What tanks/role where the 9th/12th Royal Lancers

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  1. Hi all,
    I was just wondering if anyone could tell me what tanks/role where the 9th/12th Royal Lancers back during the cold war, were they a formation reconnaissance or main battle tank regiment?
  2. Bit of both but mainly recce, 9th Lancers and 12th Lancers amalgamated in 1960.

    Bit of a random question my friend. What are you looking for?
  3. im just interested in seeing what main battle tank regiments there were during the cold war. And 9th/12th Royal Lancers are one of my 3 job choices for the army so i just want to find out some history on them.
  4. udipur

    udipur LE Book Reviewer

    If you're publicly thinking of joining the 9/12, you might want to remove all cash bar references...
  5. This is about the third thread you've started on the RAC, if you are intending to join 2 RTR or Lancers as a rupert, do some of your own research rather than getting others to do it for you. You can do that when you commission.

    Also it looks better at interviews if you can say you did your own research.

    Most of the books on your other thread about tank strategy, you will find take a long time to read and you will need other background reading to make more sense of the conclusions'

    If this is a wind up then fair play, you got me!

    If you really are thinking of RMAS, you are not ready. If joining in the ranks, then I am sure you will be told all you need to know, the background reading will give you depth of knowledge.

    In either case I wish you luck, but do your own research.
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  6. 1960-1962: Tidworth, UK.
    1960-1963: Omagh, Northern Ireland (Recce Regiment for 3 Div)
    *Squadron in Aden in Armoured Car role.
    1963: Somewhere in England
    1963-1969: Osnabruck, Germany (Recce for 12 Infantry Brigade Group)
    *Another tour of Aden 1964/1965
    1969-1971: Catterick, UK + a squadron in Berlin. (RAC Training Regiment)
    1971-1976: Detmold, Germany (Recce for 20 Armoured Brigade)
    *Tour of Northern Ireland in 1975
    1976-1977: Omagh, Northern Ireland
    1977-1979: Tidworth, UK
    *Tour of Cyprus in 1978 (UN)
    1979-1980: Munster, Germany (5 Field Force)
    1980-1984: Hohne, Germany (1 Armoured Division Recce)
    1984-1987: Wolfenbuttel, Germany (1 (British) Corps Recce)
    1987-1991: Wimbish, UK (3 Division Recce)
    1991-1994: Herford, Germany (4 Armoured Division Recce)
    1994-1998: Bovington+Lulworth+Warminster (RAC Centre Regiment)
    *A and D Sqn: Tour of Northern Ireland in 1995
    *B Sqn: Tour of Bosnia in 1995
    1998-20??: Hohne, Germany (1 Armoured Division Recce)
    *Tour of Kosovo in 2001
    *Tour of Bosnia in 2003
    *Tour of Iraq 2003/2004
    *Tour of Iraq 2005/2006

    Plus other stuff that I can't be bothered to research. All dates are approximate and likley to be ripped apart by grump old lancers.

    That'll be a bottle of Isle of Jura please.
  7. Tour of Iraq in 2008
    Tour in Afgan right now.

    But good work sir!
  8. I could have sworn they were around Fally in the early 70's?? feckin' minds gone west alongside my eyesight, hearing and waistline!!!
  9. I have 9th/12th Royal Lancers as my 2nd choice and im joining as a regular soldier not as a rupert. The only reason i started this thread was so i could find some history about my second job choice during the 1961-1991 because i cant find much on them during that time.
  10. Suggest you change your first choice ang go Cav.
  11. Wicked man, since when have 9/12L been real Cav?
  12. 3/4 Lancers...
  13. Didnt say real Cav-just Cav. Point of note he is looking at 2 RTR- London and the West Country predominantly, or 9/12L- Derby and Nottingahm. Recce seeems a good idea.
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