tanksJanuary 20 2008 at 6:36 AM
|Monty: Convoy Magazine |
Response to Whippet tank
aha- yes! the renault and whippet..I had been thinking of those rather bigger "male and female" models so often seen in WW1 images.
Im with James..in an ideal world-and with management having a degree of initiative and foresight- there should be a CWM track where such vehicles could be demonstrated. Of course the vehicles would have to be in running condition... something the CWM seems to have trouble with
Seems to me there's a site on the net where a group (private business?) in England which restores tanks that has open house days where tank owners are invited to run their vehicles around a track..apparently attracts quite a crowd.
then there's "tanks in town" in europe where tanks drive around.. in fact throughout Europe, and I think the USA, there's a much more "enlightened" attitude regarding heritage military vehicles.
The French group "Hell on Wheels" in period uniforms and weapons (alas totally US oriented) is invited with their vehicles all over France to community events.
I have always felt that our Cdn military museums should establish strong ties and work closely with our official HMV clubs which would definitely benefit both in terms of exposure, events, information and parts sourcing and above all in honouring our veterans past and present, and in promoting and preserving our proud military heritage
(hmm the motto of Convoy Magazine!)
- WW 1 Tank - Ken Joyce on Jan 20, 2008, 10:45 AM