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  Royal Tank Regiment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Royal Tank Regiment is a unit of the British Army.
The Royal Tank Regiment is itself a regiment of the British Army, part of the Royal Armoured Corps.
In 1933 the 6th Battalion, Royal Tank Corps, was formed in Egypt by combining the personnel of two of these companies; in 1934, the 1st (Light) Battalion, Royal Tank Corps was formed in England with personnel from three of the existing battalions.
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 Allied armour of WW1; where it began
The Royal Tank Regiment was formed from the Heavy Machine Gun Corps in 1916 and first saw action in tanks during the Battle of the Somme in August 1916.
The tank, a revolutionary new weapon system, born of General Swinton's vision, was to break the stalemate of trench warfare and the dominance of the machine gun of the battlefields of Flanders sixteen years later.
The present Royal Tank Regiment, composed of two regular regiments, is the direct heir to the original armoured car pioneers of 1914, the Naval Brigade and the RNAS squadron which augmented the British Expeditionary Forces for the defence of Antwerp in August of that year.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-armour/allied/ww1.htm   (2105 words)

  
 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Royal Tank Regiment
The Royal Tank Regiment is a unit of the British Army (formerly the Tank Corps and Royal Tank Corps).
Tanks were first used at Flers in September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme in World War I. The regiment was again expanded such that there were numerous units of the RTR that took part in countless battles in World War II, including the Battle of Dunkirk, El Alamein and D-Day.
The Royal Tank Regiment is a unit of the (additional info and facts about British Army) British Army (formerly the Tank Corps and Royal Tank Corps).
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 6th Royal Tank Regiment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 6th Royal Tank Regiment (6 RTR) was a regiment of the Royal Tank Regiment, of the British Army, until 1959.
This constituted six companies, A through F. With the rapid growth of the tank forces, these companies were used as the cadre of new battalions, which were quickly transferred to the newly formed Tank Corps, and then changed from letters to numbers.
It was equipped with a mixture of Mk VIb light tanks, Mark II medium tanks, and Mk I cruiser tanks.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/6th_Royal_Tank_Regiment   (493 words)

  
 Royal Tank Regiment: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ro/royal_tank_regiment.htm   (1258 words)

  
 A brief history of the 44th Royal Tank Regiment
The Regiment was equipped with the Matilda Mk II Infantry Tank.
tank regiment the remnants (5 Matilda’s) of the 44
The regiment was relieved by the County of London Yeomanry.
uk.geocities.com /williamfdungey/odds/44rtr.html   (2566 words)

  
 1st Royal Tank Regiment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1st Royal Tank Regiment (1 RTR) is an armoured regiment of the British Army.
It is part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps.
In 1993, it amalgamated with the 4th Royal Tank Regiment without change of title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1st_Royal_Tank_Regiment   (140 words)

  
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The arrival of the Tank Corps on the battlefield heralded a new age of warfare.
After the war the RTR served with distinction in Korea (1951-1953) and since 1953 soldiers of the regiment have served in Cyprus, the Gulf and Northern Ireland.
The present day 2nd Royal Tank Regiment was formed from the Heavy Machine Gun Corps in 1916 and first saw action in tanks of the Battle of the Somme in August 1916.
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 The Royal Tank Regiment [UK]
RTR Cambrai Band amalgamated 2006 with the The Band of the Dragoon Guards to form The Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band.
The tanks : the history of the Royal Tank Regiment and its predecessors, Heavy Branch, Machine-Gun Corps, Tank Corps, and Royal Tank Corps, 1914-1945.
Voyage to the desert : an account of the voyage of 4 Royal Tank Regiment & 4 NZ Fd Arty Regiment in HMT City of London from Liverpool to Suez in the winter of 1940-41.
www.regiments.org /regiments/uk/cav/RTR.htm   (1159 words)

  
 Royal Tank Regiment - TheBestLinks.com - British Army, Battle of El Alamein, Kosovo, Land Rover, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is a regiment of the Royal Armoured Corps and is made up of two units, the First Royal Tank Regiment (1RTR) and the Second Royal Tank Regiment (2RTR).
Tanks were first used in the Battle of the Somme in World War I and at that time the early army unit was divided into six tank companies, collectively called the Heavy Branch, and manned by members of the Machine Gun Corps.
The six companies were expanded to form the Tank Corps battalions which, by December 1918, numbered 26.
www.thebestlinks.com /Royal_Tank_Regiment.html   (399 words)

  
 The Royal Tank Regiment
The 1st Royal Tank Regiment is based at RAF Honington in Suffolk with A Squadron being posted to Warminster.
At the end of the war, the Regiment concentrated in Gluckstadt and after a refit with Comet Tanks in Belgium returned to Schleswig before moving to Berlin to rejoin the 7th Armoured Division.
Because of the static nature of the war, all the tanks were dug into pits to protect their suspension and lower parts from enemy fire.
www.royaltankregiment.com   (884 words)

  
 Royal Tank Regiment
In July 1917 the Heavy Branch was separated from the rest of the MGC and given official status as the Tank Corps.
After the war, the Tank Corps was trimmed down to a central depot and four battalions.
After World War II, the RTR was again reduced such that there are now just two regiments, the First and Second Royal Tank Regiments (1RTR and 2RTR).
en.mcfly.org /Royal_Tank_Regiment   (364 words)

  
 1st Royal Tank Regiment Interest
At 27 he was commanding the First Royal Tank Regiment in North Africa, two years later, in 1944, he was promoted brigadier and given command of 4th Armoured Brigade which fought its way across north west Europe.
The regiment is one of six to be operating the new weapon, continuing a link dating back to 1917 when A Squadron became the first unit in the Army to be armed with tanks.
Regiment Royal Artillery (14 Regt RA) came a battery of four AS90 155mm self-propelled howitzers and a Warrior artillery observation post vehicle that forward-deployed with the Sabres.
www.1rtr.net /historynotes.html   (6673 words)

  
 Royal Tank Regiment - Wikipedia
Eine besondere Bedeutung nahm das Royal Tank Regiment in der Schlacht von Cambrai, 1917, ein, bei dem die Briten mit über 400 Panzern versuchten, die deutsche Siegfriedstellung zu überwinden.
Nach dem Krieg wurde das Royal Tank Regiment auf eine größe von vier Battalionen zurechtgestutzt.
Das Regiment wurde erneut erweitert, als viele Einheiten des Royal Tank Regiment's in Schlachten und Operationen des Zweiten Weltkrieges, einschließlich der Schlacht um Dünkirchen, El Alamein und der Operation Overlord, teilnahmen.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Royal_Tank_Regiment   (336 words)

  
 The Royal Tank Regiment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Medium tanks still held by the Regt were not returned to RAOC as they are being retained in order to give an ‘I’ tank demonstration on 18th January.
Tanks used were one sqn of A13 Cruisers, one sqn of A10 Cruisers and one sqn of light tanks.
A scheme was demonstrated by 2nd RTR tanks in conjunction with F Bty 3rd RHA, when 25pdrs laid a smoke screen prior to the tanks attacking the enemy gun emplacements.
www.warlinks.com /armour/6th_royal_tank/6rtr_40.html   (3949 words)

  
 45th (Leeds Rifles) Royal Tank Corps (TA)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1952 the Regiment was redesignated as 45th/51st (Leeds Rifles) Royal Tank Regiment (TA).
The tanks quelled all enemy machine gun fire and the infantry reached their objective, but during the fierce battle, the 51st sustained many casualties - both tanks and men.
Finally at 1215 hrs the tanks were withdrawn to re-fuel and re-ammunition while the infantry were able to complete the second phase without serious opposition.
www.yorkshirevolunteers.org.uk /51RTR.htm   (1090 words)

  
 D Day Tanks and countdown to 60th anniversary of D-Day from the Tank Museum Bovington
As E Battalion, Tank Corps it served on the Western Front and had a detachment in Palestine, where this photo was taken.
It was thus the first tank regiment ever to operate tanks in a desert environment.
In the years between the wars, equipped with Medium Tanks, 5th Battalion Royal Tank Corps was a major player in the important tank exercises of that era.
www.d-daytanks.org.uk /regiments/royal-tank-regiment.html   (253 words)

  
 Scottish Military Historical Society - 4th RTR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Within a laurel wreath, a tank facing to the left and ensigned with the Crown.
On the Somme on 15th September 1916, C Company (later 3rd Royal Tank Regiment) and D Company, Heavy Section, Machine Gun Corps were the first troops to man tanks in action anywhere in the World.
Bewteen 1957 and 1993 the Regiment recruited mainly in Scotland and the 1st Royal Tank Regiment continue to recruit there as well as its own recruiting area of Liverpool.
www.btinternet.com /~james.mckay/disp_019.htm   (311 words)

  
 Royal Tank Regiment
The Royal Tank Regiment formed in 1917 as the Tank Corps, consists of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment, 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, 3rd Royal Tank regiment and 4th Royal Tank regiment.
and the 3rd RTR amalgamating with the 2nd Royal tank Regiment Battle honours include St Quentin, Battle of the Somme, Arras, Calais, Beda Fomm, Gazala, defence of Alamein.
Centurion tank of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment firing at night during the battle of the Hook.
www.regimental-art.com /royal_tank_reg.htm   (712 words)

  
 The Royal Tank Regiment
The 2nd Royal Tank Regiment is currently based in NW Germany just north of Hannover in the sleepy village of Fallingbostel which was once home for an SS barracks.
A composite squadron was formed by the 2nd and 5th Royal Tank Regiments and covered the 400 mile withdrawal to Cherbourg, while the main body of the Second left Brest by ship for England on 16 June 1940.
The Regiment's first action in the Western Desert was at Hileigat and this was followed by the Battle of Sidi Barani and the capture of Bardia and Tobruk.
www.royaltankregiment.com /pages/MainFrame2.htm   (3839 words)

  
 British Army Royal Armoured Corps
The Royal Tank Regiment was created to man the original tanks used in the 1st World War, and today is used to man both heavy and medium tank units.
Socially the RTR is a million miles away from the pomp and social glitter of the cavalry regiments.
A regiment consists of four 'sabre' squadrons lettered from A to D, consisting of 12 tanks per squadron, and a HQ Squadron.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~dheb/2300/Europe/UK/UK/UKRAC.htm   (1278 words)

  
 The 2nd Royal Tank Regiment
The 2nd Royal Tank Regiment was formed from the Heavy Machine Gun Corps in 1916 and first saw action in tanks during the Battle of the Somme in August 1916.
The Regiment is currently part of the famous ‘Desert Rats’ - 7 Armoured Brigade, and are based in Fallingbostel, between Hanover and Hamburg, in Germany.
With the Regiment together for the first time since February 03 after training for and being at the front of a well executed, rapid, high intensity war fighting campaign we are all extremely proud of what we have achieved.
www.army.mod.uk /rac/Main_Battle_Tanks/2nd_Royal_Tank_Regiment.htm   (400 words)

  
 Operation Telic: Details of British Casualties
It is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence can confirm that Sergeant Steven Mark Roberts, 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, was killed in action near Al Zubayr, south west of Basrah, on 24 March.
On amalgamation between the 2nd and 3rd Royal Tank Regiments he was already a Corporal and was clearly ahead of his peers.
A first class tank commander, a strong and affective leader with great depth or character who excelled under pressure.
www.operations.mod.uk /telic/roberts.htm   (500 words)

  
 Articles - Cavalry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Further east, the military history of China was a scene of intense military exchange between the powerful infantry forces of the settled empires and the mounted "barbarians" of the north.
In the 20th century the advent of modern vehicles with effective mobility and armor, such as tanks, provided the opportunity for vehicles to replace horses as the key mobile element of an army.
Armored cars and light tanks have adopted the reconnaissance role while medium and heavy tanks are regarded as the decisive shock troops.
www.1-ace.com /articles/Cavalry   (2384 words)

  
 3rd Royal Tank Regiment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It seems that the bonds of frienship forged among the tank crews of the desert campaign never really faded.
As always with the power of hindsight there are things I should have asked my dad about the places he passed through on his travels, the people he served with, the feelings he had, but unfortunately so much of this has been lost with his death in 1988.
I hope you enjoy the photos and hope the information may be of interest to others, be they tankies, RTR veterans, historians or just those surfing by.
www.geysels.freeserve.co.uk /Dad/front2.htm   (291 words)

  
 Fiftieth Royal Tank Regiment: The Complete History / Stephen D Hamilton
A comprehensive history of one of the most reputed and active tank regiments of the Second World War, from their formation in 1939 through their actions with the Eighth Army in North Africa and Italy, to their disbandment in 1946.
In that short period, the regiment gained itself a reputation and a record that has not been equalled: 50RTR were in contact with enemy for 95% of their overseas service, for instance.
At present he is undertaking a revision the whole of the World War II Roll of Honour for the Royal Armoured Corps, involving over seventy regiments; many will for the first time have their own Roll of Honour.
www.lutterworth.com /lp/titles/roytank.htm   (585 words)

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