Bovington in Dorset County, England, United Kingdom
Tank Infantry Mark IV
This tank had been restored to the appearance of a Mark I Churchill, belonging to the 14th Canadian Tank Regiment. The Mark I was armed with a 2-pounder high velocity anti-tank gun in the turret and a 3 inch howitzer in the hull. The Churchill first saw action on the beaches of Dieppe with Canadian forces on the 19th August 1942.
This vehicle was recovered from Stainburn Gate Forest near Harrogate in the 1980s. After its recovery, the tank was rebuilt by the Museum of Army Transport at Beverley.
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Tank Infantry Mark IV, A22 Churchill MkII of 148th Royal Armoured Corps, HQ Squadron
Location. 50° 41.72′ N, 2° 14.521′ 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 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. FV603B Armoured Personnel Carrier (a few steps from this marker); Royal Tank Regiment Memorial Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lawrence of Arabia Trail (within shouting Household Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps Memorial (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Kuwait Arena (about 90 meters away); Challenger I Main Battle Tank (about 120 meters away); M4A1 Medium Tank Grizzly (about 150 meters away); Centurion Mark 12 (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bovington.
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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.