Tank Corps, UK
|Tank Corps, UK|
|Years active:||March 1916–|
|Specific type:||Corps (administrative)|
|Created:||March 1916. Formed as a branch of the Machine Gun Corps.|
|Name1:||Machine Gun Corps (Heavy)|
|Name1 Start:||14 July 1916|
|Name1 End:||27 July 1917|
|Reason for change:||Split from Machine Gun Corps and made a corps in its own right by Royal Warrant.|
|Name2 Start:||27 July 1917|
|Name2 End:||18 October 1923|
|Reason for change:||Granted royal title.|
|Name3:||Royal Tank Corps|
|Name3 Start:||18 October 1923|
|Alternate names:||TC, RTC|
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This administrative corps had its own record office which is represented here, not on a separate page.
Unit war diaries
None. Administrative organisations did not keep war diaries because they had no operational role.
See descendant unit pages for their war diaries.
Other official documents
- Chris Baker, The Long, Long Trail: Tank Corps in the First World War
- Army Order 253 of 1916
- The Army Orders seem to use 'Heavy Branch' and 'Heavy Section' interchangeably. Army Order 239 of 1917 used 'Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch)' but Army Order 240 of 1917 used 'Machine Gun Corps Heavy Section'. Army Order 253 of 1916 already referred to it as 'Machine-Gun Corps (Heavy)' alongside the Infantry, Cavalry and Motors, which had already been described as branches in Army Order 414 of 1915.
- Army Order 239 of 1917