A Centaur IV CS standing as a memorial to all those who served and died on the shores of Normandy.
Although the memorial references a Churchill AVRE the tank currently present at the memorial is a Centaur IV CS.
AT 0730 HRS ON 6TH JUNE 1944, 70 SPECIALLY
REDESIGNED CHURCHILL TANKS EQUIPPED WITH
FASCINES, FLAILS, BANGALORE TORPEDOES AND
BRIDGES LANDED FROM 10 LANDING CRAFT AND
CLEARED THE BEACH OBSTACLES INTO A 200M
WIDE SAFE LANE IN ORDER THAT THE ADVANCING
TROOPS COULD LAND IN ORDER THAT THE ADVANCING
TROOPS COULD LAND SAFELY ON THE BEACH.
THIS CHURCHILL AVRE MK III NOW STANDS AS A
MEMORIAL TO ALL THOSE WHO SERVED AND
DIED ON THESE SHORES.
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