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4th Royal Tank Regiment

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. 4th Royal Tank Regiment .
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1945.06.09 Germany: villages between Munster and Osnabruck: Westerkappeln was the A Sqn village 34 Armoured Brigade
1946.01 Italy: Montegalda 6 Armoured Division
. Aug 46: Italy: Palmanova .
1947.06 Egypt: El Quassassin, and then to Shandur, Canal Zone .
. Late Apr - Jun 48: RHQ and B Sqn - Sarafand Camp, Palestine. A Sqn arrived in Jerusalem on 3 May. C Sqn remained in Canal Zone .
. 13 Mar - Jul 49: A Sqn to Aqaba; reduced to troop in July .
. 1951: Kuwait: B Squadron only .
1953.01 England: Tidworth .
1953.09 Germany: Wessex Barracks, Fallingbostel 7 Armoured Brigade
. Apr 56: Joined 7 Armoured Division 7 Armoured Division
. Sep 57: Joined 7 Armoured Brigade Group 7 Armoured Brigade Group
1959.04 Germany: Haig Barracks, Hohne 11 Infantry Brigade Group
. 3 Apr 59: Amalgamated with 7th Royal Tank Regiment without change of title .
1960.11 Germany: Caen Barracks, Hohne: A Sqn at Stornoway Bks, Lemgo (supporting 20 Brigade), C Sqn at Smuts Barracks, Berlin as Berlin Armoured Sqn equipped with tanks and B Sqn at Trenchard Barracks, Celle (supporting 7 Brigade) BAOR APC Regiment
1963.04 Scotland: Redford Cavalry Bks, Edinburgh Converted to Armoured cars
1963.08 Aden: BP Camp, Little Aden: (C Sqn in Sharjah); A and B Sqn rotating between Little Aden and the Radfan Armoured Car Role
. 1964: A Sqn relieved C Sqn in Sharjah .
1964.08 Malaysia: Paroi Camp, Seremban in Malaya, B Sqn had a half Sqn in Singapore and a half Sqn in Brunei, A and C Sqns rotated every six months between Seremban and Sarawak Far East Recce Regiment
1966.10 Germany: Harewood Barracks, Herford: Armd Recce Regiment 1 (BR) Corps
1969.01 Germany: Haig Barracks, Hohne: Chieftain Regiment 7 Armoured Brigade
. July 71 - Dec 71: Northern Ireland: B (Rifle) Sqn to Lurgan and D (Rifle) Sqn to Newry .
. May - Jun 72: Canada: Suffield first to B/G train at Suffield
1973.01 England: Cambrai Barracks, Catterick: A Sqn to Smuts Barracks, Berlin as Berlin Armoured Sqn RAC Centre Regiment
1974.12 Germany: York Barracks, Munster 4 Armoured Brigade
. 6 Apr 76 - 27 Jul 76: Northern Ireland: RHQ, A Sqn and HQ Sqn were initially based at the Maze prison, Long Kesh, but later moved to Lurgan. B Sqn remained at Lurgan and C Sqn at Mahon Road, Portadown .
. Oct - Nov 76: Canada, Batus: A Sqn with 1 A and SH BG .
. Jan 77: Joined 2 Armoured Division 2 Armoured Division
. Jul - Aug 77: Canada: Suffield; 4 RTR BG, less B Sqn, plus a Canadian company of 3rd Princess Patricia's Light Infantry .
. Aug - Sep 77: Canada: Suffield; B Sqn with 2 Scots Guards BG .
. 12 Feb - 3 Jun 78: Northern Ireland: City Centre/Markets Belfast, based at the Grand Central Hotel and the Cromac Mission .
. Jun - Jul 79: Canada: Suffield; 4 RTR BG .
. 1 Jan 81: York Barracks, Munster 4 Armoured Division
1982.07 England: Bhurtpore Barracks, Tidworth, A Sqn at the School of Infantry at Warminster: UK Armd Regiment & Demonstration Sqn 1 Infantry Brigade
. Jul 83 ­ Jan 84: Cyprus: Nicosia Airport (B Sqn) UN Tour
. Mar - Apr 84: Op Roust: Greenham Common Guard .
1984.12 Germany: Imphal Barracks, Osnabruck 12 Armoured Brigade
. 12 Jul 85: Standards Parade at Sennelager .
. Sep - Oct 85: Canada; Suffield; BG consisted of RHQ 4 RTR, B, D and G Sqns, two coys 1 R Irish .
. 19 Jun - 30 Aug 86: Northern Ireland; Maze Prison Guard Force (PGF) .
. Oct - Nov 88: Canada: Medicine Man 7 .
. Jun - Dec 89: Cyprus: RHQ at St David's Camp, Nicosia, Western Sqn at the Box Factory and Eastern Sqn at Camp Elizabeth. Eastern Sovereign Base Area (SBA) with the HQ and one Sqn at Alexander Barracks in Dhekelia and one Sqn at Ayios Nikolaos, had 97 Bty, 4 Fd Regt RA attached UN Tour
. 1990: Canada: All squadrons went to Suffield, A and B with the Royal Green Jackets and C, D and G as part of 4 RTR BG which also included 97 Bty .
. Jun - Dec 91: Cyprus; RHQ at St David's Camp, Nicosia, Western Sqn at the Box Factory and Eastern Sqn at Camp Elizabeth. Eastern Sovereign Base Area (SBA) with the HQ and one Sqn at Alexander Barracks in Dhekelia and one Sqn at Ayios Nikolaos UN Tour
. Jul - Aug 92: Canada: Suffield for Medicine Man 6, the last battle-group to train there on Chieftain .
1993.07 England: Aliwal Barracks, Tidworth .
. Oct 93: Amalgamated at Aliwal Barracks, Tidworth with 1st Royal Tank Regiment .
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