RAAC Memorial & Army Tank Museum
Hopkins Barracks,

Displayed fitted with a 3 inch gun barrel.

MkVIII Crocodile RAAC Memorial & Army Tank Museum
Hopkins Barracks,

Complete with trailer

MkVII Camden Air Museum,
Hull Only.
MkVII Melbourne Tank Museum,
Narre Warren North

Museum exhibit
Reg. T173165/H

This vehicle displays the WD number of one of the Madang Trials vehicles, however that vehicle had an early style MkVII turret without the front bulges. The turret for this museum exhibit is apparently not original and is said to have come off a range in the UK so perhaps the hull is indeed the Madang vehicle.

MkVII Melbourne Tank Museum,
Narre Warren North

Hull only - Storage yard.

MkVII Keith Adam Collection

Hull only - Aligator turret placed on top

Source - Wheels & Tracks


Musée Royal de l'Armée,

Reg. T68425, Name Minotaur

Reworked with cone covers to the hull bolts, modified air outlet and strenghened suspension bogies (2&3)

MkI Worthington Park Museum
Canadian Forces Base, Borden.

Reg. T31108

Between 2nd March 1942 and 2 April 1942 this vehicle underwent cold climate testing as Kapuskasing, Ontario.

Great Eastern Ramp

Canadian War Museum, Vimy House

Sole surviving example.

Details from VRN plate as follows: Churchill IV RE, Makers No BW9229 wt, WD No.T172796 D, Manufactured 6/44


Canadian War Museum, Vimy House

MkIII with deep wading attachments to the air intakes. Later (MkVII style) suspension units.

MkVII Crocodile Museum of the Regiments,
Calgary, Alberta

Brought to Canada from Pounds Shipyards in England by the British Army at Suffield and given to the Museum of the Regiments. It has been converted from a gun tank to a croc.
Mk XLT (?) Irish Army, Curragh  
MkIV AVRE Graye-sur-Mer,

"Charlie One" (One Charlie?) is the original Mk IV AVRE that was abandoned in a crater on 6th of June 1944, only to be recovered in November 1976. See After the Battle magazine and Trevor Larkum's 'Preserved Tanks in France'. The loss of this AVRE is also described in short in Fletcher's 'Vanguard of Victory'.

It is on display along the coastal road D514, just west of Courseulles-sur-Mer and north of Graye-sur-Mer
MkVII Crocodile

Musée Memorial,

Early production vehicle without frontal turret bulges.

MkVI Musée des Blindés,

Presented by the Museum as a Churchill MkV this vehicle would appear to have a 75mm gun with a late cast MkIV turret and so may be a MkIV (75mm) or MkVI. Note the external mantlet - this is I beleive an original field modification - I have seen a wartime photograph with exactly the same modification.

MkVII Hill 112 Memorial
MkIV AVRE La Breche/Lion-sur-Mer,

Reg. T172091/C - not original.

A brass plaque attached to its left front fender states:

The plaque on a stone to its right reads:
Translation: "6 June 1944 / 6 June 1994 / Churchill Tank offered by General Sir Ian Harris who commanded the infantry battalion on D-Day 2nd R.U.R."

It is located along the coastal road D514 as well, just west of Lion-sur-Mer.
MkVII Crocodile Le Fort Montberay,
Memorial du Finistere,
Presented by a British veterans group in the early 90s.

Reg. 13ZV71, named SQUIRT.

Early model without bulges on turret front. Complete with fuel trailer.

Mk VII Le Havre,
Battlefield Memorial.

Memorial dedicated on Sunday 10th September 2000 on the 56th anniversary of the land assualt on Festung Le Harve. The Churchill has been named ASTONIA which was the codeword of the operation in 1944.

Donated by Bovington this Churchill Mk.VII was previously a gate guardian at the Queens Own Yeomanry Dale Barracks, Chester, UK. It is to be mounted on a plinth near the port as a permanent memorial to the 79th Armoured Div. for their part in the assault on the port. Has a dummy barrel.

Reg. T 31988 - Not original

MkVII Crocodile



Formally owned by Sindorf Trading, Holland who bought it from Walker Machinary U.K.

serial no.: D52135
Reg: T252109/H - Post War 34ZR91
Manufactured 10/1944


Previously a Gate Guardian.

MkV National War & Resistance Museum,

Name: Jackal

This Churchill was put out of action by a mine (more than one, probably) during the battle for Overloon.

MkVII Crocodile Sindorf Trading Holland
Nulweg 1
9561 MA Ter Apel

Bought from Walker Machinary U.K.

serial no.: D52135
Reg: T252109/H - Post War 34ZR91
Manufactured 10/1944


RSI Institute , MCEME Parade Grounds - Alwal

Source : War Relics of India



Late model MkVII with spaced armour attachment points.

This photo along with others of AFVs found in Iraq can be found in the member galleries of the Armorama web site (click on thumbnail to access)



Late model MkVII with spaced armour attachment points.



found in front of a training building at the Republican Guard base. The sign reads" Training target, hit with anti-tank rounds from t-55 and T-62 in 1975, hit from different ranges.


Pakistan Armoured Corps Depot Museum

75mm gun, late model all cast turret with central ventilator and MkVII style suspension. The air intakes are heavilly modified.

Photograph courtesy of Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Stuart Crawford.

MkVII Crocodile Kubinka

Complete with trailer.

MkIV AVRE South African Armour Museum
S.A. School of Armour,
Free State Province.

Formerly at "Fort Klapperkop", Pretoria until it's closure in mid1993

WD No. T68115
African Union Defence Forces No. U 74734

MkIV/IXLT AVRE National Museum of Military History
Johannesburg. 52090
Saxonwold, 2132
Tel: +27 011 646 5513

The Museum's Chief Curator J.L. Keene has contributed the following information:

"The Museum's Churchill was built in April 1943 as a Mk IV by Leyland (makers no L 4358) and armed with a 6-pounder gun. We believe it was one of a contract awarded to Leyland for 228 Churchill tanks in December 1942.

In September 1943 field workshops added appliqué armour and a Mk VII commander's cupola and sights The all cast turret as made by Leyland in April 1943 was retained, now in effect making the tank an Infantry Tank Mk IV, Churchill Mk IX LT (Light Turret).

We believe that from April 1944 it fought its way up Italy as a gun tank with the 25th Tank Brigade (British 8th Army) . Late in 1944 (post September) , it was modified by the addition of a Petard mortar probably close to the Italian town of Viterbo. It then formed part of the newly formed 25th Armoured Engineers Brigade which was stationed in and around a paratroop barracks at Viterbo. The tank was apparently commanded by Lt Dempster Hemming, a troop commander with the 1st Squadron , Armoured Engineers Regiment, Royal Engineers, who named his tank "Sweet Sue" In this role it is very probable that it was in action during the Senio River crossing and in the Po valley.

The 25th Armoured engineers Brigade was disbanded in May 1945 after the cessation of hostilities in Italy and the Churchill was handed to the 6th South African Armoured Division. In 1946 it was one of two AVREs to be shipped from Genoa to Durban , South Africa, for demonstration and training purposes. The Churchill came to this Museum in August 1960.

Not all the above information is verified, some information was acquired from Lt Hemming and some has been put together from other written sources. "

WD No. T172204R
African Union Defence Forces No. U 74733.

Bridgelayer School of Engineering , Kroonstad, Free State province

WD No. T172842
African Union Defence Forces No. U 74732

Formerly at "Fort Klapperkop", Pretoria

ARK Currently with the Engineering Support Group in Lyttleton , Pretoria.

This ARK belongs to the School of Engineering , Kroonstad in the Free State province and will be transported to Kroonstad when a tank transporter is available.

WD No. T32325
African Union Defence Forces No. U 74736

MkIII Swedish armour museum, Axvall

Private Ownership

This vehicle was recovered to Bovington and held in storage at Sturminster Marshall, Dorset. The lower photograph (Source M.A.F.V.A) shows the vehicle as was before arrival at Bovington. The upper photograpg taken at Bvington some years ago..

The vehicle is now undergoing complete restoration on the Isle of Wight, probably back to a MkIII gun tank.

MkVII AVRE Bovington Tank Museum

Reg. 33ZR17


Bovington Tank Museum

Early production vehicle without frontal turret bulges.

MkVI Bovington Tank Museum

In Storage.
Reg. T251952/D - not thought to be original.There are photos
of this tank at Bovington in the 1950s with the number T251949 but number is also doubttful.

This vehicle would appear to be an early re-worked MkI or MkII which has been re-turretted and then upgraded to MkVI spec. by the mounting of a 75mm gun, ARV cuppola and MkVII suspension..

MkIII AVRE Bovington Tank Museum
'Toad' Flail Bovington Tank Museum

Reg. 37ZK12

3" Gun carrier

Bovington Tank Museum

One of four gun carriers discovered burried on a range. The other three are with the Cadman brothers.

MkVII Bovington Tank Museum
museum exhibit.

Reg. T347848M

MkIV AVRE Bovington Tank Museum
in store
Churchill Dynamometer Bovington Tank Museum
in store
Link Dog Arc Bovington Tank Museum

Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

Previously at Hermanville-sur-mer, Normandy. It is marked bulldog with a welded cradle on its upper hull front, Cheiftain tow ropes fitted as well as oddly shaped tin track guards. All welded up & epescopes missing. This vehicle will now undergo some restoration before becoming a centre piece of the part of the Land Warfare Hall's D-Day display.

Previously restored by 6 Armoured Workshop and 26 Engineers Regiment in 1986/7.


Rod & Rex Cadman

From Pounds Yard, Portsmouth.

3" Gun carrier

Rod & Rex Cadman

Best of the three gun carriers owned by the Cadmans. There are plans to use parts from the other other two to cosmetically restore this vehicle for display in an international museum.

3" Gun carrier Rod & Rex Cadman
3" Gun carrier Rod & Rex Cadman
MkVII Croc. Rod & Rex Cadman
Crocodile Fuel Trailer Rod & Rex Cadman  
Crocodile Fuel Trailer Rod & Rex Cadman  
MkVII Castlemartin gate guardian
MkVII Sheffield

Gate guardian on the site of the old tank works now an industrial site.

Although now having the appearance of a gun tank, the turret attachment points for smoke lauchers, manlet cover fixing bevel and hull dozer attachment points indicate that this was originally an AVRE.

MkVII Crocodile

D-Day Museum,

Sports the name SANDDUNE and markings of C Squadron 141 RAC. W/D number is displayed as T173174 and whilst this may be correct for the 'original SANDDUNE' the Museum vehicle is a later producion churchill.


Owned by the Lowick Homeguard Unit, Lowick, North-Northumberland

Formerly on Display at Museum of Army Transport, Beverley.

Displayed to represent a MkI, this vehicle is without doubt a MkII with a dummy 3" howitzer barrel mounted in what appears to be the BESA mount apperture. Also fitted with a ARV cupola !


War & Peace (Cadmans)

Gate Guardian
The Hop Farm

Early production vehicle without frontal turret bulges. Suspect track guards, no air-intakes and a very suspect 17pdr gun !

Mk VII Imperial War Museum,

Reg. T173250

Ran when placed in the Museum - not since.

MkVII Crocodile Mucklburgh Collection
Weybourne Camp

Reg. 13ZV70

Early production vehicle without frontal turret bulges.

MkVII Crocodile Privately owned by David Russell

Reg. T252204

Restored to running condition. From Pound's yard.

MkVII Crocodile Cobbaton Combat Collection ,

Manufactured by Vaxhalls 1944, as part of contract M 7454 for 1000.
Post-war Reg. No. 34ZR24
Original Reg. T251892
Wartime No. A22/12399/R7

Preston Isaac the Vehicle's Owner has contributed the following background info:

"Like most Crocodiles I got it came from Pounds, I think in 1975. We restored it to running order, but has not been run for a few years now, although we have plans afoot to get her going again, especially as we now have a spare recon engine.

All the internal fittings are original manufacture, being taken from donor vehicles in Pounds, which was possible in those days.

Army records showed she was one of a batch allocated to the R E's , which makes sense if she was either built as a Croc, or converted when new."

MkI Turret Cobbaton Combat Collection ,
MkIV AVRE Turret Cobbaton Combat Collection ,

Bovington Tank Museum

Gate guardian for the newly built Royal Wessex Yeomanry RHQ at Allenby Barracks, Bovington

Reg. 39ZR17

Previously ATDU gate guardian and before that from Shrivenham R.C.M.S. where it was used as a nuclear phyisics test vehicle. Cosmetic restoration by B. Grundy.

MkII R.R. Services

Previously a range target at Larkhill

Modern History Theme Museum
Malton, North Yorkshire
MkVII Croc. Wheatcroft Collection

In storage, awaiting restoration. It was bought about three years ago from the Hall House Farm Historic Collection (a small museum near Kendal owned by David Cheeseman but now closed). It is a runner and it is totally complete less trailer (however a trailer has been located).

Bridgelayer T.A. Centre,

Reg. 11ZV03

Bovington vehcile loaned out. Bridge absent, deteriorating.

Churchill ARV MkII

R.E.M.E. Museum of Technology, Bordon

Salvaged from a gunnery range in Germany some 30 years ago and given a cosmetic restoration by members of S.E.M.E.. (School of Electrical & Mechanical Engineers). Lacks the rear spade anchor, engine and winch.

Attached plaque reads:
"This Churchill A.R.V. was restored to its present condition by Mr L Marshall, Mr A Hansford of HVFS SEME Bordon from July 78-Sept 79"

Reg. 51ZR94, W.D No. T386915

Photo taken by kind permission of REME Museum of Technology - Historic Vehicles Collection.

See our in depth photo study of this vehicle.

MkVII AVRE Chatham, R.E. Museum
Mk ? Range target
Salisbury Plain.

Unearhed in 1985

Mk III/IV Range target
Salisbury Plain.

Unearthed in 1985. Hull only remains

MkIV Range target
Salisbury Plain.

Unearthed in 1985, applique armour

MkVII Range target
Salisbury Plain.

Unearthed in 1985

Bridgelayer Range target
Salisbury Plain.

Unearthed in 1985

Mk? Range target
Salisbury Plain.

Unearthed in 1985


Range Target
Feldom 3d, Catterick training area, North Yorkshire.

75mm gun and applique armour but retains the 5inch rear air outlet. Filled with concrete but engine is still in place and not filed in.


Range Target
Feldom 3d, Catterick training area, North Yorkshire.

A late model 'tropicalised' churchill with the ventilator replacing the gun tube extraction plate. It also has the applique stand off armour mounting points.

This vehicle has now had its armament and rear venitilator removed.


Isle of White

Recently (September/October 2002) recovered from the Otterburn Training Area, Northumberland. Was filled with concrete but has no penetration damage.

Name: Merlin

Early rebuild to MkIV, linked forward suspension units & remodelled air outlet.


Otterburn Impact Area,
Otterburn Training Area,



Otterburn Impact Area,
Otterburn Training Area,



Otterburn Impact Area,
Otterburn Training Area,

Possibly a driver training tank as the turret is not fitted with a Petard and lacks traversing gear.


Warcop Range,
Near Appleby,

Hull only.

MkVI 75mm or MkVI

Warcop Range,
Near Appleby,

Turret inverted. Has the later 8" air outlet so probably a MkVI

MkVII Warcop Range,
Near Appleby,
Mk ?

Warcop Range,
Near Appleby,

Square door type (Mk1,II, III or IV)

Mk ?

Warcop Range,
Near Appleby,

Square door type (Mk1,II, III or IV)


Sennybridge Training Area

located on a disused anti-tank range - source: After the Battle No.90 (1995).

Identifiable as a MkV from the turret mantlet apperture. May have been driven into position as the cover plate over the sprocket centre is intact (towing usually generally requires the disconnection of the final drive spines and hence the removal of his plate)

Mk. II Storrington,
West Sussex.

ACCESS: By foot along path from South Downs Way, Springhead Hill. Map Reference: TQ 072122.

"It was during the training leading up to the Dieppe raid that 'A' Squadron, 14th Canadian Army Tank Battalion (Calgary Regt.), suffered what was then unceremoniously termed a 'dead-head'. This was the serious breakdown of a tank, and it is believed that due to the impending Dieppe raid and the gradual re-supply with Mark IIIs, this 'dead-head' was deemed as unsuitable for repair and withdrawn from service. It was then handed over to the infantry units of the 2nd Canadian Army Division and taken by them to the infantry training grounds above Storrington. Here the tank was used as a range target being fired upon by PIAT anti-tank weapons, amongst others, and when the troops pulled out after the war, was left sitting on the Downs. After the war, a member of the range clearing teams, who now lives in Storrington, remembers that to remove the tank it was simply rolled over into a bomb crater and buried!

On the 20th November 1993, the tank was recovered by the R.E.M.E. having been unearthed over the previous years by a number of hardy enthusiasts. Once rolled out of its grave it was placed on the edge of the field where it remains to this day."

Source: Glen Carter: Sussex at War


This tank was buried in the late 1970s and unearthed in 2002. The vehicle has now been cosmetically as a gate guard for the North Irish Horse in Belfast.

The vehicle has a late MkIV/MkV turret with ARV cuppola and applique armour to the hull sides so may be a MkXLT.

Photograph Courtesy of Bracken Anderson.

MkVII Bridgelayer

Recently unearthed south of Bordon Camp in Hampshire

In very poor condition but possibly to undergo a comestic restoration to provide a gate guardian.

MkVII Aquired from the Tank Museum this vehicle is now undergoing comsetic restoration and will become a gate guard at the HQ of the former B Squadron North Irish Horse.  

RAF Honington, Suffolk.

Previously a gate guard at the (now closed) Victory Museum, Arlon, Belgium. (photograph taken at the Victory Museum).

Reg. T149931


East of England Tank Museum


A43 Black Prince

Bovington Tank Museum

Only complete survior of the six pilot models made.

A43 Black Prince

Rod & Rex Cadman

From Pounds Yard this vehicles was moved to Salisbury plain where it was 'discovered' in the early 80s. It was then recovered as part of the A.F. Budge (photo location) before passing to the Cadman brothers. Photo courtesy of Richard Stickland.

A43 Black Prince

Imperial War Museum

Photogrpahed by Richard Stickland in 1991 at the IWM Duxford site this would appear to be the gun and mantlet of an A43. This exhibit has now been removed from public display but is still a Duxford.

MkIII Aberdeen Proving Grounds
MkVII Croc Virginia Museum of Military Vehicles,
headquartered near Manassas,


MkVII Croc.

Patton museum,
Fort Knox, Kentucky

Previously part of the Budge collection.

MkVII Croc. Military Vehicle Technology Foundation,
Portola Valley,

Originally from Pound's - shipped to Canada and then to Jacques Littlefield's collection. Expected to return to Canada in the near future.

Reg. T68559 - this is not original but has been chosen to represent the MkIII named Calgary that took part in the Dieppe raid.

Turrert casting mark - TP 19911


MkVII AVRE Military Vehicle Technology Foundation,
Portola Valley,


S/N TP23617 stamped into the front glacis.

Bridgelayer Photographed Pounds Yard, Portsmouth - this vehicle first went to the Isle of White for restoration sbusequently exchanged hands and is now belived to have been converted back ito a gun tank.

Now gone, but to where?

Toad Flail In the 70's there was a partly cut up Toad in Pounds yard - Is this still with us ?  
ARK Shipped to South Africa in 1946

WD No T 31326
African Union Defence Forces 'U' No unknown.

What happened to this or the whereabouts of this ARK is unknown

Bridgelayer Shipped to South Africa in 1946

WD No. T31546

Bridgelayer Shipped to South Africa in 1946

WD No. T31966

MkVII Crocodile Previously on display at the Musée des Blindés, Canons et instruments de Justice, Geneva, Switzerland. (pictured at this museum)