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British Tanks found in the English Channel

Article about: Revealed: The astonishing D-Day tanks found at the bottom of the English Channel | Mail Online Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by JustinF View Post
    Hi There,

    There is also a Valentine tank further inshore in Bracklesham bay.

    Justin
    Where and how deep is the valentine, any photo's?

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    Hi Diver 99 , being in Dorset you must be aware of the three tanks we have in Bournemouth Bay out towards Studland. These were lost as amphibious vehicles during live training on the Studland Heath Area pre D Day??

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    amazing that no one has found them sooner i now that here in england there is a valantine in private hands that goes to the war and peace show so the tanks down there must be worth a bomb if ever restored to their formor glory
    tom

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    Hi Diver 99 , being in Dorset you must be aware of the three tanks we have in Bournemouth Bay out towards Studland. These were lost as amphibious vehicles during live training on the Studland Heath Area pre D Day??
    Yes, aware of those, thought there was another one not know by myself.
    Cheers.

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    amazing that no one has found them sooner i now that here in england there is a valantine in private hands that goes to the war and peace show so the tanks down there must be worth a bomb if ever restored to their formor glory
    tom
    The valentine's have been know for a long long time. One is a complete wreck as i believe the navy blew it apart to retrieve and detonate the shells inside as it is very tight to move around in scuba gear. Others have been stripped bare i think.

    As to the Centaurs, they have also been known about at least since the 70's. They were just forgotten again. I spoke to a salvage company about them, and they knew about them. It just makes a good newspaper story about 'lost tanks'.

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    amazing that no one has found them sooner i now that here in england there is a valantine in private hands that goes to the war and peace show so the tanks down there must be worth a bomb if ever restored to their formor glory
    tom
    Tony Pearson the man with amphib Valentine. He retrieved the tank from a scrapyard and like the bionic man, he can rebuild it.

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    That would be John Pearson.

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    That would be John Pearson.
    Yes, your right, why did i think of tony pearson?

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    Cool, very interesting thread Ade, even though it's been a long time since you posted it.
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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