Where were the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards on VE Day?
By 1945, The 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards had already participated in two landings to try and stop the German invasion. The first one ended with the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940, the D-Day landings of June 1944 allowed the British Army to finally step on mainland Europe for good.
Fighting through France, Belgium and The Netherlands, The 4th/7th Dragoons made their way to Germany where they arrived in November 1944. However, it was not until March 1945 that the regiment crossed the Rhine. By then, they had realised that the war was almost over and that there was nothing that the Germans could do to avert their defeat.
On 4 May 1945, a signal arrived to the regiment: the enemy had surrendered unconditionally and orders were now to stop any advance beyond the actual front line. On VE Day, The 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards took over the city of Bremen.