Tell them: pike

One of the most evocative items from the wartime Home Guard is to go on display at the Tank Museum in Dorset – a pike. The homemade weapon was issued to eccentric WW1 veteran Percy Hobart, who would go on to have a major impact in the success of D-Day. But at the time was in the Home Guard

Tank Museum opens new exhibition

The Tank Museum in Dorset has opened its new exhibition marking the 80th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Armoured Corps (RAC).

Tank museum opens VC exhibition

Descendants of the four men from the Tank Corps who were awarded Victoria Crosses in WWI assembled at the Tank Museum in Dorset for the opening of a new exhibition. The four VCs have been brought together for the first time and are now on display at the attraction in Bovington. Prior to the opening of the exhibition, members of … Read More

Tank Museum appeals for missing MC

The Tank Museum in Dorset has launched an appeal to find the Military Cross (MC) won by the commander of its Mark V tank 100 years ago at the Battle of Amiens. Harold Whittenbury’s heroics at the battle, which included ramming a building with his tank, earned him the bravery medal.

Old model army

Some of history’s most bizarre and outrageous tank designs that were never made have now been created in model form and are to go on display at the Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset.

Happy Christmas from the Western Front – a hero too hot to handle

A Christmas card sent 100 years ago by one of the First World War’s most heroic tank officers is to go on display for the first time. Elliot Hotblack sent the simple card from ‘Advance Headquarters Tank Corps’ in December 1917, presumably to his parents in Norfolk. It includes a print of a crewman waving his cap from a Mark … Read More

VC to go on display for the very first time

One of only four Victoria Crosses won by tank crews in WW1 will go on public display for the first time on the centenary of the action in which the recipient died. Captain Richard Wain was posthumously awarded the VC, the UK’s highest award for bravery, following his heroics at the Battle of Cambrai on November 20, 1917. During the … Read More