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The Regiment After the War : The Berlin Airlift

The End Of The Second World War Quickly Transformed Into The Cold War.

The 1st Battalion remained in Germany after the War as part of the allied Army of Occupation, which became British Army on the Rhine (BOAR). The division of Europe between East and West made Germany the centre of Army commitments over the next 40 years.

The Berlin Airlift
The 1st Bn was stationed in Berlin throughout the Berlin Blockade and Airlift.

In June 1948 the Soviet Union blocked rail and road access to the Western sectors of Berlin in a bid to force the western sector into its zone of control. An unprecedented airlift of supplies of fuel and food for the whole population was mounted and by the spring of 1949 the effort was clearly succeeding. By April the airlift was delivering more cargo than had previously flowed into the city via rail. The USSR lifted the blockade in May. One lasting legacy of the Airlift is the three airports in the former western zones of the city, which served as the primary gateways to Berlin for another fifty years.

As the capital city of Germany, Berlin is one of the sixteen states. After World War Two, the city became divided and East Berlin became the capital of East Germany, whereas West Berlin became an exclave which was surrounded by the Berlin Wall, built in 1961 and only destroyed in 1989. It was only after the reunification of the city in 1990 that it regained its capital status.



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