Sunday 1 November 2009

Tank Times

The Bovington Tank Museum newsletter Tank Times has just been put on their website as a pdf document. It's only 4 pages but very interesting if you've ever been to the museum. Inside there are details of the museums current campaigns and fundraising activities, including the Tiger 131 appeal. Bovingtons Tiger 1 is the only working example left in the world, and only one of six still in existence. It was renovated in 2004 but now needs additional work on the final drive and cooling system. You can find out more about this appeal here. The new wing opened this year and visitor numbers have sored, despite the tough economic times. I was lucky enough to visit the new exhibition 'The Tank Story' shortly after it opened and heartily recommend it to anyone interested in military history. Here's a short advert that might tempt you further....

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