157 (Welsh) Regiment RLC

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157 (Welsh) Regiment RLC
Active1967-Present
Country United Kingdom
Branch British Army
TypeRegiment
RoleLogistics
Part ofRoyal Logistic Corps
Website157 Regiment RLC

157 (Welsh) Regiment RLC is an Army Reserve regiment of the Royal Logistic Corps.

History[edit]

The regiment was formed in the Royal Corps of Transport as 157th (Wales and Midlands) Transport Regiment, RCT (Volunteers) in 1967.[1] 224 Squadron was formed in 1969.[1] The regiment was renamed 157th (Wales and Midlands) Transport Regiment, RCT (Volunteers) in 1987 and 157th (Wales and Midlands) Transport Regiment, RLC (Volunteers) in 1993.[1] 580 Squadron was formed and HQ Squadron was re-designated 249 Squadron later that year.[1] The regiment was-renamed 157th (Wales and Midlands) Logistic Support Regiment, RLC (Volunteers) in 1999 and 157th (Wales and Midlands) Transport Regiment, RLC (Volunteers) in 2006.[1]

Structure[edit]

The current structure is as follows:[2]

A Troop 224 (Pembroke Yeomanry) Transport Squadron - Haverfordwest.
  • 580 Transport Squadron - Maindy Barracks, Cardiff.
B Troop 580 Transport Regiment - Litchard Cross, Bridgend.

Battle Honours[edit]

FISHGUARD. This was awarded to the Pembroke Yeomanry (Castlemartin) in 1853[3] 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) Squadron.[4]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "157th Transport Regiment, Royal Corps of Transport (Volunteers) and Royal Logistic Corps (Volunteers)". Regiments.org. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  2. ^ "157 (Welsh) Regiment RLC". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  3. ^ Howell, Lt Col, MBE TD DL. "The Pembroke Yeomanry". Dyfed County Council. 1987
  4. ^ "A brief history of the Pembroke Yeomanry". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 4 November 2017.

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Last Invasion of Britain by E.H. Stewart-James

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