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Tank and Tracked Transport Experimental Establishment

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The Tank and Tracked Transport Experiment Establishment (TTTEE)

1925 The unit was formed at Farnborough.

1927/8 The Tank and Tracked Transport Experimental Establishment became the Mechanical Warfare Experimental Establishment; the Tank and Tracked Transport Technical Committee became the Mechanical Warfare Board.

1927 The Directorate of Mechanization was established from earlier directorates; it had responsibility for small arms, tanks (later known as 'A' vehicles) and wheeled (later 'B') vehicles.

1934 The establishment and the board were renamed as the Mechanisation Experimental Establishment and the Mechanisation Board respectively.

c.1942 Under the Ministry of Supply the Wheeled Vehicle Experimental Establishment concentrated on wheeled vehicles and a new Department (or Directorate) of Tank Design (later the Fighting Vehicles Design Department or Establishment) was set up at Farnborough and the Fighting Vehicles Proving Establishment covered tracked vehicles.

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Sources of Information

  • History of MOD Innovation [1]
  • [2] National Archive