The Regiment has been deployed on operations throughout its history, including most recently in Iraq and Afghanistan. Equally comfortable on the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank, or on a Warthog or Mastiff in Afghanistan, we remain proven deliverers of excellence in mounted close combat. Our thirst for professionalism and excellence is in built into our way of life, it is our ethos.
In July 2012 it was announced that the First and Second Royal Tank Regiments would be amalgamated as an element of Army re-structuring. The new Regiment is comprised of 6 squadrons, they are as follows:
The Regiment formally amalgamated in August 2014 and is now established in Tidworth, Wiltshire as an element of 1 (Armoured Infantry) Brigade.
The Regiment will complete a full training year in 2015 culminating in a six week live fire exercise in BATUS, Canada. This will prepare the Regiment to enter readiness to deploy on operations at short notice from January 2016.
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