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Covenanter tank recovery

Article about: a couple of years ago i heard of a covenanter buried at denbies vineyard in dorking but did nothing about it until january this year when i hired a proton magnetometer and went down with my

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    a couple of years ago i heard of a covenanter buried at denbies vineyard in dorking but did nothing about it until january this year when i hired a proton magnetometer and went down with my mini digger to have a shufti. i had a very good idea where the tank was due to a friend having done his own mag survey 12 years ago. anyway we ascertained the position and started digging. after half an hour we found it.
    the vineyard commissioned a guy to film it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AzybfURolk

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    Now that is a digger's dream. Great find!
    Thanks for the video and I look forward to seeing what condition it is in when you get it pulled out.
    Is there a time frame for this to occur?

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    That's pretty cool.
    I look forward to seeing more progress.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    I think this is already out of the ground, back in June I think, as there have been some pictures and possible video clips posted on Facebook.

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    we pulled it out of the ground on 23rd may Covenanter  tank  recovery

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    a friend came down with his corbitt wrecker and winched it out. unfortunately once it was out i had to leave it on the track and go back to manchester for a family emergency.
    i came back again a week later and with the help from the same guy again (ian hughes) and his insane american forklift. we got the tank moved half a mile down the track to the main buildings and did a quick resto on it
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Covenanter  tank  recovery  

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    Thanks Eddy.
    So where is the turret. Did it have one on it?

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    The chalky soil required to ensure good drainage for the vines undoubtedly help preserve the hull to a reasonable degree. I assume the terroir is excellent? Lol.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Quote by AZPhil View Post
    Thanks Eddy.
    So where is the turret. Did it have one on it?

    Semper Fi
    Phil
    I wouldnt imagine them burying the usable turret with the tank, right?

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