From now on, we’ll see our distant cousins in a completely different light.
These two tanks were named after the music hall duo, presumably as part of boosting morale during the first world war. We’ve found several reports alluding to Beatie & Babs putting on entertainment for the troops across the UK between 1914 and 1918. If anyone knows of reports or anecdotes about them, we’d love to hear: email@example.com
Thanks to Roy & Vera Pritchard for contributing the photograph.