Bofors 40mm L40/70 anti-aircraft gun

Bofors 40mm L40/70

More complex and more effective than the 40/60 which saw distinguished service in WW2, the 40/70 served the Regiment well in many parts of the world from 1957 until 1978 and the introduction of the Rapier missile system.

Tigercat short-range anti-aircraft missile

Tigercat Short Range Anti Aircraft Missile

The Shorts Tigercat is the land use Variant of the popular and widely used Shorts Seacat anti aircraft missile, developed and manufactured by Short Brothers, Harland and Marconi. It saw service between 1961 and 1980.

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.