Letters & News
I REALISE that you cannot check all the contributions for CMV that you get for accuracy but Duncan Glen's one on Otterburn (July 2021) is a bit out.
“One rarity that did find its way to a museum (The Tank Museum) was a 1939/40 (1938) Mark 1 Matilda which was used extensively in the North African Campaign (No Matilda 1s were sent to North Africa).
“The turret and hull lay separated on the Silloanes range (correct, it was an A/T Range) for many years before its value was recognised and it was taken to Germany for restoration (incorrect, it was restored during 1988/93 in Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire) during which the remains of the distinctive 'Chinese Eye' marking were found which identified it as having served with the 4th Royal Tank Regiment (untrue, there were no Chinese Eyes on the turret. However, on the front lower armour plate was HMH802 which was a tank of 4RTR)."
The information that was supplied was taken from a softback booklet of 2004, 'A snapshot of Otterburn Training Area Then and Now'. Could you put this right in the next edition of CMV?