The Armor for the Ages website has posted a new article on the history of the Churchill Crocodile tank that was part of the Patton Museum collection. This vehicle currently resides at Fort Benning. The article includes links to three photo galleries which show the vehicle at various stages of the restoration process. British armor fans are sure to find these galleries (1, 2, 3) of interest. According to the site:
Little is known about the Churchill Crocodile in this article. It once was part of the Tony Budge collection in Retford, Nottinghamshire, England. Mr. Budge assembled a huge collection of military vehicles in the 1980’s and 90’s but was sold off when his company, Budge Industries, was forced to downsize after financial problems. According to former Patton Museum curator Charles Lemons, the Crocodile was acquired in a Title X trade with the Center for Military History and it became part of the Patton Museum collection. It is now in storage at the Armor and Cavalry collection at Fort Benning.