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ONE. 23478714 Tpr. D. Cunnington, Queen's Dragoon Guards.

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ONE. 23478714 Tpr. D. Cunnington, Queen's Dragoon Guards.
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C.S.M. 1962 two clasps 'Borneo' 'South Arabia'. Top clasp attached by a rod. Mtd as worn.

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C.S.M. 1962 two clasps 'Borneo' 'South Arabia'. Top clasp attached by a rod. Mtd as worn. Only one squadron of the unit served in the Borneo operations. The regiment operated armoured cars in South Arabia from September 1966 with one squadron allotted to Aden Brigade. In April 1967 the unit relieved the police station at Sheikh Othman which was besieged by rioters and it also escorted a visiting U.N. team. Shortly afterwards it supported 1 Para when it took over control of the area. On 20/6/67 elements of the Federal Regular Army mutinied and the Q.D.G. took part in heavy fighting in which a number of British troops were killed and wounded. At the same time elements of the regiment attempted to enter Crater where the R.N.F. had suffered heavy casualties; an armoured car was put out of action by heavy fire and further attempts resulted in several more cars being disabled and the Q.D.G. sustaining several casualties. During the fighting the British had 22 killed and 31 wounded. The Q.D.G. could not use its main armament (76mm guns) for fear of civilian casualties in the crowded area. Several days later 'A' Sqdn. supported the Argylls when they entered Crater and took control of the area. The unit was relieved by the Queen's Own Hussars in July 1967.
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Condition VF/Good VF
Item Code 1767

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