Headline posts
TANK CAMOUFLAGE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR (September 22, 2017 12:55 pm)
USING PETROL IN FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS (September 1, 2017 2:32 pm)
TRAPPED: THE STORY OF FRAY BENTOS (August 21, 2017 3:01 pm)
VICTORIA CROSS WINNER CECIL SEWELL (August 21, 2017 10:40 am)
THE COCKCROFT (August 18, 2017 1:20 pm)

Tank Men

Mark IV female Ypres

TRAPPED: THE STORY OF FRAY BENTOS

Aug 21, 2017No Comments

Tank F41, named Fray Bentos, was a male Mark IV, number 2329. In August 1917 the nine man crew experienced the longest tank action of the First World War.

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VICTORIA CROSS WINNER CECIL SEWELL

Aug 21, 2017No Comments

One of the most moving stories of the First World War soldiers in The Tank Museum is that of Lieutenant Cecil Sewell, who gave his life to save those of another tank crew.

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CAP BADGE SUBMISSIONS

Jul 26, 2017No Comments

The Tank Corps was formed on 28th July 1917, and its new cap badge was approved by King George V on the 11th September.  The badge chosen was one of

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THE FORMATION OF THE TANK CORPS

Jul 26, 20171 Comment

The Tank Corps was formed on 28th July 1917, and its new cap badge was approved by King George V on the 11th September.  The badge chosen was one of

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CAPTAIN HERBERT ROBERT CHICK MC

May 03, 20171 Comment

On 3rd May 1917, one of the bloodiest days for British soldiers during the First World War, 2nd Lt. Chick commanded tank number 785 into battle. Enlistment Herbert Cicognani was

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TANK MEN: HENRY ARCHIBALD SMITH

Apr 20, 2017No Comments

Not all of the men in the Tank Men exhibition survived the First World War. Archibald Smith, one of the first gunners, was killed in August 1918

Mark II as Mark I

MARK II NUMBER 785

Apr 10, 20171 Comment

The Mark II tank on display at the Tank Museum is the oldest tank in the collection, and possibly the world, that is known to have seen combat.  This occurred

Elliot Hotblack

THE HEROICS OF ELLIOT HOTBLACK

Mar 10, 20171 Comment

Elliot Hotblack was one of the most decorated and well-known of those celebrated in The Tank Museum’s exhibition. To commemorate the 130th anniversary of his birth on the 12th March 1887,

Ratcliffe's medal

TANK MEN: WALTER RATCLIFFE

Mar 08, 2017No Comments

Walter Ratcliffe’s tunic, complete with brass bursting grenade badge, was donated to The Tank Museum to help with telling his story in their Tank Men exhibition. 

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TANK MEN: ELLIOT HOTBLACK

Feb 28, 2017No Comments

Another inspirational figure represented in the Tank Men exhibition is Elliot Hotblack – a trailblazer in tank reconnaissance and intelligence, who rose to the rank of Major-General.