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!apridgwaysignature

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. awaaaaaayyyy!!!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!


Special Order No 6


'Fear Naught'

IMPORTANT NOTICE Just to make all aware this website will be taken off line on 13 May 2020. It has had a great run but due to a change in my own circumstances I can no longer afford the time or the hosting package to keep it going. Social Media has taken over with so many pages dedicated to the best Regiment ever in my opinion. Thanks to everyone who has been so complementary over the years, I hope you have enjoyed it but it is time to move on.

Mike Williams MBE