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Any one tell me which regiment provide the Berling Squadron in 12/09/88
pretty sure it was 14/20th
My brain has never been the same since our Sqn went down to stand in for 4 RTR for a month in the 70s. We became a nocturnal Sqn.
0830 hrs first parade
0900 hrs check stowage ensure ammo all present and correct and no damage
1000 hrs NAAFI
1030 hrs bed
1700-0800 hrs Down the town
and 3 rocking horses to boot.
Great place but couldnt survive for more than a month at a time.
Did that for two years...would'nt change that posting for anything!!
Thanks for replies, can we be 100% certain that it was 14/20 as i have also been told it was Royal Hussars.
C Sqn, 14/20 Hussars were in Smuts Bks at the time. I was there, not BAS but another Bde unit.
I can assure you it was the 14th/20th Kings Hussars. They took over from the QRH in 1985 and were there till the options for change.
I was fortunate enough to be posted there in the luxury " Hilton Hotel" (single room with hot and cold running toliet as a trooper) untill posted to Munster
14/20th rings bells> I was in Monty Bks with the Inf.
I never did Berlin myself and had long since left 15/19H before Options For Change, but Allan Mallinson's "Light Dragoons" has a picture or two of a squadron (B?) of 15/19H in Berlin taken the day before the Wall came down in 1989.
Doesn't tie in with what you say. Or a meringue?
Confused of Southampton.
Due to Cold war politics,the Berlin Armoured Squadron was always replaced by a sqn from a BAOR armoured regiment when they deployed to Hohne & Soltau. As they were away for approx 6 weeks ( they did Hohne & Soltau in one big bash) it was felt that Berlin could not be without an armoured sqn for that amount of time.
Numerous regiments stood in for the 14/20H, A Sqn 1 RTR were there in the summer of 1986. it was fantastic!! We even had the wives over from Hildesheim for a weekend ( Edinburgh House Hotel). My son was conceived in Berlin ( yes I was present at the time!!) all in all I do wish I could have had a 2 year stint in Berlin, magical posting.
Tiny..Does your wife know about your son???? Was there with A Sqn in 67 - 69..ah! memories
D Squadron the Blues & Royals did the baby sitting summer 89 for the 14/20th
What a great place
and what a great exchange rate West DM to east DM
Furry muff. Thanks for clearing that up.
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