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King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

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. 1st Battalion, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry .
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1945.03.03 NW Europe: Germany 15 Brigade, 5 Infantry Division
. 1945: Flak Barracks, Wolfenbuttal 15 Brigade, 5 Infantry Division
. Early 46: BHQ, HQ & SP Coys at Bergedorf and B, C & D Coys at Neuengame 131 Inf Bde, 7 Armoured Division
. Jul 46: Gneisenau Bks, Minden later renamed Eliizabeth Bks .
. Jan 47: 131 Infantry Brigade renumbered 31 Infantry Brigade 31 Inf Bde, 7 Armoured Division
. Early Dec 47: 350 men went to 1 Ox & Bucks LI, received 120 from 1 Ox & Bucks LI .
1947.12 England: Fort Tregantle, Plymouth .
. Nov 48: disbanded in UK .
. 18 Nov 48: Re-formed by renumbering 2nd Battalion in Malaya (technically amalgamated) .
1948.11 Malaya: Glugor Barracks, Penang .
. Jul 50: Glugor Barracks renamed Minden Barracks .
. 6 Aug 51: Embarked on HT Dunera at Penang and sailed for UK .
. 4 Sep 51: Landed at Southampton .
1951.09 England: Barnard Castle .
1951.11 Germany: Moore Barracks, Dortmund 5 Infantry Brigade
1953.03 Berlin: Wavell Barracks Berlin Brigade
1954.08 England: Strensall .
. 9 Nov 54: Embarked on 'SS' Georgic at Liverpool .
1954.11 Kenya: Nanyuki 39 Infantry Brigade
. Apr 55: Ngobit Camp, Kenya .
. 7 Nov 55: Sailed from Mombasa on the 'Dilwara' .
1955.11.13 Aden: Singapore Lines: D Coy remained on 'Dilwara' and sailed on to Cyprus Relieved 1 Seaforth
. Cyprus: Limni; (D Coy) under command 1 Royal Scots .
1956.04 Cyprus: Limni; C Coy at Stroumbi 3 Commando Brigade
. 29 Jun 56: Nicosia, Normandy Camp? CBS Camp (tented) Relieved 1 Warwicks
1957.11 England: Strensall .
1958.02 Germany: Dempsey Barracks, Sennelager 4 Guards Brigade Group
1958.08 Germany: St David's Barracks, Hilden 4 Guards Brigade Group
. Late Aug 61: Bn flew from Dusseldorf to Manston (the first Bn to be air trooped) .
1961.08 England: Pontefract .
. 30 Dec 61: Bn sailed from Southampton on the 'Nervasa' for Singapore .
1962.01 Malaya: Imjin Lines. Terendak Camp 28 Commonwealth Brigade
. 8 Feb 63: B and D Coys moved to Seria, Borneo on HMS Albion Relieved 1 QO Hldrs
. End of May 63: Main body of Bn left for Malaya on HMS Albion, composite coy left behind Relieved by 1 QO Hldrs
. 23 May 63: Composite Coy returned to Malaya .
. Early Dec 63 - Feb 64: Borneo: Seria district and 4 Div of Sarawak .
. Feb - Mid Apr 64: Borneo: Seria district and 4 Div of Sarawak 51 Gurkha Brigade
. Sep 64: Left Malaya for UK Relieved by 1 Scots Gds
1964.12 England: Lucknow Barracks, Tidworth 5 Brigade
. Aug 65 - May 66: Aden: Radfan Camp, tented camp next to Waterloo Lines Aden Brigade: Handed over to 1 Cameronians
1967.04 Berlin: Montgomery Barracks .
. 10 Jul 68: Renamed 2nd Battalion, The Light Infantry .
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. 2nd Battalion, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry .
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1945 India: Malthone, 80 miles south of Jhansi 19 Ind Inf Bde, 8 Ind Div
. Apr 46: Deolali 29 British Infantry Bde Group
. Jun 46: Moved to Kalyan for Monsoon season .
. Sep 46: Back to Deolali .
1947.09 Malaya: Taiping .
. Jan 48: A and C Coys moved to Ashby Road Camp, Ipoh .
. Mar 48: A Coy moved to Glugor Barracks, Penang .
. May 48: Rest of Battalion moved into Glugor Bks, Penang .
. 18 Nov 48: renumbered as 1st Battalion in Malaya (technically amalgamated) .
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. Regimental Depot .
1945 England: Strensall Bks, York .
. By late Nov 46: Ranby Camp, Retford .
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. No 6 Holding Battalion .
1945 England: Strensall Bks, York .
. By late Nov 46: Ranby Camp, Retford .
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. No 6 ITC .
1945 Scotland: Berwick on Tweed .
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. 1/4th Battalion, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry .
1945.05.08 Holland: Grebe Line near Ede 146 Bde, 49 Div
. 9 May 45: Utrecht .
. Early June: Meschede, Germany .
1945.11 Italy: Lake Como area .
1946.03 Austria: Murzzuschlal: absorbed personnal from 2/4 Bn .
1946.06 UK .
. 16 Aug 46: Disbanded .
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. 2/4th Battalion, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry .
1945.05.08 Italy: Area of Capporetto and Plezzo 138 Bde, 46 Division
1945.05 Austria: Wolfsberg area .
. Aug 45: Mureck, close to Yugoslav border .
. Autumn 45: Murzzuschlal .
. 24 Mar 46: Disbanded when 1/4 Bn arrived in Austria, personnel absorbed by 1/4 Bn .
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. 5th Battalion, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry - 53rd LAA Regt RA .
1945.05.08 Italy: Forli 8th Army
. Late May 45: Udine .
. July 45: Btys moved to Rome, Bologna, Rimini and Florence .
. Sep 45: Milan area .
. May 46: Udine; relieved of all duties .
. ??: Disbanded .
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. 57th LAA Regt RA - sister to 53rd Regt .
1945.05.08 Greece .
. ??: Disbanded soon after war ended .
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. 7th Battalion, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry - 149th Regiment RAC .
1945.08 India .
. 28 Feb 46: Disbanded at Ahmednagar .
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. 8th Battalion, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry - 94th LAA Regt RA .
1945.05.08 Germany: near Lubeck Guards Armoured Division
. 9 Jan 1946: Disbanded at Stolberg .
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