Haddington Station WW2

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Re: Haddington Station WW2

Post by 52D » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:28 pm

This photo shows Tanks of the Polish 10th cavalry unloading at Haddington near Edinburgh. There was a sizeable Polish contingent in and around the Lowlands and Borders prior to D Day. Pic Courtesy of FB site Scottish Borders at War via my FB site Railways of Berwick and the Eastern Borders.
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Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.

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Re: Haddington Station WW2

Post by Dixie » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:27 pm

Very interested to see the picture of Haddington, particularly the tanks. I believe these were Covenanters. They came into service about 1939. The gun was very light and inadequate for even early war conditions. The result was that the tanks were usually used for training. That said the scene that was captured (and a very unusual one given that we were at war)was fascinating.
I am always interested in seeing photographs of railways carrying military hardware, particularly vehicles, whether soft or hard skinned and also artillery pieces.1

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Re: Haddington Station WW2

Post by Mickey » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:52 am

Dixie wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:27 pm
Very interested to see the picture of Haddington, particularly the tanks. I believe these were Covenanters. They came into service about 1939. The gun was very light and inadequate for even early war conditions. The result was that the tanks were usually used for training.
Yes even during the early part of the war between 1939-41 probably no match against a Panzer IV and then later on during the later part of the war between 1944-45 definitely no match against a Panzer V Panther or a Panzer VI Tiger no wonder they were relegated to training tank crews.

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