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AFGHANISTAN-Britain's War in Helmand : ISBN : 978-0-9557813-3-9.

01 February 2017

To mark the end of Operation HERRICK, DRA Books have published the first historical account of the war in Helmand.

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CO RTR ERE Winter 2016 Update

15 December 2016

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RTR Welfare Autumn Newsletter

01 November 2016

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Cambrai 100 Interest Proforma

24 October 2016

Show your interest in attending Cambrai 100 in 2017

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Tank Men

13 September 2016

BBC Documentary on the First Tankies in WW1
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CO RTR Regimental update

18 July 2016

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Lt Colonel Simon Ridgway MBE 

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Tank Fest 2016 Tank Museum

06 July 2016

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Warning Order Cambrai 2017

29 June 2016

Please see below Warning Order from RTR Home HQ

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The RTR in 1960

24 May 2016

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RTR Guinness Book of Records Tank Pull

04 February 2016

On Wednesday 3 February 2016 80 men from the RTR pulled a Challenger 2 over a distance of 100 metres to set a new World Record

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RAC News Letter December 2015

06 January 2016

Latest News Letter from HQ RAC

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6 RTR Veteran Derrick Rex

10 December 2015

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RTR Take Part in Combined Arms Demonstration on Salisbury Plain

22 October 2015

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AJAX The British Army's latest AFV.

01 October 2015

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Message From HM The Queen

23 September 2015

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Before They Were Fallen BBC News

16 September 2015

Before They Were Fallen, photographer Louis Quail's collaboration with journalist Katy Regan, explores loss and remembrance, combining portraits with personal stories of those who lost a loved one in the 13-year conflict in Afghanistan.

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RTR Memorial Garden

25 August 2015

The RTR Memorial Garden at The National Memorial Arboretum has been refurbished and the tank repainted thanks to the apprentices from Tallent Castings and Maier on behalf of Toyota (UK) at Derby. 

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Lincoln Tank Memorial Weekend DVD

19 August 2015

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RTR Facebook Page

14 July 2015

You can see what the Regiment is up to on there Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Royal-Tank-Regiment/233295600203313?fref=ts

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RTR Battlegroup Ex Prairie Storm 1/15 BATUS

22 June 2015

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RTR BG on Prairie Storm 1 May 2015 at BATUS

09 June 2015

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8 RTR Association Newsletter

28 May 2015

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RTR LINCOLN TANK MEMORIAL OPENING

13 May 2015

The City of Lincoln unveiled a Memorial on Sunday 10 May 2015 commerating the birth of the Tank 

 

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Exercise Tiger Memorial Service Slapton Sands Tor Cross 26 April 2015

28 April 2015

A Memorial Service held annually by the Plymouth Branch of the RTR Association and other veterans to remember the 639 soldiers and sailors of the United States who died on Exercise Tiger on the night of 27/28 April 1944.

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Birth of The Tanks DVD £12.99

05 March 2015

Andrew Blow  a professional filmmaker (ex-ITV Yorkshire) working closely with the Lincoln Tank Memorial Committee has recently produced a DVD called "Birth of the Tanks." 

 

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RTR Officer Receives DSO

04 March 2015

An Army officer who conducted more than 40 high risk operations in Afghanistan is to be awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

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RTR STRATEGY

25 November 2014

RTR STRATEGY STATEMENT FROM THE COLONEL COMMANDANT

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RTR March to the Cenotaph 2014

19 November 2014

RTR March to the Cenotaph 16 November 2014

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Cambrai Lunch Bovington 2014

18 November 2014

. The Lunch was the best attended in years and without the support of all those attending would not have been the success it was. 

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Ex RTR Tpr is running the next London Marathon for The ABF The Soldier's Charity

21 October 2014

Tpr Stuart Twigg Ex RTR is running the London Marathon 2015.

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Regimental Property Update

01 October 2014

Below is a Regimental Property update from the Regimental Colonel.

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Weymouth Meeting of Ex RTR Members

03 September 2014

There will be a meeting of Ex RTR Members on Tuesday 7 October 19.00 hrs

The Park Grange Road Weymouth DT4 7PQ 

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RTR Amalgamation Parade 2 August 2014

11 August 2014

Click on link for ITV coverage of the RTR Amalgamation Parade

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RTR Property Disposal Update 8 May 2014

08 July 2014

Latest update on RTR property disposal and details of first auction during Tank Fest 28 June 2014.

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Tankies' Wet Bristol Homecoming

01 February 2014

2 RTR Homecoming Parade in Bristol 

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3 Free Copies of Tank for all RTR Association Branches

05 February 2014

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2 RTR on the BBC One Show This Week

07 January 2014

2nd Royal Tank Regiment soldiers feature in a series of three films on The One Show this week. 

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West Country "Tankies" Praised for Tour of Duty

16 December 2013

The soldiers with the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment (2 RTR) were praised for their success today on their return from Afghanistan after the gruelling tour of duty.



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The Hodson's Horse Trophy

12 December 2013

 1 RTR and 2 RTR have again won 1st and 2nd positions respectively in the annual HCav & RAC Sports Week competition called ‘The Hodson’s Horse Trophy’.

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A MESSAGE FROM THE COLONEL COMMANDANT ROYAL TANK REGIMENT

25 November 2013

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1 RTR Live Firing at Castlemartin

18 September 2013

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TANK COMMANDER'S TESTED

12 August 2013

Aspiring Challenger 2 tank commanders have just completed their final test exercise on Salisbury Plain Training Area.

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TANKFEST 2013 - RTR RAFFLE

08 July 2013

RHQ RTR are pleased to announce that £85.60 was raised for the RTR Benevolent Fund, all winners have been notified and prizes posted out.Thank you for your support. 

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Free Carvery to Celebrate Armed Forces Day

09 May 2013




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The book accompanying the TV programme of Tankie Heroes by Mark Urban

05 March 2013

 

 

 

 

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DO YOU WANT TO STAY IN TOUCH

23 January 2013

IF YOU ARE AN EX MEMBER OF THE RTR AND WANT TO KNOW WHATS GOING ON IN THE ROYAL TANK REGIMENT

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Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 Zonnebeke Belgium

21 January 2013

 

Opening of New Wing at The Memorial Museum Passchendaele. 

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Photos of Cambrai 2012 now in the Gallery

26 November 2012

There are Photos of the Cambrai weekend 16-18 November 2012 now in the Gallery.

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MESSAGE FROM CO 1 RTR

13 November 2012

MESSAGE FROM CO 1 RTR Lt Col A M Britton MBE

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Cenotaph Parade Sunday 18 November 2012

25 September 2012

Letter from the Parade Commander 2012 Major General R W M McAffee CB

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ARMY 2020 MERGER OF 1 and 2 RTR

06 July 2012

Please see below the Colonel Commandants letter on the SofS for Defence announcement on Army 2020 and that 1 and 2 RTR are to merge.

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H Squadron 1 RTR return home from Afghanistan

23 May 2012

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The Tanks Volume IV 1976-2017 Request for Material

23 January 2012

Charles Messenger is writing the next edition of The Tanks and is after material for it see below.

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The Next Issue of THE TANK will be late.

18 October 2011

At the request of 1 RTR The Editor has agreed to delay the printing of the December issue of Tank Magazine.

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2 RTR Operational Awards

04 October 2011

As a result of 2 RTR's recent Op HERRICK tour, the following officers and soldiers have received Operational Awards. The announcements were made on Fri 30 Nov.


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Regimental Stories BBC 4 TV

12 September 2011

4 Oct - The Royal Tank Regiment. 20.30 hrs Tuesday 4 October 2011 on BBC 4

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An Update from the TMYS Chairman

24 August 2011

An update from the TMYS Chairman

 

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A message from General Chris Deverell MBE Colonel Commandant.

22 August 2011

A message from General Chris Deverell is attached following the Extraordinary RTR Council Meeting on Weds:

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Future Of 1 RTR

05 August 2011

MOD is transferring the CBRN role to the RAF/TA

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2 RTR Wives Parachute Jump For The RTR Benevolent Fund

24 May 2011

2RTR WIVES PARACHUTE JUMP

on 10/07/2011

in aid of the RTR Benevolent Fund 

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2 RTR Return Home From Afghanistan

19 May 2011

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The Worlds Busiest Trauma Hospital

07 April 2011

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Repatriation Ceremonies to be relocated to RAF Brize Norton

16 March 2011

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2 RTR work with Danish Counterparts on 2 Para Operation.

02 February 2011

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Tankies set up new home with Afghan Police.

27 January 2011

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Driving the Mastiff in Helmand 2 RTR

12 January 2011

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2RTR mark Cambrai day in Afghanistan

25 November 2010

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Inside Europe's biggest military critical care ward

10 November 2010

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Tankies will spend the next 6 months supporting ANA

05 November 2010

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2nd Royal Tank Regiment settling into life in Helmand

04 November 2010

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Tank Regiment soldiers support development in Helmand

03 November 2010

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