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Matilda tanks of 'B' Squadron, 44 RTR on an exercise near Worthing, UK, 31 December 1940

The 44th Royal Tank Regiment (44 RTR) was an armoured regiment of the British Army during the Second World War. It was part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps.

It was originally formed by converting the 6th battalion of The Gloucestershire Regiment, a Territorial Army infantry battalion, to a tank unit.


Further reading

  • A history of the 44th Royal Tank Regiment in the War of 1939-45, by A. G. Brown, K. C. E. Dodwell, F. E. Honniball & G. C. Hopkinson. Brighton: 44th Royal Tank Regiment Association, 1965.

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