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2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards

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. 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards .
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1945 Germany: Freiburg, Seigburg 5 Guards Armoured Brigade
. 11 Jun 45: Reverted back to infantry 5 Guards Brigade
1946.01 Germany: Lubeck 160 Infantry Brigade
. 1946: Neumunster 160 Infantry Brigade
. 1946: Berlin .
. Feb 1947: Germany: Harding Barracks, Wuppertal 4 Infantry Brigade
1947.12 England: Fox Lines, Caterham, Surrey .
1948.05 Germany: Dempsey Barracks, Sennelager 6 Infantry Brigade
1950.04 Germany: Bradbury Barracks, Krefeld 4 Guards Brigade
1952.11 England: Chelsea Barracks, London .
. 7 May 53: New colours presented by the Queen in the gardens of Buckingham Palace .
1954.03 Egypt: St Pierre Camp, Fanara, Canal Zone .
. Dec 54: Golf Course Camp, Port Said .
. 24/25 Mar 56: Main body of battalion left by ship, 1 Coy remained as rear guard .
. 2 Apr 56: Remaining company left by air from Abu Sueir (last fighting troops to leave) .
1956.04 England: D Lines, Pirbright .
1956.12 England: Victoria Barracks, Windsor .
1957? England: Lee-Metford Camp, Lydd 1 Guards Brigade
. Jun - Nov 58: Cyprus: Polymedia Camp, Limasol – Elizabeth Camp, Nicosia .
1959.01 Germany: Llanelly Barracks, Hubblerath 4 Guards Brigade
1961.11 England: Caterham Barracks, Surrey .
. Jan 61: Inkerman Company joined the Battalion from the disbanding 3rd Battalion .
. Jul 63 - Mar 64: British Guiana .
1964 England: Victoria Barracks, Windsor .
1966.01 Germany: Harding Barracks, Wuppertal 4 Guards Brigade
1968.03 Germany: Buller Barracks, Munster 4 Guards Brigade
1969.03 England: Chelsea Barracks, London .
. 1969: Battalion received New Colours at Buckingham Palace .
. Aug 69 - Jan 70: Northern Ireland: Londonderry (stationed at Magilligan) .
  Feb - Nov 70: Sharjah: No 2 Company attached to 1 Scots Guards .
1970.11 England: Caterham Barracks, Surrey .
. Aug 71 - Mar 72: British Honduras: Inkermann Company Group .
. Jan - Mar 72: British Honduras: Complete Battalion .
. Mar - Aug 72: British Honduras: Battalion less Inkermann Company .
1972.12 England: Victoria Barracks, Windsor .
. 1 - 25 Mar 73: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Emergency Tour) .
. Jul - Nov 73: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Ardoyne) .
1975.01 Hong Kong: Stanley Fort 51 Infantry Brigade
1976.12 England: Chelsea Barracks, London .
. Nov 77 - Mar 78: Northern Ireland: Londonderry (West of Foyle) .
. 1978: Battalion received New Colours at Buckingham Palace .
1979.02 Germany: Oxford Barracks, Munster 2 Armoured Division
. Mar - Jul 80: Northern Ireland: Fermanagh .
. 1 Jan 81: Oxford Barracks, Munster 4 Armoured Brigade
1982.01 England: Chelsea Barracks, London .
. Oct 82 - May 83: Cyprus UN tour
. Aug 84 - Apr 85: Belize .
1984 England: Chelsea Barracks, London .
1986.02 Northern Ireland: Shackleton Barracks, Ballykelly 8 Infantry Brigade
1988.03 England: Caterham Barracks, Surrey .
. Early 89: Kenya: Nanyuki .
. 1990: Belize: No 1 Company and Recce Pln .
. Aug 90: Canada: Camp Wainwright 6 weeks training
. Nov 90 - Mar 91: Falkland Islands: Inkerman Company Group .
. 1991-92: Falkland Islands: ? Company Group .
. 1992: Battalion received New Colours on Horse Guards Parade .
. Nov 92: Botswana: No 1 Company Group .
. Feb 93: Cyprus: No 2 Company Training
. 27 Feb - 4 April 94: America: Fort Lewis, Washington State Training
. 1994: Inkerman Company joined the 1st Battalion as Left Flank Company .
. 5 Nov 94: placed in suspended animation, retaining No. 2 Company as incremental Nijmegen Coy (officially established 3 Aug 1994) for Public Duties in London and custody of the Colours .
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. Nijmegen Company .
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1994.08.03 England: London: Nijmegen Company is an independent company which was created when the 2nd Battalion was placed into suspended animation. It represents the 2nd Battalion and carries its Colours and continues its traditions to this day. It is largely focused on public duties and state ceremonial events.  A soldier passing out of basic training will be posted to Nijmegen Company for six to nine months. It also undertakes regular training exercises in England and overseas .
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