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Second Grantham regiment is disbanded

168 Pioneer Regiment marches through Grantham town centre in October 2013.

168 Pioneer Regiment marches through Grantham town centre in October 2013.

Another regiment based in Grantham will disband, with soldiers going on parade this weekend to mark the occasion.

Over 100 soldiers will be on parade to mark the disbandment of 160 Transport Regiment RLC and the formation of 160 (Lincoln) Squadron. This follows the disbandment last year of the 168 Pioneer Regiment. Both moves are part of the Army’s restructuring exercise.

The newly formed squadron will form part of 158 Transport Regiment RLC and will be based in Sobraon Barracks, Lincoln.

Soldiers from the regiment and newly formed squadron will march on to the parade square at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks at 2pm tomorrow (Saturday).

A national regiment formed in 1995, 160 Transport Regiment RLC recruited personnel from all over the country. Based at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, the regiment has provided an opportunity for soldiers to pursue a transport career in the Army Reserve.

160’s role was to provide transport of combat supplies and heavy lift capability in support of the Regular Army, in peace or times of conflict.

All the soldiers serving in 160 Regiment RLC have the opportunity to join other Army Reserve regiments.

 

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