155 (Wessex) Transport Regiment (Volunteers)

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155 (Wessex) Transport Regiment, Royal Corps of Transport and Royal Logistics Corps, is a regiment in the United Kingdom's Territorial Army that was initially formed in 1996 - it was disbanded in 1993 and reformed in 2006.

The regiment was first formed in the Royal Corps of Transport in 1967,[1] when the Territorial Army was disbanded and a new smaller volunteer force was created, the Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserves (TAVR). At this time, the regiment comprised two transport squadrons and an ambulance squadron. The regiment was disbanded in 1993, with one squadron being absorbed by the The Wessex Regiment and 233 sqn re-badging to 78 Engineer (Fortress) Regt at Southampton.[citation needed]

The regiment was re-formed in the Royal Logistics Corps in 2006, this time with a HQ squadron and three transport squadrons. It will disband under Army 2020, with 232 Transport Squadron re-roling to a Port Squadron and then moving to 5 165 (Wessex) Port and Enabling Regiment.[2]

Squadrons[edit]

1967-1993[edit]

  • Head Quarters Squadron
  • 232 Squadron
  • 233 Squadron
  • 245 Ambulance Squadron

2006 to date[edit]

  • 241 HQ Squadron
  • 232 Squadron
  • 233 Squadron
  • 245 Squadron

155 (Wessex)Transport Regiment RCT (V)- Short History[edit]

The Regiment is retitled 165 Port Regiment RLC and operates from the same geographic base, with an HQ in Plymouth. The effective change date is 31 March 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wienand Drenth, Graham Watson & T. F. Mills. "Land Forces of Britain, the Empire and Commonwealth". p. 155th Transport Regiment. Archived from the original on 20 December 2007. 
  2. ^ http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Truro-s-Territorial-Army-Plymouth-national-shake/story-19501165-detail/story.htmlt

"155 Transport Regiment". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 26 September 2007.