Танковый фронт

7-й батальон Королевского танкового полка

7th Royal Tank Regiment

I. Командный состав батальона
II. Формирование и организация

28 July 1917 - активирован.

The 7th Royal Tank Regiment was part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps. The regiment originally saw action as G Battalion, Tank Corps in 1917.

4 апреля 1939 г. переименован в 7-й танковый батальон Королевского танкового полка (7th Royal Tank Regiment).

In December 1940, as part of the British Western Desert Force in Egypt, the 7th RTR contained Matilda infantry tanks and supported the 11th Indian Infantry Brigade of the 4th Indian Infantry Division. The regiment attacked and destroyed the Italian "Maletti Group" at the Nibeiwa Camp. The 7th RTR also supported the attack of the 11th Brigade on Italian positions at the Tummar camps. These attacks were accomplished during the opening stages of Operation Compass. The regiment also participated in the successful attacks on Italian-held Bardia during the same campaign.

In mid-1942, the 7th RTR was captured at Tobruk during the Battle of Gazala.

21 июня 1942 г. сдался в Тобруке.

1 апреля 1943 г. восстановлен. 10-й танковый батальон Королевского танкового полка был переименован в 7-й.

The regiment was reconstituted in 1943 by re-designation as 10th Royal Tank Regiment.

7th RTR joined 34th Tank Brigade in Normandy on 19 August 1944 and subsequently took part in heavy fighting at the Odon bridgehead. It participated in the capture of Le Havre and, while detached from its Brigade, it played an active part in the early days of the containment of Dunkirk.

Подчинение батальона (Unit Superiors):

Дата Подчинение
03.09.1939 - 10.12.1940 1-я армейская танковая бригада (1 Army Tank Brigade)
08.12.1940 ? - 16.12.1940 ? 4 Indian Infantry Division
31.12.1940 - 06.01.1941 6 Australian Infantry Division Attached
06.01.1941 - 18.01.1941 British XIII Corps
18.01.1941 - 23.01.1941 6 Australian Infantry Division Attached
23.01.1941 - 28.01.1941 British XIII Corps
28.01.1941 - 31.01.1941 6 Australian Infantry Division Attached
04.05.1941 - 11.07.1941 4-я бронетанковая бригада (4 Armoured Brigade)
18.09.1941 - 22.01.1942 32 Army Tank Brigade
10.04.1942 - 21.06.1942 32 Army Tank Brigade
22.02.1943 - 17.08.1944 31 Army Tank Brigade
14.02.1945 - 31.08.1945 31 Armoured Brigade


III. Боевой и численный состав батальона

Состав батальона:

  • Эскадрон A
  • Эскадрон B
  • Эскадрон C


IV. Боевой путь батальона


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Литература и источники:
George Forty. British Army Handbook 1939 - 1945. Sutton Publishing, 1998.