Would 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards be correct?
It's a shame I can't quite make out the name.
I understand that one of the medal ribbons is for Northerm Ireland & the other United Nations (Peace Keeping Cyprus) Founded 1964.
Slowly getting there...
So I came across the following information online. With regards to the uniform being 1980 pattern there is a chance the insignia is post this date which may suggest his time in Germany, N.Ireland & Cyprus was after this time. See below.
If anyone can should care to comment I would love to hear more.
1966.09 Northern Ireland: Lisanelly Barracks, Omagh: Recce Role 3 Division
. Dec 67 - Jun 68: Cyprus: B Sqn UNFICYP
. Jun - Dec 68: Cyprus: C Sqn UNFICYP
1969.03 Germany: Athlone Barracks, Sennelager 20 Armoured Brigade
. 1970: Joined 6 Armoured Brigade 6 Armoured Brigade
. 15 May - 16 Sep 72: Northern Ireland, Gosford Castle A Squadron .
. 24 Jul - 01 Dec 72: Northern Ireland, Maidstone/RUC Castlereagh: C Squadron attached to Life Guards .
. Dec 73 - Jun 74: Cyprus: B Sqn UNFICYP
1973.06 England: Bhurtpore Barracks, Tidworth 3 Division
. 28 Dec 74 - 29 Apr 75: Northern Ireland, Aldergrove: Recce Squadron .
. Mar 75 - Sep 75: Cyprus: A Sqn UNFICYP
. 29 Apr - 26 Aug 76: Northern Ireland, Aldergrove: B Squadron .
1976.10 Germany: Lumsden Barracks, Fallingbostel 11 Armoured Brigade
. Jan 77: Lumsden Barracks, Fallingbostel 1 Armoured Division
. 28 Dec 77 - 1 Feb 78: Northern Ireland: (Firefighting) .
1981.03 England: Cambrai Barracks, Catterick as RAC Trg Regt (D Sqn to Smuts Barracks, Berlin as Berlin Armoured Sqn) RAC Training Regt
1983.04 Germany: Hobart Barracks, Detmold 20 Armoured Brigade
. 10 Dec 84 - 14 Feb 85: Northern Ireland, Maze: A Squadron .
. 1 Jun - Aug 87: Northern Ireland, Maze: D Squadron .
. Jun - Dec 88: Cyprus: (with G Sqn 15th/19th Hussars u/c) UN tour
. Apr - Jul 91: Northern Ireland, Maze: C Squadron .
. 1 Jul 92: Amalgamated with 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, to form The Royal Dragoon Guards .