Churchill Great Eastern Ramp

All the following photographs have been kindly contributed by Bob Grimster and are of the Churchill Great Eastern Ramp which is part of the Canadian War Museum collection, Vimy House.

The Driver's position. Note the vehicle VRN plate fitted below the drivers visor (Giving details of WD No. , manufacturers serial No. but sadly not readable) . Also note the large hexagonal bolt head on the hull side.


The two pulleys are the winding controls for a 'distance rod'. Winding a handle on the rear pulley would extend the rod, the front pully would retract it. The rod itself was mounted externally below the main ramp and was used to gauge the positioning of the tank in order to ensure the 'flying' reached it's objective.

Above and below at the rear of the compartment we can see the air cleaners.