I remember that, I was D Sqn, a fair few of our 'hulks' were on elephants feet, no packs, no MA most of the innards ripped out. Bloody hard slog. I had forgoten that A sqn was axed early (it was a long time ago) I ended up in Recce of the new regiment, spent most of the 90's with them, then went back to blighty attached to the 1st (don't ask, good blokes, but poor leadership IMHO and some very poor SNCO's).We only went down to Type 38 as we disbanded A Sqn early, for manpower reasons, we did not lose the tanks and we in fact had more tanks than our establishment as we were the repository of tanks being returned from GW1 which we had to rebuild.
During drawdown I had either 20 or 22 CR1 in C Sqn, but we could have only fully crewed about half of them, we supplied the majority of the tanks for the amalgamated 2RTR in Fally. One of the tanks we put back together only moved for the first time in 18 months under its own power when it was loaded on a transporter to go to Fally.
As you probably remember it was a thankless task rebuilding the hulks which had been left in an awful state when they lost all there MAs when the Regt were in NI.
I remember the CO's car and the Sundance kid incident, to be honest we did not notice the fact that NCO's had to go to the NAAFFI for us, well at least I did not, still walked over there for a NAAFFI Pie and 20 Demuria Tabs, happy days.