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Royal Tank RegimenT Battlefield Tour to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the

arras Counter-attack 21st may 1940


Royal Tank RegimenT BaTTleFielD ToUR 21-23 may 2010

CONTENTS Detail

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Foreword by Major General Sir Laurence New, CB CBE

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Programme of events

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Details and photographs of Adminstration Team and Speakers

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Tank Design and Tactics 1919-1940

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Locations of Stands

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Map 1 - The Stands

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Map 2 - General Situation May 1940

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Map 3 - 21 May 1940 – routes of 4RTR, 7RTR, 6DLI and 8DLI

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Map 4 - British & German troop movements – 21 May 1940

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Map 5 - German reaction to Counter-Attack

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ORBAT - British Expeditionary Force – May 1940

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ORBATS - British Forces in general Arras area

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ORBAT - German Army Group A

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ORBAT - 7 Panzer Division

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ORBATS - 4RTR, 7RTR, 6DLI and 8DLI

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Organisation of a British Tank Battalion – May 1940

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Organisation of a British Infantry Battalion – May 1940

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Photographs of equipment in use in 1940

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The organisers of the 2010 Battlefield Tour wish to express their sincere thanks to the following people and organisations for their help and expertise: Mayor of Arras, M. Jean Marie Vanlerenberghe

M. Jean-Marie Hoyez, Ferme du Belloy

M. de la Rue

M. Philippe Gorczynski, MBE

Arras Tourist Authority and Mme. Isabelle Pilarowski

M. André Coilliott

Mayor of Beaurains, M. Pierre Ansart

Lieutenant Colonel Gavin Thompson, CO 1RTR

Mr. David Symons, Director and Mrs. Laura Bird and the staff of the Commonwealth War Grave Commission, Beaurains

The Managers and Staff of:

Mrs. Melissa Walsh, Manager, Commemorative Sites, European Operations, Veterans Affairs, Canada Mr. and Mrs. Searle, Mont Saint-Eloi

C.C. (Kit) Cheshire – Brochure Design

Hotel de l’Univers Hotel Mercure Hotel d’Angleterre Hotel Trois Luppars Hotel Express (Holiday Inn) Hotel Moderne


FOrEWOrD by Major General Sir Laurence New, CB CBE THE LAST HURRAH May I welcome you to this thirty seventh, and final, 4RTR/7RTR Reunion, shared since amalgamation in 1993 with the 1RTR who embody our proud traditions alongside their own. It is important to note however, that the members of the Scottish Branch Old Comrades Association will continue to hold an annual 4RTR Reunion in Scotland in November of every year. We meet to commemorate the Arras counter-attack on 21 May 1941 in which both the 4RTR/7RTR distinguished themselves and were severely mauled. We were hoping that Brigadier Peter Vaux, who commanded the Recce Troop of the 4RTR at Arras and made the first contact with the German leading elements, would be with us; but sadly he and Jean who have both been ill have felt it wise not to make the trip. We do however hope to have Raymond Atkinson (7RTR) with us as the sole survivor of the battle. You will be reminded during the battlefield tour how significant was the delay which the Arras counter-attack imposed upon the advancing German armoured formations, a delay ordered by Hitler himself, which permitted the extraordinary evacuation of the British troops from Dunkirk. If I may, I would like on your behalf to thank the team who have master-minded this reunion; Brigadier Nick Cocking, the Regimental Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel Stephen May and his staff, Lieutenant Colonel Colin Cheshire, Lieutenant Colonel Bryan Wheatley, Captain Dick Mertens, and Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Vesey Holt, who will lead the Battlefield Tour. The team has been assisted and encouraged in every way by the Mayor of Arras and his staff and also Monsieur Philippe Gorczynski, whom we warmly congratulate on his recent award of an Honorary MBE. It is also appropriate at this stage to express our sincere gratitude to Captain Geoff Bourne and Colonel Mike Rose who, with their respective teams, led 4RTR/7RTR reunions from 1992 to 2009. We should be very proud of what our forbears achieved here in Arras. It is also a matter of pride that our successors in the 1RTR and 2RTR have continued to distinguish themselves most recently in Iraq and currently in Afghanistan. Fear Naught.

Laurie New was commissioned into the RTR in 1952 from RMA Sandhurst and served in Hong Kong, Germany, Malaya and Borneo at regimental duty with 7RTR and 4RTR. He was BM 20 Bde 1969-70, Secretary Defence Policy Staff 1970-71, Defence AttachĂŠ in Tel Aviv 1974-77, Col GS MoD 1977-79, Brig GS (Int) MoD 198182, ACGS (OR) 1983-84, ACDS (Land Systems) MoD 1984-85, Col Comdt RTR 1986-93. Following his retirement, he has held a number of posts which have included, Lieutenant Governor, Isle of Man 1985-90, Vice-President TA&VRA 198590, General Secretary Officers Pension Society 1990-1995. He is still active as the Director of a Civil Engineering Company; Director of Pointman Leadership Institute (PLI) UK working mostly with the police in former communist countries; and a Team Director of PLI Global based in California. He became a Freeman of the City of London in 1985. He was knighted in 1990, awarded the CB in 1986 and CBE in 1980. Laurie lives with his wife Anna on the Isle of Man.

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Laurie New when CO 4RTR 1971-73


PrOGrAMME OF EVENTS Wed 19th May

p.m. (in time for dinner) Speakers to arrive – Hotel de l’Univers

Thu 20th May

0900-1600

Rehearsal

Fri 21st May

0900-1600 p.m. 1800

2nd Rehearsal (if required or if rained off on first day) Arrival at hotels of all those attending Reception by Arras Tourist office at Wellington Quarry for Memorial of the Battle of Arras (WWI) for the launch of exhibition “The Battle of Arras” (WWII). Limited attendance and by invitation only

1900

Reception and Buffet supper – Hotel Mercure – all to attend

0900 1000

Briefing in Theatre, Hotel Mercure – all to attend Coaches leave Hotel Mecure for Stand 1 (Vimy Ridge) (speakers in 2 cars)

1030-1530

Battlefield Tour

1600

Lay wreath at RTR memorial in Beaurains

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Drinks at Hotel Mercure, followed by dinner at 2000 all to attend. Dress: Suits or Regimental blazers

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Drumhead Service of Thanksgiving led by Major General Sir Laurence New, behind Arras Cathedral, followed by laying of wreath at 4RTR/7RTR Memorial.

Sat 22nd May

Sun 23rd May

Photograph of all attendees March to Hotel de Ville (Town Hall) followed by drinks at Hotel de Ville - all to attend 1200

Free to depart under own arrangements

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THE ADMINISTrATION TEAM LiEUTENANT CoLoNEL STEpHEN J. MAy REGiMENTAL CoLoNEL, RoyAL TANk REGiMENT

BRiGAdiER NiCHoLAS H. CoCkiNG

Brigadier Nick Cocking was commissioned into 7RTR in December 1955. In 1959 he joined 4RTR on the Amalgamation. In 1960-61 he volunteered for the Trucial Oman Scouts. In 1962 he joined B Sqn 4RTR, later becoming Adjutant on the move to Aden in 1963 and for the move to Malaysia in 1964. He was posted to Sandhurst as an instructor in 1965 and later the Staff College. In 1970 he was appointed Army Intelligence Officer in Bahrain. In 1971 he was appointed as the commander of B Sqn 3RTR, followed by BM RAC of 3 Div. In 1975 he was selected to command 4RTR at Munster (76-78). It was while in command that he asked the then Major Cheshire to organise the memorable 1977 Arras Battlefield Tour. After command he became GSO1 Ops at HQ 1 (BR) Corps, then Chief of Staff 4 Armd Div and finally Col MO3 in the MOD. Thereafter he held a number of staff appointments until being seconded to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, as Special Adviser to HRH the Crown Prince in 1984. He was involved in the Kuwait Liberation War (1990-91), and on departure from Saudi Arabia he was awarded The King Abdulaziz Medal for Distinguished Service. In 1997 he was made a Freeman of the City of London and from 1998-2009 was Chairman of the Blackmore Vale branch of the RNLI, and also a member of the Committee of the Saudi British Society. He is a Yachtmaster Offshore and enjoys Ironsides golf, game shooting and attending 4RTR reunions. Nick Cocking's wife, Anna, died at the beginning of 2008 leaving him with four children and eleven grandchildren.

Stephen joined 4RTR (Scotland's Own) in 1975 and spent the next 16 years on and off at Regimental Duty serving in Germany, Cyprus, Canada and on Operational Tours in Northern Ireland. His last appointment with 4RTR was as 2 i/c in 1991. In the period up to 1990, he served as Sqn Adjt C (Sharpshooters) Sqn, Royal Yeomanry, as G2 HQ 12 Armd Bde and then in HQ RAC as Training and Policy Officer. After Regimental Duty, he served in the following appointments: Training Advisor to the Kuwait Armoured Corps; Team Leader with the British Military Mission to Central and Eastern Europe based in the Czech Republic; and in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel as the head of the Ministry of Defence's Personnel Management Advisory Team to Central and Eastern Europe. He was appointed British Liaison Officer to the German Armoured Corps, the German Army Aviation Corps and the Officer's School of the Army in 2006. He retired from the Army in October 2008 and took up the appointment of RTR Regimental Colonel in January 2009. He is a keen fly-fisherman, a qualified offshore yacht skipper, and was a keen rugby player in his regimental days. He met and married his wife, Mary, in 1982 and they have one daughter, Emily.

Silver jubilee dish presented by Nick Cocking, when CO 4RTR, to the Mayor of Arras in 1977

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Lieutenant Colonel Colin C.C. Cheshire, oBE

Lieutenant Colonel A. Bryan Wheatley, MBE

Colin Cheshire was commissioned into 4RTR in 1964 and served in B Sqn in Singapore, Brunei and Kenningau in Sabah. He attended the RAC Gunnery instructors course in 1966 before returning to the Regiment in Herford, again in B Sqn. In 1968 he attended the Armour School course which was followed by a posting as GSO3/GSO2(W) Vehicle Concepts as Captain and then acting Major at the Fighting Vehicle Research & Development Establishment (FVRDE) in Chertsey where he was involved in the design of the CVR family and Chobham Armour. He returned to the regiment as 2 i/c C Sqn in Hohne and took part in the first Battlegroup to visit Suffield in 1971. In 1972-74 he attended Div 2 at RMCS and the Staff College at Camberley. In 1975 he became GSO2(W) OR at HQ BAOR and returned to the regiment in 1977 to command G Sqn and then A Sqn in M端nster and was OC City Centre Sqn in Belfast during the NI tour of 1978. In late 1978 he was appointed BM RAC at HQ 1 (BR) Corps. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 1980 and became GSO1(W) PQE A Vehs at QAD in Woolwich.

Bryan Wheatley enlisted into the RAC in 1953 and joined 7RTR in 1954 until 1959 upon Amalgamation with 4RTR. He served with the JLR 1959-1962 and then from 1962-69 he was with 4RTR in Aden, the Far East and BAOR. In 1969 he was posted to the RAC Gunnery School at Lulworth. He was commissioned in 3RTR in 1973 and thence to 20 Armd Bde. In 1974-76 he served with 3RTR and then back to 4RTR in 1976-1984 in BAOR and UK. He was posted to HQ 1 (BR) Corps as Lieutenant Colonel in 1986. His final posting was to the RAC Gunnery School from 1988-1990 when he retired from the Army. Bryan now lives in Wiltshire nursing/nurturing his family of BMWs!

He left the Army in 1981 and became Sales and Marketing Manager with Vickers Instruments in York, and Ferranti Computer Systems in Cwmbran before being appointed MD of Walloptronics in Andover in 1985. He was Bursar of Oundle School 1986-1995. In 1995 he became the Chief Executive of the National Rifle Association and he retired in 2002 but still holds the appointment as Secretary-General of the International Confederation of Full Bore Rifle Associations. Colin was awarded the OBE in 1993 during his 6 year Captaincy of the Great Britain Rifle Team (19891995) and their winning of the World Rifle Team Championships in USA in 1992 and again in New Zealand in 1995. He organised and ran the 4RTR Battlefield tour in 1977 and the RTR Battlefield tour to Arras, Calais and Cambrai in 1982. Colin now lives with his wife Angie in Wiltshire.

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The 4RTR/7RTR memorial stone presented by Charles McBean when CO 4RTR in 1989 in Arras


Captain derek G. Mertens, MBE

Dick (born Derek!) enlisted into the RAC in March 1957. On completion of recruit training at Catterick he was posted to the 1st Independent Sqn in Berlin. On the disbandment of the Berlin Sqn in 1959 he was posted to 3RTR. He spent the next 17 years in various appointments achieving the rank of WO1 in 1976. He was posted to 4RTR as RSM in 1976 and then commissioned in 1978. The majority of his service was spent in BAOR but he also served in Denmark, Sharjah, UK and NI (4 tours). Dick retired from the Regular Army in 1983 on medical grounds after 26 years in the rank of Captain. On leaving the Forces he spent a short period as an assistant manager in a DIY store. In 1984 he was accepted in to the TA as a Permanent Staff Admin Officer in the rank of Captain. He spent the next 14 years with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry based at Old Sarum near Salisbury. He retired in 1998 and was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list of that year. From 1998 to 2006 he took up employment with Hedge End Council and spent 5 years in the employment of Hampshire County Cricket Club at the Rose Bowl.

THE SPEAKErS Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey M. Vesey Holt, MBE

Colonel Mike J. Rose

Geoffrey was commissioned into the RTR in 1974. He served in 1RTR as an armoured reconnaissance troop leader, Regimental Signals Officer and as an Armoured (Chieftain) Squadron Leader and Sqn Second in Command. He has also been an instructor at the Royal Armoured Corps Signals School and a Saxon equipped Mechanised Infantry Brigade Operations Officer. Since 1990 he has specialised in the Acquisition Stream. His appointments have included SO2 Weapons at the Armoured Trials and Development Unit where he took part in the Challenger 2 Trials; SO2 Challenger 2 at HQ Director RAC; UK Technical Manager Multi Role Armoured Vehicle (MRAV) and SO1 Fighting System where one of his major tasks was to provide support to the Future Rapid Effect System (FRES) programme.

Mike was commissioned from RMAS into 4RTR in 1960. He served in Germany (Lemgo, Berlin and Hohne) until 1963 on APCs and tanks. He then went with the Regiment to Aden and South Arabia in armoured cars via Edinburgh 1963-4 and onto Borneo. This was followed by the School of Tank Technology in 1964-5 and Army Rugby. He returned to Borneo in 1966. From 1966 to 68 he was Adjutant of 4RTR. In 1969-70 he was posted to HQ Army Strategic Command as a staff officer, winter in Norway. 1970-1 was spent at RMCS Shrivenham and then to Staff College in Australia. In 1972-3 he became OC Cyclops 2 RTR (S Tank Trials) and from 1974-6 was in MOD. In 1976 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel as GSO1 in a team to establish the Bangladesh tri Service Staff College. He was CO 4RTR from 1978-81. After command he spent 1981-2 in HQ British Forces Hong Kong and in 1983 he ran the COs Designate Course. In 1984 he became Assistant Director RARDE Chertsey. In 1984 he resigned from the Army to join Waitrose Ltd., became a Director in 1993, retiring in 2000. He served in the RAFVR 1986-89! He became a Freeman of the City of London and Liveryman in 1991. He was Chairman of 1/4/7 RTR Annual Reunion 1997-2009. Mike now lives with his wife Lynda in Dorset.

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Brigadier Charles J. McBean

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Gamble

Charles McBean joined 4RTR from Sandhurst in 1967 and remained with it throughout his regimental career. He served as a troop leader both in armoured cars and tanks, as RSO, as Adjutant, as a Squadron Second in Command and as Squadron Leader of the RAC Demonstration Squadron. He served with Royal Yeomanry for a year before attending Division II of the Army Command and Staff Course. After a tour in Operational Requirements, he was appointed BM RAC HQ 1(BR) Corps before being posted on promotion to RMCS Shrivenham as a member of the Armour Directing Staff.

Bob Gamble joined the joined the Army in October 1976. He served continuously in 4RTR until being commissioned in February 1993 serving in BAOR, UK, NI, BATUS and two tours at the RAC Signals School. He was posted to 2RTR from 1993-2000 and this was followed by SO2 appointments at HQ LF and then BATUS (Trg). He became CO Contingency Operating Base with MND(SE) Div in Basra November 2006 until April 2007. He then became QM (T) at the ARMCEN in May 2007 and was Executive Director RTR Standards Parade June 08. He has also been Deputy Director (Marketing) ARU and Chairman RAC Golf. He is due to retire in October 2010.

He assumed command of 4RTR in 1988 and deployed the Regiment to BATUS (twice) and to Cyprus in the UN dismounted role. It was during his period in command that the Regiment celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Arras by holding ceremonies at Ficheaux, Mercatel and Beaurains. This involved the dedication by the Representative Colonel Commandant, General Sir Anthony Walker KCB, of the 4RTR/7RTR Memorial Stone in the Place de Marechal Foch in Arras. The stone has since been moved to its current position at the rear of the cathedral. He was promoted to full Colonel in 1991 and served in the MoD Central Staff in Operational Requirements. During this time he attended the Higher Command and Staff Course. He was promoted to Brigadier in 1996 and appointed Director of Studies and Deputy Commandant at RMCS, his final appointment before leaving the Army at the age of 49 to pursue a career in industry. He is currently a Director of the UK subsidiary of a US Defence Company. He is married with two grown up children and lives in North Oxfordshire. He has a strong interest in all field sports and is a member of the Queen’s Body Guard for Scotland, The Royal Company of Archers.

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Tpr Gamble speaking on the 1978 tour


Major Jeremy p. Miles

Jez Miles was commissioned into 2RTR in 1996 as a Tp Ldr through a BATUS and then a NI Tour. After a year in Bovington as a Phase 2 Training Tp Ldr, Jez joined 1RTR at Honington in 1999 as the Regt established itself in the role of Jt NBC Regt. He was a Tp Ldr on Fuchs before deploying to Kosovo with 2RTR in 2001. He returned to 1RTR after the Junior Command and Staff Course (JCSC) at Shrivenham, into the post of 2 i/c H Sqn. The next move was to Rhinedhalen as SO3 G1Ops/Plans/Coord at HQ ARRC. On selection for promotion to Major he attended the Initial Command and Staff Course (Land) (ICSC (L)) and Technical Employment Training (Tech ET) prior to assuming the post of SO2 Survivability at Defence Science and Technology Laboratories (Dstl) Fort Halstead. The post entailed working on survivability technologies (eg passive and electric armours and defensive aid suites) across all land platforms present and future including the FRES programme. In 2008 after 3 years at Fort Halstead he assumed command of A Sqn 1RTR in its role of Land Warfare Centre (LWC) Battle Group Armd Sqn. He was then lucky enough to take A Sqn to BATUS, the first 1RTR Armd Sqn deployment onto the prairie in 10 years. In the summer of 2009 Major Miles moved to command H Sqn 1RTR in Honington, commanding the Sqn through its preparation and certification for NATO Response Force (NRF) CBRN Bn Response Coy. The Sqn presently sits at a very high readiness to support both UK and NATO deployments in the CBRN Role.

officers B (Brutus) Coy 4th Bn RTR in 1939 at Mont St. Eloi Back Row: (l to r) *2nd Lieutenant RE (Ricky) Frye - Recce Offr *†Lieutenant G (George) T Godley – 9 Sect *Lieutenant Tom Roe – 10 Sect *2nd Lieutenant JG (Jumbo) Hoare – 6 Sect

Middle Row: Captain Toby Dorman Major Herbert Bairstow 2 i/c +Major IT (Clem) Clements OC *Captain IAD (Bingo) Banks – 7 Sect

Front Row: 2nd Lieutenant J Stewart *Lieutenant PA Redhead – 8 Sect * in Counter-Attack at Arras in May 1940 † killed at Arras + killed in Western desert with 4RTR Dorman left regiment before Arras Bairstow left after Dunkirk

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Tank Design and Tactics from 1919 to May 1940 Between 1919 and 1939, tank design and tank tactics underwent a revolution. Largely at British instigation and the imaginative genius of Colonel JFC Fuller, the idea of using armoured vehicles as the key element of restoring mobility and decision to warfare, made considerable strides. While all the Armies clung to the concept of tanks either as infantry support weapons or for reconnaissance purposes, the British led the way in developing them as a universal weapon system which could participate in all phases of war and carry out long range strikes of strategic value far into the enemy rear. To implement the policy, tanks that could perform at greater speeds and longer ranges with a higher degree of reliability were developed; but slower and more thickly armoured vehicles were also built. France concentrated mainly on heavily armoured, Britain went for heavy, medium and light types, and the Germans copied the British but set aside heavily armoured AFVs for the time being. In the early 1930s, the Germans, inspired by Colonel Heinz Guderian, overtook the British both in basic tank design and tactical methods. Guderian formed a Tank Arm and persuaded the German Army to adopt Panzer Divisions of All Arms, carefully balanced and trained to operate in ad hoc Battle Groups as the tactical situation demanded. Copying Fuller, he envisaged these Panzer Divisions working in close collaboration with aircraft, and being capable of reconnaissance, the breaching of a front, the widening of a gap, and of exploitation in depth. The German’s basic advantage was that they started earlier than the Allied Armies in addition to being well led and having reasonable equipment. They gradually improved their performance, doctrine, structures and equipment through the invasions of Austria (1936) and Czechoslovakia (1938 and 1939) which acted as large scale non combat rehearsals. The German Army learnt some important lessons in Poland against determined resistance; and as a result the German Army in 1940 was probably one of the best Armies ever seen. The proof of this is that until November 1942 (Stalingrad and El Alamein) the German Army, led by its armoured and motorised divisions, defeated all other Armies. The system was refined throughout the winter of 1939/1940 during which the number of Panzer Divisions was also increased from six to ten. In April 1940, Germany invaded Denmark and Norway employing only a few light tanks in support of infantry. When they struck against Holland, Belgium and France on 10th May 1940 it was with all their armoured forces in the lead and including a number of armoured self-propelled assault guns in support of the infantry divisions – of which the mass were horse drawn marching sort rather than the fully motorised kind. They were opposed by an Allied Army which had more and, in certain instances, superior tanks. Yet the Allies possessed only one Armoured Division on the German model, and that division was the British 1st Armoured Division which was not yet in France when the Germans attacked. The remaining Allied tanks were either grouped (as with the French DLMs) as cavalry type formations, or (like the French DCRs) as assault formations such as the British 1st Tank Brigade with its Matilda tanks, as infantry support units. Fast moving as many of their machines were, they were mostly commanded by leaders who had not come to terms with mechanisation, as envisaged by Guderian. Their methods were outmoded and pedestrian.

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70th Anniversary of Arras Counter-Attack 1940 STANDS STAND 1

GR 839809 - Vimy Ridge on the NE side of the Canadian Memorial

STAND 2

GR 782774 at Mont St. Eloi This is in a local cemetery (SW of the ruin)

STAND 3

GR 816695 - 100m south of the roundabout the road is no longer in use and there are two padlocks on metal barriers which will (hopefully!) have been removed.

STAND 4

GR 793672 (NE of the farm) Ferme du Belloy, NW of Wailly

STAND 5

GR 839668 - 100m east from roundabout on south side of road

STAND 6

GR 860674 - which is a large open clearing next to a Garden centre looking up (NW) towards Telegraph Hill.

Note for Coach leaders – From Stand 2 there is a new road which runs west from the roundabout and finishes up on Route d3 at about GR 818678

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STANd 1 GR 839808

STANd 2 GR 782774

STANd 3 GR 816695

STANd 6 GR 860674

STANd 4 GR 793672

STANd 5 GR 839668

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The General Situation and Intention Map 10th May 1940

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21 May 1940 – routes of 4rTr, 7rTr, 6DLI and 8DLI

6 and 2 panzer divisions reach the Channel (approximately) 50 miles to the West by 21 May

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British & German troop movements – 21 May 1940

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German reaction to Counter-Attack

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RoyAL TANk REGiMENT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; BATTLE HoNoURS The Battle Honours, which are borne on the Regimental Standards are highlighted in bold. FiRST WoRLd WAR Somme, 1916-1918 Arras, 1917-1918 Messines, 1917 ypres, 1917 Gaza Cambrai, 1917 Villers Bretonneux Somme, 1918 Amiens Bapaume, 1918 Epehy St. Quentin Hindenburg Line Selle France & Flanders, 1916-1918 SECoNd WoRLd WAR Arras Counter Attack Calais, 1940 St. Omer-La-Bassee Somme, 1940 Odon Caen Bourguebus Ridge

Mont Pincon Falaise Nederrijn Scheldt Venlo Pocket Rhineland Rhine Bremen North West Frontier, 1940, 1944-1945 Abyssinia, 1940 Sidi Barrani Beda Fomm Sicily The Sangro Salerno Volturno Crossing Anzio Advance to Florence Gothic Line Sidi Suleiman Tobruk, 1941 Sidi Rezegh, 1941 Belhamed Gazala Cauldron Knightsbridge

Defence of Alamein Line Alam el Halfa El Alamein Mareth Akarit Fondouk El Kourzia Medjez Plain Tunis North Africa, 1940-1943 Adrano Coriano Lamone Crossing Rimini Line Argenta Gap italy, 1943-1945 Greece, 1941 Burma, 1942 poST SECoNd WoRLd WAR Korea, 1952-1953 Iraq


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