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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Charing Cross
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR GEORGE HENRY PAULIN ARSA; FRBS; RI, Morris Singer & Co Ltd, VIVIEN MALLOCK, Christopher Rainsford for HOK International
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13 June 2000
    Attended by: HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12183
Current location

At the junction of Whitehall Place and Whitehall Court
Whitehall Place
Charing Cross
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW1A 2EJ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 30265 80246
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A tall bronze sculpture of five members of a WW2 comet tank crew, standing in line but looking off to their left. They wear battle dress and berets, and each holds an item of equipment: besa machine gun, gun sight, field glasses etc. The sculpture is stood on a circular stone plinth surrounded by deep circular platform. On the front of the plinth is an incised dedication. On the paved surround is an additional bronze panel with further dedication.
Inscription
(Base of figures) FROM MUD, THROUGH BLOOD, TO THE GREEN FIELDS BEYOND (Below plinth) 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 (ON PANEL SET INTO THE PAVED SURROUND) 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/ FEAR NAUGHT (BASE OF FIGURES - REAR) THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II/ COLONEL IN CHIEF ROYAL TANK REGIMENT ON 13TH JUNE 2000/ SCULPTED BY VIVIEN MALLOCK ARBS FROM THE ORIGINAL DESIGN/ BY THE LATE G H PAULIN ARSA RI/
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: width 4300mm
    Materials: Stone - York
  • Figures
    Measurements: height 2300mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: £100
Memorial: FREE

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • The Times 14 June 2000 p.24
  • Daily Mail 14 June 2000
  • Western Front Association Bulletin by Western Front Association Oct. 2000 p.17
  • Local Publication/Booklet 'Tank Journal' Feb. 1999 Col J Taylor: ' The Royal Tank Regiment Memorial'

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