|WW1 Tank Corps Cap Badge|
The colours typified the struggle of the Corps - 'From mud, through blood to the green fields beyond'. This most apt interpretation of the colours was suggested by Colonel Fuller. The flag is flown with the green uppermost The story goes that just before the battle of Cumbrai in 1917, General Elles wanting a distinguishing mark for his tank, went into a shop to buy material for a flag. Supplies were short but he came out with a length of green, red and brown silk. He stitched this together and flew it from his tank "Hilda" which he led the corps into battle.
|Reverse with Tank Corps Colours|