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The East of England Regiment (EER)

The East of England Regiment was the Infantry Unit of the Territorial Army of the East Midlands and East Anglia prior to the 1 April 2006. The name is sometimes abbreviated to EER.

The East of England Regiment had very strong links with both the Royal Anglian Regiment and the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment.

History

This regiment was formed on 1 July 1999 from elements of the Royal Anglian Regiment and the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment.

Soldiers from the EER served in the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan and the Iraq War

The EER was renamed the 3rd Bn Royal Anglian Regiment on the 1st of April 2006 as part of a larger reorganisation of British Army regiments

The new Battalion is expected to play a large role in major overseas operations between 2007 and 2009.

Structure

HQ (Suffolk & Cambridgeshire) Company at Bury St Edmunds

A (Norfolk and Suffolk) Company at Norwich with Platoon at Lowestoft. Formed by redesignation of 'B' Company, 6th Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.

B (Lincolnshire) Company at Lincoln with 4 Platoon at Grimsby. Formed by redesignation of 'A' Company, 7th Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.

C (Leicestershire and Northamptonshire) Company at Leicester with a Platoon at Northampton. Formed by amalgamation of 'HQ' Company and 'C' Company, 7th Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.

D (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment) Company at Mansfield with Platoon at Derby. Formed by amalgamation of 'A' Company and 'C' Company 3rd Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment.

E (Essex and Hertfordshire) Company at Chelmsford with Platoon at Hertford. Formed by amalgamation of 'C' Company 6th Battalion and 'B' Company 7th Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.