4th Royal Tank Regiment: Service
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson, Richard Rinaldi, T.F. Mills
Page created 15 July 2002. Corrected and updated 16.11.2004
1916-1993
United Kingdom  
Note:This is a battalion history of the Regular Army. See the main regimental page for full lineage and other information.
Colour Key
Lineage
War service
Overseas service
Home service
 
     
  1916.05 D Company, Heavy Section, Motor Machine Gun Service, Machine Gun Corps
     
  1916.11.18 4th Battalion, Heavy Branch, Machine Gun Corps
  1916.12.29 D Battalion, Heavy Branch, Machine Gun Corps
     
  1917.07.28 D Battalion, Tank Corps
     
  1918.01.06 4th Battalion, Tank Corps
   
  1920.02 reduced to composite company, absorbing 19th Battalion
  1920.02.28 re-formed at Bovington with personnel of 4th Bn, 7th Bn, 11th Bn, and 15th Bn
  1920 England: Bovington
  1922 Catterick
  1923.10.18 4th Battalion, Royal Tank Corps
  Aldershot 1 Tank Bde
  1939.04 4th Royal Tank Regiment
  <1939.09> Farnborough 1 Army Tank Bde
  1939.09.18 France & Belgium GHQ, BEF
  1940.04.30 France & Belgium 1 Army Tank Bde
  1940.05.25 4th/7th Royal Tank Regiment
amalgamated with
7th Royal Tank Regiment
  1940.06 UK  
  1940.09 4th Royal Tank Regiment
reconstituted
  1940.12 North Africa
  1941.04.16 7 Armd Bde
  1941.05 4 Armd Bde
  1941.09.18 32 Army Tank Bde
  1942.06.21 captured by the Germans at Tobruk
  1945.03.01 4th Royal Tank Regiment
re-formed by redesignation of
144th Regiment RAC
  1945.03 33 Armd Bde
  1945.03.30 30 Armd Bde
  1945.04.24 31 Armd Bde
  1945.06.09 Germany 34 Armd Bde
  1946.01 Italy & Austria
  1946.08 Palmanova
1947.06 Egypt
  1948.05 Palestine
  1948.07 Egypt
1954.01 UK
1954.08 Germany: Hohne 7 Armd Bde
  1956.04 Hohne 7 Armd Div
  1959.04.03 amalgamated at Hohne with 7th Royal Tank Regiment without change of title
  1959.04 Hohne 11 Inf Bde Bde
  1960.11 Hohne [Sqns - Celle/Lemgo/Berlin] APC Regt
1963.08 Aden (sqn in Sharjah)
  1964.08 Far East
  1966.06 Germany: Herford recce
  1969.01 Hohne 7 Armd Bde
  1973.01 England: Catterick RAC Centre Regt
  1975.01 Germany: Münster 4 Armd Bde
  1976.04 (Northern Ireland)
  1976.07 Germany: Münster 4 Armd Bde
  1977.01 Münster 2 Armd Div
  1978.02 (Northern Ireland)
  1978.06 Germany: Münster 4 Armd Bde
  1982.08 England: Tidworth 1 Inf Bde (tank)
  1984 Germany: Osnabrück 12 Armd Bde
  1993.07 England: Tidworth?
  1993.10 amalgamated at Tidworth with 1st Royal Tank Regiment