||This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. (March 2013)|
The 7th Royal Tank Regiment (7 RTR) was an armoured regiment of the British Army until 1959.
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.
The regiment was reconstituted in 1943 by re-designating 10th Royal Tank Regiment.
See also 
- 7th Royal Tank Regiment at regiments.org[dead link]
- Merseyside RTR (Brian Gills website)
|This article about a specific British military unit is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.