English Electric Co. Stafford and Tanks

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Date:1944

Description:A “Cromwell” tank made by the English Electric Co. (identified by its number) on active service in France.

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.

This image has been taken from an original glass negative which has been donated to the Staffordshire County Museum by Alstom Power in Stafford.


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1900s
Test House staff at Siemens Bros. factory, Stafford
Test House staff at Siemens Bros. factory, Stafford

Workers at the Test House at Siemens Brothers Dynamo Works, Stafford in about 1905. ...

1930s
English Electric Co. Stafford and the Ministry of Supply
English Electric Co. Stafford and the Ministry of Supply

English Electric staff and Ministry of Supply personnel are pictured during a visit ...

1960s
Retirement of Mr C H Shardlow at The English Electric Co. Ltd., Stafford
Retirement of Mr C H Shardlow at The English Electric Co. Ltd., Stafford

Left to right: Mr J R Sully, General Manager of Stafford and Kidsgrove Works is ...

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Donor ref:P2015.004.0074 (37/31715)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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