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This photo popped up on FB. No details known.



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Woolwich, 1932, allegedly. Although that looks like a B-Type bus behind it. Destination board reads "Blackheath," I think. Friends of London Transport Museum say the B-Type was finally retired from service in London in 1928. That's the best I can do.

https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/an-army-tank-at-woolwich-is-removed-by-the-pickfords-news-photo/3071912

Update: This has been discussed briefly on the Forum, in 2014, but the link to the photo has rotted. However, this seems to be authoritative:

https://twitter.com/tankiemike/status/1254673367854129152



-- Edited by James H on Sunday 27th of June 2021 09:25:15 PM

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That's excellent work, Detective James.

I had a poke around on Getty and found another photo of this tank on this lorry. It has this caption: 

"A First World War Mark IV tank is transported along Beresford Square from the Rotunda Museum where it had been on public display to the Royal Woolwich Arsenal before being sent to Sheerness where it was to be used for artillery target practice at the Ravelin Battery range on 23 June 1932 in London, United Kingdom"



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Aagh. Beat me to it. Sorry.



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