Bulford
Bulford

The Vikings will have moved to Bulford by the end of the 90’s so there will be a slight time lag, before memories are gained, however those who served in Tidworth will have fond or otherwise memories of the ranges at Bulford. Also for a...

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Brats
Brats

To many of us the Battalion is a family, and no more so than within the married Quarters areas where the families spend the majority of their lives. For many of the children reaching the end of their school years, they cannot wait to enlist. For...

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Oakington
Oakington

From 1982 to 1984 the Battalion were stationed in Oakington Near Cambridge. During this period they also completed a deployment to Belize for 6 months and were also deployed on the civil unrest at Greenham Common and Moleworthy. In 1984 the...

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Fermanagh
Fermanagh

In 1981 the Battalion were still stationed in Trenchard Barracks in Celle, West Germany in the Mechanised Infantry Role. They deployed to Fermanagh in 1981 on an Op Banner tours.

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Norway
Norway

Snow, snow, quick, quick, snow, is a fairly good description of life on the AML (F). Also expensive beer and a life of purgatory for those that could not ski!! The Battalion spent four or five years in Norway dependent on how lucky or unlucky you...

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Tidworth (AMF)L
Tidworth (AMF)L

The Battalion spent 4 plus years in Assaye Barracks in Tidworth and after the delights of Cyprus this presented the opportunity for the lads to get home when possible, with the exception of the annual trips to Norway and the odd exercise. After...

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Kenya
Kenya

The military have spent many, many years training in Kenya and it has proved to be an excellent training ground. Whilst soldiers were and are given the opportunity to experience the wildlife and African culture the average soldier has probably...

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Cyprus
Cyprus

In 1972 the Battalion moved to Cyprus and this period saw the Battalion stationed in Salamanca Lines, Episkopi with Support Company at Dhekelia. After two years in Northern Ireland this was envisaged by some as a well deserved rest in the sun...

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Londonderry
Londonderry

On 14 August 1969 British troops were called in to give ‘Military Aid to the Civil power’ in Northern Ireland. Their initial task was to protect Catholics in Londonderry, and on 15th August they deployed to the Catholic housing...

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Catterick
Catterick

The Vikings moved to Catterick from Celle and were initially split between Alma Barracks and Bourlon Barracks. The troops in Bourlon Barracks were assured that it was destined for demolition when they moved out, and it wouldn’t matter what...

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Celle
Celle

Celle has become something of a spiritual home in Germany for the Royal Anglians. The Vikings were stationed there from the end of 1965 until 1968 and again from 1978 until 1982. It was an extremely interesting experience for those who had the...

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