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Hinckley, Leicestershire presentation Tank


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Hinckley used to have a Mk IV Female Tank from 7th February 1921 onwards - in my home town (i'm about 2 miles from Hinckley) there was a German field gun in the park, it was buried and the location is now a kiddies sandpit - anyone got a spare shovel?




And an article on it - although it says it served in France, just about every presentation tank was claimed to have seen service, whereas the vast majority were only used as training tanks at Bovington - the lack of ditching rails on the top of the tank seems to reinforce this



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I was down at St Michaels Mount in Cornwall many years ago and on the main land was a plaque stating that this WW1 German Howitzer was presented to the town in 1919. The gun though was a WW2 5.5" howitzer. I presume the WW1 one was taken away for scrap and then replaced at the end of the war with the 5.5".


Tim (too)

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