Sure-And here we are, back at the beginning.
I really want to know, what armored force/British tanks/British armour are we talking about exactly? Please tell me. I wish I was sarcastic, but I really want to know is there an availlable unit to be dispatched to Malaya?
3rd Indian Cavalry Regiment arrived in late JAN 42 with a reinforcing squadron of Vickers Mk II and Mk VI Indian pattern light tanks. Probably not soon enough to salvage the situation on the mainland, and they were held as a counterattack force in any case. getting those (very) light tanks any earlier with the rest of 11th Indian could have opened up some possibilities. They‘re not tank killing tanks, per se, but it meets the qualifications of tracks, armor, radio, turreted main armament to give enemy infantry something to worry about and able to move under direct fire to provide support for friendly infantry and sappers .This was around the same time that the Kings Own Hussars we’re sending a Vickers equipped squadron from North Africa to Singapore (diverted to Java after Singapore fell). it’s seems like the organizations are there, it’s a question of time, priorities for shipping, and force allocation. All of which are driven by intelligence estimates, training outcomes (wargaming), and support for requirements. Again, there’s no single item of materiel or trick of training that’s a stand-alone war winner. Given enough time and prioritization of effort a better approach COULD have been crafted that gives Percival the edge he needs to defeat Yamashita.