As an ex-tankie (1RTR) I have always assumed that the only 'tankies' are the Men in black. I was talking to a lass at work about the forces etc and when she found I was a tankie said "Oh, my hubby was a tankie" When asked which regiment she replies "5th Skins". When I informed her that in actual fact her hubby was a bog trotting donkey walloper not a tankie she got a wee bit funny with me! So, do you Cavalry types refer to yourselves as Tankies or Cav??