Postings and Tours of Duty

During the history of the 14th/20th King’s Hussars

The amalgamation of the 14th King’s Hussars and the 20th Hussars took place with effect 1st October 1922, at the Cavalry Barracks, Cologne (Koln). Army Order No. 222 designated private soldiers of Cavalry of the Line as Troopers.

1922       Germany – Cologne – Army of Occupation

1923       England, Tidworth (11/10/23) 2nd Cavalry Brigade

1926       England, York (07/12/26)

1928       England, Aldershot (14/10/28) – 1st Cavalry Brigade

1930       England, Hounslow (07/10/30)

1931       Egypt, Cairo (23/09/31) – Cairo Cavalry Brigade

1933       India, Risalpur (31/12/33) – 1st Risalpur Brigade

16 December 1936 – Retitled The 14th/20th King’s Hussars

1937       India, Lucknow (24/10/37)

1938       India, Secunderabad (21/09/38) – 4th Secunderabad Cavalry Brigade

31 March 1939 – Mechanised (Vickers light tanks)

1939       India, Meerut (10/10/39) – 2nd Meerut Cavalry Brigade

1941       Cadre detatched to form 26th Hussars (01/02/41)

1941       Mesopotamia, Basra (03/07/41) – 252nd Indian Armoured Brigade

1943       Egypt, 252nd Indian Armoured Brigade – 31st Indian Armoured Division

1944       Syria, Damascus (01/03/44) – 5th Infantry Division

1945       Italy, Florence (21/01/45) – XIII Corps Troops

1945       Italy, Medicina (16/04/45) – 43rd Gurkha Infantry Brigade

1946       Germany, Luneburg, Luneburg Cavalry Barracks – 43rd Infantry Division

1947       England, Catterick (13/11/47) – Royal Armoured Corps Training Regiment

1951       England, Crookham (15/02/52), Berkshire. 19th Inf. Brigade, 3rd Inf. Division

1952       Libya, Sabratha (26/10/52) – 25th Armoured Brigade, Ist Infantry Division

1954       England, Piddleton (18/10/55), Piddlehinton Camp, Dorset

1956       Germany, Münster, Portsmouth Barracks – 20th Armoured Brigade

1957       Germany, Hohne, Caen Barracks – Squadrons at Celle, Detmold and Berlin

1960       German, Hohne, Haig Barracks – 7th Armoured Brigade

1962       Libya, Benghazi, Wavell Barracks – Squadron in Tripoli

1964       Cyprus, Squadron with United nations

1966       England, Perham Down, Tidworth – Cachy Barracks

1966       Germany, Paderborn, Barker Barracks – 6th Infantry Brigade

1967       Germany, Paderborn 20 Armoured Brigade & 4th Guards Brigade

1970       England, Tidworth, Aliwal Barracks – 5th Infantry Brigade

1970       C Sqn stationed in Tidworth with tours in Northern Ireland, Cyprus and Hong Kong

1970       B Sqn Stationed in Honk Kong until move to Herford

Read more about Hong Kong

1970       A Sqn Singapore 1970 then Tidworth (inl. Northern Ireland) 72 then Cyprus 75 and   then Warminster 1976

1973       Germany, Herford, Harewood Barracks – 1st (BR) Corps Recce Regiment

1976       England, Bovington Camp – RAC Centre Regiment

1977       Germany, Hohne, Caen Barracks – 1st Armoured Division

1981       Germany, Hohne, Caen Barracks – 7th Armoured Brigade

1983       Germany, Hohne, Caen Barracks – 22nd Armoured Brigade

1985       England, Catterick, Cambrai Barracks – Royal Armoured Corps Training Regiment

1988       Germany, Münster, York Barracks – 4th Armoured Brigade (Last Berlin Sqn ‘C’)

1990      Persian Gulf – 1st (UK) Armoured Division

1991       Germany, Münster, York Barracks – 4th Armoured Brigade

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