157 (Welsh) Regiment RLC

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157 Regiment RLC
Active 1967-Present
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Regiment
Role Logistics
Part of Royal Logistic Corps
Website 157 Regiment RLC

157 (Welsh) Regiment RLC is a regiment of the British Army's Royal Logistic Corps. It is currently under Army Reserve control.

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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