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His Majesty's Land Ship (HMLS) "Canada", Canadian commanded British Mk. II tank of the Great War, June 1917.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3395254)

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Canadian commanded British Mk. II Supply tank of the Great War having its Maple Leaf war crest and the name "Forage" painted on the glacis plate before battle in France, August 1918.  1st Photo, (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3395392); 2nd Photo, NFB.

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1st Canadian Tank Battalion cap badge and collar dogs.  (Anthony Seward Photo)



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HMLS Canada is Mk.I, not Mk.II. This is visible by number 521 and wide driver's cab.

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In this case (and others) is the Mk I tank a "hand me down" from the British army to the Canadian army ? Did the British army get the MK IV tanks, so they gave away their older-earlier variants ?



-- Edited by Ned on Friday 9th of June 2017 04:42:10 PM

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Some confusion here. HMLS Canada is not a tank in Canadian Army service. It belonged to C Battalion, Heavy Section Machine Gun Corps.

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Thanks for the clarification, i didn't know this.



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If this photo was taken in Jun 1917, it is interesting that Canada had not been re-fitted with a Lewis gun mounting in place of the original Hotchkiss commander's machine gun



-- Edited by firsttankcrews on Saturday 10th of June 2017 06:45:20 PM

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