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Black Watch

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. 1st Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) .
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1945 Germany: .
. May 1945: Heerstedt .
. May 1945: Mulsum .
. Sep 1945: Buxtehude. (German private houses, hotels or public buildings) .
. May 1946: Hesedorf .
. Jun 1946: Glamorgan Barracks, Duisburg 153 Infantry Brigade
. Feb 1947: Glamorgan Barracks, Duisburg 6 Infantry Brigade
. Early 1948: Berlin (for 3 months during airlift) .
. 1948: Germany: Glamorgan Barracks, Duisburg 6 Infantry Brigade
. 13 Jul 1948: amalgamated with 2nd Battalion without change of title .
1950.04 Berlin: Montgomery Barracks .
1951.10 Germany: Spey Barracks, Buxtehude 31 Lorried Infantry Brigade
1952.02 Scotland: Crail, Fife? .
1952.06 Korea: 29 Infantry Brigade Group
. Jul 53: at sea .
1953.08 Kenya: 39 Brigade
1955.04 Scotland: Crail, Fife .
1956.01 Berlin: Wavell Barracks .
1957.12 Scotland: Redford Infantry Barracks? Edinburgh .
1958.11 Cyprus: Limni .
. Oct 59: Cyprus: Alexander Barracks, Dhekelia .
1961.11 England: Battlesbury Barracks, Warminster .
1964.03 Germany: Elizabeth Barracks, Minden 11 Infantry Brigade
. Nov 66 - Mar 67: Cyprus UN duties
1968.03 Scotland: Ritchie Camp, Kirknewton .
. Jun 70 - Jul 70: Northern Ireland: Belfast 39 Infantry Brigade
. Aug 70 - Sep 70: Northern Ireland: Londonderry .
. Feb 71 - Jun 71: Northern Ireland: Rural Tour Border Area, RUC Div K .
. Oct 71 - Nov 71: Northern Ireland: East Belfast 39 Infantry Brigade
1972.01 Hong Kong: Gun Club Hill Barracks, Kowloon and Erskine Camp, New Territories .
1974.03 England: Roman Barracks, Colchester 19 Infantry Brigade
. Jun 74 - Oct 74: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Andersonstown/Suffolk/Twinbrook) 39 Infantry Brigade
. Jun 75 - Oct 75: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Andersonstown/Suffolk/Twinbrook) 39 Infantry Brigade
1976.07 Northern Ireland: Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinler ? Infantry Brigade: Resident Bn
1978.01 England: Somme Barracks, Catterick 5 Field Force
. Mar 79 - July 79: Belize .
1980.04 Germany: Albuera Barracks, Werl 3 Armoured Div
. 1 Jan 81: Albuera Barracks, Werl 39 Infantry Brigade
. Dec 82 - Mar 83: Northern Ireland: West Belfast 33 Armoured Brigade
1985.02 Scotland: Ritchie Camp, Kirknewton .
. Dec 85 - May 86: Northern Ireland: Armagh Roulement Bn .
1986.04 Scotland: Redford Barracks, Edinburgh .
1987.03 Berlin: Montgomery Barracks Berlin Field Force
1989.07 Northern Ireland: Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinler 39 Infantry Brigade: Resident Bn
1991.07 England: Clive Barracks, Tern Hill 143 Brigade
1993.10 Hong Kong: 48 Gurkha Brigade
1994.08 England: Elizabeth Barracks, Pirbright 5 Airborne Brigade
. Apr 95 - Nov 95: Northern Ireland: .
1996.07 Scotland: Fort George .
. Feb 97 - Jun 97: Hong Kong: six month unaccompanied tour last bn in Hong Kong
. 1 Dec 98 - 3 Jun 99: Northern Ireland: Rural Roulement Battalion .
2000.07 Germany: St Barbara Barracks, Fallingbostel 7 Armoured Brigade: Warrior
. Apr 01 - Oct 01: Kosovo .
. Feb 03: Persian Gulf: took part in Invasion of Iraq 7 Armoured Brigade: Warrior
. Mar 03 - 27 May 03: Iraq (Op Telic 1) 7 Armoured Brigade: Warrior
2004.03 England: Battlesbury Barracks, Warminster .
. Jul 04 - Nov 04: Iraq: Basra Province Op Bracken 1 Mech Brigade
. Nov 04 - Dec 04: Iraq: Baghdad US command
. Dec 04 - 11 Dec 04: Iraq: Basra Province .
2005.12 Northern Ireland: Palace Barracks, Belfast .
. 28 Mar 06: Renamed The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland .
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. 2nd Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) .
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1944.11.01 India 14 Air-Landing Brigade
. Aug 45: India .
1948 Germany: Duisburg .
. 13 Jul 48: Amalgamated with 1st Battalion .
1952.04.03 Re-formed at Colchester? Or Redford Barracks, Edinburgh .
1952.10 Germany: Gort Barracks, Hubblerath 4 Guards Brigade
1953.03 Dortmund: Moore Barracks 5 Infantry Brigade
1954.08 UK .
1954.10 British Guiana: .
1956.03 Scotland: Edinburgh .
. 1 Oct 56: disbanded (PSA) at Edinburgh .
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