WO1 (RSM) Upham, The Master, Lt Col Ridgeway MBE
The Master Vintner, Nick Arkell, represented the Vintners’ Company as Her Majesty the Queen, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Tank Regiment, presented the Regiment with a new standard in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
The Queen highlighted the “unbreakable connection” that has existed between the Sovereign and the Royal Tank Regiment since her grandfather, King George V, visited trials of early tanks at Elveden in Suffolk in July 1916.
She told the servicemen, who were joined by their partners: “Of course much has changed since 1916. Technology has evolved, and the regiment with it.
“But the regiments reputation for hard work and ingenuity endures. And the bond within tank crews, within squadrons and within the regiment remains undiminished.