East of England Regiment

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East of England Regiment
Active 1999 – 2006
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Role Line Infantry
Size One Battalion

The East of England Regiment (EER) was the infantry unit of the Territorial Army of the East Midlands and East Anglia from 1 July 1999 to 1 April 2006.

History[edit]

This regiment was formed on 1 July 1999 from the 6th and 7th (Volunteer) Battalions of the Royal Anglian Regiment and the 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment.[1]

The regiment was composed of six companies, continuing to wear the badges of the regular regiments to which they were affiliated:[1]

  • 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.

The East of England Regiment (excluding D company which went to the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment) became the 3rd Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment on 1 April 2006 as part of a larger reorganisation of British Army regiments.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "East of England Regiment". Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "East of England Regiment". British Army units 1945 on. Retrieved 24 May 2014.