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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Aden
Aden

By the end of January 1964 the Regiment arrived in Aden as part of the Aden Brigade, seeing active service in the Radfan on the border with South Yemen as part of Radforce, fighting Egyptian-supported guerillas and losing a number of its soldiers...

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Felixstowe
Felixstowe

Whilst the Battalion were in British Guyana, back in the UK in August 1962 the Rear party started the move from Harwich to a former RAF Seaplane base at Felixstowe. The move would be completed at the latter part of the year when the bulk of the...

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British Guyana
British Guyana

In 1962 the 1st Battalion The East Anglian Regiment were stationed in Harwich. On 15th February 1962 half of the Battalion were in a transit camp in Ogbourne St George in Wiltshire, ready to fly to Northern Ireland for an exercise, when the...

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