Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Three TA Units


In 1958 eight independent units of the Territorial Army operated in Northern Ireland.

HEADQUARTERS 11 (ULSTER) SIGNAL SQUADRON

Honorary Colonel, Colonel CFC Lindsay
Commanding Officer, Major JFH Pearcey TD

On the reorganisation of Anti Aircraft Command in 1955, all signal units of 51 (Ulster) Anti Aircraft Brigade were amalgamated to form the present unit.


931 (ULSTER) COMPANY, ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS

Commanding Officer, Major CW Bamford
Second-in-Command, Captain KS Thornton

The unit was raised in 1947 as a Mixed Anti Aircraft Company forming part of 112 Transport Column RASC. In 1952, the unit became part of 3 Anti Aircraft Group which consisted of one NI and three Scottish Companies.

On reorganisation of Anti Aircraft Command in 1955, the unit was reformed as an Independent General Transport Company and was the only RASC Company to have a Pipe Band.

NORTHERN IRELAND DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE UNIT

Commanding Officer, Lieutenant-Colonel TC Teuton
Second-in-Command, Major DL Stanley

The NI District Intelligence Unit was formed in 1957 and had its GHQ and two sections in Belfast and one section in Londonderry. The Sections were raised in 1947.





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