Borneo 1965

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Hi just joined site iam looking for any stories or ex gunners of the 16th light field regiment Royal artillery my dad who passed away 6 years ago was in that regiment trying to find out what they were doing in borneo and Germany any help would be appreciated thanks
 
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Hi just joined site iam looking for any stories or ex gunners of the 16th light field regiment Royal artillery my dad who passed away 6 years ago was in that regiment trying to find out what they were doing in borneo and Germany any help would be appreciated thanks
Not sure if this is of any help! It's probably the wrong unit. It's the unit that comes up when searching the web for 16th Light Field Regt RA

16 Light Air Defence Regt: Commanded by Lt Col HD Way. Deployed from BAOR in March 1965 for 30 month tour of Singapore and Borneo. 30 (Rogers's Company) Bty, commanded by Major Bell, 32(Minden) Bty, commanded by Major Arend, each carried out two operational tours at RAF Changi, Singapore and RAF Kuching, Borneo. Equipped with L40/70 Bofors and FCE7 radars. 4.2" Mortar crews who were deployed on the border in Sarawak firstly at Padawen and later at Nibong. Returned to the UK in November 1966.
 
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Not sure if this is of any help! It's about 16 lt Fld Bty, which is probably the wrong unit. It's the unit that comes up when searching the web.

16 Light Air Defence Regt: Commanded by Lt Col HD Way. Deployed from BAOR in March 1965 for 30 month tour of Singapore and Borneo. 30 (Rogers's Company) Bty, commanded by Major Bell, 32(Minden) Bty, commanded by Major Arend, each carried out two operational tours at RAF Changi, Singapore and RAF Kuching, Borneo. Equipped with L40/70 Bofors and FCE7 radars. 4.2" Mortar crews who were deployed on the border in Sarawak firstly at Padawen and later at Nibong. Returned to the UK in November 1966.
30 month tours. That’s when a unit could make a real difference on the ground.
 
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30 month tours. That’s when a unit could make a real difference on the ground.
Although 30 months would have been the standard Far East accompanied tour length. A LAD Regiment RA had been part of the FARELF strength for a few years. 12 LAD had been stationed in Singapore prior to 16.
Sounds pretty versatile if they had 4.2 mortars too, as stated above.
 
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16 Regt RA was a light air defense regiment equipped with Yellow Fever Radars, 4M7 Radar and 40/70 guns.
They were based at Kuching Airport in Borneo in ‘67.
 
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Hi just joined site iam looking for any stories or ex gunners of the 16th light field regiment Royal artillery my dad who passed away 6 years ago was in that regiment trying to find out what they were doing in borneo and Germany any help would be appreciated thanks
My friend Ray was ex Rogers Company, he served with them 10 odd years after your father. You can read about him here: Obituary: Staff Sergeant Michael Glazer QGM, BEM, special forces soldier and security consultant
 

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