People, Jan. 21, 1974

Before Cavalry Captain Mark Phillips married Britain's Princess Anne he made it clear that he did not mind if she did the driving. A good thing too Last week a dithered Phillips climbed into a 17,500-lb. Scorpion tank at the Royal Armored Corps driving school in Dorset, started up, signaled left and turned right. Granted, it was his first week of training to be a tank-driving instructor, and he soon gained mastery over the 14 gears. "I'm starting to enjoy this," he said. When the three-week course is up, however, Mark will not...

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