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The 5th Royal Tank Regiment (5 RTR) was an armoured regiment of the British Army until 1969. It was part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps. It originally saw action as E Battalion, Tank Corps in 1917.

In December 1946 the regiment was the first use Centurion tanks in regular service[1].

In 1960, it amalgamated with 8th Royal Tank Regiment without change of title. It was disbanded in 1969.

The 5th Royal Tank Regiment Reunion Association holds annual reunions.

In 2007 an image of a 1944 tank commander in the 5th Royal Tank Regiment uniform was used on one of a series of Royal mail stamps featuring British army uniforms.[2]


  1. ^ Munro, Bill (2005). The Centurion Tank. The Crowood Press Ltd. p. 46. ISBN 1861267010.  
  2. ^ Farmer, Ben (17 Sep 2007). "Stamps show history of Army battledress". Retrieved 4 January 2009.  

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