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Cambrai 100

20 November 2017 was the centenary of the Royal Tank Regiment's biggest battle honour.

20th November 2017

20th November 2017, marks 100 years since the start of the Battle of Cambrai - the battle that saved the Tank Corps.

Cambrai_RTR_Parade_Cenotaph_047To mark this momentous centenary The Tank Museum is displaying a Victoria Cross, never before seen in public, won on the first day of the battle. 

Captain Richard William Leslie 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. Captain Richard Wain’s Victoria Cross is now on display at The Tank Museum.

Each year the Royal Tank Regiment Association march past the Cenotaph in London to remember the Regiment's personnel killed in every conflict. As this year is the centenary of the Battle of Cambrai, The Tank Museum took it's Mark IV replica tank to London to support the parade.

The Tank Museum has also released a series of films documenting the Battle of Cambrai and exploring why it is such a significant battle in the history of the Regiment and the history of the First World War.

Visit The Tank Museum's YouTube Channel for the Cambrai: The Tank Corps Story documentary.

And The Tank Museum's Facebook page for more Cambrai videos.