The Home Service Force Colonels:
One to raise it, one to maintain it, and one to disband it!
Colonel Griffiths: 1982 – 1986
Colonel Taylor: 1986 – 1990
Colonel Beatty: 1990 – 1992
The Colonels were Territorial Army Staff Officers who had commanded a Regiment or Battalion, and then on promotion from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel probably held a senior post in a local administrative Brigade or Division, before being offered this post at national level.
They provided a much-needed link between national high command and local Brigades and Regiments/Battalions on HSF matters, involving visiting HSF batteries, Squadrons and Companies in the field at weekend training or annual camps, and also in TA Centres/Barracks.
Colonel Mike Taylor is currently our President.