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Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

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. 1st Battalion, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers .
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1945.05 India: Dehra Dun Demonstration Bn at the Tactical Trg Centre India
. Jan 1946: Rawalpindi 10 Indian Infantry Division the only British bn
. 15 Oct 1946: Lahore with a company at Amritsar .
. Late Jul 1947: Madras .
. 7 Aug 1947: Bn embarked on HMT Devonshire and sailed for Hong Kong .
1947.08.21 Hong Kong: Murray Bks with 3 companies in Kowloon .
. By end of 1974: Bn concentrated in New Territories .
. 1948: Hong Kong 26 Gurkha Brigade
1948.08.04 Singapore: Selerang Bks .
. Oct 1948: Bn moved to Kota Tinngi area of East Johore, Malaya: .
. Early Aug 1949: Returned to Selerang Bks, Singapore .
. 25 Aug 1949: Embarked on MV Georgic for UK .
1949.09.17 Northern Ireland: Ballykinlar 4 weeks leave
. 1 Nov 1949: Embarked at Belfast on MV Ulster Prince and on the following morning at Liverpool transhipped to HMT Empress of Australia for the West Indies .
1949.11.21 West Indies: Bn HQ, HQ Coy & 2 Rifle Coys at Up Park Camp, Kingston and 1 Coy at Newcastle, Jamaica, coy detachment in British Honduras .
. 1 Apr 1951: Embarked on HMT Dilwara for UK .
1951.04 England: Connaught Bks, Dover 39 Brigade
1951.11.01 Egypt: Geneifa, Suez Canal Zone 39 Brigade
. 23 Feb 52: Egypt: Tel-El-Kebir, Suez Canal Zone 39 Brigade
. 25 Sep 1952: Sailed for UK on HMT New Australia .
1952.10.03 England: Castle Bks, Dover 39 Brigade
1953.09 Kenya: Naivasha. Flew to Kenya over a 10 day period 49 Brigade
. Nov 53: Meru: Mount Kenya area 49 Brigade
. Feb 54: Fort Hall, Aberdare Mountains 49 Brigade
. Apr 54: Nairobi .
. Aug 54: Meru: Mount Kenya area .
. Dec 54: Kenya: Muthaiga Camp, Nairobi: Bn less A company 49 Brigade
. 2 Jun 1955: Bn received the Freedom of Nairobi .
. 11 Jun 1955: Embarked at Mombasa on HMT Halladale for UK .
1955.07.07 England: Ogbourne St George .
1955.12 England: Knook Camp, Warminster Infantry Demonstration Bn
1957.12 Germany: Brooke Barracks, Berlin Berlin Indep Brigade
1959.02 Germany: Keightley Barracks, Wuppertal 6 Infantry Brigade Group
1959.12 England: Norton Bks, Worcester .
. 16 Jan 1960: Sailed from Southampton in HMT Devonshire .
1960.01 Kenya: St Lucia Bks, Gilgil with A Coy at HMS Jufair and B Coy at Muharaq, Bahrein 24 Infantry Brigade Group
. Jan 1961: Alanbrooke Camp, Gilgil 24 Infantry Brigade Group
. Feb 1961: Companies in Bahrein returned to battalion .
. Early Jul - 7 - 11 Aug 61: Kuwait: Took up positions on Muttla Ridge 24 Infantry Brigade Group
. 7- 11 Aug - late Sep 1961: Bahrein, less C Coy who returned to Kenya and took over Templer Bks, Kahawa 24 Infantry Brigade Group
. Sep 1961: Templer Bks, Kahawa 24 Infantry Brigade Group
. 20 Feb 1962: Bn received new colours from HRH The Duke of Gloucester .
. 12 Aug 1962: Embarked on HMT Oxfordshire at Mombasa .
. 31 Aug 1962: Disembarked at Southampton and went on leave .
1962.11 England: Milton Barracks, Gravesend 19th Airportable Brigade
. 20 Feb - 21 Mar 64: Anzio Camp, Dhekelia, Cyprus and assumed responsibility for Larnaca district .
. 21 Mar 64: Came under UN Command UN Command
. 21 Jul 64: Polemedhia Camp, Limassol, took over responsibility for Limassol district UN Command
. 9 Oct 64: Relieved by 1 Cheshire .
1965.10 Germany: Brooke Barracks, Berlin Berlin Brigade
1967.10 England: Norton Barracks, Worcester .
. 28 Apr - early Jun 68: Bermuda: TAC HQ and B Coy (to stop rioting) .
. 30 Jun 68: Amalgamation parade at Worcester .
. 1 Jul 68: Redesignated 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Rangers (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th) .
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. 2nd Battalion, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers .
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1944.07 Italy 78 Infantry Division
1945.05 Italy: River PO 38 Irish Brigade
1945.05 Austria: Villach .
. Jan 1946: Egg, Austria .
. Jun 1946: Yugoslav border .
. Oct 1946: Portschach, Austria .
. 27 Dec 1946: Bn told by Lt Gen Sir James Steele that the bn was going into suspended animation .
. Jan 1947: Battalion into Suspended animation .
. 6 Feb 1947: Cadre of 6 officers and 17 OR's escorted the colours to Omagh .
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1952.04 Began re-forming at Colchester, England .
. Autumn 1952: Last rifle company formed .
. Feb 1953: Bn deployed on flood relief in Thames Estuary .
. 3 Apr 1953: Embarked at Southampton in HMT Empire Ken .
. 12 Apr 1953: Arrived Port Said, Egypt .
1953.04.12 Egypt: Suez Canal Zone .
. ??: Company detatched to Aqaba, Jordan .
1954.09.22 Cyprus: Famagusta with a company at Wayne's Keep Camp, Nicosia .
. Feb 1955: Aqaba company rejoined battalion .
. 30 Jan 1956: Sailed from Famagusta on HMT Lancashire for Liverpool .
. 14 Feb 1956: Landed Liverpool and moved to Lichfield .
1956.02.14 England: Whittington Bks, Lichfield .
. 16 Feb 1956: Farewell parade in the presence on the Duke of Gloucester then the battalion went on leave .
1956.05.30 Northern Ireland: Omagh: Battalion re-assembled .
. 1 Sep 56: Officially disbanded (PSA) .
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