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The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Storage)

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Unique ID: 2143
Added to Database: 12 February 2012
Last Edited: 24 March 2012
Type (ID): Chieftain AVRE (3596)
Model (ID): Chieftain AVRE (3596)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection (3016)
Location (ID): Storage (3016)
Serial Number:
Registration: 01 EB 21: “01 EB 21” painted on nose and front right mud flap.
Other Identification: “21” painted on right hull side. Painted overall in a green and sand camouflage scheme.
Collection Reference: E2009.863.
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
Larzac –
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East England, Britain (Sole manufacturer)
2: Sennelager Training Area, Paderborn, Detmold, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany (Served with Blues & Royals and RHG/D – 1968)
3: Larzac, France (ABU RAOC – 1971)
4: Sennelager Training Area, Paderborn, Detmold, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany (Served with Life Guards & 2 ADS & 4 RTR – 1972-6)
5: Berlin Armoured Squadron, Berlin, Berlin, Germany (1979)
6: Sennelager Training Area, Paderborn, Detmold, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany (Served with 2 ADS & 14/20 Hussars – 1989)
7: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)

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The Record Cards for this AVRE show that it was built as a Chieftain Mark 2 gun tank by Vickers Armstrong, with a Date in Service of 22 April 1968. It served with the Blues & Royals and RHG/D in 1968, ABU RAOC at Larzac (France) in 1971, the Life Guards in 1972, was at 2 ADS in October 1975 and in service with 4 RTR in December 1975. It then underwent a conversion (details unclear), and then was with RHG/D and 2 ADS in 1976. It underwent another conversion, was with 2 ADS, underwent a further conversion, then served with the Berlin Armoured Squadron, all in 1979. It was with 2 ADS in 1985, underwent further conversions, then served with 14/20 Hussars in 1989. It was assigned to the museum in 2009. It was a Mark 6/1, then a Mark 6/4C, before ending as an AVRE, so these are presumably some of the ‘conversions’ in its record.

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