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Blues and Royals

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. The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons) .
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1969.03.23 Formed by amalgamation of Royal Horse Guards, and The Royal Dragoons (1st Dragoons) .
1969.03 Germany: Hobart Barracks, Detmold 20 Armoured Brigade
. 1970: Lothian Barracks, Detmold 20 Armoured Brigade
1971.09 England: Combermere Barracks, Windsor: Recce Role 16 Parachute Brigade
. 15 Apr - 4 Aug 71: Northern Ireland, Aldergrove: A Squadron .
. 9 Nov - 17 Mar 71: Northern Ireland, Aldergrove: B Squadron .
. 16 Mar - 3 Jul 72: Northern Ireland, Aldergrove: A Squadron .
. 14 Jul - 21 Sep 72: Northern Ireland, Drumahoe: B Squadron .
. Dec 72 - Jun 73: Cyprus, B Sqn only UNICYP
. 1 Nov 73 - 28 Feb 74: Northern Ireland, Aldergrove: C Squadron .
. 27 Feb - 19 Jun 74: Northern Ireland, Aldergrove: B Squadron .
. 19 Jun - 31 Aug 74: Northern Ireland, Aldergrove: A Squadron .
. 29 Apr - 28 Aug 75: Northern Ireland, Aldergrove: C Squadron .
1975.10 Germany: Lothian Barracks, Detmold 20 Armoured Brigade
. Jan 77: Lothian Barracks, Detmold 4 Armoured Division
. 29 Dec 76 - 28 Apr 77: Northern Ireland: Shantallow/Enclave, Londonderry .
. 2 Feb 79 - 5 Jun 79: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Monagh) .
1980.02 England: Combermere Barracks, Windsor: Recce Role 6 Field Force
. Sep 80 - Mar 81: Cyprus, C Sqn only UNICYP
. Jan 82: Combermere Barracks, Windsor 5 Brigade
. Feb - Jul 82: Cyprus: A Sqn only UNICYP
. 1982: Falkland Islands: 2 Troops from B Sqn only .
. Jul 82 - Jan 83: Cyprus, B Sqn only UNICYP
1984.02 Germany: Lothian Barracks, Detmold: Chieftain MBT 20 Armoured Brigade
. Nov 86: Athlone Barracks, Sennelager: Re-equipped with Challenger 20 Armoured Brigade
1990.01 England: Combermere Barracks, Windsor: Recce Role 5 Airborne Brigade
. Jan - Jul 91: Cyprus, C Sqn only UNICYP
. 19 Oct 92: amalgamated with The Life Guards, to form The Household Cavalry Regiment and The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment .
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