TA - 272 Sqn (v)

This was the support squadron for 73 Regt I believe?  Let me know if you have any more info on it, please.  REgards, Gordon



Hi Gordon,

I was a member of 272 (West Riding Artillery) Field Support Squadron RE (V) at Belle Vue Barracks on Manningham Lane, Bradford, between 1977 and 1980. I believe the unit was originally formed in 1969 and assigned to 73 Engineer Regiment before transferring to 74 Engineer Regiment in 1977 and joining with 112 (Antrim Fortress) and 114 (Antrim Artillery) Field Squadrons RE (V), both in Northern Ireland; the regimental HQ was also in Belfast. 272 did claim lineage though back to the formation of the Volunteers in the West Riding of Yorkshire in 1859, which became the 2nd (Bradford) Corps Yorkshire (West Riding) Artillery Volunteers in 1860. There is reference to this in the book 'The Encyclopaedia of the Modern Territorial Army' by Bob Peedle published in 1990 and available on Amazon. The unit was also given the freedom of the City of Bradford on 3rd October 1969 (see http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/freedom-city-3-oct-1969). However, I'm not sure when the unit was disbanded, though I know it no longer exists in Bradford. By the way, I have posted a photo of my recruit course in 1978 on the 74 Engineer Regiment page.


Steve Smith.

My first Sqn that I joined in October 1998 the I transfered to 106 fd Sqn