Royal Armoured Corps

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The Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) provides the armour capability of the British Army, with vehicles such as the Challenger 2 Tank and the Scimitar Reconnaissance Vehicle.wikipedia
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Cavalry regiments of the British Army

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It was created as a loose association of armoured regiments, both the Royal Tank Regiment and those converted from old horse cavalry regiments.
All except the Household Cavalry are part of the Royal Armoured Corps.

Royal Tank Regiment

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It was created as a loose association of armoured regiments, both the Royal Tank Regiment and those converted from old horse cavalry regiments. The Royal Armoured Corps was to be reduced by a total of two regiments, with the 9th/12th Royal Lancers amalgamated with the Queen's Royal Lancers to form a single lancer regiment, the Royal Lancers, and the 1st and 2nd Royal Tank Regiments joined to form a single Royal Tank Regiment.
Formerly known as the Tank Corps and the Royal Tank Corps, it is part of the Royal Armoured Corps.

Armoured regiment (United Kingdom)

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The Royal Armoured Corps is divided into regiments which operate main battle tanks (Armour), those in reconnaissance vehicles (Armoured Cavalry), and those in Weapons Mount vehicles (Light Cavalry).
Armoured regiments are units provided by the Royal Armoured Corps of the British Army.

Reconnaissance Corps

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Finally, in 1944, the RAC absorbed the regiments of the Reconnaissance Corps.
The Corps became part of the Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) in 1944, still maintaining its own cap badge with two lightning strikes supporting an upright spear.

King's Royal Hussars

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The King's Royal Hussars (KRH) - Armour
It is part of the Royal Armoured Corps.

1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards

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1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards (QDG) - Light Cavalry
The regiment is part of the Royal Armoured Corps and is paired with the Royal Yeomanry.

Household Cavalry Regiment

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Household Cavalry Regiment 1 (HCR) - Armoured Cavalry
The HCR is part of the Household Cavalry, rather than the Royal Armoured Corps (RAC), which encompasses all other armoured and cavalry regiments of the British Army.

Royal Yeomanry

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The Royal Yeomanry (RY) - Light Cavalry
The regiment is part of the Royal Armoured Corps and is paired with the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards.

1st Royal Tank Regiment

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Honington: Armoured Regiment (1RTR) The Royal Armoured Corps was to be reduced by a total of two regiments, with the 9th/12th Royal Lancers amalgamated with the Queen's Royal Lancers to form a single lancer regiment, the Royal Lancers, and the 1st and 2nd Royal Tank Regiments joined to form a single Royal Tank Regiment.
It is part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps and operationally under 12th Armoured Infantry Brigade.

Corps

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As the war went on and other regular cavalry and Territorial Army Yeomanry units became mechanised, the corps was enlarged.
In some cases, the term corps is also used informally, for looser groupings of independent regiments and other units – and without many or any unifying regalia, military traditions or other accoutrements – such as the Royal Armoured Corps or the "Corps of Infantry".

Queen's Own Yeomanry

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The Queen's Own Yeomanry (QOY) - Light Cavalry
It is part of the Royal Armoured Corps and consists of four squadrons:

2nd Royal Tank Regiment

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The Royal Armoured Corps was to be reduced by a total of two regiments, with the 9th/12th Royal Lancers amalgamated with the Queen's Royal Lancers to form a single lancer regiment, the Royal Lancers, and the 1st and 2nd Royal Tank Regiments joined to form a single Royal Tank Regiment.
It was part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps and the 1st Mechanized Brigade.

Royal Lancers

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The Royal Lancers (Queen Elizabeths' Own) (RL) - Armoured Cavalry
The Royal Lancers forms part of the Royal Armoured Corps.

British Army

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The Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) provides the armour capability of the British Army, with vehicles such as the Challenger 2 Tank and the Scimitar Reconnaissance Vehicle.
The Army Training Regiment, Winchester trains the Royal Armoured Corps, the Army Air Corps, the Royal Artillery, the Royal Engineers, the Royal Corps of Signals, the Royal Logistic Corps, the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, the Adjutant General's Corps, the Royal Army Medical Corps and the Intelligence Corps.

Structure of the British Army

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*Structure of the British Army
The word corps is also used for administrative groupings by common function, such as the Royal Armoured Corps and Army Air Corps.

Formation reconnaissance regiment

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The Royal Armoured Corps is divided into regiments which operate main battle tanks (Armour), those in reconnaissance vehicles (Armoured Cavalry), and those in Weapons Mount vehicles (Light Cavalry).
The 1993 Options for Change review cut the number of regular armoured reconnaissance regiments to two, with a third being created in 1995 by converting the Royal Armoured Corps training regiment.

Corps of Army Music

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The Band of the Royal Armoured Corps is the single band representing the RAC, which falls under the administration of the Corps of Army Music.
The 10 man strong Light Cavalry Band will be amalgamated with the Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band to form the Band of the Royal Armoured Corps.

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

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The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) (SCOTS DG) - Light Cavalry

Future of the British Army (Army 2020 Refine)

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In 2012, following the Strategic Defence and Security Review of 2010, specific proposals about the make up of the future British Army were announced under the title Army 2020.
Four of the Royal Armoured Corps' Regiments will merge into two regiments:

Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry

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Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry (SNIY) - Light Cavalry

Queen's Royal Lancers

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The Royal Armoured Corps was to be reduced by a total of two regiments, with the 9th/12th Royal Lancers amalgamated with the Queen's Royal Lancers to form a single lancer regiment, the Royal Lancers, and the 1st and 2nd Royal Tank Regiments joined to form a single Royal Tank Regiment. Catterick: Armoured Regiment (RDG) (4th Mechanised Brigade), Formation Reconnaissance Regiment (QRL) (4th Mechanized Brigade)

Royal Dragoon Guards

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Catterick: Armoured Regiment (RDG) (4th Mechanised Brigade), Formation Reconnaissance Regiment (QRL) (4th Mechanized Brigade) The Royal Dragoon Guards (RDG) - Armoured Cavalry

Queen's Royal Hussars

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The Queen's Royal Hussars (The Queen's Own and Royal Irish) (QRH) - Armour