The majority of units serving in Iraq over the next six months will be provided by 20 Armoured Brigade
, including The Queen's Royal Hussars (The Queen's Own and Royal Irish), 35 Engineer Regiment, 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Queen's and Royal Hampshires), 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), 5th Battalion The Rifles and 1 Logistic Support Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps.
Lance Corporal Bill Foy, 41, from Childwall, served in Iraq with 7 Armoured Brigade
from September 2005.
They are part of the 7th Armoured Brigade
, the famous "Desert Rats" who fought in the 1990 Gulf War and are equipped with heavy tanks and armoured infantry.
Her father is with the 7th Armoured Brigade
- the famous Desert Rats who routed the Germans in North Africa during the Second World War.
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The light role infantry battalion - nicknamed The Yorkshire Warriors - has joined the remainder of the 20th Armoured Brigade
in Germany, after becoming part of the British Army formation last year.
In October 1990 the Staffords were deployed to the region as part of 7th Armoured Brigade
, often referred to as the "Desert Rats".
Newcastle-based Patterson Ford released Gary Crosby, 32, from Whickham, in 2004 to serve in the Middle East with the Desert Rats 6th Armoured Brigade
The government has already said 4 Armoured Brigade
is returning to Britain, and barracks in Osnabruck are being handed over to the German authorities in early 2009.
More than 4,400 members of the 4th Armoured Brigade
, currently based in Germany, will return to Catterick Garrison by 2008/09, Defence Secretary John Reid has announced.
The victim was 31-year-old Corporal Gordon Alexander Pritchard, from the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, serving with the 7th Armoured Brigade
The MoD said one soldier from the 7th Armoured Brigade
died and three were injured as a result of an explosion in Um Qasr, Basra Province, in southern Iraq at 8.
He received it from Brigadier Patrick Marriott, Commander 7th Armoured Brigade
However, the only medals permitted on British military dress uniform are those from the UK government.
The changes will see Four Armoured Brigade
based in Germany 're-roled' as a less heavily armoured mechanised brigade while 19 Mechanised Brigade in Catterick will form the new light brigade.
L Cpl Paul Cowie, 24, of the First Battalion of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, is part of the 7 Armoured Brigade
, based in Basra.