British Guyana

In 1962 the 1st Battalion The East Anglian Regiment were stationed in Harwich. On 15th February 1962 half of the Battalion were in a transit camp in Ogbourne St George in Wiltshire, ready to fly to Northern Ireland for an exercise, when the Commanding Officer received a message from the War Office informing him that the Battalion were to deploy to British Guyana the following day. It is a credit to the Battalion and an example of their readiness to deploy, that A Company and B Company arrived at Atkinson Field some 24 miles from Georgetown on the 17th February 1962.

The Battalion exited British Guyana in October 1962 having handed over to the Coldstream Guards.

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