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THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT

THE LAST TWELVE YEARS

The 1st Battalion the Gloucestershire Regiment spent 4 years (1981 -1985) in the Garrison of Tidworth. It was anything but a quiet posting as the Battalion took part in many exercises in places such as Denmark (Twice) Canada, Kenya, Gibraltar, Edinburgh, and a six month tour of Cyprus Sector 2 U.N. Buffer Zone, and Dhekelia Garrison as part of the United Nations Peace keeping Forces. Whilst at Tidworth they also formed the spearhead Battalion and had the unusual task of defending Greenham Common Missile Base against Demonstrators. They left Tidworth in 1986 to Garrison Wavel Barracks Berlin for the next two years.

THIS PAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION, OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO HIGHLIGHT THE POSTINGS OF THE 1st BATTALION GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT DURING THE LAST TWELVE YEARS OF ITS EXISTENCE, HIGHLIGHTING WHERE POSSIBLE THE ACTIVITIES OF THOSE SOLDIERS WHO WENT ON TO FORM THE R.G.B.W. WE WOULD WELCOME ANY COMMENTS OR ASSISTANCE FROM ANY SOLDIER WHO SERVED DURING THIS TIME.

 

 

Views from the Tidworth  Posting

L/Cpl PEART and L/Cpl PEARCE repairing fence at Greenham Common 2nd/Lt BARNARD and Sgt CULL liaise with Civil Police at Greenham Common

Pte DUNN receiving instructions at Edinburgh Castle 'B' Company guard outside the M.O.D. during the visit of the Egyptian Defence Minister, 5th March 1984. Escorted by Maj John WEBSTER MBE
 
 
                             
 
                        
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