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Libya Revisited
Modern Libya from Natalie Draper

The 14th/20th King's Hussars have visited the desert regions of Libya on three occasions and earned the reputation of the best of Desert Regiments.
  • The first was between 1952 1n 1955 where they were based in Sabratha supporting the 1st Division in the occupational zone of the Suez Canal under the command of Lt Col BBN Woodd.

  • In 1962 until early 1966 they returned to Libya with 'A' Sqn and 'C' Sqn in Benghazi and 'B' Sqn in Tripoli. 'C' Sqn also made air-portable visits into Cyprus. Commanding Officers were Lt Col GALC Talbot followed by Lt Col SRM Frazer (1964)

  • Finally, in May 1969, the Regiment trained in Libya (for some, up to 8 weeks) whilst stationed in Paderborn. They were located at Chatham, fired their guns at Pinders, and relaxed at Bomba Beach. (Lt Col PB Cavendish)
Now, thanks to Natalie, we can have a look at how Libya has changed (or not). You can read Natalie's own Report here: Libya Report
Enjoy these photos:
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Main Street Tripoli

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Benghazi War Cemetary Entrance

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Benghazi War Memorial

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Benghazi - The Lake

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Appalonia Ruins

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The Bay at Appalonia

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Modern Day Derna - 1

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Modern Day Derna - 2

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Earthquake Damage - Barce - Colonial Italian Church

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Barce - Colonial Italian Building

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Mechilli - Remains of Fort

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Mechilli - Remains of British Trucks

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Mechilli - Watchtower Remains
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Mechilli - Wall Shored Up With Ammo Boxes

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Bomb Collection

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Haneesh's Children

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Live '88' On Way to Point 208

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Live 'Hand Grenade' at Omar's Last Battleground

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Desert Rat!

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Bunker Trench Still Intact at Tobruk



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