Staffords, WFRs, Cheshires, Mercians?

#1
What is the current arrangement? I was in 2 Mercian and re-badged to 3 Staffords in the late 80s. Left the district in the early 90s and then left the TA a few years later. What units and locations exist now? Who's got recce pltn?
 
#2
#3
Thanks for the link.

1999.07.01 The West Midlands Regiment
formed with HQ at Wolseley House, Wolverhampton, by amalgamation of 5th Bn The Royal Regt of Fusiliers (V), 5th Bn The Light Infantry (V) and 3rd (V) Bn The Staffordshire Regt


* HQ Company at Wolverhampton
* A (Fusilier) Company at Sheldon, Birmingham with Pln at Coventry, amalgamation of HQ Coy and B Coy, 5th Bn, The Royal Regt of Fusiliers
* B (Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment) Company at Kidderminster with Assault Pioneer Pln at Worcester, redesignation of A Coy 5th Bn, The Light Infantry; Worcester Pln disbanded later and new Pln formed formed at Shrewsbury
* C (Stafford) Company at Burton-on-Trent, redesignation of C Coy 3rd Bn, The Staffordshire Regt
* D (Stafford) Company at Stoke-on-Trent, redesignation of B Coy 3rd Bn, The Staffordshire Regt; later formed Pln at Wolverhampton
* E (Light Infantry) Company at Shrewsbury with Pln at Hereford, amalgamation of HQ Coy and C Coy 5th Bn, The Light Infantry

2006.04.01 companies reorganised (HQ at Wolverhampton):


* HQ Company at Wolverhampton
* A (Cheshire) Company at Warrington and Stockport, redesignation of B Coy, King's and Cheshire Regt
* B Company at Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent, redesignation of D Coy, King's and Cheshire Regt, plus Pln from D Coy WMR
* C (Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters) Company at Mansfield, amalgamation of C Coy WMR and D Coy East of England Regt
* D (Staffordshire) Company at Wolverhampton, with plns at Kidderminster and Burton-on-Trent, amalgamation of D Coy and pln of B Coy
* F (Fusilier) Company at Birmingham, redesignation of A Coy
* L Company (Light Infantry) at Shrewsbury, redesignation of E Coy; Hereford element converted and absorbed by B (Shropshire Yeomanry) Sqn, Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry
This suggests that the unit at Stoke is now badged King's and Cheshires.(?) Staffords at Burton reduced to a platoon. Doesn't tally with the ARMY website.
 
#6
EX_STAB said:
Sapukay said:
So where each TA centre used to be home to a Coy. some will now be home to just a platoon or in some cases two. Certainly looks that way with D coy.
Are the badges going again to be replaced with the old double headed shitehawk?
That's normal, the baseline TA Inf Bn is 5-6 Rifle Platoons (counting the Inf Aslt Engr Pl as a Rifle Pl), and "Platoons" (i.e. sections with a Pl HQ) of AT, Mor and GPMG SF.

It's quite normal for a "Company" to be a single Rifle Pl and a Support Wpns "Pl".

For example: 3 PWRR
HQ Coy (with 1 "Rifle Pl")
A Coy: 1 Rifle Pl and 3 barrel Mor Pl
B Coy: 1 Rifle Pl and 4 post AT Pl
C Coy: 1 Rifle Pl and Inf Aslt Engr Pl
D Coy: 1 Rifle Pl and 4 gun GPMG SF Pl

and aye, the Double Headed Hawk is to be the capbadge
 
#7
Hi All,

Ex-Stab wrote:
Are the badges going again to be replaced with the old double headed shitehawk?
After some complaints from the regular Colonels involved about it looking like a strangled chicken, having no history and belonging previously to a TA regiment, yes.

Except that for 4 Mercian, which currently has Rifles and Fusiliers companies, which will be retained with those capbadges within the Regiment to maintain an area recruiting link.

Below is a link from Tamworth Council giving some details about Formation Day.

http://www.tamworth.gov.uk/NewsR.asp?id=SX9452-A783ACD7&cat=775

Best Regards,

b_flat
 
#8
b_flat said:
After some complaints from the regular Colonels involved about it looking like a strangled chicken, having no history and belonging previously to a TA regiment, yes.
Not entirely true, Mercians was a regular Bde and also a West Midland TA unit with the same cap badge. I don't support this new regiment at all, bring back the Forester Bde (/Regt) and stop Lincs, Leics, Notts and Derbys (and Staffs) soldiers being in these awful 'foreign' regts.
 
#9
Thanks, Polar,

I stand corrected.

It's always good to add another pebble to the cairn of knowledge :elephant:

Best Regards,

b_flat
 

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