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4th Royal Tank Regiment

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4th Royal Tank Regiment
ROYAL TANK REGIMENT.png
Cap badge of the Royal Tank Regiment
Active28 July 1917- 1993
Country United Kingdom
Branch British Army
TypeArmoured
SizeBattalion
Part ofRoyal Armoured Corps
Royal Tank Regiment
Garrison/HQTidworth
Motto(s)Fear Naught
MarchQuick: My Boy Willie
Slow: The Royal Tank Regiment Slow March
AnniversariesCambrai, 20 November
Battle honourssee Battle Honours
Commanders
Colonel-in-ChiefHM The Queen
Colonel-CommandantLt-General Andrew Peter Ridgway, CB, CBE
Notable
commanders
Hugh Elles
Insignia
TartanHunting Rose (pipes and drums)

The 4th Royal Tank Regiment (4 RTR) was an armoured regiment of the British Army from its creation in 1917, during World War I, until 1993. It was part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps.

History

Matilda tank in France, January 1940
Matilda tank in France, January 1940

The regiment originally saw action as D Battalion, Tank Corps in 1917. In 1940, it was briefly amalgamated with the 7th Royal Tank Regiment, as the 4th/7th Royal Tank Regiment, returning to its previous title four months later.[1][2]

4 RTR was captured at Tobruk on 21 June 1942. On 1 March 1945, 144th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps was redesignated 4th Royal Tank Regiment to replace the original.[1][2] The newly retitled regiment equipped with Buffalo LVTs took part in Operation Plunder, ferrying troops of 51st Highland Division across the Rhine on the night of 23/24 March 1945. The Commanding Officer (Lt-Col Alan Jolly) carried the same standard that was originally carried across by 17th Armoured Car Battalion of the Royal Tank Corps in the First World War. Once again the RTR was first across the Rhine.[3]

In 1948 it assisted in the ending of the British Mandate over Palestine.[1] In 1959, it was again amalgamated with 7th Royal Tank Regiment, this time without a change of title, and in 1993 due to Options for Change, amalgamated with the 1st Royal Tank Regiment.[1]

Commanding Officers

The Commanding Officers have been:[4]

  • 1960–1962: Lt.-Col. Thomas S. Craig
  • 1962–1964: Lt.-Col. H. Brian C. Watkins
  • 1964–1967: Lt.-Col. John A. Cowgill
  • 1967–1969: Lt.-Col. Roger B.C. Plowden
  • 1969–1971: Lt.-Col. Martin H. Sinnatt
  • 1971–1973: Lt.-Col. Laurence A.W. New
  • 1973–1976: Lt.-Col. David Sands
  • 1976–1978: Lt.-Col. Nicholas H. Cocking
  • 1978–1981: Lt.-Col. Michael J. Rose
  • 1981–1983: Lt.-Col. Philip J. Sanders
  • 1983–1985: Lt.-Col. Hedley D.C. Duncan
  • 1985–1988: Lt.-Col. W. Douglas Cantley
  • 1988–1990: Lt.-Col. Charles J. McBean
  • 1990–1993: Lt.-Col. Martin N.E. Speller

Awards

References

  1. ^ a b c d "4th Royal Tank Regiment". Regiments.org. Archived from the original on 19 May 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Royal Tank Regiment". British Armed Forces. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  3. ^ "The History of the 4th and 7th Royal Tank Regiment". Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Regiments and Commanding Officers, 1960 - Colin Mackie" (PDF). p. 32. Retrieved 4 February 2021.

External links

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