'Front, Major IB Aird DSO, Lt. G R Bramall MM; and Sig. Dalton, L/Cpl. Stock GN, Cpl. Chittenden GV', 1944
Photograph by Major Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War Two, North West Europe, 1944.
Sherman Sherman Mk II (M4A1) tank, nicknamed 'Viceroy', and crew, Regimental Head Quarters Tank Troop, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), 1944. Major Ian Basil Aird and Lieutenant G L Bramall are standing in front of the tank and Signaller Dalton, Land Corporal Stock and Corporal Chittenden are seated on the superstructure. Aird fought at the battle for Villers Bocage in June 1944 and won his Distinguished Service Order for his actions in Normandy.
The Sherman tank had a crew of five consisting of a commander, the driver, a gunner, a radio operator who also acted as gun loader, and a co-driver who also manned the hull machine gun.
From an album containing 266 photographs belonging to Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters).
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