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16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers

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. 16th/5th Lancers .
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1945.05 Austria: 26 Armd Bde, 6 Armd Div
1945.09 Germany: Flug Marine Barracks, Schleswig .
. 1946? Germany: Kitchener Barracks, Schleswig? .
Late 1946 England: Lulworth Camp .
. 1947: HRH Princess Elizabeth was appointed Colonel-in-Chief of the 16th/5th Lancers .
1948.03 Egypt: Camp 53, Canal Zone .
. Egypt: Fanara, Canal Zone .
1950.02 Libya: Barce (A Sqn remanined at Fanara till early 1951) Recce Role Armd Cars
. 1952: Libya: Zavia Atk Role Comet Tank
. 1953.01 [Sudan (A Sqn)]? .
1953.05 England: Quorn Camp, Leicestershire .
1953.07 Germany: Athlone Barracks, Sennelager: Atk Regiment Centurion 33 Armoured Brigade or 11 Armoured Division
. 16 June 54: Renamed 16/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers .
. Apr 56: Joined 4 Guards Brigade Group 4 Guards Brigade Group
1957.02 England: Waithwith Camp, Catterick Tank Training Regt
1959.04 Germany: Imphal Barracks, Osnabruck 12 Infantry Brigade Group
1963.11 Aden: Falaise Lines (HQ, B Sqn & C Sqn) (B & C Sqns rotating on LSTs in Persian Gulf): Tank Regiment Centurion 48 Gurkha Infantry Brigade
. A Sqn Hong Kong: Sek Kong Camp, New Territories .
1964.12 England: Aliwal Barracks, Tidworth: Tank Regiment Centurion 3 Division
1968.01 Germany: Lumsden Barracks, Fallingbostel: Tank Regiment Chieftain 11 Infantry Brigade
. 1970 the Regiment won the coveted Canadian Army Trophy for NATO tank gunnery. The 16th/5th Lancers were the last British regiment to win this prize .
1971.11.3 Northern Ireland: Lisanelly Barracks, Omagh (Resident Regiment) .
1973.05 England: Aliwal Barracks, Tidworth Recce Role
. Cyprus: Pergamos Camp (B Sqn) .
. Hong Kong (C Sqn) 48 Gurkha Infantry Brigade
. Jun 73 - Dec 73: Cyprus, UNFICYP Force Reserve Sqn: A Sqn UNFICYP
. Jul - Sep 74: Cyprus: RHQ, HQ and A Sqns Turkish Invasion
1974.10 Germany: Northampton Barracks, Wolfenbuttel: Recce Role I Corps
. 28 Jul - 28 Nov 76: Northern Ireland: Maze/Lurgan/Portadown .
. Jan 77: Joined 1 Armoured Division: Recce Role 1 Armoured Division
. 27 Mar - 14 July 80: Northern Ireland: Lurgan/Maze .
1980.11 England: Bovington: C Sqn at Tidworth, Armoured recce for AMF(L) RAC Centre Regt
1983.01 England: Assaye Barracks, Tidworth: Recce Role 1 Infantry Brigade
. Dec 83 - Mar 84: Lebanon: Beirut (A Sqn) MNF (BRITFORLEB) .
. Jan - Jul 85: Cyprus, UNFICYP Force Reserve Sqn: A Sqn only UNFICYP
1986.11 Germany: Harewood Barracks, Herford: Recce Role 4 Armoured Division
. Sep 90 - Apr 91: (Persian Gulf) .
1991.07 England: Carver Barracks, Wimbish: Recce Role 19 Infantry Brigade
. Feb - Aug 92: Cyprus, UNFICYP Force Reserve Sqn: D Sqn only UNFICYP
. Aug 92 - Feb 93: Cyprus, UNFICYP Force Reserve Sqn: A Sqn only. Last unit to perform this duty before Force Reserve Sqn was abolished UNFICYP
. 25 June 93: Amalgamated with 17th/21st Lancers, to form The Queen's Royal Lancers .
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