Tuesday, March 22, 2005
The first Churchills in action
The Churchill tank (Inf.Mk.IV) was first taken into action by the Canadians at Dieppe on 19 August 1942. They were used by the Calgary Regiment of the 1st Canadian Army Tank Brigade. Obviously, for many reasons, Dieppe was not a resounding success, and its outcome stopped any futher adventures of this sort, despite their appeal. Another early deployment of the Churchill was with the 7th Motor Brigae, who had 3 Churchill III tanks about this same time, in the Western Desert.