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UNIQUE ID 767: A22 CHURCHILL AVRE TANK

Liberation Monument, Lion-sur-Mer, France

(Location: Lion-sur-Mer)


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Unique ID: 767
Added to Database: April 2009
Last Edited: April 2009
Type (ID): A22 Churchill AVRE (3905)
Model (ID): Churchill AVRE (3905)
Location Category (ID): Liberation Monument (6025)
Location (ID): Lion-sur-Mer (6025)
Serial Number:
Registration: “T172091/C” painted on hull side ventilators and hull rear.
Name:
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Vauxhall Motors Limited, Luton, Bedfordshire, East England, Britain (Churchill design parent and primary manufacturer)
2: Liberation Monument, Lion-sur-Mer, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France (Current location)


Text in original Preserved British Tanks publication:

[No entry]

Text in Preserved British Tanks Update:

[No entry]

Text in original Preserved Tanks In France publication:

A plaque on the front left mudguard states “THIS CHURCHILL AVRE WAS REFURBISHED BY 15 FD WKSP 6 BN REME DURING MARCH/APRIL 1994”.
Another plaque is mounted on the ground beside the tank and reads as follows:

6 Juin 1944
6 Juin 1994
CHAR CHURCHILL
OFFERT PAR LE GENERAL
SIR IAN HARRIS
QUI COMMANDAIT LE BATAILLON
D’INFANTERIE LE JOUR J
2nd R.U.R. (ROYAL ULSTER RIFLES)
6 June 1944
6 June 1994
CHURCHILL TANK
OFFERED BY GENERAL
SIR IAN HARRIS
WHO COMMANDED THE INFANTRY
BATALLION ON D-DAY
2nd R.U.R. (ROYAL ULSTER RIFLES)



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August 2007

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 25 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1291
Added: 24 May 2009
Filename: 46CNV11_...
Views: 105
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 25 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1292
Added: 24 May 2009
Filename: 46CNV12_...
Views: 81
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Rear right view
3: Rear right view

Taken: 25 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1293
Added: 24 May 2009
Filename: 46CNV04_...
Views: 100
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Plaque on hull
4: Plaque on hull

Taken: 25 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1294
Added: 24 May 2009
Filename: 46CNV03_...
Views: 69
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Plaque on ground
5: Plaque on ground

Taken: 25 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1295
Added: 24 May 2009
Filename: 46CNV13_...
Views: 79
Select/Has Priority: 16/0