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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 16:25 pm 
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Hi guys,
When a soldier completed his service with the colours and then transferred to the Army Reserve, were they then part of their regiment's TA battalion for training days etc.

For example, during the war my grandfather was part of the East Lancs, transferred to reserves in 1949. Would he then be part of the East Lancs TA battalion (4th Bn, part of 42nd lancashire Div) during his time in the reserves?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:23 pm 
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During National Service Days once you completed your service you had to serve for so long in the Territorial Army.

Prior to this I was just under the impression that you just stayed on the reserve for X number of years liable for recall at short notice.
If indeed you were recalled for a day a year I would imagine that it would be to the Regimental Depot rather than the TA Battalion.

I know a wartime soldier who was recalled at the time of the Suez Crises but was discharged shortly afterwards.


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