Bovington in Dorset County, England, United Kingdom
Royal Tank Regiment Memorial Statue
This exhibit is a fibreglass model used to create the bronze statue that now stands in Whitehall Place, London. The London statue was unveiled by the Royal Tank Regiment's Colonel in Chief, Her Majesty the Queen, on the 13th of June 2000.
The Memorial depicts a Comet Tank Crew and is a permanent tribute to those who have served in the Royal Tank Regiment and its antecedents.
The piece was originally created by George Henry Paulin in 1953, and sculpted by Vivien Mallock. The statue was cast by Morris Singer Limited of Hampshire.
The bronze figures shown here represent (from the left) the Hull Machine Gunner holding a BSA machine gun, Turret Gunner, Commander with binoculars, Loader/Radio Operator and Driver of a Comet Tank.
Comets entered service in 1945, as a 32 ton Cruiser Tank armed with a 77mm gun. They served with the 11th Armoured Division for the last few months of the war in Europe.
Location. 50° 41.694′ N, 2° 14.546′ W. Marker is in Bovington, England, in Dorset County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of King George V Road and Linsay Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at The Tank Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Bovington, England BH20 6JG, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 The Lawrence of Arabia Trail (a few steps from this marker); Household Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Tank Infantry Mark IV (within shouting distance of this marker); FV603B Armoured Personnel Carrier (within shouting distance of this marker); Challenger I Main Battle Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); The Kuwait Arena (within shouting distance of this marker); M4A1 Medium Tank Grizzly (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Centurion Mark 12 (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bovington.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Royal Tank Regiment Memorial in Westminster
Also see . . .
1. The Tank Museum. (Submitted on September 21, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. The Tank Museum on Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 21, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Military • War, World II •
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