Medals to the Royal Tank Regiment from the Collection of Bill Green
A.W. ‘Bill’ Green
Bill Green was born in Rainford, near St Helens, Lancashire, in 1921. He moved to Bristol with his parents at the age of fifteen, where he enlisted in the 44th Bn. Royal Tank Regiment (T.A.)-then recently formed from the 6th Bn. Gloucestershires (T.A.)-on 1 May 1939.
Embodied on 1 September 1939, he left the UK in October 1940 and saw service in Malta, Egypt, Palestine, the Lebanon and Italy, before returning home in March 1945. During the War he served in No.1 Independent Troop, Royal Tank Regiment, the Warwickshire Yeomanry and the Royal Armoured Corps.
Retiring in 1980, he has since been devoting his energies to collecting medals to his old regiment, and to the Bristol, Bath & District branch of the Royal Tank Regiment Association, of which he is currently President.