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Hampshire Regiment

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. 1st Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment .
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1945.05 England: Louth, Lincolnshire .
. 21 Nov 45: Sailed from Liverpool .
1945.12.19 Libya: Benghazi .
1946.10 Palestine: Haifa 1st Division
. Nov 46: TransJordan Brigade Training
. 28 Nov 46: Renamed 1st Bn The Royal Hampshire Regiment .
. Dec 46: Palestine: Pardess Hanna near Hadera .
. Mid Apr 47: Moved to a camp north of Gaza .
. May 47: Jerusalem .
. Sept 47: Left Jerusalem .
. Oct 47: Sailed for UK on the Otranto .
1947.11.05 England: Purfleet, Surrey. Battalion reduced to cadre .
1948.02.17 England: Winchester: Cadre only .
1948.08.11 Amalgamated with 2nd Battalion without change of title, in theory 2nd Battalion renamed 1st Battalion .
1948.08 England: Bulford Wessex Brigade Trg Bn
1951.02.21 Germany: Clifton Barracks, Minden 31 Lorried Infantry Brigade
1951.10 Germany: Alma Barracks, Luneburg 31 Lorried Infantry Brigade
1953.10.29 England: Fowler Barracks, Perham Down Leave and trg for Malaya
. 18 Dec 53: Sailed from Southampton on the Dunera .
1954.01 Malaya: .
. 15 Jan 54: Docked Singapore and moved to Nee Soon Transit Camp .
. 21 Jan 54: Far East Land Forces Jungle Warfare Training Centre, Kota Tingei, Johore .
. Late Feb 54: Bentong, Pahang State: Bn HQ, HQ Coy and C Coy at Bentong; D and Sp Coys less mortars at Sungei Penjuring; A Coy at Sungei Pertang; B Coy at Sabai; Mortar Pl at Genting Sempah: 18 Indep Infantry Brigade
. Early Dec 54: Wardieburn Camp, Kuala Lumpur with A Coy at Kuala Kuba Bahru, C Coy at Sepang: On Operations in Selangor State 26 Gurkha Infantry Brigade
. 5 Oct 55 - late Nov 55: Kluang; for ops in Johore .
. Late Nov 55: Wardieburn Camp, Kuala Lumpur with A Coy at Kuala Kuba Bahru, B and D Coys at Kajang .
. Aug 56: Staged at Nee Soon Transit Camp then sailed from Singapore on 3 troopships; HQ and B Coys on Empire Orwell, Y and Z Coys on Captain Cook and Sp Coy (less mortars who flew home) on Empire Clyde .
1956.09 England: On leave, not based at any camp .
1956.12 Germany: Oxford Barracks, Munster 20 Armoured Brigade Group
1957.08 Germany: Stornoway Barracks, Lemgo 20 Armoured Brigade Group
1959.11 England: Bhurtpore Bks, Tidworth .
. 3 Feb 60: Bn embarked at Southampton on the Dunera .
1960.02 West Indies: Bn HQ, HQ and B Coys at Up Park Camp, Kingston, Jamaica: Y Coy at Airport Camp, Nassau, Bahamas: A Coy at British Guiana: Z Coy at Belize City, British Honduras .
1962.06 England: Haig Lines, Crookham .
1962.11 Germany: Waterloo Barracks, Munster 6 Infantry Brigade Group
1965.12 England: Montgomery Lines, Aldershot .
1966.01 Hong Kong: Fan Gardens Camp with A, B and Y Coys at Dodswell's Ridge Camp .
1966.03 Singapore then to Ulu Tiram for 6 weeks jungle warfare training. .
. June - 12 Oct 66: Borneo: Tawau: Bn HQ and Y Coy at Kalabakan, A Coy at Ulu, B Coy at Serudong Laut, Z Coy at Wallace Bay, Recce Pl at Point 281 .
. 12 Oct 66: Handed over to 7 Bn Royal Malay Regiment and sailed on MV Auby to Singapore, stayed at Nee Soon transit camp to hand in tropical kit .
. 28 Oct 66: Flew to UK and went on leave .
1966.12 England: Airfield Camp, Netheravon 5 Inf Bde
. 27 Mar - 7 Apr 67: Cornwall, clearing up spillage from Torrey Canyon .
. Jun/Jul 67: Cyprus, on exercise .
. Oct 68 - Apr 69: Cyprus: Bn HQ, Polemedia Camp near Limmasol, A Coy at Kophinou, Y Coy at Paphos, Z Coy at Limassol UN Tour
. 19 Aug 69 - 28 Nov 69: Northern Ireland: West Central Belfast .
. 15 Jan - Feb: London, Public Duties .
. 25 Aug 1970: Reduced to Minden Company .
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. Minden Company .
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1970.08.25 England: Airfield Camp, Netheravon .
1971.03 England: Roman Way Camp, Colchester 19 Airportable Brigade
. 12 Jun - Aug 71: Malaysia: 2 months training at the Jungle Warfare School .
1971.11.10 Gibraltar: Devil's Tower Camp .
. End of Jan 72: Moved to Roman Barracks, Colchester .
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. 1st Bn The Royal Hampshire Regiment .
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1972.01.25 Battalion reconstituted at Roman Barracks, Colchester .
1972.01.25 England: Roman Barracks, Colchester 19 Infantry Brigade
. Jul/Aug 72: Canada: Ex 'Pond Jump East' at CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick .
. Nov 72 - Mar 73: Northern Ireland: South Armagh: Bn HQ and Y Coy at Bessbrook Mill, A Coy ay Crossmaglen, Newtonhamilton and Forkhill, B Coy at Newry, Y Coy at Technical College .
. Sep 73 - Jan 74: Northern Ireland: North Armagh: Bn HQ, A, Z and HQ Coys at Gough Bks, B Coy at Lurgan, Y Coy at Dungannon, Coalisland and Stewartstown .
1974.03 Hong Kong: Bn HQ, B, Y, Command and Admin Coys at Gun Club Hill Bks, Kowloon: A and Z Coys at Erskine Camp, New Territories 51 Infantry Brigade
. Jan/Feb 76: Left Hong Kong and went on leave and carried out Northern Ireland training before moving to Ballykelly .
1976.03 Northern Ireland: Shackleton Barracks, Ballykelly 8 Infantry Brigade
. 4 Oct 77: Handed over to 1 Glosters and went on leave .
1977.11 Germany: Buller Barracks, Munster 5 Field Force: Non-mechanised infantry
. Mar 79 - July 79: Northern Ireland: Londonderry (West of Foyle): Bn TAC at Strand Road RUC Station, HQ, A and Y Coys at Fort George, B Coy at Masonic Camp, Z Coy responsible for the Creggan, Coy HQ and 14 Pl at Creggan Camp, 12 Pl in RUC Rosemount, 11 Pl at PVCP Letterkenny .
. 1981.01: Buller Barracks, Munster 4 Armoured Division
1981.03 England: Connaught Barracks, Dover 6 Field Force
. Jan 82: Connaught Barracks, Dover 2 Infantry Brigade
. 4 Jan - 17 May 82: Northern Ireland: Fermanagh: Bn HQ, Ech, B and Z Coys at St Angelo, A and Y Coys at Lisnaskea .
. 23 Jul - 30 Aug 82: Public Duties Windsor .
. Nov 82 - Mar 83: Falkland Islands: Bn HQ at Shag Cove, A Coy Fox Bay, B Coy Roy Cove, D (Gurkha) Coy Port Howard, Y Coy Goose Green, Z Coy North Arm, Lafonia, Echelon Port Stanley: Later D (Gurkha) Coy moved to Port San Carlos, B Coy moved to Port Stanley Had Gurkha Demo Coy from RMAS Sandhurst attached:
1983.12 Berlin: Wavell Barracks Berlin Brigade
1986.02 England: Lucknow Barracks, Tidworth 1 Infantry Brigade
. Jan 87 - June 87: Northern Ireland: Armagh Roulement Bn: Bn HQ and Y Coy at Bessbrook Mill, A Coy at Forkhill & 3 Obs Posts, B Coy manning 4 Ops south of Crossmaglen, Z Coy at Crossmaglen .
. Feb - Apr 88: Kenya: Ex Grand Prix .
1989.03 Northern Ireland: Ebrington Barracks, Londonderry 8 Infantry Brigade
1991.05 England: Roman Barracks, Colchester 19 Infantry Brigade
. Oct - Dec 91: Kenya, Ex Grand Prix .
. 10 Feb - 28 Mar 92: Northern Ireland, Y Coy only, attached to 2 Queens .
. 9 Sep 92: Amalgamated with 1st and 2nd Bn, The Queen's Regiment, to form 1st Bn and 2nd Bn, The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment .
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. 2nd Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment .
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1945.04.21 Italy 128 Brigade, 46 Infantry Div
. 8 May 45: Italy: Forli, northern Italy .
1945.05.15 Austria: Stationed along Yugoslav border, HQ & 2 Coys at St Andra, 2 Coys at St Paul and 1 Coy at Geogen .
. 1 Aug 45: Freidburg .
. Early Sep 45: Bad Gleikenburg .
. Nov 45 to Mid Jan 46: Vienna for 5 weeks to provide Guards for the British Zone .
. From Sep 46: Bn dispersed over a wide area, first on the Austrian-Hungarian border and later on Austrian-Yugoslav border .
. 28 Nov 46: Renamed 2nd Bn The Royal Hampshire Regiment .
. Apr - May 47: Did a second spell at Vienna .
. May 47: Moved to Klagenfurt - Frontier patrols .
. Nov 47: Vienna .
. 18 Mar 48: Much reduced bn entrained for England via the Hook of Holland .
1948.03 England: Bulford Wessex Brigade Trg Bn
. 11 Aug 48: Amalgamated with 1st Battalion at Bulford, in theory 2nd Battalion renamed 1st Battalion .
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. 7th Battalion, The Royal Hampshire Regiment .
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1945.05 Germany: Winsen .
. Oct 45: Bournemouth Bks, Soltau 1st British unit
. Mar 46: Berlin: Spandau .
. Jun 46: Luneburg .
. 17 Aug 46: Battalion disbanded .
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