English Electric Co. Stafford Tanks on Cannock Chase

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Date:1939 - 1942 (c.)

Description:A “Covenanter” Tank being put through its paces on the testing ground on Cannock Chase.

During World War II, the English Electric Co. Ltd placed its accumulated experience and engineering organisation at the disposal of the Government and manufactured equipment that would be vital to the defence programme.

The Stafford factory was renowned for its electrical products including generators, transformers and switchgear and throughout the war years continued to receive contracts for many of these items. In addition the factory became involved in the production of parts and final assembly of Armoured Vehicles which included the Covenanter, Centaur, Comet and Cromwell tanks.

Acknowledgement: The War Diary of The English Electric Company LTD. 1938 – 1945.

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Image courtesy of: Mr Bob Metcalfe

Donor ref:BM-229 (192/27047)

Source: Mr Bob Metcalfe

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