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Synopsis of Household Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps Regiments in Germany 1945-to Date
 
LIFE GUARDS
Wolfenbüttel 1945
Wolfenbüttel 1952-1953
Herford 1960-1962
Detmold 1971-1975
Detmold 1980-1984
Sennelager 1990-1992
 

ROYAL HORSE GUARDS NOTE 1
Wolfenbüttel ?-1948
Wolfenbüttel 1950-1952
Herford 1962-1966
 

BLUES AND ROYALS NOTE 1
Detmold 1969-1971
Detmold 1975-1980
Detmold 1984-1986
Sennelager 1986-1990
 
 
KING'S DRAGOON GUARDS NOTE 2
Rahlstedt 1951-1953
Neumunster 1953-1956
 

1ST THE QUEEN'S DRAGOON GUARDS NOTE 2
Wolfenbüttel 1959-1964
Detmold 1967- 1971
Hohne 1973-1980
Wolfenbüttel 1987-1991
Sennelager 1992-1998
Osnabrück 2003-2007
Sennelager 2007 onwards
 
 
QUEEN'S BAYS NOTE 2
Fallingbostel early 1950s?
 
 
3RD CARABINIERS NOTE 3
Osnabrück 1952-1959
Detmold 1962-1967
Münster 1969-1970
Herford 1970-1971
 

ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS NOTE 3
Herford 1971-1973
Osnabrück 1973-1976
Sennelager 1979-1986
Fallingbostel 1995- to date
 
4/7TH DRAGOON GUARDS NOTE 4
Fallingbostel mid 1950s
Münster 1962-1965
Sennelager 1969-1973
Fallingbostel 1976-1981
Detmold 1983- 1992

 

THE ROYAL DRAGOON GUARDS NOTE 4
Paderborn 1992-1996
Münster 2001-2008
 
 

5TH INNISKILLING DRAGOON GUARDS NOTE 4
Paderborn 1948-1951
Sennelager 1959-1963
Münster 1970-1974
Osnabrück 1976-1984
Paderborn 1986-1988
 
THE ROYAL DRAGOONS NOTE 1
Denmark May –December 1945
Lubeck 1946
Wolfenbüttel 1948?-1950
Herford 1956-1960
Detmold 1965-1969
 
 
THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS NOTE 3
Rotenburg 1946
Lüneburg 1946-1952
Fallingbostel 1965-1969
 
3RD THE KING'S OWN HUSSARS NOTE 5
Rendsburg Spring 1948?
Lubeck 1948
Münster1949-??

 

 
QUEEN'S OWN HUSSARS NOTE 5
Münster1960-1962
Detmold 1962-1965
Hohne 1970-1974
Detmold 1976-1981
Hohne 1985-1996
 

 
QUEEN'S ROYAL HUSSARS NOTE 6
Fallingbostel 1993-1995
Hohne 1996-?
Sennelager 1998- todate
 
 
4TH HUSSARS NOTE 6
Lubeck 1947
Hohne 1953? 7?-1958
 
QUEEN'S ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS NOTE 6
Hohne 1958-1960
Wolfenbüttel 1964-1968
Paderborn ??- 1979
Münster 1982-1990
Fallingbostel 1990-1993
 
  
7TH HUSSARS NOTE 5
Soltau 1946-1947
Lüneberg 1951?
Fallingbostel 1949?-1954
 

8TH KING'S ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS NOTE 6
Itzehoe Summer 1945
Berlin Autumn 1945
Itzehoe 1946
Münster ?-1948
Lüneberg 1953-1958
 
9TH LANCERS NOTE 7
Detmold 1951-1960

9/12TH LANCERS NOTE 7
Osnabrück 1963-1969
Detmold 1971-1976
Hohne 1980-1984
Münster 1979-1980
Wolfenbüttel 1984-1987
Herford 1992-1994
Hohne 2000- to date
 
10TH HUSSARS NOTE 8
Lubeck 1946-1947??
Iserlohn ???-1953
Paderborn 1959- 1964
Münster 1965-1969
 
ROYAL HUSSARS NOTE 8
Sennelager 1973-1979
Fallingbostel 1981-1988
Münster 1990-1992
 
 
KING'S ROYAL HUSSARS NOTE 9
Münster 1992-1998
 
11TH HUSSARS NOTE 8
Brunsbüttel May/June 1945
Berlin June 1945-1948
Wesendorf early 1950s?
Hohne 1962-1960
 
12TH LANCERS NOTE 7
Herford 1955-1956
Wolfenbüttel 1956-1959
 

13/18TH HUSSARS NOTE 10
Wolfenbüttel 1953-1956
Neumunster 1956-1958
Paderborn 1964-1967
Detmold 1962-1965
Münster 1968-1972
Herford 1982-1987
Wolfenbüttel 1991-1992
 

THE LIGHT DRAGOONS NOTE 10
Hohne 1992-2000

 
14/20TH HUSSARS NOTE 9
Münster 1954-1962
Paderborn 1967-1970
Herford 1973-1976
Hohne 1977-1985
 
15/19TH HUSSARS NOTE 10
Neumunster 1951-1953
Fallingbostel 1969-1974
Paderborn 1977-1984
Detmold 1986- 1992
 
 
16/5TH LANCERS NOTE 11
Schleswig 1946-1947
Sennelager 1953-1956
Osnabrück 1959-1963
Fallingbostel 1968-1971
Wolfenbüttel 1975-1980
Herford 1987-1992

 

 
QUEEN'S ROYAL LANCERS NOTE 11
Osnabrück 1993-1997
 

17/21ST LANCERS NOTE 11
Münster 1951-1960?
Paderborn? 1957-1959?
Sennelager 1963-1969
Wolfenbüttel 1970-1974
Fallingbostel 1974-1977
Münster 1980- 1990
 
 
ROYAL TANK REGIMENT
 
1 RTR
Gluckstadt May 1945
Berlin Autumn1945-March 1946
Gluckstadt? March 1946-Summer 1946
Detmold Summer 1946-September 1952
Hohne Autumn 1960- November 1965
Osnabrück 1969- May 1973
Herford April 1976-1982
Hildesheim 1985-1993
Paderborn 1996-1999

2 RTR
Lüneberg 1946-1948
Münster February 1952-April 1959
Hohne November 1965-August1970
Münster 1972-1979
Wolfenbüttel 1980-1984
Fallingbostel 1984-1990
Fallingbostel 1992-2007

3 RTR
Rendsburg 1946-1948
Detmold 1952-1962
Fallingbostel/Hohne? 1965-1968
Wolfenbüttel 1969-1971
Fallingbostel 1971-1974?
Hohne? 1974-1976
Paderborn 1978-1979
Münster 1979-1981
Paderborn 1971-1986
Hemer 1988-1992
Fallingbostel 1992
Amalgamated with 2RTR in 1992

4 RTR
Fallingbostel 1954-1959
Hohne 1959-1963
Herford 1966-1968?
Hohne 1968-1973
Münster 1974-1982
Osnabrück 1984-1993
Amalgamated with 1 RTR in 1993

5 RTR
Rotenburg 1947-1950?
Hohne 195?-1953
Fallingbostel 1959-1965
Wolfenbüttel 1968-1969
Disbanded 1969

6 RTR
Münster 1952-1956
Sennelager 1956-1959
Amalgamated with 3 RTR 1959

7 RTR
Detmold 1957-1959
Amalgamated with 4 RTR 1959

8 RTR
Paderborn 1951-195?
Fallingbostel 1959-1960
Amalgamated with 5 RTR 1960

Note 1 Formed 1969 by the amalgamation of the Royal Horse Guards and Royal Dragoons
Note 2 Formed 1959 by the amalgamation of the Kings Dragoon Guards and Queen’s Bays
Note 3 Formed 1971 by the amalgamation of the 3rd Carabiniers and Royal Scots Greys
Note 4 Formed 1992 by the amalgamation of 4/7 Dragoon Guards and 5 Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
Note 5 Formed 1958 by the amalgamation of the 3rd and 7th Hussars
Note 6 Formed 1996 by the amalgamation of the Queen’s Own Hussars and Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars
Note 7 Formed 1960 by the amalgamation of the 9th and 12th Lancers
Note 8 Formed 1969 by the amalgamation of the 10th and 11th Hussars
Note 9 Formed 1992 by the amalgamation of the Royal Hussars and 14/20th Hussars
Note 10 Formed 1992 by the amalgamation of the 13/18th and 15/19th Hussars
Note 11 Formed 1993 by the amalgamation of the 16/5th and 17/21st Lancers
 
ADDITIONAL COMMITMENTS
1. An Armoured unit was also based in Berlin, in later years this was provided by a detached Squadron from either the RAC Training Regiments at Bovingdon or Catterick or the All Arms Training Centre Regiment Warminster.
2. The UNFICYP Squadron RAC (based in Nicosia) was provided, inter alia, from time to time by BAOR based units.
3. BAOR based Armoured Regiments provided surge reinforcements to Northern Ireland OP BANNER commitments often in the dismounted (Infantry) role.
4. BAOR based Armoured Regiments provided complete units or subunits from time to time to NATO Forces in the Balkans from 1990 onwards.
5. BAOR Based Armoured Units took an active role in the 1992 Kuwait War and the invasion of Iraq in 2003 (Second Gulf War), subsequently garrisoning parts of the Southern Iraq .
6. Similarly BAOR based Armoured Regiments have ongoing Operational commitments in Afghanistan.
FOR FURTHER DETAILED INFORMATION GO TO THE RELEVANT SECTION OF THE LOCATION TOPICS ON THIS SITE.
JPW