1983-84 - Which units served in NI?

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  1. In further interest following the army vehicles thread, does anyone know which units were in NI during the '83-84 period?

    Got a vauge idea, but again, there's bugger all mention online when I search for it... :roll:
     
  2. Im sure my old mans Regt 1st Bn Kings Own Borders were there in Palace Bks around that time, i was living in the MQ's near the, then being built, rear gate. Definitely 1985 as a lad in the Regt, LCpl Anthony Dacre was killed in the Divis Flats area.
     
  3. The British Army in Northern Ireland by Colonel Michael Dewar.
    Lists all units 1969-1994.
     
  4. Don't forget 33 Indep Fd Sqn RE
     
  5. Lets not forget the most decorated Unit in the British Army.

    321
     
  6. The Pioneer Painters and wallpapering company?
    8O
     
  7. Sounds like there's a story there. If safe to do so please divulge.
     
  8. 1 Queens were in Omagh those years.
     
  9. 2 Queens were in Derry & 3 Queens were in W Belfast Jan-jun 84. IIRC all 9 Bn's of the Old Queens Div (123 Queens, 123 RRF, 123 R Ang) were there at the same time at one point in 84.
     
  10. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    I suspect 12 Armd Wksp did a Maze Prison Guard force tour.
     
  11. RGJ Bn at Aldergrove at around that time. Not sure which.
     
  12. 2 Para, deployed back end of 84.
     
  13. They replaced 1 RHF IIRC.
     
  14. 3RRF were at Palace 1981-83; they were relieved by 1RHF about April 83, I think. I worked in Tac Int at Palace for both Bns, & was posted out in June 83. Good times, best I ever had in my service!
     
  15. XMG, Bessbrook Mill ( South Armagh TAOR)