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UNIQUE ID 2042: VALENTINE TANK

(Model: Mark IX)

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War 2)


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Unique ID:

2042
Added to Database:
8 January 2012
Last Edited:
22 March 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
Valentine (3800)
Mark IX (3818)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
World War 2 (3010)
Serial Number:
Registration: T67003: “T67003” painted on forward turret sides. “T123358” previously painted on left turret side.
Name:
Other Identification: Unit markings painted on nose. Painted overall sand and brown (previously painted overall sand).
Collection Reference: E2000.577. (Accession 577, Entry E0000.1066).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East England, Britain (Probable primary manufacturer)
2: Long Kesh – County Antrim, Northern Ireland (On display outside – dates unknown)
3: Lisanelly Camp – County Omagh, Northern Ireland (On display outside – dates unknown)
4: Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East England, Britain (Restored to running order)
5: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)
6: The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tanks in Action August 2000)
7: 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 original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:


The precise identity of this Valentine Mark IX is not clear, all identification marks having been removed many years ago. It stood outside the Army Base at Long Kesh (later known as the Maze Prison) in Northern Ireland for many years, subsequently moving to Lisanelly Camp, Omagh. It was acquired by Vickers Defence Systems and restored to running order in Newcastle using the engine from the Museum’s Valentine Archer. In due course it was offered to the Museum on loan and ultimately, in March 2002, was gifted to the Museum. It carries the number “T123358” on the turret which is correct for the type but not necessarily for this actual vehicle. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
This Valentine is in running order and has taken part in various events including the Tanks in Action display in August 2000, and Tankfests 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. In about 2010/11 it appeared briefly in new markings, then was repainted in a sand and brown camouflage scheme and with a new registration number painted on the turret.


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March, 2011

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 10 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6943
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55845795...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 10 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6944
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55839844...
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Front right view
3: Front right view

Taken: 10 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6945
Added: 19 March 2012
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Front left view
4: Front left view

Taken: 10 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6946
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55839734...
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