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South Staffordshire Regiment

Dates Locations Higher Formation/Remarks
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. 1st Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment .
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1944 Burma: Chindit operations .
1944 India: .
. 1945.03.1-22: Converted to para role at Rawalpindi and renamed 16th (South Staffordshire) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment .
. 18 April 45: Renamed 16th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment .
. 1945: Agra, Utter Pradish .
. 1947: Back to infantry and renamed 1st Bn, The South Staffordshire Regiment .
. 1947: Deolali Reduced to cadre
1948.01 England: Whittington Bks, Lichfield .
. 26 Jul 48: Amalgamated with 2nd Battalion .
. Aug 49: Sailed for Hong Kong .
1949.09 Hong Kong: Tented Camp at Wilson's Ridge 28 Infantry Brigade
. Dec 49: Tsun Wan, 6 miles from Kowloon .
. 1950: Queens Hill Camp .
1951.10 Northern Ireland: Abercorn Bks, Ballykinlar .
. 22 May 52: Duke of Gloucester presented new colours at Lisburn .
1952.08 Germany: Elizabeth Barracks, Minden 61 Lorried Brigade
1954.04 England: Lichfield .
. 1954: Sailed on the 'Devonshire' for Egypt .
1954.07 Egypt: Tel-El-Kebir, Canal Zone .
. Jul 55: Two companies moved to Cyprus .
1955.09 Cyprus: Nicosia 50 Infantry Brigade
. 25 May 57: Bn sailed from Cyprus .
1957.06 England: Lichfield .
1957.09 Germany: Worcester Barracks, Luneburg 10 Infantry Brigade Group
1959.12 Germany: Clifton Barracks, Minden .
. 31 Jan 59: amalgamated with 1st Bn, The North Staffordshire Regiment, to form 1st Bn, The Staffordshire Regiment .
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. 2nd Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment .
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1944.09 Holland: Arnhem 1 Air-Landing Brigade
1944.10 England: To reform 1 Air-Landing Brigade
. 1 Apr 1945: Became operational again .
. May 45 - Aug 45: Norway 1 Air-Landing Brigade
1945.12 Germany: Schoningen 17 Infantry Brigade
. 1946: Marienthal in Brunswick .
1947.11 England: Ordnance Depot, Sudbury, Derbyshire .
. 1948: Whittington Bks, Lichfield .
. 26 Jul 48: Amalgamated with 1st Battalion .
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