i have come across a few mentions of 50 missrable deploying in the 1st gulf war, did they take their lance missiles with them, if so did they use them in anger???? or was it just a case of battle feild replacements??
50 Regiment did not deploy to OP Gramby as a Regiment.
However members of the Regiment did deploy on GW1. A large contingent of volunteers was dispatched to several Regiments prior to deployment to bring those units up to war strength and remained on attachment for pre-deployment training, the Operation itself and were not released back to the Regiment until after post Op leave.
A second body of volunteers from the Regiment also deployed after commencement of operations as Battlefield Casuaty Replacements. This was also the case for members of other Gunner Regiments not on the orbat who also sent similar again both as augmentees and BCR.
At no tiime did UK Lance deploy in theatre.
The yanks deployed lance in the gulf in HE role as they made a commeritive coin stating it was deployed there, however i do believe this was kept hidden as it would of caused concern deploying nukes etc , As for 50 msl lads , a lot went to different units during the Gulf war, as we had lost our Nuke role, but i also seem to remember we had a He role for a littile while until they decided to chop the launcher mount's up to keep the rusky's happy
Only time I saw anything of the Lance was about 10 years ago when I was working for SERCo on an air Weapons Range. They had lots of the carrier vehicles for scrap and kept a few back for use on the range. Naughty but handy vehicle for use on the beach.
I was a amongst a number of Gunners from 50 who deployed during Op Granby, we were deployed throughout most Gunner Regiments from the start (just to raise the standards of the Royal Regiment you understand).
Lance was deployed during the conflict by the SPAMs but not in the nuclear capacity.
It was a good regiment that should have re-roled rather than disband, but there we go.
Hope all is well.