Cruiser Tank MkVII, A27M Cromwell Mark VI - Squadron HQ, B Squadron, 5th Royal Tank Regiment, 22nd Armored Brigade, 7th Armored Division, Holland 1945 Tank regiments in the 22nd Armored Brigade were equipped, in the main, with British cruiser tanks including Cromwell Mk VI close support tanks with 95mm howitzer. This particular tank had an additional stowage box added to the turret side and the so-called Normandy Cowl deflector at the back. Those regiments involved in Operation Blackcock were also given a coat of whitewash over the normal olive drab colour. The various tactical signs should have been left visible, although this tended to defeat the purpose of the camouflage and was often ignored. Operation Blackcock was mounted in January 1945 in order to clear a pocket of land between the rivers Maas and Roer.
Info: Cromwell Mark VII