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71 (Yeomanry) Signal Regiment (V)

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71 (Yeomanry) Signal Regiment was created by the TA reorganisation of 1969, but, through the Yeomanry squadrons under its command, maintains many links with the past.

The regiment was created to provide Home Defence communications for the South East of England. The role and organisation of the regiment remained steady until 1987 when RHQ moved from Bromley to join 265 (KCLY) Signal Squadron at Bexleyheath. At around the same time, HQ (KCLY) Squadron was raised at Bexleyheath and 348 (IC&CY) Signal Squadron (Home Service Force) was raised at Lincoln Inn.

Following the 1992 Options for Change, 70 (Essex Yeomanry) Signal Squadron moved to 38 Signal Regiment (V), and 71 (Yeomanry) Signal Regiment took under command of 57 (County of Bristol) Signal Squadron (V). The TA restructuring of 1994 saw 70 (EY) Squadron return and 57 (County of Bristol) Signal Squadron (V) move to 39 (Skinners) Signal Regiment (V).

In 1995, 94 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron ceased to be part of the regiment when they were given an independent role in support of the Combat Service Support Group (Germany).

60 (Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars) Signal Squadron was briefly part of the Regiment, before being moved to 36 (Eastern) Signal Regiment (V) following the TA rebalancing of 2006.

Review of the Reserves, April 2009:

The Report on the Strategic Review of the Reserves in April 2009, would result in many Regiments in 2 Signal Brigade disbanding along with their associated Sqns. The Regt was impacted through the resizing of 70 (Essex Yeomanry) Sig Sqn into a Tp (Chelsmford) and the loss of the Tp at Harrow. 47 (Mx Yeo) Sig Sqn would lose it's Tp at High Wycombe but gain a Tp at Southfields as a result of 83 Sig Sqn resizing (formerly 31 Sig Regt). The new Regimental structure by April 2010 will be as follows:

The regiment is also affiliated to the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal's Volunteer Corps).