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Devonshire and Dorset Regiment

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. 1st Battalion, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment .
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1958.05.17 Formed at Elizabeth Barracks, Minden by amalgamation of 1st Bn, The Devonshire Regiment, and 1st Bn, The Dorset Regiment .
1958.05 Germany: Elizabeth Barracks, Minden 7 Brigade
1958.08 England: Piddlehinton Camp, near Dorchester Transist
. 12 Nov 58: Sailed from Southampton for Cyprus aboard the troop transport Dilwara .
1958.11 Cyprus: Battalion HQ, B and C Coys at Waterloo Barracks, Episkopi and A and Sp Coys at Kophinou .
. May 59: Kitchener Lines, Polemedhia .
. Sep - Oct 60: Libya: Ex Overlift .
. Mar 61: Libya: Ex Triangle West and Ex Triangle East .
1961.08.30 England: Plumer Barracks and Crownhill Fort, Plymouth 51 Brigade
. Mar 62: 51 Brigade's Ex Swan Song: Salisbury Plain then Stanford .
. 11 May 62: Freedom of the City of Exeter .
. 26 May 62: Presentation of new Colours by the Colonel-in-Chief, HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent .
. Autumn 62: Libya: Benghazi (C Coy) .
. Feb 63: Denmark: Ex Magic Carpet .
. Mar 63: Libya: Benghazi (C Coy) .
1963.07 Northern Ireland: Palace Barracks, Holywood 39 Brigade
. May 64 - Jan 65: British Guiana .
1965.12 Germany: Waterloo Barracks, Munster 6 Brigade
. Jun to Aug 1967: Libya: Ex Ballotage .
1968.01 Germany: Quebec Barracks, Osnabruck 12 Mechanised Brigade
1970.03 Malta: Valetta .
. Jun 70: Sardinia: Company-level training .
. Jul 70 - Aug 70: Northern Ireland: Belfast .
. Sep 70 - 1971: Cyprus .
1972.10 England: Gordon Barracks, Gillingham 2 Brigade
. Jan 72 - May 72: Northern Ireland: Armagh .
. Aug 72 - Feb 73: British Honduras: Battalion less C and Sp Coy .
. 12 May 73: Regiment granted the Freedoms of the Boroughs of Torbay and Weymouth .
. Oct 73 - 28 Feb 74: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Andersonstown/Suffolk/Twinbrook) .
. Jul 74: Kenya: Ex MacMorris: Bn less B Coy .
. Feb - Aug 75: Cyprus: Alexander Barracks, Dhekelia .
. Nov -Dec 75: Belize: B and A Coys .
1976.05 Germany: Belfast Barracks, Osnabruck Task Force Delta
. Jan 77 - Apr 77: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Ardoyne/New Lodge) .
. Jan 77: Germany: Belfast Barracks, Osnabruck 5 Field Force
. Jan 79 - May 79: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Ardoyne/City Centre) .
1980.01 England: Roman Barracks, Colchester 7 Field Force
. July 81 - Dec 81: Northern Ireland: Bessbrook .
. Jan 82: England: Roman Barracks, Colchester 19 Infantry Brigade
. 22 May 82: Colonel-in-Chief presented new Colours at Roman Barracks .
. Oct - Dec 82: Kenya: Ex Grand Prix .
1983.03.24 Northern Ireland: Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinler (Resident Bn) 39 Infantry Brigade
. Feb - Mar 84: Oman: Ex Rocky Lance 3. (composite company group) .
1985.04 Berlin: Brooke Barracks Berlin Brigade
1987.02 England: Kiwi Barracks, Bulford 1 Infantry Brigade
. cJuly - Dec 87: Falklands Islands: C Company Group .
. Jan - Feb 88; Belize: Ex Mopan Shield (A Company) .
. Early 89: Kenya: Nanyuki .
. Apr 89 - Aug 89: Northern Ireland: South Armagh .
. Feb - Mar 90: United States: Ex Trumpet Dance .
1991.08 Germany: Albuhera Barracks, Werl 6 Armoured Brigade
. 5 May 93 - Nov 93: Northern Ireland: Belfast Roulement Bn 39 Infantry Brigade
. 1993: Germany: Albuhera Barracks, Werl 20 Armoured Brigade
1994.06 Germany: Barker Barracks, Paderborn 20 Armoured Brigade
. May 95 - Nov 95: Bosnia: (Op Grapple 6) .
. Dec 96 - Jun 97: Northern Ireland: Rural Roulement Battalion .
1998.02.16 England: Battlesbury Barracks, Warminster - Combined Arms Tactics Centre Battle Group (CATC BG) .
2000.03 England: Cavalry Barracks, Hounslow 56 Brigade
. 15 Sep 00 - 18 Mar 01: Northern Ireland: South Armagh. Had No 3 Company, Welsh Guards under command .
2002.04 Northern Ireland: Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinlar 3 Brigade
2004.04 England: Alma Barracks, Catterick 12 Brigade 2 Division
. 22 Jul 05: Renamed 1st Battalion, The Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry .
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