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Royal Tank Regiment Memorial Royal Tank Regiment Memorial

Monument: Royal Tank Regiment Memorial

Erection date: 13/6/2000

Inscription

{There are two plaques on the ground in front of the memorial. One carries a drawing of a Comet tank showing the positions of all the crew, and this text:}
Royal Tank Regiment Memorial Statue
This memorial statue depicts the crew of a World War 2 Comet tank which was issued to the Royal Tank Regiment in 1945. The Comet had a crew of five: commander, gunner, loader, hull machine gunner, driver. It was equipped with a 77mm high velocity gun and powered by a 600 horse power Rolls Royce engine. The comet proved to be highly effective against enemy tanks of the day.

Unveiled by Colonel in Chief, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 13 June 2000.
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{The other plaque at the front also has a drawing of a tank but this is rather more symbolic and carries all the text inside the body of the tank with the track running in a continuous sinuous line around it:}

In tribute to the crewmen who have served in the Heavy Section and Heavy Branch Machine Gun Corps, the Tank Corps, Royal Tank Corps and Royal Tank Regiment since tanks were first used in combat at Flers on 15th September 1916.

{Inscribed at the back of the base of the statue:}
Vivien Mallock 2000

{On a plaque attached to the plinth, at the back:}
Sculpted by Vivien Mallock, ARBS from the original design by the late G. H. Paulin, ARSA RIBS RI.

{On a plaque attached to the base of the statue, at the back:}
This memorial was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Colonel in Chief Royal Tank Regiment on 13th June 2000.

9 foot bronze. The statues represent a crew from a WW2 Comet tank.

Site: Royal Tank Regiment Memorial (1 memorial)

SW1, Whitehall Place

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Royal Tank Regiment Memorial

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World War 2

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Royal Tank Regiment

Tanks were first used in combat at Flers, France, on 15th September 1916. H...

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Queen Elizabeth II

Born 17 Bruton Street. When she was 10 her father became King George VI (on t...

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Vivien Mallock

Sculptor active 2000.  Her own website.

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George Henry Paulin

Sculptor.  born Scotland.  Known as Harry.  Served inWW1 first in the army as...

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