Chris Shillito (no login) Posted Dec 16, 2005 2:00 PM
There are a wide variety of turret casting marks - usually the mark will identify in some way the foundry the cast the turret and also incoporate a TP number. The foundry marks don't appear to follow any particular naming/numbering standard but the TP number will always be TP 19911 for a MkVII and TP 22027 for a MkVIII turret. (TP numbers can be found stamped or cast on most fitings)
With regard to the Jordanian Churchills it has been sugested that photographs of these vehicles may actually show the vehicles supplied to Iraq back in the early/mid 50s.