This exhibit is a fiberglass model used to create the bronze statue that now stands in Whitehall Place, London. The London statue was unveiled by the Royal Tank Regiment’’s Colonel in Chief, Her Majesty the Queen, on the 13th of June 2000.

The memorial depicts a Comet Tank Crew and is a permanent tribute to those who have served in the Royal Tank Regiment and its antecedents.*

The bronze figures shown here represent (from left) the Hull Machine Gunner holding a BSA machine gun, Turret Gunner, Commander with binoculars, Loader/Radio Operator and Driver of a Comet Tank.

Comets entered service in 1945, as a 32 ton Cruiser Tank armed with a 77mm gun. They served with the 11th Armoured Division for the last few months of the war in Europe.*

Memorial Wall

Take these men as your example.
Like them remember
That prosperity can only be for the free,
Who alone have the courage to defend it.

Pericles 490 – 429 B.C.

Memorial Wall

*from an information board next to the statue

12 Comments CherryPie on Aug 23rd 2019

12 Responses to “Royal Tank Regiment Memorials”

  1. I would like to thank them for there service.
    Coffee is on

  2. The Yum List says:

    I wonder what they were all looking at.

  3. We do have some war memorials in Malaysia but they’re rather simple.
    Normally, just a memorial plaque in a quiet setting.
    Don’t often see hero statues, apart from the National Monument.


  4. shabana says:

    great place my friend

    i found the quote written on so inspirational

  5. I love the stories behind memorials.

  6. Ayush says:

    a sobering memorial, CP. there are some in Singapore too that were dedicated to the personnel who perished in the WWII.