The Royal Armoured Corps: Anniversary celebration

This is a historic exhibition. It is no longer available to visit and this page is only retained as a record of the previous event. For current and future exhibitions, visit our What's On page.

The Royal Armoured Corps are celebrating their 80th Anniversary on with a nationwide programme of events.

The Royal Armoured Corps: Anniversary celebration


4 April 2019 (historic exhibition)


Our own northern cavalry regiments, The Light Dragoons (Regular Army) and Queen’s Own Yeomanry (Reserve Army) will be welcoming visitors to the museum, outside on the Plaza and displaying their Jackal and RWMIK armoured vehicles.

Come along and meet real-life soldiers as they share their own stories serving in the Royal Armoured Corps in today’s army. Don’t forget to visit our gallery, Charge! The Story of England's Northern Cavalry where you can explore the history of England's Northern Cavalry through fascinating historic artefacts, and hands-on activities and displays. The veteran cavalry soldiers will be available in the gallery to showcase some of the objects on display and answer any questions.

The Regiments of the Royal Armoured Corps are descendants of the famous Cavalry Regiments who rode into battle on horseback as heavy or light horsemen; and of the Royal Tank Regiment who manned the first tanks during the World War 1. The Corps was created in 1939 by combining Cavalry units and the Royal Tank Corps (renamed Royal Tank Regiment).