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Hallmarked Silver RTR Memorial Statue of the WW2 Comet 'Tank Crew'
A hallmarked silver example of the now very scarce and sought after commerative statuette of the RTR Memorial Statue of the WW2 Comet 'Tank Crew', as stands in London on the corner of Whitehall Court and Whitehall Place. The statuette approx size is 6.5 x 2 inches and 5.5 inches high. The statuette honours the Tank Crew above the legend 'From Mud through Blood to the Green Fields Beyond'. Really stunning, very detailed, made in electroformed sterling silver and fully hallmarked. In mint condition having never been displayed. A good opportunity to obtain a scarce and sought after item of Tank Regiment history. The Statue was sculpted by Vivien Mallock and is based on a miniature maquette of a five-man Comet tank crew crafted by George Henry Paulin, the memorial shows the unique comradeship which exists among the men who fight in tanks. The Comet had a crew of 5: Commander, Gunner, Loader, Hull Machine Gunner and Driver. It was equipped with a 77mm high velocity gun and powered by a 600 horse power Rolls Royce engine. The Comet proved to be effective against the enemy of the day. The statue was unveiled by the RTR Colonel in Chief Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth on 13 June 2000.

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