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Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)

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. 1st Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) .
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1945 Burma .
1946 Thailand: Bangkok .
1947 Singapore: .
. 11 Sept 47: reduced to cadre .
. Dec 47: The Bn, reduced to cadre, was ordered to join the 2nd Battalion in Berlin .
1948.09.09 Reconstituted at Brooke Barracks, Berlin from personnel of 2nd Bn (ie 2nd Bn renamed 1st Bn) .
. 1948/49: Served in Berlin throughout the Berlin Blockade imposed by the Russians .
1949.12 Germany: Aldershot Barracks, Iserlohn 5 Brigade
. 1950: The Bn provided a reinforcement draft of one officer and 135 men for 1 Middlesex in the Korean War .
1953.11 England: .
. Jan 54: Sailed for Far East on 'Georgic' .
1954.03 Malaya: Relieved 1 Gordons
1956.04 Singapore: Selerang Barracks .
. 2 Mar 57: Sailed for Southampton on the troopship HMT "Empire Orwell" .
1957.02 England: .
1957.04 Germany: Mons Barracks, Iserlohn 5 Brigade
1959.09 England: Blenheim Barracks, Bury St Edmunds .
. 14 Oct 59: amalgamated with 1st Bn, The East Surrey Regiment, to form 1st Bn, The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment .
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. 2nd Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) .
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1945.05 India 36 Infantry Brigade
1947.08 Germany: Moore Barracks, Dortmund 5 Infantry Brigade
1948.06 Berlin: Brooke Barracks .
. 9 Sept 48: reduced to nil strength (personnel to reconstitute 1st Bn) (ie 2nd Bn renamed 1st Bn) .
. 21 Nov 48: disbanded .
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