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Royal Horse Guards & Life Guards Iraq 1941?

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Hi Guys,

Can anyone shine any light on this for me? How three troopers from the RHG & LG are buried in Habbaniya war cemetery, Iraq. All three appear to have died during the Anglo-Iraqi campaign of May 1941, although I can find no evidence of either of these units deploying to this campaign?

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They were part of 1HCR, a composite regiment formed in 1939 by the Household Cavalry intended for deployment overseas. The regiment ended up in Habbaniya Task Force - Habforce. Trooper Shone (B Sqn) is mentioned in "Horse Guards" (page 512) by Barney White-Spunner.

/Jonas

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They were part of 1HCR, a composite regiment formed in 1939 by the Household Cavalry intended for deployment overseas. The regiment ended up in Habbaniya Task Force - Habforce. Trooper Shone (B Sqn) is mentioned in "Horse Guards" (page 512) by Barney White-Spunner.

/Jonas

Thanks Jonas, that's very interesting.

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