1973/74

Noteworthy UK Exercises, Demonstrations & Trials

UK 73 to 74_editedTotals –     Exercises 6     Operations 4      Demonstrations 14     Trials 5

TRIAL (31st March – 13th April 1973)
M-TWO Bruin/Skynet Interface Trials at Blandford. WO1 (FoS) Morris

EX. SHOT TWO (27th – 29th April 1973
D13/R234 A Troop (Bulford) & B Troop (Edinburgh) Lt A J Griffiths, Capt M J Bowen. Communications exercise.

DEMONSTRATION (7th – 8th May 1973)
Demonstration to Royal Military College Shrivenham (RMCS) DIV 1 at Blandford D13/R234. A Troop Lt A J Griffiths

EX. MIDDLE DISTANCE (9th – 13th May 1973)
E21/R241 – E Troop at Keevil – Capt R A J Gardner. Work-up for Ex DEEP FURROW

TRIAL (14th – 25th May 1973)
TGR 126058 Trial with D13/R234 B Troop Capt M J Bowen

DEMONSTRATION (20th – 21st May 1973)
M-TWO at Regimental Open Day in Norton Barracks. Capt P Whitemore and WO1 (FoS) Morris

DEMONSTRATION (29th – 31st May 1973)
Demonstration to Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) at Blandford D13/R234. A Troop Lt A J Griffiths

DEMONSTRATION (18th – 24th June 1973)
M-TWO at Aldershot Display

TRIAL (25th Jun – 20th July 1973)
Bruin Trials at Blandford by M-TWO

EX SIGNAL VIEW – DEMONSTRATION (4th – 9th July 1973)
D13/R234 and E21/R241 A & E Troops in Blandford Lt Griffiths, Capt R A J Gardner

OP. SPACE RACE (20th – 25th July 1973)
M-TWO emergency deployment to RAF Oakhanger to take over DCN circuits from type I station

EXERCISE (20th Jul – 12th August 1973)
Communications for Bristol 600 event in Bristol D13/R234.B Troop Capt M J Bowen

EX NETTLERASH (23rd July – 27th July 1973)
E21/R241 – E Troop at Keevil. Lt A M Lovatt. Work-up for Ex DEEP FURROW

TRIAL (25th – 31st July 1973)
Bruin Trials continue and finalised by M-TWO

DEMONSTRATION (3rd – 4th August 1973)
Demonstration at the Worcester Show D13/R234.A Troop Lt A J Griffiths

DEMONSTRATION (6th – 10th August 1973)
M-TWO demonstrated to NATO visitors at Blandford

DEMONSTRATION (2nd – 4th October 1973)
M-ONE at Blandford for Public Schools Demonstration

DEMONSTRATION (3rd – 4th October 1973)
Demonstration to Schools Symposium at Blandford. D13/R234 Lt A J Griffiths

DEMONSTRATION (5th – 9th October 1973)
RMAS Demonstration at RMA Sandhurst by M-ONE

DEMONSTRATION (8th – 9th October 1973)
Demonstration to RMAS at Sandhurst D13/R234 A Troop Lt A J Griffiths

DEMONSTRATION (10th – 11th October 1973)
Demonstration to Schools Symposium at Blandford. D13/R234 A Troop Lt A J Griffiths

DEMONSTRATION (10th – 12th October 1973)
School Symposium and NICMA Demonstrations by M-ONE at Blandford

OP. SPACE RACE (19th October – 4th November 1973)
M-ONE at Oakhanger while Type I Station being modified

OP. SPACE RACE (23rd – 29th November 1973)
M-ONE at Oakhanger

EX FALLBACK (7th -12th December 1973)
D13/R234 A Troop at Droitwich Lt A J Griffiths

TRIAL (9th – 31st January 1974)
M-TWO at BLANDFORD for final Bruin/Skynet Interface Trial

EX FALLBACK II (15th – 23rd January 1974
E21/R241 E Troop at Droitwich Capt A M Lovatt

DEMONSTRATION (21st – 22nd January 1974)
Demonstration to RMCS at Blandford D13/R234. B Troop Capt M J Bowen

DEMONSTRATION (27th – 29th January 1974)
Equipment demonstration at Blandford D13/R234. B Troop Capt M J Bowen

DEMONSTRATION (18th – 20th February 1974)
Demonstration to RMCS at Blandford D13/R234. B Troop Capt R D Abbott

OP SPACE RACE (21st Feb – 21st March 1974)
M-TWO at RAF Oakhanger during checks of a new US satellite

Overseas Operations & Exercises

Overseas 73 to 74_edited
Totals – Exercises 6    Operations 1   Trials 1

EX ADAWN (2nd – 23rd April 1973
E21/R241 E Troop in The Gambia, West Africa – Capt R A J Gardner. Force Commander Maj R W Simmons.
There is a personal ‘memory’ of this exercise in the Memories section –
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TRIAL (25th April – 8Th June 1973)
Move to Gan Island for feasibility trials on projected move of RAF Type III station from Hittadau to Gan Island. Capt R A Ellis and WO1 (FoS) M J S Pankhurst with M-ONE

EX. CHAPELGATE (1st August – 30th October 1973)
Belize changeover WO1 (FoS) Falconer relieved by WO1 (FoS) Cook

EX. PALE JADE (1st August– 15th September 1973)
A Troop, Manpower reinforcement of MAT Gulf Lt A J Griffiths

EX. COTHAM (1st September – 16th October 1973)
M-TWO deployed to KENYA for DCN circuits rear link provided for 1 Battalion, R ANGLIAN on Exercises MOSES / ZACHARY

EX. DEEP FURROW (20th – 23rd September 1973)
E21/R241 E Troop in Turkey. Capt A M Lovatt
There is a personal ‘memory’ of this exercise in the Memories section –
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EX. ABSALOM EXPRESS (2nd – 26th November 1973)
D13/R234 B Troop in Denmark. Capt C Heaps

OP WESTWARD (28th January – 20th March 1974)
M-ONE channelling equipment deployed to Diego Garcia.

EX. CHAPELGATE (1st February – 30th March 1974)
Belize changeover WO1 (FoS) Cook relieved by WO2 (FoS) Sant

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