Royal Tank Regiment

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The Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) is the oldest tank unit in the world, being formed by the British Army in 1916 during the Great War.wikipedia
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Royal Armoured Corps

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Formerly known as the Tank Corps and the Royal Tank Corps, it is part of the Royal Armoured Corps.
It was created as a loose association of armoured regiments, both the Royal Tank Regiment and those converted from old horse cavalry regiments.

Hugh Elles

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The first commander of the Tank Corps was Hugh Elles.
Lieutenant General Sir Hugh Jamieson Elles (27 May 1880 – 11 July 1945) was a British officer and the first commander of the newly formed Tank Corps during World War I.

Black beret

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It was at this time that the motto, "Fear Naught", the black beret, and the unit badge were adopted.
The black beret is a type of headgear commonly worn by armoured forces around the world including the British Army's Royal Tank Regiment (RTR), the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps (RCAC), and the Royal Australian Armoured Corps (RAAC).

6th Royal Tank Regiment

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In 1933, the 6th Battalion, RTC was formed in Egypt by combining the personnel of the 3rd and 5th Regular Army Armoured Car Companies.
The 6th Royal Tank Regiment (6 RTR) was a regiment of the Royal Tank Regiment, of the British Army, until 1959.

Machine Gun Corps

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At that time the six tank companies were grouped as the Heavy Section of the Machine Gun Corps (MGC).
The Heavy Branch of the MGC was the first to use tanks in combat and was subsequently turned into the Tank Corps, later called the Royal Tank Regiment.

3rd Royal Tank Regiment

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After the war, the Tank Corps was trimmed down to a central depot and four battalions: the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th battalions.
It was part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps.

1st Royal Tank Regiment

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In 1934, the 1st (Light) Battalion, RTC was formed in England with personnel drawn from the 2nd, 3rd & 5th Battalions.
It is part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps and operationally under 12th Armoured Infantry Brigade.

7th Royal Tank Regiment

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With the preparations for war in the late 1930s, two more Regular Army battalions were formed: the 7th in 1937 and the 8th in 1938.
The 7th Royal Tank Regiment was part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps.

2nd Royal Tank Regiment

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After the war, the Tank Corps was trimmed down to a central depot and four battalions: the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th battalions.
It was part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps and the 1st Mechanized Brigade.

Battle of Cambrai (1917)

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The Corps saw much action at the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917.
During preparations, J. F. C. Fuller, a staff officer with the Tank Corps, looked for places to use tanks for raids.

5th Royal Tank Regiment

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After the war, the Tank Corps was trimmed down to a central depot and four battalions: the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th battalions.
It was part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps.

44th Royal Tank Regiment

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21st Army Tank Brigade: 42nd RTR, 44th RTR and 48th RTR
The 44th Royal Tank Regiment (44 RTR) was an armoured regiment of the British Army, which was part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps that saw active service in World War II.

4th Royal Tank Regiment

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After the war, the Tank Corps was trimmed down to a central depot and four battalions: the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th battalions.
It was part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps.

9th Royal Tank Regiment

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During the course of the war, four "hostilities-only" battalions were formed: the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th.
It was part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps.

British Army

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The Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) is the oldest tank unit in the world, being formed by the British Army in 1916 during the Great War.
Advances in technology saw the advent of the tank (and the creation of the Royal Tank Regiment) and advances in aircraft design (including the creation of the Royal Flying Corps) which would be decisive in future battles.

40th (The King's) Royal Tank Regiment

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23rd Army Tank Brigade: 40th RTR, 46th RTR and 50th RTR
It was part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps.

45th (Leeds Rifles) Royal Tank Regiment

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24th Army Tank Brigade: 41st RTR, 45th RTR and 47th RTR
In April 1938, the 7th (Leeds Rifles) Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment was converted to the armoured role, becoming part of the Royal Tank Regiment, as the 45th (Leeds Rifles) Battalion, Royal Tank Regiment. The Leeds Rifles was a long-standing Territorial Army (TA) infantry unit, founded by volunteers from the city of Leeds in 1859.

42nd Royal Tank Regiment

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21st Army Tank Brigade: 42nd RTR, 44th RTR and 48th RTR
It was part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps.

11th Royal Tank Regiment

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During the course of the war, four "hostilities-only" battalions were formed: the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th.
It is part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps.

41st (Oldham) Royal Tank Regiment

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24th Army Tank Brigade: 41st RTR, 45th RTR and 47th RTR
It was part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps.

The Tank Museum

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The Tank Museum, the museum of the Royal Tank Regiment, is at Bovington Camp in Dorset.
It is the museum of the Royal Tank Regiment and the Royal Armoured Corps and is a registered charity.

50th Royal Tank Regiment

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23rd Army Tank Brigade: 40th RTR, 46th RTR and 50th RTR
The 50th Royal Tank Regiment (50 RTR) was an armoured regiment of the British Army's Royal Tank Regiment during the Second World War.

8th Royal Tank Regiment

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With the preparations for war in the late 1930s, two more Regular Army battalions were formed: the 7th in 1937 and the 8th in 1938.
It was part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps.

Regiment

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Today, it is the armoured regiment of the British Army's 1st Armoured Infantry Brigade.
The Royal Tank Regiment until 2014 had two (1 and 2 RTR), and once had many more.

48th Royal Tank Regiment

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21st Army Tank Brigade: 42nd RTR, 44th RTR and 48th RTR
It was part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps.