Honouring Ernie

LVT-4 to be named after World War Two veteran

This historic picture shows the Crowland Buffalo (on the right) during the aftermath of the 1947 floods which left the village of Crowland, Lincolnshire, cut off from the rest of the country for about three months. It is believed the Buffaloes were lost and sank following a breach in the flood defence wall
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Ernie Covill during his visit to the Crowland Buffalo

The Crowland Buffalo will be named in honour of Ernie Covill, the World War Two veteran who drove the amphibious LVTs during the Rhine crossing in 1945.

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