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UNIQUE ID 2352: M4A1 SHERMAN GRIZZLY TANK

Nationaal Bevrijdingsmuseum 1944-1945, Groesbeek, The Netherlands

(Location: Notts Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Memorial)

With Photographs From Contributor: Michel “PanzerPanther5” Krauss


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Unique ID: 2352
Added to Database: 21 July 2012
Last Edited: 29 July 2012
Type (ID): M4A1 Sherman (1310)
Model (ID): M4A1 Sherman Grizzly (1314)
Location Category (ID): Nationaal Bevrijdingsmuseum 1944-1945 (11220)
Location (ID): Notts Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Memorial (11222)
Serial Number: “0?1?” stamped into glacis.
3385 (right transmission cover): “2 \P/ No 3385” stamped into right transmission cover.
2466 (centre transmission cover): “2466 191B” stamped into centre transmission cover.
Registration: T152098: “T152098” painted on aft hull sides.
Name: “ROBIN HOOD” painted on forward hull sides.
Other Identification: “1027” cast into top of mantlet. “LH [E] 123Y u” and “2508” cast into left transmission cover. “E4151 705 L0 [E]” cast into right transmission cover. Fox Mask/“996” insignia painted on left transmission cover and left rear hull. “52” divisional insignia painted on right transmission cover and right rear hull. Yellow diamond painted on centre transmission cover and hull sides.
Collection Reference:
Links: Bovington Vehicle Record
ShermanTank.nl
Gelderlander
BBC
AFVNDB
Bevrijdingsmuseum
TEi
Wikipedia – 8th Armoured Brigade
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Montreal Locomotive Works, Montréal, Quebec, Canada (Sole manufacturer September-December 1943)
2: Unknown Location, Portugal (Portuguese Army service)
3: Land Warfare Centre, Warminster, Wiltshire, South West England, Britain (School of Infantry until ca1988)
4: Nationaal Bevrijdingsmuseum 1944-1945, Groesbeek, Groesbeek Municipality, Gelderland, The Netherlands (Current location)
5: Wakefield – Yorkshire, England (Restoration at TEi May-September 2010)
6: Nationaal Bevrijdingsmuseum 1944-1945, Groesbeek, Groesbeek Municipality, Gelderland, The Netherlands (Current location)


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A Canadian Ram tank was originally acquired by the Sherwood Rangers Association for display at Groesbeek, and 17th/21st Lancers had undertaken to restore it for display on a plinth. A Sherman, however, was felt to be more suitable, so the Bovington Tank Museum acquired a plinthed M4A1 of Royal Scots Dragoon Guards from the School of Infantry at Warminster and it was shipped to 17th/21st Lancers in about 1988. (Source: Bovington Vehicle Record). Before its time in England it had served with the Portuguese Army (source: Bevrijdingsmuseum via L. Delsing).
In the summer of 2010 it returned to the UK for a cosmetic restoration and repaint. It was put on a low-loader on Wednesday 19 May and transported to Rotterdam, then on board a vessel bound for York, England. The work was done by apprentices of TEi at Wakefield. It returned to Groesbeek on 10 September. (Source: AFVNDB/Gelderlander/BBC).
At the beginning of the Second World War the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry (Nottinghamshire Yeomanry) was a non-mechanised cavalry unit, and it was not until the end of 1941 that it was equipped with tanks. A year later, in the Western Desert, the Regimental HQ tanks were appropriately named Robin Hood, Little John, Friar Tuck (all Grant tanks) and Maid Marion (a Crusader). The name Robin Hood was perpetuated in a Regimental HQ Sherman until 1945. (Source: B.T. White/British Tank Markings and Names).
This Grizzly has been painted to represent the Sherman tank Robin Hood. As well as the name it has the markings “996” in white on a red rectangle that is the Sherwood Rangers insignia, and a Red Fox mask on a yellow background that indicates 8th Armoured Brigade (the unit’s parent brigade).
This Grizzly is mounted on a low concrete plinth, and has a plaque in front that reads:

NOTTS SHERWOOD RANGERS YEOMANRY
PRESENT THIS MEMORIAL IN
HONOURED REMEMBRANCE OF
288 OF THEIR COMRADES AND
ALL OTHERS, MILITARY AND
CIVILIAN, WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WAR OF LIBERATION

1939 – 1945

“THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE”
BIEDEN DIT GEDENKTEKEN AAN
ALS EERBIEDIGE HERINNERING
AAN HUN 268 MEDESTRIJDERS EN
ALLE ANDEREN, MILITAIREN EN
BURGERS, DIE HUN LEVEN GAVEN
IN DEZE BEVRIJDINGSOORLOG

1939 – 1945

“ZIJ STIERVEN OPDAT WIJ MOGEN LEVEN”



Images - Photographs and NavPix (click to expand or browse)

June 2011

Close-up
1: Close-up

Taken: 3 June 2011
Contributor: M. Krauss
Photo ID: 8320
Added: 29 July 2012
Filename: 10_M4A1G...
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Left transmission cover
2: Left transmission cover

Taken: 3 June 2011
Contributor: M. Krauss
Photo ID: 8321
Added: 29 July 2012
Filename: 06_M4A1G...
Views: 130
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Centre transmission cover
3: Centre transmission cover

Taken: 3 June 2011
Contributor: M. Krauss
Photo ID: 8322
Added: 29 July 2012
Filename: 07_M4A1G...
Views: 129
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Right transmission cover
4: Right transmission cover

Taken: 3 June 2011
Contributor: M. Krauss
Photo ID: 8323
Added: 29 July 2012
Filename: 1_M4A1Gr...
Views: 128
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Stamping on right transmission cover
5: Stamping on right transmission cover

Taken: 3 June 2011
Contributor: M. Krauss
Photo ID: 8324
Added: 29 July 2012
Filename: 13_M4A1G...
Views: 126
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Stamping on centre transmission cover
6: Stamping on centre transmission cover

Taken: 3 June 2011
Contributor: M. Krauss
Photo ID: 8325
Added: 29 July 2012
Filename: 09_M4A1G...
Views: 130
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Right sprocket
7: Right sprocket

Taken: 3 June 2011
Contributor: M. Krauss
Photo ID: 8326
Added: 29 July 2012
Filename: 52_M4A1G...
Views: 135
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Right sprocket marking
8: Right sprocket marking

Taken: 3 June 2011
Contributor: M. Krauss
Photo ID: 8327
Added: 29 July 2012
Filename: 53_M4A1G...
Views: 133
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