Colours of Individual Regiments

In January 1917, coloured shoulder flashes were introduced to differentiate between battalions of the Tank Corps. These were discontinued after the War but re-introduced in 1940 except by 1 RTR, who, to avoid confusion with the reddish orange shoulder straps worn by South African forces, did not re-adopt their own red one, but wore a red lanyard. The colours of the two remaining regiments are as follows:

1 RTR - Red
2 RTR - Yellow (Saffron)

The wearing of shoulder flashes on Service Dress was discontinued and lanyards are now worn. Shoulder flashes are worn by all ranks on black denims.

Identical shoulder flashes are worn by 1 RTR and 2 RTR. Made of black cotton they depict the rank and, at the base, the Regimental Colours.

A single rank flash black with Regimental Colours is worn in the centre of the chest when wearing Combat Kit.

1 RTR - Red
2 RTR - Yellow (Saffron)
3 RTR - Green
4 RTR - Dark Blue
5 RTR - Red/Cambridge Blue
6 RTR - Red/Yellow
7 RTR - Red/Green
8 RTR - Red/Dark Blue
9 RTR - Red/Brown
10 RTR - Red/White
11 RTR - White/Black (Red/Black in WW1)
12 RTR - Red/Purple
13 RTR - Green/Blue
14 Bn Tank Corps - Green/Purple
15 Bn Tank Corps - Green/Yellow
16 Bn Tank Corps - Black with a horizontal White line
17 Bn Tank Corps - Green/White
18 Bn Tank Corps - Green/Black
19 Bn Tank Corps - Red with a horizontal White line
20 Bn Tank Corps - Red with a horizontal Yellow line
21 Bn Tank Corps - Red with a horizontal Black line
22 Bn Tank Corps - Red with a horizontal Green line
23 Bn Tank Corps - Red with a horizontal Blue line
24 Bn Tank Corps - Green with a horizontal Yellow line
25 Bn Tank Corps - Green with a horizontal Black line
26 Bn Tank Corps - Green with a horizontal White line
40 RTR - Blue with vertical Red stripe (Kings Regt Colours)
41 RTR - Yellow/Green (Manchester Regiment Colours)
42 RTR - Yellow/Blue
43 RTR - Gosling Green/Maroon (RNF Colours)
44 RTR - Marron/Yellow
45 RTR - Black/Green with a horizontal Yellow stripe
46 RTR - Green with a Red Welsh Dragon
47 RTR - Pink with a horizontal Grey stripe
48 RTR - Yellow/Black
49 RTR - Purple/Grey
50 RTR - Blue with a vertical Green stripe
51 RTR - Black/Grey
40/41 RTR - Dark Blue/Old Gold
1 Indep Sqn RTR - Brown/Red/Green

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