By Walter Böhm
This publication grants a highly illustrated look back at a time, when British Army tanks ruled German plains!
The 1st (UK) Armoured Division of the British Army of the Rhine conducted Exercise White Rhino between 07 and 25 September 1989. The exercise covered an area of 7,500km² and included 13 districts in the provinces of Lower Saxony, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia of West Germany. The 7th and 22nd Armoured Brigades conducted the sub-exercises Rat Rhino and Stag Rhino in the two southern sectors of the exercise area. The last full force exercise of the 1st (UK) Armoured Division during the Cold War involved no less than 11,060 troops, 237 main battle tanks, 36 self-propelled howitzers, 957 light tracked vehicles, 2,200 wheeled vehicles and 35 helicopters.