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UNIQUE ID 1942: A13 COVENANTER TANK

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War 2)


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Unique ID:

1942
Added to Database:
26 December 2011
Last Edited:
22 March 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
A13 Covenanter (3190)
A13 Covenanter (3190)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
World War 2 (3010)
Serial Number:
Registration: T23140: “T23140” painted on rear turret stowage box.
Name: “ACHILLES” painted on nose stowage box.
Other Identification: Triangle markings painted on turret sides. Red/white/red stripes painted on nose and hull side stowage boxes. Unit markings painted on nose.
Collection Reference: E1985.30. (Accession 3085, Entry 1985.1062).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Leyland Motors, Farington, Lancashire, North West England, Britain (Additional manufacturer)
2: Dorking – Surrey, England (Approximate location of discovery)
3: ATDU and Solitary Vehicles, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Restored by 18 Base Workshop REME 1983-5)
4: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved British Tanks publication:


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Text in Preserved British Tanks Update:


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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:


The label for this Mark III Covenanter states “Our exhibit is shown in its original markings, when it served with A Squadron, 13th/18th Hussars in 9th Armoured Division. For some reason it was buried, after the war, on a farm near Dorking”. It was recovered by the Royal Engineers before being restored and it now has a plaque on its nose that reads as follows:

THIS TANK
WAS GIVEN TO THE MUSEUM
BY THE LORD ASHCOMBE
AFTER BEING DISCOVERED
ON HIS SURREY ESTATE IN 1983
WHERE IT HAD LAIN BURIED FOR MANY YEARS
IT WAS RESTORED TO EXHIBITION CONDITION
BY THE STAFF OF 18 BASE WORKSHOP REME
AT BOVINGTON THE WORK WAS COMPLETED IN JULY 1985



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March, 2011

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 10 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6870
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55362903...
Views: 154
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Front right view
2: Front right view

Taken: 8 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6868
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55362907...
Views: 74
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Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6869
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55368691...
Views: 133
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October, 2008

Front left view
4: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6253
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030829...
Views: 53
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



 

Front view
5: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6254
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030826...
Views: 80
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Front view
6: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6255
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030823...
Views: 50
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Front right view
7: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6256
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030822...
Views: 81
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Rear left view
8: Rear left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6257
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030830...
Views: 69
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Plaque
9: Plaque

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6258
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030824...
Views: 53
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Name
10: Name

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6259
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030825...
Views: 65
Select/Has Priority: 21/0