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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2009, 00:21:22 »
Hearsay has it the Faversham tank was alledgedly buried in the recreation ground .I dont know if it has ever been proven as true .

Someone get their ground sonar detector out. I dont live a million miles from there. Ill have a look see what I can come up with

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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2009, 22:47:05 »
Hearsay has it the Faversham tank was alledgedly buried in the recreation ground .I dont know if it has ever been proven as true .

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« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2009, 21:59:21 »
I thought I'd heard of a Faversham one as I mentioned earlier but it was obviously just hearsay!

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« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2009, 20:53:34 »
A quick checklist of War Savings presentation tanks in Kent.
Does anyone know of any more?
*Ashford              Mark lV. female.
*Canterbury        Mk lll. female.
  Chatham    
*Deal                   Mk lV.  served in France. delived to Deal 2nd Aug 1919, sold for scrap March 1936.
  Farningham        Mk iV female, parked outside the home of Major W G Wilson, tank pioneer.
*Faversham         Mk lV, female. served in France. Thanks LenP,Kyn.
*Folkestone         Mk lV, female.  served in France.
*Hythe                 Mk lV, male.  
*Maidstone          Mk lll, female.
*Rochester           Mk lll?
*Tonbridge           Mk lV, female.  served in France.
*Tunbridge Wells
*= photo in this thread.
For a discussion on the Ashford tank. http://www.activeboard.com/forum.spark?aBID=63528&p=3&topicID=29466387
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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2009, 21:44:33 »
"In each case the tank was delivered by rail from Bovington with a scratch crew and driven to its final resting place. Here the young officer gave an account of the particular tank's war record-almost always fictitious-disabled it mechanically and set off for home."
David Fletcher, historian at the Tank Museum, Bovington, concerning war bond presentation tanks,
The large numbers on the Rochester tank suggest that it was a training tank, if it had served in France it would have carried rails for the unditiching beam and have white/red/white recognition stripes painted on the fronts of the track frame.
To be strictly accurate the Ashford tank should be painted matt medium brown, but the glossy dark green does look better!
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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2009, 21:40:32 »
Here, finally, is the Canterbury one.


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« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2009, 21:32:13 »
Thank you Paul but I did read the link before putting this message on the forum. My task is to get ADDITIONAL information. The tank museum at Bovington has been of great help along with the Guildhall Museum.

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« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2009, 20:47:15 »
Theres This at the beginning of this thread :)

If you missed it?

http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=1811.0
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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2009, 20:04:21 »
Update pics of the tank taken today, I dont know if its the same Bike cahined to the pillar.











Nice to see it looking so pristine and not graffitted
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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2009, 23:17:04 »
For details of what is missing from the ashford tank, ie the interior.

www.landships.freeservers.com/mk4_walkaround.htm
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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2009, 23:50:37 »
I took photos of this today and I did not know it was there, even though it's been there since 1919.

I took this photo from a photo in the Museum.



I took the rest today.







The photos should be bigger, I don't know why they have come out this size.

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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2009, 19:37:09 »

Ron Huggins & Smiler at the Cenotaph Whitehall London with the WW11 Tank brought up from the Tank Museum Bovington, A special Parade for the Royal Tank Regiment by permissuon of H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth 11.

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« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2009, 12:14:01 »
The one at Ashford used to contain an electricity sub-station but I believe it's empty today.  As a kid I can remember climbing all over it, and I see the kids still do today.  It's had a nice paint job back to the original colours.
 
There are some pictures I took of it some time ago posted it on www.geograph.org.uk
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/279805
and http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/279802
along with some useful links.



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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2009, 23:16:39 »
I've a few cards showing the Canterbury tank - I'll post them up later. I remember hearing a rumour that the tank given to Faversham had been buried under the rec for some reason? Sounds strange but knowing Faversham, not impossible.

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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2009, 13:21:05 »
I really can't understand what drives teenagers to vandalise things, especially historical relics like this tank.   >:(

I think its a case of not appreciating the value of something to other people. Its not like 'Ooo, I feel like vandalising something!' Its more like 'Im gonna write my name on that cos I wanna.' Spur of the moment thing not realising the consequence.

 

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