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Unit 562 Parachute Squadron, RCT (V)

562 Parachute Squadron Royal Corps of Transport (TA) was formed in 1965 as a result of the McLeod reforms which reorganised British Army Logisistics. Its predecessor unit was 562 Company RASC (Parachute Brigade Transport) TA.

Following the reorganisation of the Army TA and Volunteer Reserve (TAVR), the squadron was redesignated as 562 Parachute Squadron Royal Corps of Transport (V) on 1 April 1967 and reorgnised to operate from  Southall, West Ham and Dulwich, in London.

The 44th Parachute Brigade (V) was disbanded on 31 March 1978. Only the 3 TA Parachute Battalions and 144 Field Ambulance retained their Parachute role. Other units either converted or were disbanded.

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