The Royal Armoured Corps 80th Anniversary Events – Warning Order


1.      Provide warning of The Royal Armoured Corps’ 80th Anniversary events taking place at Bovington on Thursday 4 April 2019.


2.         The Royal Armoured Corps was formed on 4 April 1939.  On 4 April 2019 there will be a series of events at Bovington, the home of the Royal Armoured Corps, to recognise the 80th anniversary.  The purpose of this Royal Armoured Corps Briefing Note is to provide warning of these events.


3.      The outline programme for the day is:

Date Time Location Event Attendance
Thu 4 Apr 1000 Allenby Barracks Entrance, Bovington Unveiling of the Royal Armoured Corps Gauntlet By invitation
Thu 4 Apr1100
Tank Museum, Bovington

Exclusive access to the opening of the Royal Armoured Corps 80th anniversary exhibition
By invitation
Thu 4 Apr1200
Tank Museum – Kuwait Arena

Mounted and dismounted parade, including vehicles from 1939 to the present

Open to all members of the Royal Armoured Corps (serving and veterans) and their families
Thu 4 Apr1300 Tank Museum Lunch
By invitation
Thu 4 Apr1330 Tank Museum
Guided tours of the Tank Museum

Open to all members of the Royal Armoured Corps (serving and veterans) and their families
Thu 4 Apr1430 Tank Museum
Royal Armoured Corps brief

By invitation
Thu 4 Apr1800
Officers’ Mess, Lulworth and Warrant Officers and Sergeants’ Mess, Bovington

Drinks and dinner

By invitation


4.      A detailed instruction and invitations will follow shortly.


5.         Lieutenant Colonel N R E Woolgar MBE RL, Chief of Staff, Headquarters Royal Armoured Corps.  Telephone:  01929 403554 / 94374 3554.

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