Map showing the location of the Suez Canal

Egypt and Suez

In Egypt tensions grew over the British failure to produce an acceptable Anglo-Egyptian Treaty to replace the pre-war one, which had expired and required renegotiation. Anti-British demonstrations took place in Cairo and the threat to British installations in the Canal Zone jeopardised the effectiveness of the main British base in the Middle East.

Map of Palestine

Palestine 1946-49 End Game

Even as the war in Europe ended, the pre-war violence between Arab and Jew returned. The wartime ceasefire was broken early and 1946 saw new active terrorism by Jewish activists against the British.

Contemporary Regiment Gunner in front of WW2-era Typhoons

NI: Non-roulement Tasks

The Squadrons that manned the roulement tasking at Aldergrove and Bishops Court through the long years of the 70’s and 80’s, often had to cope with further taskings directed their way by hard pressed Army Commanders.

Contemporary Regiment Gunner in front of WW2-era Typhoons

The Long War

At 08:00 on 27 April 1969, 16 Field Squadron’s B Flight Grouping, commanded by Flying Officer JC Murphy entered the city limits of Londonderry, initiating the longest deployment in the Corps history.

Map of Cyprus

Cyprus

After the departure of British Forces from Egypt, Cyprus became the main British base in the Eastern Mediterranean and a Regiment Squadron setting a record for longest single deployment.

Ferret MKII Scout Car

Ferret Mark II Scout Car

The Ferret Mark II Scout Car entered service in 1955 with No. 10 (Armoured Car) Squadron of the Aden Protectorate Levies who were the first unit to be so equipped.

25-pounder field gun

25-Pounder Field Gun

the 25-pounder field gun was a major British field gun during World War 2 that was introduced into service just before war broke out.

ML 3-inch mortar

ML 3-inch Mortar

This weapon served the British Army and Commonwealth personnel with the capability to lob explosive projectiles against enemy emplacements and troop concentrations.

Vickers medium machine gun

Vickers MMG

The .303 Vickers MMG was used extensively by the RAF Regiment and its forebears in the Armoured Car Companies and Ground Gunner Defence Squadrons.