In April 1999
the remains of four Churchill tanks were unearthed at Arpinge
in Kent UK. These vehicles turned out to be 3" gun carriers
- a most fortunate discovery as only 50 such vehicles were ever
made. Bovington Tank Museum collected the most complete vehicle
whilst the Cadman Brothers recovered the other three. Earlier
this year Rex Cadman was kind enough to invite me to photograph
the Churchills in his possession (I had previously photographed
Bovington's Gun Carrier shortly after its arrival at Bovington
in 2000) and as a result we are able to offer this 'unique' photo
poor condition of these vehicles Rex tells me that he feels it
would be possible to perform a cosmetic restoration of his most
compete vehicle (shown below) using parts from the other two.
Gun Carrier is now out of public view (in storage I presume) having
been moved from the coach park where I photographed it. I am not
aware of any plans to attempt any restoration.