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UNIQUE ID 2138: CHIEFTAIN WILLICH AVRE ENGINEER VEHICLE

The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Storage)


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Unique ID:

2138
Added to Database:
11 February 2012
Last Edited:
24 March 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
Chieftain AVRE (3596)
Chieftain Willich AVRE (3597)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection (3016)
Storage (3016)
Serial Number:
Registration: 05 EB 23: “05 EB 23” painted on hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “L” painted on white patch on hull rear. Four white stripes painted on hull rear. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.
Collection Reference: E2008.929.
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Royal Ordnance Factory, Barnbow, Crossgates, Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, Britain (Primary manufacturer of base vehicle)
2: RAOC Vehicle Depot, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, South West England, Britain (In service 24 December 1968)
3: Directorate of Tank Design, Chertsey, Surrey, South East England, Britain (1969)
4: Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East England, Britain (1971)
5: RAOC Vehicle Depot, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, South West England, Britain (1972)
6: Mönchengladbach, Germany (17 BVD stock – May 1972)
7: RAOC Vehicle Depot, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, South West England, Britain (1972)
8: Sennelager Training Area, Paderborn, Detmold, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany (Served with RH & 4/7 RDG 1973)
9: Land Warfare Centre, Warminster, Wiltshire, South West England, Britain (3 RTR – 1976)
10: 38 Central Workshops – Chilwell, England (1979)
11: RAOC Vehicle Depot, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, South West England, Britain (1979)
12: ATDU and Solitary Vehicles, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (RAC Centre 1980)
13: 38 Central Workshops – Chilwell, England (Planned repair – 1985)
14: RAOC Vehicle Depot, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, South West England, Britain (1986-7)
15: ATDU and Solitary Vehicles, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (18 Base Workshop - 1987)
16: RAOC Vehicle Depot, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, South West England, Britain (1986-7)
17: Sennelager Training Area, Paderborn, Detmold, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany (RE BAOR service 1987)
18: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


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This AVRE has been adapted as a driver training vehicle, known as a ‘Wedge’. Its Record Cards show that its Date in Service was 24 December 1968, at Ludgershall. It was at Chertsey in 1969, Vickers in 1971, and back at Ludgershall in February 1972, on 17 BVD stock in May 1972, and back again at Ludgershall in December 1972. It served, presumably as a gun tank, with Royal Hussars and 4/7 RDG in 1973. It underwent a conversion in 1976 then served with 3 RTR (probably at Tidworth or Warminster) in 1976. It was at 38 Central Workshop and CVD Ludgershall in 1979. It then underwent another conversion before going to RAC Centre Bovington in 1980, 38 Central Workshop for a ‘planned repair’ in 1985, and Ludgershall in 1986. It was at 18 Base Workshop and Ludgershall then went to 40 Army Engr Sp Gp, 32 Army Engr Regt and 77 Armd Eng Sqn in 1987; presumably at about this time it was converted to an AVRE. Its records end at this point, and it was put on the museum books in 2008.


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October, 2008

Rear right view
1: Rear right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6709
Added: 11 February 2012
Filename: P1040216...
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Rear view
2: Rear view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6710
Added: 11 February 2012
Filename: P1040220...
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Right view
3: Right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6711
Added: 11 February 2012
Filename: P1040213...
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