December 2020 – The Tank Museum continues its war on boredom with the latest release of online content.
Although The Tank Museum has had to close again due to the UK’s second national lockdown, the Museum’s continued programme of additional activity keeps the ball rolling by transporting The Tank Museum into your home via The Tank Museums Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube Channel. This month featured the Museum’s brand new Tank Chats from David Fletcher and TANKMAS 2020: a very special tanky Christmas live stream event in partnership with World of Tanks.
TANKMAS 2020 | Live from The Tank Museum
World of Tanks presents TANKMAS 2020: Live from The Tank Museum. We couldn’t have got through 2020 without our supporters. To thank you all for standing by us during this awful year, The Tank Museum partnered with World of Tanks to bring a bumper prize-filled Christmas live stream to the comfort of your home. Presented by World of Tank’s Richard Cutland and The Tank Museum’s David Willey, viewers were treated to competitions, live music, tank titbits, interviews, a look behind the scenes and special guests – including contributions from the best Tank Museums across the world. Whether you missed it or want to relive it, you can watch the whole event again on The Tank Museum’s YouTube channel.
Tank Chats #113 | Ferret Scout Car
Tank museum Historian David Fletcher discusses the Ferret Armoured Car, also commonly known as the Ferret Scout Car. Built between 1952 and 1972 by Daimler, the Ferret was pressed into service in a reconnaissance role and saw service with the British Army, RAF and multiple commonwealth countries throughout its service life.
Tank Chats #112 | Churchill Mk I and II
Tank Museum Historian David Fletcher discusses the British Second World War Churchill Mark I, the very first Churchill, as well as its successor, the Mark II. This chat also covers the development of the A20 prototype and how this became the production Mark I variant. The Churchill displayed is actually a Mark II made to look like a Mark I, and is the oldest surviving Churchill in the UK.