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UNIQUE ID 2492: RAM KANGAROO ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIER

Canadian War Museum, LeBreton Flats, Canada

(Location: CWM Storage)


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Unique ID: 2492
Added to Database: 29 March 2014
Last Edited: 29 March 2014
Type (ID): Ram Kangaroo (8150)
Model (ID): Ram Kangaroo (8150)
Location Category (ID): Canadian War Museum (8100)
Location (ID): CWM Storage (8140)
Serial Number: 1112 (source: Sherman Register).
Registration: CT-40892 (source: Sherman Register).
Name:
Other Identification:
Collection Reference:
Links: HMVF
Sherman Register
MapleLeafUp
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Montreal Locomotive Works, Montréal, Quebec, Canada (Sole manufacturer of original tank January 1942-)
2: Rainham Marshes – London, UK (1970s-mid 1990s)
3: Staman International Trading, Nijverdal, Hellendoorn, Overijssel, The Netherlands (ca mid-1990s – Dealer identity unconfirmed)
4: Gilis Collection, Turnhout, Kempen Region, Antwerp Province, Belgium (ca mid-1990s – Dealer identity unconfirmed)
5: Canadian War Museum, LeBreton Flats, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Current location)


Text in original Preserved Canadian Tanks publication:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Canada publication:

This Kangaroo was originally recovered from Rainham Marshes in London, UK; it was one of three tanks standing behind a rifle range in the 1970s-80s. It was the last one there in 1993. It went to a UK dealer then to a Dutch dealer then to a Belgium dealer, who traded it to the Canadian War Museum. It is awaiting restoration. (Source: H. Spoelstra/Sherman Register via HMVF).
It arrived at the CWM on 9 June 2004 as a Ram tank but the turret was sitting loosely on top of the tank. The interior of the tank was painted green, the interior has a bracket for a second No.19 set, the ammo racks etc. had been removed, and the gunners seat had been removed. The tank still shows remnants of the formation symbol (171 on a green over brown field with a white bar below); this is believed to be HQ Squadron of the 1st Cdn Armd Bde. (Source: C. Law/MapleLeafUp).
It was probably used by HQ Squadron of the 1st Cdn Armd Bde while it was still a tank, and was later converted into a Kangaroo after they had converted to Sherman tanks. It was listed as ‘stock’ in the ‘Ram Tanks on Canadian Census Charge’ of 28 July 1945 so most likely still a Ram Cruiser Tank by the end of WW2, struck off charge by the Canadian Army in the UK and then acquired by the British Army, de-turreted and used as a Kangaroo after WW2 (Source: H. Spoelstra/MapleLeafUp).


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1985

Front right view, on Rainham Marshes
1: Front right view, on Rainham Marshes

Taken: 1985 (Estimated)
Contributor: H. Spoelstra
Photo ID: 9522
Added: 29 March 2014
Filename: kangar02...
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