Welsh Transport Regiment
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The Welsh Transport Regiment RLC (Volunteers) is the only Territorial Army logistic unit based solely in Wales. The Regiment is operationally focussed and comprises one HQ Squadron and three Task Squadrons:
- 249 (HQ) Squadron - Maindy Barracks, Cardiff.
- 223 Transport Squadron - the Mumbles, Swansea.
- 224 (Pembroke Yeomanry) Transport Squadron - Carmarthen.
- 580 Transport Squadron - Maindy Barracks, Cardiff.
- B Troop 580 Transport Regiment - Litchard Cross, Bridgend.
The Regiment has a proud history of providing trained reservists to support the Regular Army on operations, and soldiers from the Regiment are currently serving in Afghanistan with 13 Air Assault Support Regiment.
Within the UK, the Regiment provides support to the Regular Army, Police and Local Authorities, as and when required, most notably during the UK Armed Forces Day celebrations held recently in Cardiff and the efficient running of the Army's premier Patrol Exercise, the Cambrian Patrol.
FISHGUARD. This was awarded to the Pembroke Yeomanry (Castlemartin) in 1853 to reflect the Regiment's involvement in the last invasion of Britain by the French in 1797. This honour is carried forward to the Welsh Transport Regiment by 224 (Pembroke Yeomanry) Sqn.
- Howell, Lt Col, MBE TD DL. "The Pembroke Yeomanry". Dyfed County Council. 1987
The Last Invasion of Britain by E.H. Stewart-James
- Welsh Transport Regiment - on British Army official website