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

#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?
 
#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.
 

udipur

LE
Book Reviewer
#6
If you're publicly thinking of joining the 9/12, you might want to remove all cash bar references...
 
#7
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.
 
#8
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.
 
#10
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.
I could have sworn they were around Fally in the early 70's?? feckin' minds gone west alongside my eyesight, hearing and waistline!!!
 
#11
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.
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.
 
#12
Suggest you change your first choice ang go Cav.
 
#15
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.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
#17
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.
Chef - this post is out of order and unworthy of you.

Coming on a site full of crusty old war gods and asking questions is valid research in my book. The arcane knowledge of the Arrse community is formidable indeed as long as he can recognise who's talking from experience, understands that Tropper didn't invent the tank and doesn't start listening to some of the airsoft lunatics who've joined the site recently.

As for background reading, if he truly wishes to plough through 'Panzer Leader' and multiple volumes of Liddell Hart, good luck to him, even more so given his entry level. So what if he doesn't understand some of it - half our high command still touts the Manouverist Approach as a universal panacea.

I also take issue with: "If joining in the ranks, then I am sure you will be told all you need to know,", that is simply appalling and certainly not a sentiment wise men would express anywhere near the RTR I knew. He will have plenty of time to become cynical and jaded later, currently he is enthusiastic and prepared to read and that should be encouraged.

If he's been a bit bone in other posts (and yes, in his position, I would lose the avatar and stop calling people 'man') then he's not the first and most of us made ourselves useful eventually. There's no need to flay the chap. Grrrrrr.
 
#18
Chef - this post is out of order and unworthy of you.

Coming on a site full of crusty old war gods and asking questions is valid research in my book. The arcane knowledge of the Arrse community is formidable indeed as long as he can recognise who's talking from experience, understands that Tropper didn't invent the tank and doesn't start listening to some of the airsoft lunatics who've joined the site recently.

As for background reading, if he truly wishes to plough through 'Panzer Leader' and multiple volumes of Liddell Hart, good luck to him, even more so given his entry level. So what if he doesn't understand some of it - half our high command still touts the Manouverist Approach as a universal panacea.

I also take issue with: "If joining in the ranks, then I am sure you will be told all you need to know,", that is simply appalling and certainly not a sentiment wise men would express anywhere near the RTR I knew. He will have plenty of time to become cynical and jaded later, currently he is enthusiastic and prepared to read and that should be encouraged.

If he's been a bit bone in other posts (and yes, in his position, I would lose the avatar and stop calling people 'man') then he's not the first and most of us made ourselves useful eventually. There's no need to flay the chap. Grrrrrr.
Totally agree, before i joined i read everything by Liddell Hart and Guderian and also Rommel, but still found out later that they knew fcuk all compared to Sven Hassel and Wotan.

I also made airfix kits so could have joined the Reme, as glue and hammer fixes all.

Id say something about the 3/4 Lancers,but i knew some of them and they were decent blokes,who all thought they were in another Regiment.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
#19
Totally agree, before i joined i read everything by Liddell Hart and Guderian and also Rommel, but still found out later that they knew fcuk all compared to Sven Hassel and Wotan.

I also made airfix kits so could have joined the Reme, as glue and hammer fixes all.

Id say something about the 3/4 Lancers,but i knew some of them and they were decent blokes,who all thought they were in another Regiment.
I always found that vehicle recognition skills were the most finely honed in those who had been brought up with Airfix - the chicks tended to struggle. We should make time in the training cycle for this, even if it means abolishing drill.
 
#20
Totally agree, before i joined i read everything by Liddell Hart and Guderian and also Rommel, but still found out later that they knew fcuk all compared to Sven Hassel and Wotan.

I also made airfix kits so could have joined the Reme, as glue and hammer fixes all.

Id say something about the 3/4 Lancers,but i knew some of them and they were decent blokes,who all thought they were in another Regiment.
Scarletto, come on matey boy leave the Corps out of your inter Regimental rivalry. You know we were always part of the family when serving amongst you.

Cheers Nobby
 

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