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Regiments and Corps of the British Army

https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/25/0e/f8/ed/5344483ea16ba967/line_grey_graded_2px_original.jpg The structure of British Army Regiments and Corps are complicated because of the number of amalgamations and changes that have taken place over the years (from the 17th Century).

The following Index is (in the process of!) being arranged into two Sections.

1.The Regular Army

2. The Territorial Army

Please be patient while I re-distribute the list! CJB

Geni Projects are being set up to accommodate the people who served in the Corps and Regiments of the British Army. The following listing is a summary of the various Regiments and Corps, both historical and current, with alongside them the current project to link people to. This is a work in progress and as new sub-projects are created any profiles linked to the current holding project will be re-located to the new project.

The purpose of this project is to locate the project to which a profile can be linked

As there are so many names listed the easiest way of locating a Corps or regiment is to use the "find on this page" tool on your computer

See Regiments and Corps of the British Army

Alphabetical Listing of Corps and Regiments

Including Historical Names

With links to where profiles can be added

The links are evolving - please be patient! The list may also not include all Regiments and Corps as yet - please contact June if there are "missing"



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British Army Reserve

The Army Reserve - (previously known as the Territorial Force, Territorial Army (TA) and the Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve (TAVR) from 1920 to 2014) - is the active-duty volunteer reserve force and integrated element of the British Army.

The Army Reserve was created not wholly a military institution. All TA soldiers are volunteers who have elected to serve with varying training commitments.

Set up as the Territorial Force in 1908 by the Secretary of State for War, Richard Haldane, when the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act 1907 combined the previously civilian-administered Volunteer Force, with the mounted Yeomanry (at the same time the Militia was renamed the Special Reserve). Most Volunteer infantry units had unique identities, but lost these in the reorganisation, becoming Territorial battalions of Regular Army infantry regiments. Some, notably the London, Monmouthshire and Hertfordshire Regiments maintained a separate identity.

Organised into 2 sections

1. Combat Units

Infantry

  • 52nd Lowland, 6th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland
  • 51st Highland, 7th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland
  • 3rd Battalion, Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Queen's and Royal Hampshires)
  • 4th Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's Lancashire and Border)
  • 5th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
  • 3rd Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment
  • 4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment
  • 4th Battalion, Mercian Regiment
  • 3rd Battalion, Royal Welsh
  • 2nd Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment
  • 4th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment
  • The London Regiment
  • 6th Battalion, The Rifles
  • 7th Battalion, The Rifles

Royal Artillery

  • 100 (Yeomanry) Regiment, Royal Artillery
  • 101 (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)
  • 103 (Lancastrian Artillery Volunteers) Regiment, Royal Artillery
  • 104 Regiment, Royal Artillery
  • 105 Regiment, Royal Artillery
  • 106 (Yeomanry) Regiment, Royal Artillery

Honorable Artillery Company

Royal Engineers

  • Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia)
  • 71 Engineer Regiment
  • 72 Engineer Regiment
  • 73 Engineer Regiment
  • 75 Engineer Regiment
  • 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment
  • 131 Independent Commando Squadron Royal Engineers (Volunteers)
  • 591 Independent Field Squadron Royal Engineers (Volunteers) [1]
  • 135 Geographic Squadron Royal Engineers (Volunteers)
  • 412 Amphibious Engineer Troop

Special Air Services (SAS)

Royal Signals

  • 32 (Scottish) Signal Regiment (Volunteers) [RHQ Glasgow]
  • 52 (Lowland) Support Squadron (Volunteers) [Glasgow]
  • 33 (Lancashire) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Liverpool]
  • 50 (Northern) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Darlington/Hartlepool]
  • 51 (Scottish) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Edinburgh]
  • 40 Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Belfast/Londonderry]
  • 37 Signal Regiment (Volunteers) [RHQ Redditch]
  • 54 (Worcestershire) Support Squadron [Redditch]
  • 36 (Eastern) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Colchester/Cambridge]
  • 48 (City of Birmingham) Squadron [Birmingham/Coventry]
  • 53 (Wales and Western) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Cardiff/Stratford on Avon]
  • 38 (Strategic Communications) Signal Regiment (Volunteers) [RHQ Sheffield]
  • 46 (Hallamshire) Support Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Sheffield]
  • 1 Signal Squadron (Special Communications) (Volunteers) [Bletchley/Rugby/Banbury]
  • 2 (Dundee and Highland) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Dundee/Aberdeen]
  • 41 (Princess Louise's Kensington) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Coulsdon/Kingston upon Thames]
  • 64 (City of Sheffield) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Sheffield/Nottingham/Leeds]
  • 39 (Skinners) Signal Regiment (Volunteers) [RHQ Bristol]
  • 93 (North Somerset Yeomanry) Support Squadron [Bristol]
  • 56 Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Eastbourne/Brighton]
  • 57 City and County of Bristol) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Bristol/Gloucester]
  • 94 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Windsor/Aylesbury]
  • 71st (City of London) Yeomanry Signal Regiment [RHQ Bexleyheath]
  • 36 (Essex Yeomanry) Signal Squadron [Colchester/Chelmsford]
  • 31 (Middlesex Yeomanry and Princess Louise's Kensington) Signal Squadron [Uxbridge/Coulsdon]
  • 68 (Inns of Court & City Yeomanry) Signal Squadron [City of London/Whipps Cross]
  • 265 (Kent and County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)) Support Squadron [Bexleyheath]
  • Specialist Group Royal Signals (Volunteers) [Corsham]
  • 81 Signal Squadron, 10 Signal Regiment [Corsham]
  • 254 (Specialist Group Information Services) Signal Squadron, 15 Signal Regiment [Corsham]
  • Land Information Assurance Group (LIAG) [Corsham]
  • Central Volunteer Headquarters Royal Signals (CVHQ Royal Signals) [Corsham]
  • 43 (Wessex) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) [Bath] - (Part of 21st Signal Regiment (Air Support))
  • 63 (Special Air Service) Signal Squadron (Reserve) [Thorney Island] - (Part of 18 (United Kingdom Special Forces) Signal Regiment)
  • Royal Signals (Northern) Band (Volunteers) [Darlington]

2. Combat Support Units

Specialist units contain soldiers who have some cicilian speciality that is readily transferable to the service and who are not affliated with a unit

Air Army Corps

  • 6 (Volunteer) Regiment AAC
  • 7 (Volunteer) Regiment AAC

Royal Corps of Transport

(The Royal Logistic Corps)

  • The Scottish Transport Regiment
  • The Welsh Transport Regiment
  • 150 (Yorkshire) Transport Regiment
  • 151st (London) Transport Regiment
  • 152 (Ulster) Transport Regiment
  • 155 Transport Regiment
  • 156 (North-West) Transport Regiment
  • 158 (Royal Anglian) Transport Regiment
  • 159 Support Regiment
  • 168 Pioneer Regiment
  • 383 Commando Petroleum Troop
  • 395 Air Dispatch Troop
  • 88 Postal and Courier Regiment
  • 160 Transport Regiment
  • 162 Movement Control Regiment
  • 163 Movement Control Regiment
  • 165 Port Regiment
  • 166 Supply Regiment
  • Catering Support Regiment
  • Operational Headquarter Support Group

Royal Army Medical Corps

Reserve Army Medical Services (Reserve AMS)

  • 254 (City of Cambridge) General Support Medical Regiment[3]
  • 225 (Scottish) General Support Medical Regiment
  • 253 (North Irish) General Support Medical Regiment
  • 250 Medical Squadron
  • 144 Parachute Medical Squadron

2 Medical Brigade Units:

  • 201 (Northern) Field Hospital
  • 202 (Midlands) Field Hospital
  • 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital
  • 204 (North Irish) Field Hospital
  • 205 (Scottish) Field Hospital
  • 207 (Manchester) Field Hospital
  • 208 (Liverpool) Field Hospital
  • 212 (Yorkshire) Field Hospital
  • 222 Field Hospital
  • 243 (Wessex) Field Hospital
  • 256 (City of London) Field Hospital
  • 306 Hospital Support Medical Regiment
  • 335 Medical Evacuation Regiment

Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

  • 101 Battalion, REME (V) - 102 Logistic Brigade
  • 102 Battalion, REME (V) - 101 Logistic Brigade
  • 103 Battalion, REME (V)
  • 104 Battalion, REME (V)

Adjutant General's Corps

  • Central Volunteer Headquarters Adjutant General's Corps
  • Army Legal Services
  • Educational and Training Support
  • Military Provost Staff
  • Military Provost Guard Service

Royal Military Police

  • Royal Military Police Special Investigation Branch
  • 4 Regiment, Royal Military Police
  • 5 Regiment, Royal Military Police

Royal Army Pay Corps

Royal Army Veterinary Corps

Royal Pioneer Corps

Intelligence Corps

  • 3 (Volunteer) Military Intelligence Battalion
  • 5 (Volunteer) Military Intelligence Battalion
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Today's Structure Regular Army

1. Household Cavalry
2. Royal Horse Artillery
3. Royal Armoured Corps
4. Royal Regiment of Artillery
5. Corps of Royal Engineers
6. Royal Corps of Signals - see Corps of Royal Engineers
7. Infantry

The Infantry of the British Army comprises 47 infantry battalions, from 19 regiments. Of these, 33 battalions are part of the 'Regular' army and the remaining 14 a part of the 'Territorial' (reserve) force. The British Army's Infantry forms a highly flexible organisation, taking on a variety of roles, including armoured, mechanised, air assault and light.
The majority of the infantry in the British Army is divided for administrative purposes into five divisions. These are not the same as the ready and regenerative divisions (see below), but are based on either the geographical recruiting areas of the regiments, or the type of regiments:

  • The Guards Division has the five regiments of Foot Guards.
  • The Scottish Division has the remaining infantry regiment from Scotland.
  • The King's Division has the regiments from the north of England.
  • The Prince of Wales' Division has the regiments from the west of England and Wales.
  • The Queen's Division has the regiments from the east of England and the remaining regiment of Fusiliers.
  • Foot Guards

The Foot Guards are the Regular Infantry regiments of the Household Division of the British Army. There have been six active regiments of foot guards and one reserve regiment, five of which still exist. The Royal Guards Reserve Regiment was a reserve formation of the Household Brigade in existence from 1900 to 1901. The Machine Gun Guards, which was formed during the First World War, was disbanded in 1920:

  • Grenadier Guards
  • Coldstream Guards
  • Scots Guards
  • Irish Guards
  • Welsh Guards
  • Guards Machine Gun Regiment (Disbanded)
  • Royal Guards Reserve Regiment
  • Line Infantry
  • Rifles

8. Special Air Service
9. Army Air Corps
10.Special Reconnaissance Regiment
11. Royal Army Chaplains Department
12. Royal Logistic Corps
13. Royal Army Medical Corps
14. Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
15. Adjutant General's Corps
16. Royal Army Veterinary Corps
18. Small Arms School Corps
19. Royal Army Dental Corps
20. Intelligence Corps
21. Royal Army Physical Training Corps
22. General Service Corps
23. Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps
24. Corps of Army Music
25. Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) (Army Reserve)
26. Honourable Artillery Company (Although Army Reserve Regiments, they are included in the order of arms Regular Army)
27. Remainder of the Army Reserve
28. Royal Gibraltar Regiment
29. The Royal Bermuda Regiment