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1st Royal Tank Regiment

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. 1st Royal Tank Regiment .
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1945.05 Germany: Gluckstadt .
1945.07 Belgium: Moll .
1945.07 Germany: Schleswig Holstein 22 Armoured Division
. Aug 45 - Mar 46: Berlin .
1946.07 Germany: Hobart Barracks, Detmold 22 Armoured Division
. Jan 47: Hobart Barracks, Detmold: first regiment equipped with Mk3 Centurion 7 Armoured Brigade
. Nov 50: Hobart Barracks, Detmold 33 Armoured Brigade
1952.09 England: Tidworth to prepare for Korea
. 27 Oct 52: at sea (embarked 'Empire Halladale' at Liverpool) .
1952.12.06 Korea: 1 Commonwealth Division
. 15 Dec 53: Embarked for the Canal Zone .
1954.01 Egypt: Shandur & Geneifa, Canal Zone 25 Armoured Brigade
1955.08 England: Tidworth (1 Sqn in Egypt till Mar 56) TA assistance role
. Aug 56: England: Tidworth 34 Armoured Brigade
. Nov 56 - Dec 56: Malta [diverted from Suez] 34 Armoured Brigade
1957.06 Hong Kong: Sek Kong Camp, New Territories: last regular regiment equipped with Comet 48 Gurkha Infantry Brigade
. Mar 60: Sailed for UK .
1960.06 Germany: Swinton Barracks, Munster: Centurion 5 Infantry Brigade Group
1961.09 Germany: Caen Barracks, Hohne: Centurion 5 Infantry Brigade Group
. Jan 62: Caen Barracks, Hohne 11 Infantry Brigade Group
. Feb 64: Caen Barracks, Hohne 7 Armoured Brigade Group
1965.12 Aden: Falaise Lines (HQ, A Sqn & C Sqn) (A & C Sqns rotating on LSTs in Persian Gulf): B Sqn Hong Kong: Sek Kong Camp, New Territories .
1967.02 England: Cambrai Barracks, Catterick [A Sqn - Berlin] RAC training regiment
1969.01 Germany: Imphal Barracks, Osnabruck 12 Infantry Brigade
. Sep 70: Imphal Barracks, Osnabruck 12 Mechanised Brigade
. 2 Jan 72 - 10 May 72: Northern Ireland, Lurgan/Maze: C & D Sqns in infantry role .
1973.05.17 Northern Ireland: Lisanelly Barracks, Omagh .
1974.11 England: Aliwal Barracks, Tidworth: Cyprus: B Sqn: Hong Kong: C Sqn (last RAC unit ever in Hong Kong, not replaced when they left): Last Chieftain regiment  5 Infantry Brigade: Recce Role
. Apr - Oct 75: Cyprus, Polemidhia Camp: had two companies Duke of Wellington's Regiment attached UN Tour
. 8 Dec 75 - 10 Apr 76: Northern Ireland, Aldergrove/Ballykelly: Air Squadron .
1976.05 Germany: Harewood Barracks, Herford 1 Br Corps: Recce Role
. 28 Apr - 29 Aug 77: Northern Ireland, Shantallow/Enclave, Londonderry: B, C, HQ Sqns .
. Jan 78: Came under command 2 Armoured Division 2 Armoured Division: Recce Role
. 14 Jan - 13 May 79: Northern Ireland, Omagh: Troop only .
. 8 Jul 79 - 7 Nov 79: Northern Ireland, Omagh: Troop only .
. Jan 81: Harewood Barracks, Herford 22 Armoured Brigade
. 25 Jun - 8 Sep 81: Northern Ireland, Maze: A Squadron .
1983.01 England: Bovington [A Sqn] RAC Centre Regiment
. England: Lulworth [B Sqn] Gunnery school
. Cyprus: Episkopi; C Sqn (Independent Squadron, Sovereign Base Area) .
1984.10 Germany: Tofrek Barracks, Hildesheim 22 Armoured Brigade
. 6 Nov 86 - 12 Jan 87: Northern Ireland, Maze: B Squadron .
. 14 Jul - 28 Sep 89: Northern Ireland, Maze: C Squadron .
. Aug - Nov 91: Northern Ireland, Maze: A Squadron .
1993.09 England: Aliwal Barracks, Tidworth: Last Chieftain regiment  1 Mechanised Brigade
. Jan 93: amalgamated at Tidworth with 4th Royal Tank Regiment without change of title, and squadrons redesignated as A, D, G, H (HQ), commemorating original Heavy Branch MGC Coys, and successor to 1st RTR, 4th RTR , 7th RTR and 8th RTR .
. 23 Jul 94 - ??: Northern Ireland, Maze: D Squadron .
1996.08 Germany: Barker Barracks, Paderborn 20 Armoured Brigade
. Dec 97 - Jun 98: Cyprus UN Tour
1999.04 England: Warminster (A Sqn) RAF Honnington (RHQ and 1 Sqn): G Sqn disbanded; D Sqn and H Sqn amalgamated as G Squadron, Joint Nuclear Biological and Chemical Regiment Combined Arms Training Centre
. Nov 06 - May 07: Iraq (Op Telic 9 - H Sqn only) 19 Light Brigade
. Oct 09 - Apr 10: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 11 - D Sqn 11 Light Brigade
2014 1 RTR amalgamated with 2 RTR to form the RTR at Aliwal Barracks, Tidworth .
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