The name "Tankie"

#1
Just lately I have seen quite alot of people saying they want to be tankies only then to say they are not joining 1 or 2 RTR and they going in a cavalry regiment. I was know tankie was a RTR name only or has everyone now decided to say it?

Tom
 
#2
I always thought that Tankies referred to the RTR, served alongside 1RTR in the 80's and they were always known as Tankies to us.

The US Army caller their tankies- 'Tankers' which sounds a bit wanky to me.
 
#3
32 Armd Engineers are Tankies or Armoured farmers
 
#5
Issi said:
Now, I always thought that 3RTR were the Armoured farmers!
You are, of course, correct.
 
#6
Dooley said:
Just lately I have seen quite alot of people saying they want to be tankies only then to say they are not joining 1 or 2 RTR and they going in a cavalry regiment. I was know tankie was a RTR name only or has everyone now decided to say it?
No idea of what the modern donkey walloper does or says, they're usually so inbred it's hard to understand them.
Traditionally however, Tankies are members of the RTR, the rest are just wannabee who finally realized that, for the most part, the clever part of their regiments converts hay to manure.

Scarletto will be along shortly, once he's finished shovelling ordure down the stables...
 
#7
Well to add some culture, to PE4s dribbling, i take it Nursey got lost at your Caravan park? :) Tankies are RTR, any Cav or HCR member saying they are Tankies deserve shooting.

Didnt know anyone but 3RTR were known as the Armoured Farmers???
 
#8
Cheers for clearing this up guys. I thought I was right as my grandad always said he was a tankie nothing else hahaha. I did have a person I know said he is now a fully trained tankie even though he is FR in the Light Dragoons :?. I did'nt know wether to correct him or not at the time so let it be.
 
#9
Whatever you do though, dont call tankies poor mans cav as it tends to upset them :wink:
 
#13
<fx pops head out of hatch>

Nah, nothing worth engaging... Brew & Combat Sarnie up!

<scratches bollox>
 
#17
An ex Cav friend of mine gets the right hump when I call him a Tankie, despite the fact that he drove a tank. Of course there's absolutely no way I do it to wind him up, ever, no, not me.
 
#18
Sorry Dooley, but that's twice in a row so therefore I call...




WAH!!!!



CW

Quis Separabit

Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum
 
#19
What's with all that latin pish that appears below each of your posts CW? Bit pretentious that isn't it? Tee hee

DG
 
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