General
General

A Three Rifle Soldier In the early summer of 1958 I was trained on the venerable No 4 rifle and on the night before disembarking at Cyprus from HMT Dunera I was issued with a No 5 Rifle and a bandolier of ammo to defend against EOKA...

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Wives Club
Wives Club

When ‘Tommy’ goes off to war the families are left behind and their contribution to the overall situation is often overlooked. Nobody should under estimate the tremendous part they play in Battalion life and for their efforts we are...

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Pirbright
Pirbright

The Vikings have been stationed in Pirbright since 1997, and whilst the former Guards Depot used to strike fear into the hearts of everyone, it really has become quite a civilised place now. Many of us will have had experience of the area through...

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Afghanistan
Afghanistan

In March 2002 1 ROYAL ANGLIAN was deployed to Afghanistan where it was based in the capital Kabul as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). The battalion often patrolled the more dangerous parts of the capital to maintain...

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Co Tyrone
Co Tyrone

The Battalion were stationed in Colchester from 1989 to 1995 and this involved many Operational tours including Co Tyrone – December 1993 until June 1994.

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Iraq
Iraq

In 2005 1 R ANGLIAN had a successful tour in Iraq as part of Op TELIC 6 where the battle group was responsible for the Basra Rural South area of operations. C (Essex) Company was detached to act as a Brigade Operations Company and was involved in...

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Colchester
Colchester

The Battalion were stationed in Colchester from 1989 to 1995 and this involved Operational tours to South Armagh – August 1989 until January 1990, Fermanagh – April 1991 until October 1991 and Co Tyrone – December 1993 until...

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Gibraltar
Gibraltar

In 1987 the Battalion moved to Gibraltar for a two year posting and were stationed in Lathbury Lines. Life on ‘The Rock’ was a welcome break after two years in Northern Ireland for all concerned. Pomp and circumstance and a life in...

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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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