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 Swinton Barracks
 
Original Name - Kasernengelände Loddenheide
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RAC 
 
1 RTR 1960-1961
13/18 H 1968-1972
2 RTR 1972-1979 (2)
9/12 L 1979-1980
17/21 L 1980-1990
RH 1990-1992 (3)
 
REME
 
6 Armd Wksp REME
 
Closed 20 January 1994 
 
(1) 2 RTR joined 20 Armoured Brigade in 1952, replacing 8 RTR.
(2) Arrived after a two year tour of duty as the RAC Centre Regiment. Initially roled as an armoured regiment on Chieftains, but in 1977 converted to the Armoured Recce Role on CVR/T. The 7 years spent here in Münster were packed with tours of NI. The unit left in 1979 for Wolfenbüttel. 
(3) Amalgamating with 14th/20th King's Hussars, York Barracks, Münster in 1992.