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Field Ambulances 20 on

Dates Location Higher Formation/Remarks
     
23 Parachute Field Ambulance
1947.04.01 England: 2 Parachute Brigade: From 127 Parachute Field Ambulance
  1948.06: England:  16 Parachute Brigade
1948.09 Germany: Rendsburg 16 Parachute Brigade
1949.11 England: Aldershot 16 Parachute Brigade
1951.06 Cyprus 16 Parachute Brigade
1951.10 Egypt: Canal Zone 16 Parachute Brigade
1954 England: Aldershot 16 Parachute Brigade
  Aug 56 - Feb 57: Cyprus:  16 Parachute Brigade
  Jun - Jul 58: Cyprus:  16 Parachute Brigade
  Jul - Oct 58: Jordan 16 Parachute Brigade
  Oct 58: Cyprus:  16 Parachute Brigade
  Mar - Jun 71: Northern Ireland; Londonderry/Belfast; Section attached 3 Para  
  Aug 71 - Feb 72: Northern Ireland; Musgrave Park; Field Surgical Team attached Military Wing Musgrave Park Hospital  
  31 Mar 77: Reduced to a Parachute Clearing Troop (PCT) as part of 15 Field Ambulance  
     
23 Field Ambulance 
1985.04.01 England: Aldershot Reformed
  ??: Renamed 23 Parachute Field Ambulance  
1986.04.01 England: Aldershot 5 Airborne Brigade
  1989: Op ORDERLEY (Provided ambulance support during ambulance strike)  
  1991: Op GRANBY major elements reinforced 33 General Hospital at Al Jubail and two Field Surgical Teams deployed with 1 and 5 Armoured Field Ambulances  
  Sep 93: Following the ‘Options for Change’ defence review 144 Parachute Field Ambulance (V) was reformed as 144 Parachute Medical Squadron (V) and became an integral sub-unit of 23 Parachute Field Ambulance  
  1994: Following the Rwandan Civil War 155 members of unit deployed initially to Ruhengeri in NW Rwanda and later to Kitabi in the SW. 4 month tour
  Jul 96: Op RESOLUTE with 23 Hospital Squadron; manned by Regular, TA and reservists to Bosnia Herzogovina as part of the NATO Peace Implementation Force (IFOR).  Although the RHQ and Hospital Sqn were withdrawn early in October the unit’s Forward Squadron  
  1997: Zaire; Op DETERMINANT, Parachute Clearing Troop only  
  Mid 99: Macedonia; Op AGRICOLA with 5 Airborne Brigade  
  Jun - Jul 99: Kosovo with 1 PARA Battalion Group  
  1 Oct 99: 23 Parachute Field Ambulance and 19 Airmobile Field Ambulance merged to form 16 Close Support Medical Regiment  
     
     
24 Field Ambulance 
?? Kenya: Highridge Camp, Nairobi  
  ??: Renamed 24 (Airportable) Field Ambulance  
1964.10 Aden: Falaise Camp, Little Aden   
1967.09 England: Plymouth?  
  4 Aug - 10 Dec 69: Northern Ireland; Belfast/Ballykelly: 1 sect attached Musgrave Park Hospital and 1 sect attached 24 Bde   
  Aug 72 - Feb 73: Northern Ireland; Belfast; sect attached Military Wing Musgrave Park Hospital   
1973 England: Topcliffe  
  Sep 76: Disbanded: Remnants formed 5 Field Ambulance  
     
24 Airmobile Field Ambulance
?? England: Gaza Bks, Catterick  
  ??: Renamed 24 Armoured Field Ambulance  
1992 - 2000 England: Gaza Bks, Catterick 19 Brigade
  ??: Renamed C (24) Medical Squadron   
  England:  3 CS Med Regt
     
28 Field Ambulance
1952 - 1953 Korea  
c1971 Germany: Hohne  
  Oct 72 - Feb 73: Northern Ireland; Belfast; sect attached 1 Green Howards  
  Mar - Jul 73: Northern Ireland; Belfast; sect attached 49 Fd Regt RA  
  Feb - Jun 74: Northern Ireland; Londonderry; sect attached 1 QDG  
  Feb - Jun 77: Northern Ireland; Belfast; sect attached 25 Fd Regt RA  
     
29 Field Ambulance
c1960 - 1977/78 Germany: Harden Barracks, Obernkirchen   
  Apr - Aug 73: Northern Ireland; Belfast; sect attached 1 Glosters  
  Mar - Jul 75: Northern Ireland; Londonderry; sect attached 5 Hy Regt RA  
  Oct 75 - Feb 76: Northern Ireland; Belfast; sect attached 17/21 Lancers  
  Jul - Nov 77: Northern Ireland; Londonderry; sect attached 1 DWR  
  Germany: Clive Barracks, Hildesheim  
1960's Germany: Hohne??  
     
30 Field Ambulance 
1951 - 1980's Germany: Sennelager Became 3 ADFA
     
31 Field Ambulance 
1950 - 1960's Germany: West Riding Bks, Dortmund  
1971 - 1976 Germany: Oxford Bks, Munster amalgamated with 7 Fd Amb to became 2 AFA
  Aug - Dec 72: Northern Ireland; Belfast; sect attached 2 Royal Anglian  
  Nov 74 - Feb 75: Northern Ireland; Londonderry; sect attached 22 Lt AD Regt RA  
  Nov 77 - Mar 78: Northern Ireland: Londonderry; sect attached 2 Gren Gds  
  England: Aldershot  
     
35 Field Ambulance
c1951 Eygpt: Fanara, Fayid, Ismailia, Kasfateet  
c1954 Egypt: Gordon Barracks, El-Ballah sailed on MV "Cheshire"
1956.03 Libya: Medinine Bks, Tripoli   
  Feb 59: ??  
     
39 Field Ambulance
1950's Malaya: Wardiburn Camp, Kuala Lumpur  
     
127 Parachute Field Ambulance 
1945 Palestine 2 Parachute Brigade
1947.01 England:  2 Parachute Brigade
  1 Apr 47: Renamed 23 Parachute Field Ambulance   
     
     
     

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