Gents,the name Fta Bar***** Tankies, i have always regarded this as a humourous pun on all Armoured soldiers, be they Cavalry or RTR. I have come to the concluscion that this myth is, in fact, truth. Having had the opportunitiy to observe our Chav Cav cousins at close quarters, i can only say that they are FAT. I don't mean fat as in some sort of street talk, but as in rotund, chubby and cuddly! I managed to carry out these observations in, not only the UK but, in Batus as well. Has any one else noticed this phenomenom? How much of the Defence Budget goes into those outsized black covies?? I eargly await your considered responses!! MYTH NOT BUSTED!!