppenbrugge gaps. They were to provide the static Milan posns in the gap thereby freeing up the Regular Milan plns to remain mobile.