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Location Category ID: 40990
Added to Database: 19 November 2011
Last Edited: 20 November 2011
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Military Muster
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Sherman Register – Grizzly APC
Sherman Register – Portugal
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Tanks Previously Here: 1: M5A1 Stuart Light Tank - Veterans Memorial Museum, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA (Until ca 1979)
2: M4A1 Sherman Grizzly Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Portuguese Army service then sold in 1983)
3: M4A1 Sherman Grizzly Tank - Nationaal Bevrijdingsmuseum 1944-1945, Groesbeek, Groesbeek Municipality, Gelderland, The Netherlands (Portuguese Army service)
4: Sexton Self-Propelled Gun - Veterans Memorial Museum, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA (Until ca 1979)
5: Sexton Self-Propelled Gun - Armourgeddon, Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, East Midlands, Britain (Until ca 1979)
6: Sexton Self-Propelled Gun - Aldershot Military Museum and MWEE, Aldershot, Hampshire, South East England, Britain (Until ca 1979)
7: Sexton Self-Propelled Gun - C&C Military Services, Ludgershall, Buckinghamshire, South East England, Britain (Until ca 1979)


This is for vehicles whose past or present location in this country is unknown.

Canada supplied a large number of armoured vehicles to Portugal under the Mutual Defence Assistance Program (MDAP). For example Sexton self-propelled guns produced during the Second World War were used by Canada until the mid-1950s when they were sent to Portugal under the MDAP. They were sold as surplus in 1979 and the bulk of them were bought by SECO in Georgia, USA. (Source: Military Muster). Similarly in 1954 Portugal received at least 50 Grizzly tanks under the MDAP; they were declared obsolete in 1973 (source: Sherman Register). In addition at the same time approximately 40 Grizzlies, converted into armoured personnel carriers by taking off the turret and rearranging the interior, were also supplied. These ‘Grizzly Kangaroos’ were converted by the Canadian Army. They were the last lot of Sherman tanks sold by the Portuguese Government. This was in 1995 and they went to the USA; the destination is unknown, but may have also been SECO. (Source: H. Spoelstra/MVO).
The locations in Portugal where these vehicles served with the Portuguese Army are currently unknown.

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1970

Believed to show Grizzly tanks in Portuguese service - returned in a Google image search but ongoing link broken
1: Believed to show Grizzly tanks in Portuguese service - r...

Taken: 1970 (Estimated)
Contributor: CRFU
Location Photo ID: 604
Added: 20 November 2011
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