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Royal Regiment Of Wales
The Royal Regiment
Regiment
of Wales (24th/41st Foot) was an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Prince of Wales' Division. It was formed in 1969 by the amalgamation of the South Wales Borderers
South Wales Borderers
and the Welch Regiment. The 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment
Regiment
of Wales (24th/41st Foot) had a short existence in military terms, just over 36 years. Within two months of amalgamation, the battalion was one of the first units to be deployed to Northern Ireland.Contents1 History 2 Colonel-in-Chief 3 Colonels of the regiment 4 Regimental goat 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The regiment was formed in 1969 by the amalgamation of the South Wales Borderers and the Welch Regiment.[1] Prince Charles was appointed Colonel-in-Chief of the new regiment in early 1969, his first Army appointment
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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County Londonderry
County Londonderry
County Londonderry
(Irish: Contae Dhoire; Ulster-Scots: Coontie Lunnonderrie), also known as County Derry, is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland. Prior to the partition of Ireland, it was one of the counties of the Kingdom of Ireland
Kingdom of Ireland
from 1613 onward and then of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
after the Acts of Union 1800. Adjoining the north-west shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 2,074 km² (801 sq mi) and today has a population of about 247,132. Since 1972, the counties in Northern Ireland, including Londonderry, have no longer been used by the state as part of the local administration. Following further reforms in 2015, the area is now governed under three different districts; Derry
Derry
and Strabane, Causeway Coast and Glens and Mid-Ulster
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Rhodesia
Rhodesia
Rhodesia
(/roʊˈdiːʒə/) was an unrecognised state in southern Africa from 1965 to 1979, equivalent in territorial terms to modern Zimbabwe. With its capital in Salisbury (now Harare), Rhodesia
Rhodesia
was considered a de facto successor state to the former British colony of Southern Rhodesia
Southern Rhodesia
(which had achieved responsible government in 1923) until 1970, when Rhodesia
Rhodesia
was proclaimed a republic without a monarch. During an effort to delay an immediate transition to black majority rule, Rhodesia's predominantly white government issued its own Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) from the United Kingdom on 11 November 1965
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Zimbabwe
Coordinates: 20°S 30°E / 20°S 30°E / -20; 30Republic of ZimbabweFlagCoat of armsMotto: "Unity, Freedom, Work"[1]Anthem:  "Blessed be the land of Zimbabwe"[2]Location of  Zimbabwe  (dark blue) in the African Union  (light blue)Capital and largest city Harare 17°50′S 31°3′E / 17.833°S 31.050°E / -17.833; 31.050Official languages16 languages[3]Chewa Chibarwe English Kalanga "Koisan" (presumably Tsoa) Nambya Ndau Ndebele Shangani Shona "sign language" Sotho Tonga Tswana Venda XhosaEthnic groups (2012)99.4% Black African (over 80% Shona; Ndebele are largest minority) 0.2% White African 0.4% others, including Coloured
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Lemgo
Lemgo
Lemgo
(German pronunciation: [ˈlɛmɡoː]) is a university city in the Lippe
Lippe
district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, 25km east from Bielefeld. Lemgo
Lemgo
has a population of c
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Bobby Sands
Robert Gerard Sands (Irish: Roibeárd Gearóid Ó Seachnasaigh;[2] 9 March 1954 – 5 May 1981) was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican
Irish Republican
Army who died on hunger strike while imprisoned at HM Prison Maze after being sentenced for firearms possession. He was the leader of the 1981 hunger strike in which Irish republican prisoners protested against the removal of Special
Special
Category Status. During Sands's strike, he was elected to the British Parliament as an Anti H-Block candidate.[3][4] His death and those of nine other hunger strikers was followed by a new surge of Provisional IRA
Provisional IRA
recruitment and activity
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Warminster
Warminster
Warminster
(/ˈwɔːrmɪnstər/) is a town and civil parish in western Wiltshire, England, by-passed by the A36 (between Salisbury
Salisbury
and Bath) and the partly concurrent A350 between Westbury and Blandford Forum. It has a population of about 17,000. The 11th-century Minster Church of St Denys stands near the River Were, which runs through the town and can be seen running through the town park
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Wiltshire
2011 Census Excluding Swindon: 93.4% White British 1.3% Asian 1.2% Mixed Race 0.6% Black 0.2% OtherDistricts of Wiltshire   UnitaryDistricts Wiltshire
Wiltshire
( Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Council) Swindon
Swindon
( Swindon
Swindon
Borough Council)Members of Parliament List of MPsPolice Wiltshire
Wiltshire
PoliceTime zone Greenwich Mean Time
Greenwich Mean Time
(UTC) • Summer (DST) British Summer Time
British Summer Time
(UTC+1) Wiltshire
Wiltshire
(/ˈwɪltʃər/ or /-tʃɪər/[1]) is a county in South West England
England
with an area of 3,485 km2 (1,346 square miles).[2] It is landlocked and borders the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire
and Berkshire
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RAF Ternhill
Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
Ternhill
Ternhill
or RAF Ternhill
Ternhill
(ICAO: EGOE) was a Royal Air Force station at Ternhill
Ternhill
in Shropshire, England, near the towns of Newport and Market Drayton. Although no longer a RAF station, the airfield is retained by the Ministry of Defence and is predominately used as a relief landing ground for helicopters of the Defence Helicopter Flying School, based at RAF Shawbury. The airfield is also home to the RAF's No. 632 Volunteer Gliding Squadron
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Shropshire
Shropshire
Shropshire
(/ˈʃrɒpʃər/ SHROP-shər or /ˈʃrɒpʃɪər/ SHROP-sheer; alternatively Salop;[citation needed] abbreviated, in print only, Shrops; demonym Salopian /səˈloʊpiən/ sə-LOH-pee-ən)[3] is a county in the West Midlands of England, bordering Wales
Wales
to the west, Cheshire
Cheshire
to the north, Staffordshire
Staffordshire
to the east, and Worcestershire
Worcestershire
and Herefordshire
Herefordshire
to the south. Shropshire Council
Shropshire Council
was created in 2009, a unitary authority taking over from the previous county council and five district councils
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Shackleton Barracks
Shackleton Barracks
Shackleton Barracks
is a former military installation at Ballykelly in Northern Ireland. History[edit] The site formerly known as RAF Ballykelly
RAF Ballykelly
was handed over to the British Army
British Army
as Shackleton Barracks
Shackleton Barracks
on 2 June 1971.[1] Battalion HQ and HQ Company of the 5th Battalion, Ulster Defence Regiment
5th Battalion, Ulster Defence Regiment
arrived there shortly after the barracks opened. The village of Ballykelly suffered badly in 1982 with the Droppin Well bombing
Droppin Well bombing
which resulted in the loss of eighteen lives including both local civilians and soldiers from Shackleton Barracks
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Cavalry Barracks, Hounslow
Cavalry Barracks is a British Army
British Army
installation located north of Hounslow
Hounslow
Heath in Hounslow, west London. Hounslow
Hounslow
was one of 40 new barracks established around London
London
to guard against possible French invasion in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.Contents1 History 2 References 3 Further reading 4 External linksHistory[edit] The area around Hounslow
Hounslow
Heath has been used for centuries to garrison Armies of The Crown
The Crown
because of its proximity to London, Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace. In the 17th century, Oliver Cromwell marshalled an army on the heath at the end of the English Civil War
English Civil War
in 1647
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British Army
The British Army
Army
is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces. As of 2017, the British Army comprises just over 80,000 trained regular (full-time) personnel and just over 26,500 trained reserve (part-time) personnel.[4] Since April 2013, Ministry of Defence publications have not reported the entire strength of the Regular Reserve; instead, only Regular Reserves serving under the fixed-term reserve contracts have been counted.[5] The modern British Army
Army
traces back to 1707, with an antecedent in the English Army
Army
that was created during the Restoration in 1660
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London
London
London
(/ˈlʌndən/ ( listen)) is the capital and most populous city of England
England
and the United Kingdom.[7][8] Standing on the River Thames
River Thames
in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium.[9] London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries
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Paderborn
Paderborn
Paderborn
(German pronunciation: [paːdɐˈbɔʁn] ( listen))[2] is a city in eastern North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, capital of the Paderborn
Paderborn
district. The name of the city derives from the river Pader and "born", an old German term for the source of a river. The river Pader originates in more than 200 springs near Paderborn
Paderborn
Cathedral, where St. Liborius
St

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