The Robin Hood Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: Wienand Drenth, T.F. Mills
Page created 1 November 1999. Corrected and updated 07.07.2005
 
The Robin Hood Battalion,
The Sherwood Foresters
1859-1971
 
United Kingdom 
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Note: This is a battalion history of the part-time reserves, which are normally liable for full-time active service only in an emergency. See the main regimental page(s) as linked below for more information.
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  1859.11.15 1st Nottinghamshire (Robin Hood) Rifle Volunteer Corps
formed at Nottingham
  1881.07.01 volunteer battalion [3rd] of The Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regiment) (ten companies at Nottingham)
  1891.12 1st Nottinghamshire (Robin Hood) Volunteer Rifle Corps
1895 eleventh company formed
1896 twelfth company formed
1900-1901 increased to eighteen companies (including two cyclist), and divided into double-battalion
  1908.04.01 7th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
reorganised in T.F. with HQ at Nottingham
  1909.03 7th (Robin Hood) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
  1914.08.04 mobilised
  1915.03 1/7th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
reorganised in four companies, less elements to form nucleus of 2/7th Battalion
  1918.05.07 reduced to cadre
  1919.06.14 disbanded
  1920.02.07 7th (Robin Hood) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
reconstituted in T.A.
  1936.12.10 42nd (The Robin Hoods, Sherwood Foresters) Anti-Aircraft Battalion, RE
   
  • 366 Company, at Carlton
  • 367 Company, at Beeston
  • 368 Company, at Bulwell
  • 369 Company, at Sutton-in-Coldfield
  1940.08.01 42nd (Robin Hoods, Sherwood Foresters) Search-Light Regiment, RA
   
  • 366 Battery, at Carlton
  • 367 Battery, at Beeston
  • 368 Battery, at Bulwell
  • 369 Battery, at Sutton-in-Coldfield
  1944.02.25 369 Battery disbanded
  1946.03.20 suspended animation in Germany
  1947.01.01 577th (The Robin Hoods, Sherwood Foresters) Search-Light Regiment, RA
reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Nottingham
  194u 577th (The Robin Hoods, Sherwood Foresters) (Mixed) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA
  1949.03.16 577th (The Robin Hoods, Sherwood Foresters) Light Anti-Aircraft/Search-Light Regiment, RA
  1953.09.30 577th Light Anti-Aircraft/Search-Light Regiment, RA (The Robin Hoods Foresters)
  1955.03.10 350th (The Robin Hood Foresters) Heavy Regiment, RA
amalgamated with 350th (The South Nottinghamshire Hussars Yeomanry) Heavy Regiment, and 528 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (West Nottinghamshire)
   
  1956.10.31 350th (The Robin Hood Foresters) Light Regiment, RA
  1961.05.01 350 (The Robin Hood Foresters) Field Squadron, 49 (West Riding) Division/District Engineers, RE
(converted to engineers, absorbing personnel 101 CB Staff Troop, less R Battery, 350 Lt Regt, which converted as 115 (Leicestershire) Field Park Squadron, 140 Corps Engineer Regiment, RE)
  1967.04.01 The Robin Hood (Territorial) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
reorganised in TAVR III with HQ at Nottingham:
   
  • A Company at Nottingham
  • B Company at Mansfield, successor to 350 (The Robin Hood Foresters) Field Squadron RE
  1969.01.01

The Robin Hood (T) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters RE
reduced to cadre at Nottingham, sponsored by 73 Engineer Regiment, RE

  1971.04.01 D (Robin Hood Foresters) Company, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot)
reconstituted at Nottingham from cadre
  <1971.10> D (Robin Hood Foresters) Company, 3rd (V) Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment
  1992.09 HQ Company, 3rd (V) Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment
Robin Hood Foresters affiliation discontinued (coy disbanded 1 July 1999) -- see Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Volunteers for continuing joint lineage of those counties
     
     
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  Honorary Colonels Index of Royal Colonels
  Honorary Colonel, Robin Hood (T) Bn:
1967.04.01 Lt-Col. G. A. Wharton, MBE, TD, DL
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