HSFA Units (branches)

Today’s HSF Veteran Units and where to look

  • If  you are a member of a local HSFA Unit, to view what Units are up to, go to Unit Pages on the Menu Bar and click on the link (Members Portal) . This will lead you to The Members’ Compound. You will need to obtain the password from your Unit Secretary or appointed person. 

A number of these formations are represented today by groups of veterans who served in them. There are gaps, so if the battery, squadron or company in which you served, or your loved one served, is not represented by one of our branches (we call them “Units“), please let us know. We would like to keep in touch with you, at the very minimum. An email address is best, but a phone number will do.

A significant number of HSF veterans have now moved away from the area in which they served, thus frustrating both contact and reunion. We can put you in touch with an HSF Unit in your area, or help you set one up. Units can also be set up from members of separate Troops or Platoons; whatever works for you in your local area. 

This is a list of HSF Association Units, or HSF veterans groups with whom we are in contact (in no particular order):

Coventry & Warwickshire:

G (HSF) Company 5th (V) Bn The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Walsall – South Staffordshire / West Midlands:

E (HSF) Company 3rd (V) Bn The Staffordshire Regt (initially raised as Mercian Volunteers). This Unit is not on line.

Southeast London SE9  – City of London:

348 (HSF) Signal Squadron, The Inns of Court & City Yeomanry (V)(The Devil’s Own) Royal Signals. This Unit meets as part of a larger group, and was a founder member of the HSF Association.

Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire:

E (HSF) Company 6th (V) Bn The Royal Anglian Regiment. A pilot company, raised in 1982. 

Norfolk & Suffolk:

F (HSF) Company 6th (V) Bn The Royal Anglian Regiment. This Unit started life as “The Walking And Road Marching Section” or WARMS.

Leicester:

E (HSF) Company (less the Lincoln detachment) 7th (V) Bn The Royal Anglian Regiment. This Unit no longer meets, but is represented by a few individuals, was a founder member of the HSF Association

Lincoln:

15 Platoon (Lincoln Detachment)  E (HSF) Company 7th (V) Bn The Royal Anglian Regiment. This Unit has adopted the title “7 Force” and has a Facebook Page entitled “The Cold War Dad’s Army – Home Service Force“.[click here]{you will need to log in on Facebook}. This Unit has a busy summer weekend programme involving helping to maintain a local miniature railway and a military visitors’ centre.  

Bristol & Somerset:

E (HSF) Company 6th (V) Bn The (Somerset and Cornwall) Light Infantry. 

Cornwall:

F (HSF) Company 6th (V) Bn The (Somerset and Cornwall) Light Infantry. This Unit is currently “one man”, and if you served in this Company, or you have moved to Cornwall, please get in touch.

Telford, Shropshire:

D (HSF) Squadron The Queen’s Own Mercian Yeomanry, Telford. (rebadged from D Coy 15 Bn RAOC). This Unit no longer meets, but is represented by a few individuals.

Hull & Leconfield, East Yorkshire:

300/301 (HSF) Squadron The Royal Corps of Transport. Some HSF personnel may have transferred to 218 Squadron  150 Transport Regiment RCT (later RLC – see below).

Liverpool:

A (HSF) Battery 103 (V) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery. This Unit is involved in its Regimental Veterans’ Association and also raises money for Alder Hey Hospital.

Royal Berkshire and North Wiltshire, 

E (HSF) Company (less the Portsmouth Platoon) 2nd Battalion The Wessex Regiment (V). E Company was a  pilot company, raised in 1982. This Unit has connections with DERR & RGBW veterans. 

Portsmouth

16 (Detached) Platoon, E (HSF) Company 2nd Battalion The Wessex Regiment (V). part of a pilot company, raised in 1982. This Unit has connections with veterans of The (former) Royal Hampshire Regiment,

Surrey :

E (HSF) Company 6th/7th (V) Bn The Queens Regiment.

Apology: On the Plaque mounted on the top of the HSF Grove Plinth, the inscription describes this as a Company of The Royal Green Jackets, and should have referred to its correct Regimental title, The Queen’s Regiment. We humbly apologise to members of this Unit and to members of both illustrious antecedent Regiments, and their successor Regiments. We were acting upon information supplied and despite rigorous checking we got it wrong between us. The very nature of the dispersal of HSF Association Units  and the low budgets we enjoy makes the administration of  liaison, sometimes, less than ideal. The inscription will be corrected at the next suitable opportunity. 

Nottinghamshire:

F (HSF) Company 3rd (V) Bn The Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters Regiment. This Unit has connections with the 3WFR Assn the WFR Assn and The Mercian Regiment..

Derbyshire:

G (HSF) Company 3rd (V) Bn The Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters Regiment. This Unit has connections with the 3WFR Assn and the WFR Assn and The Mercian Regiment..

Worcestershire:

F (HSF) Company 2nd Bn The Mercian Volunteers; then rebadged as 4th Bn The Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters Regiment). A pilot company, raised in 1982.

Huddersfield & Halifax, West Yorkshire:

H (HSF) Company 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Volunteers (Duke of Wellington’s). 3Yorks was amalgamated with 4Yorks (Sheffield) to form 3/4Yorks in 1992, with HSF troops soldiering on until their engagements ran out. The Unit is based upon 13 Platoon in Huddersfield. 

Herefordshire:

18 (HSF) Platoon 5th (V) Bn The Light Infantry. This Unit has connections with the 5LI Association. 

Newcastle upon Tyne:

S (Saint Lucia)(HSF) Company 6th (V) Bn The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. This is a newly formed Unit, with two HSF veterans in regular contact. 

Southwest London SW3:

5 (HSF) Company 10th Bn The Parachute Regiment. This Unit has its own website.

Aberdeenshire & Northeast Scotland:

X (HSF) Company 2nd Bn The 51st Highland Volunteers. A pilot company, raised in 1982.

Carlisle & Lancaster:

E (HSF) Company 4th Bn The Kings Own Royal Border Regiment We have regular contact with one member of this Unit. 

___________________________________________________

If you served as an HSF officer or soldier, or you currently live in one of the following areas, please get in touch:

Scotland (all over);  Bishop Auckland, Durham;

York;  Sheffield;  Catterick;  Hull;

Essex;  Kent & East Sussex;  Aldershot & Northeast Hants;

Central London (HAC);  West London (RGJ);

Cornwall;  Old Sarum, South Wiltshire; 

The Cirencester area (RCT);  Exeter/Devon;

Wrexham & North Wales, Cardiff; Swansea;

Chorley (Lancs);  Greater Manchester or North Cheshire (Stockport/Runcorn).     

Advertisements