Front-left view of the Alvis FV603 Saracen APC

Alvis FV603 Saracen

The Alvis FV603 Saracen is a six-wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) used by the British Army and RAF Regiment mainly between 1952 and 1976, although some units retained them until the early 1980s.

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

Northern Ireland – The Long War

At 08:00hrs 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.