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Battalions in the Regular Army From 1991 to 1993

It was intended to implement the majority of the regimental mergers and other restructuring progressively over the next four years. Plans were made for the following major changes to take place by early 1993:

Early 1992

  • 40 Army Engineer Support Group and RHQ 28 Engineer Regiment amalgamate.
  • 30 Field Squadron Royal Engineers disbands.

Mid 1992

  • 2nd and 3rd Royal Tank Regiments amalgamate
  • 4th/7th Dragoon Guards and 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards amalgamate.
  • The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers merge to form two battalions.
  • The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions of The Royal Anglian Regiment merge to form two battalions.
  • The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions of The Royal Green Jackets merge to form two battalions
  • 52 Field Squadron (Construction) Royal Engineers disbands.
  • 244 Signal Squadron (Air Support) disbands.

Late 1992

  • The 1st and 2nd Battalions of 2nd King Edwards VII's Own Gurkha Rifles merge to form one battalion.
  • 13th/18th Royal Hussars and 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars amalgamate.
  • The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals combine.
  • The Royal Hussars and 14th/20th King's Hussars amalgamate.
  • 49 Field Regiment Royal Artillery disbands.
  • 22 Signal Regiment disbands.

Early 1993

  • The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions of The Queen's Regiment together with The Royal Hampshire Regiment amalgamate to form a regiment of two battalions.
  • The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions of The Light Infantry merge to form two battalions.
  • 27 Field Regiment Royal Artillery disbands.
  • 50 Missile Regiment Royal Artillery disbands.
  • Later Years

  • Detailed planning for later years had not been finalized by the end of 1991 but it was expected that the following timetable will apply:

  • The 1st and 2nd Battalions of The Royal Irish Rangers merge to form a single general service battalion.
  • The Second Battalions of the Coldstream Guards and the Scots Guards are placed in suspended animation.
  • The Cheshire Regiment and The Staffordshire Regiment amalgamate.
  • The Queen's Own Hussars and The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars amalgamate.
  • 1st and 4th Royal Tank Regiments amalgamate. 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers and 17th/21st Lancers amalgamate.
  • 45 Field Regiment Royal Artillery disbands.
  • 94 Locating Regiment Royal Artillery disbands.
  • 23 Engineer Regiment disbands.
  • 10 Field Squadron Royal Engineers disbands.
  • 16 Field Squadron Royal Engineers disbands.
  • 229 Signal Squadron disbands.

  • The Queen's Own Highlanders and The Gordon Highlanders amalgamate.
  • The Gloucestershire Regiment and The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment amalgamate.
  • The Royal Scots and The King's Own Scottish Borderers amalgamate.
  • The Second Battalion of the Grenadier Guards is placed in suspended animation.
  • 2 Field Regiment Royal Artillery disbands.
  • 46 Air Defence Battery Royal Artillery disbands.
  • 26 Engineer Regiment disbands.



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