The Green Flash Homepage
"The Regiment lives on in the memory of those who served and the Third is gone but it is not forgotten!
So were the words of Lt Col Andrew Ridgway, the last Commanding Officer of the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment (3RTR), the West Country's own Armoured Regiment in 1992.
The Green Flash web site is about that Regiment, it's history, traditions and soldiers from formation in 1916 to eventual disbandment in 1992. It has been created to ensure that Andrew Ridgway's words are not forgotten.
It takes it's name from the Brunswick Green shoulder flash that Third Tankies wore on their uniform. Other than the stories that are in the Tech Stores area of the website and of course many of the pictures, it offers nothing really new to the reader that may not already be found in either history books or on the Internet. Where possible I have used images from the Public Domain or from private collections with the owner's permission. If by chance, you see a picture that is copyrighted, I am truly sorry, please inform me and I will remove it or attribute it to the owner!
March to Cenotaph Sunday 16th November 2014 - Movement Order from the South West!
The 2014 Royal Tank Regiment march to the Cenotaph, Whitehall London will be held on Sunday 16th November 2014 at 1100 hrs.The Plymouth Branch in conjunction with the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment Reunion will run a bus to the parade, starting from Plymouth, going via A38, M5 & M4 into London. Details are here. PLEASE BOOK early.
3RTR Reunion May 30 S015
Details of the 3 RTR reunion 30 May 2015 can now be found here
October 2104: Updated Battle of the Bunch of Grapes