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Maj Gen
Maj Gen

Number of posts : 817
Age : 66
Localisation : Limavady, N.I.
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E.
Places Served : Arborfield (Basic training), S.E.M.E. Bordon (Trade training), Barnard Castle, Hemer, Belfast (Emergency Tour), Londonderry, Munster, Brunei, Hong Kong
Registration date : 2008-04-06

PostSubject: 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards   27/7/2008, 08:39

Do we have any ex-members amongst us?

If so, can you add anything to the entries on the main site for:-

June 1954 - October 1959 Lumsden Bks, Fallingbostel.
August 1962 - September 1965 York Bks, Munster.
April 1969 - June 1973 Athlone Bks, Sennelager.
October 1976 - March 1981 Lumsden Bks, Fallingbostel.
April 1983 - 1988 Detmold

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Jean Cavanagh

Number of posts : 9
Age : 67
Localisation : Tidworth
Cap Badge : Dad - RASC RCT Husband - RAC 4/7 RDG (Ex Husband 1st Bn Royal Scots)
Places Served : Dad-Chester, Brecon, Chepstow, Osnabruck, Husband - Tidworth
Registration date : 2008-08-05

PostSubject: Re: 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards   8/9/2008, 18:08

Hi Paul. My husband Terry Cavanagh served in 4/7th from 68-77. Sadly he passed awy on 19 Jan this year. He was diagnosed with cancer last June. You may have known him. He was in S|Sqn and GW Tp. Have you tried It is a great site just for 4/7th RDG.
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Registration date : 2011-08-19

PostSubject: Re: 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards   19/8/2011, 10:55

Hello Paul

I served with the 4th/7th RDG from 14/10/1971 until 13/10/1975. I joined the Regiment in 1972 at Athlone Bks, Sennelager.

Between 1973 and the time I was de-modded in October 1975 the regiment was stationed at Bhurtpore Bks, Tidworth, Hants.

I was sorry to hear about Terry Cavanagh. As a very young 17 year old I was posted to S/Sqn GW troop when I joined the regiment and I vaguely remember there were two Cavanagh's in GW troop, although I cannot remember their first names for sure, Terry rings a bell and I believe the other was Dave? I do remember that one had light hair while the other was dark, during roll call the WOII would call Cavanagh White & Cavanagh Black.

Hope this helps.

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Localisation : Australia
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Registration date : 2013-08-10

PostSubject: Re: 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards   10/8/2013, 11:51

My Uncle was in the RDG (4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards) in the early to mid 60's. He was stationed in Germany during his national service but stayed on afterwards.
Due to his background in civvy street he was given the task of looking after the regiments racehorses. This is all I know about his time in the army can anyone help with where he may have been or does anyone know about the racehorses.
I have a photo of him in uniform sat on one of the horses called SOLANI.
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Let Gen

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Registration date : 2008-11-09

PostSubject: Re: 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards   10/8/2013, 12:45


A relatively easy question to answer compared to some recent challenges.

The 4th/7th were in Lumsden Barracks Fallingbostel up until October 1959

They moved to Catterick North Yorkshire as the RAC Centre Training Regiment

In August 1962 they returned to BAOR to York Barracks Munster where they were to remain for the next three years.

There are a number of Contributors to this site who have served in Munster, a few in York Barracks, they will be better placed to answer your questions about the Regimental Stables. In my time Munster was one of the centres for BAOR Polo and the Cavalry Officers kept a number of ponies (not race horses) in the Regimental Stables.
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Age : 77
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards   10/8/2013, 16:25

Sorry I can't help with the 4th/7th question, bigbadtee, (welcome aboard by the way), but when were you in KOYLI ?

In the 60s, a bloke in our battery claimed his brother from that mob. He used to tell us some hair-raising stories about their time in Malaya.
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Number of posts : 193
Age : 71
Localisation : Between Hannover and Herford, off all main routes
Cap Badge : Not even a reservist now - have been Pborn3
Places Served : Oswestry 1965, Paderborn to 1971, NE Dist, Munsterlager from 1974, Sennelager (1976 to 2012)
Registration date : 2016-12-16

PostSubject: Re: 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards   12/11/2017, 13:33

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