Royal Armoured Corps

The Royal Armoured Corps is the component of the British Army, that together with the Household Cavalry provides its armour capability, with vehicles such as the Challenger 2 Tank and the Scimitar Reconnaissance Vehicle. It includes most of the Army's armoured regiments, both the Royal Tank Regiment and those converted from old horse cavalry regiments.[2] Today it comprises twelve regiments – eight regular and four Yeomanry. Although the Household Cavalry Regiment (The Life Guards and The Blues & Royals) are now armoured, they are not part of the RAC.[3]

Royal Armoured Corps
Badge of the Royal Armoured Corps
Active1939 – present
Country United Kingdom
Branch British Army
TypeArmy Armoured corps
Size13 Regiments
Garrison/HQBovington Garrison
VehiclesChallenger 2, FV107 Scimitar, Ajax
Colonel CommandantLt-Gen Sir Edward Smyth-Osbourne KCVO CBE[1]