News: Cambridge Falls To Royalists

3rd January 1989: TV channel Sky News gave the first reports that Cambridge had fallen to Royalist forces following a concerted offensive over the new year period.

Royalist forces spearheaded by The King's Regiment and the 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Gurkha Rifles forced back the Republican Anglian Regiment in a series of attacks over a three day period. The Republicans swiftly deployed elements of the 3rd Tank Regiment and the Parachute Regiment to Saffron Walden to help prop up the retreating Anglians as the capital came under threat of Royalist attack for the first time in the war.

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