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UNFICYP BRITCON Units

Units in Infantry role March 1964-Present:
By Andrew Thornton

Please note, there are some gaps but I hope to fill these when the information comes to hand:

Guards
March 1964 ­ May 1964 2nd Light Regiment Royal Artillery
March 1964 ­ May 1964 1st Bn The Parachute Regiment (G Bty, 7th (Para) RHA u/c)
March 1964 ­ July 1964 26th Medium Regiment Royal Artillery
March 1964 ­ October 1964 1st Bn The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 
March 1964 ­ October 1964 1st Bn The Sherwood Foresters
October 1964-March 1965 1st Bn The Cheshire Regiment
March 1965-October 1965 1st Bn Grenadier Guards
October 1965 ­Apri11966 1st Bn The Royal Highland Fusiliers
April 1966 ­ November 1966 1st Bn The Royal Welch Fusiliers
November 1966 ­ March 1967 1st Bn The Black Watch
March 1967 ­ October 1967 1st Bn The Duke of Wellington's Regiment
October 1967 ­ May 1968 1st Bn The Royal Green Jackets
May 1968 ­ October 1968 1st Bn The Durham Light Infantry (became 4th Bn The Light Infantry 10/7/68)
October 1968 ­ May 1969 1st Bn The Royal Hampshire Regiment
May 1969 ­ October 1969 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment
October 1969 ­ May 1970 3rd Bn The Royal Anglian Regiment
May 1970 ­ October 1970 3rd Bn The Light Infantry
October 1970 to May 1971 3rd Bn The Royal Green Jackets
May 1971 ­ October 1971 1st Bn The Gordon Highlanders
October 1972 ­ May 1973 3rd Bn The Queen's Regiment
May 1973 ­ October 1973 1st Bn The Parachute Regiment
October 1973 ­ May 1974 The 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
May 1974 ­ October 1974 2nd Bn Coldstream Guards
October 1974 ­ May 1975 41 Commando Royal Marines
April 1975 ­ October 1975 1st Bn The Duke of Wellington's Regiment
October 1975 ­ May 1976 1st Bn Welsh Guards
May 1976 ­ October 1976 1st Bn The King's Regiment
October 1976 ­ May 1977 Royal Green Jackets
May 1977 ­ October 1977 1st Bn The Royal Irish Rangers
May 1978 ­ October 1978 1st Bn The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
November 1978 ­ May 1979 3rd Bn The Light Infantry
May 1979 ­ November 1979 41 Commando Royal Marines (with 79 (Kirkee) Commando Bty RA u/c)
November 1979 ­ May 1980 1st Bn The Light Infantry
March 1980 ­September 1980 B Sqn 13/18H commanded by Major RA Cordy-Simpson (as force reserve)
May 1980 ­November 1980 3rd Bn The Royal Anglian Regiment
May 1981 ­ November 1981 1st Bn The Green Howards
November 1981 ­ May 1982 2nd Bn The Queen's Regiment
May 1982 ­ October 1982 1st Bn The Gloucestershire Regiment
October 1982 ­ May 1983 2nd Bn Grenadier Guards
May 1983 ­ November 1983 1st Bn The Queen's Lancashire Regiment
November 1983 ­June 1984 2nd Bn The Royal Anglian Regiment
June 1984 ­ December 1984 40 Commando Royal Marines
December 1984 ­June 1985 1st Bn The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment
June 1986 ­ December 1986 2nd Bn The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
December 1986 ­June 1987 3rd Bn The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
June 1987 ­December 1987 1st Bn The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment
December 1987 ­ June 1988 1st Bn The King's Own Royal Border Regiment
June 1988 ­ December 1988 4th/7th The Royal Dragoon Guards (with G Sqn 15th/19th Hussars u/c)
December 1988 ­ June 1989 3rd Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery
June 1989 ­ December 1989 4th Royal Tank Regiment
December 1989 ­ June 1990 2nd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
June 1990 ­ December 1990 22nd Air Defence Regiment, Royal Artillery
December 1990 ­ June 1991 The Queen's Own Hussars
June 1991 ­ December 1991 4th Royal Tank Regiment
December 1991 ­ June 1992 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars
June 1992 ­ December 1992 5th Regiment Royal Artillery
December 1992 ­ June 1993 The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars
June 1993 ­ December 1993 39th Regiment, Royal Artillery
December 1993 ­ June 1994 2nd Royal Tank Regiment
June 1994 ­ December 1994 7th Parachute Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery
December 1994 ­ June 1995 The Queen's Royal Lancers
June 1995 ­ December 1995 29th Commando Regiment, Royal Artillery
December 1995 ­ June 1996 12th Regiment, Royal Artillery
June 1996 ­ December 1996 39th Regiment, Royal Artillery
December 1996 ­ June 1997 32nd Regiment, Royal Artillery
June 1997 ­ December 1997 5th Regiment, Royal Artillery
December 1997 ­ June 1998 1st Royal Tank Regiment
June 1998 ­ December 1998 19th Regiment, Royal Artillery
December 1998 June 1999 47th Regiment, Royal Artillery
June 1999 ­ December 1999 22nd Regiment (Welsh Gunners), Royal Artillery
December 1999 ­ June 2000 1st Bn The Staffordshire Regiment
June 2000 ­ December 2000 16th Regiment, Royal Artillery
December 2000 ­ June 2001 The Queen's Royal Lancers
June 2001 ­ December 2001 4th Regiment, Royal Artillery
December 2001 ­ June 2002 32nd Regiment, Royal Artillery
June 2002 ­ December 2002 16th Regiment, Royal Artillery
December 2002 ­ June 2003 47th Regiment, Royal Artillery
June 2003 ­ December 2003 22nd Regiment, Royal Artillery
December 2003 ­ June 2004 3rd Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery
June 2004 ­ December 2004 40th Regiment, Royal Artillery
December 2004 ­ June 2005 26th Regiment, Royal Artillery
June 2005 ­ December 2005 39 Regiment Royal Artillery
Units providing Force Reserve Armoured Car Squadrons:
March 1964 ­ November 1964 A Squadron, The Life Guards
April 1964 ­ August 1964 RHQ and C Squadron, The Life Guards
November 1964 ­ May 1965 Ajax Squadron, 2nd Royal Tank Regiment
May 1965 ­ November 1965 C Squadron, 14th/20th King's Hussars
November 1965 ­ May 1966 Squadron, 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards
May 1966 ­ November 1967 A Squadron, 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
June 1968 ­ December 1968 Squadron, 3rd Royal Tank Regiment
December 1968 ­ June 1969 Squadron, 3rd Royal Tank Regiment
June 1969 ­ December 1969 B Squadron, The Queen's Own Hussars
December 1969 ­ June 1970 B Squadron, The Royal Scots Greys
June 1970 ­ December 1970 C Squadron, The Royal Scots Greys
December 1970 ­ June 1971 C Squadron, The Royal Hussars
June 1972 ­ December 1972 D Squadron, The Royal Scots Dragoon
December 1972 ­ June 1973 B Squadron, The Blues and Royals
June 1973 ­ January 1974 A Squadron, 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers
January 1974 ­ October 1974 Parachute Squadron, The Royal Armoured Corps
Additional reinforcements under UN command following the Turkish Invasion:
August 1974 ­ September 1974 RHQ and A Squadron, 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers
September 1974 ­ March 1975 RHQ, B and C Squadrons, The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars
November 1974 ­ May 1975 B Squadron, 1st Royal Tank Regiment
March 1975 ­ September 1975 RHQ and A Squadron, 1st Royal Tank Regiment
September 1975 ­ March 1976 C Squadron, 14th/20th King's Hussars
March 1976 ­ September 1976 A Squadron, The Life Guards
September 1976 ­ March 1977 B Squadron, 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars
March 1977 ­ September 1977 A Squadron, 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars
September 1977 ­ March 1978 C Squadron, 3rd Royal Tank Regiment
March 1978 ­ September 1978 A Squadron, The 9th/12th Royal Lancers
September 1978 ­ March 1979 B Squadron, 3rd Royal Tank Regiment
March 1979 ­ September 1979 B Squadron, The Life Guards
September 1979 ­ March 1980 B Squadron, The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars
September 1980 ­ March 1981 C Sqn The Blues and Royals
March 1981 ­ September 1981 Duke of Edinburgh's Squadron, The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars
September 1981 ­ February 1982 Squadron, 13th/18th Royal Hussars
February 1982 ­ July 1982 A Squadron, The Blues and Royals
July 1982 - January 1983 B Squadron, The Blues and Royals
January 1983 ­ July 1983 C Squadron, 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards
July 1983 ­ January 1984 B Squadron, 4th Royal Tank Regiment
January 1984 ­ July 1984 C Squadron, The Life Guards
January 1985 ­ July 1985 A Squadron, 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers
July 1985 ­ January 1986 B Squadron, 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards
January 1986 ­ July 1986 D Squadron, 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards
January 1987 ­July 1987 A Squadron,13th/18th Royal Hussars
09 July 1987 ­ January 1988 A Sqn 9th/12th Royal Lancers deployed as FSC Sqn
July 1988 ­ January 1989 C Sqn 9th/12th Royal Lancers deployed as FSC Sqn
January 1988 ­ July 1988 A Squadron, The Life Guards
July 1989 ­ January 1990 B Squadron, 13th/18th Royal Hussars
January 1991 ­ July 1991 C Squadron, The Blues and Royals
July 1991 ­ February 1992 C Squadron, 13th/18th Royal Hussars
February 1992 ­ August 1992 D Squadron, 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers
August 1992 ­ February 1993 A Squadron, 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers (last unit to perform this duty before Force Reserve Squadron was abolished)

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