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Other titles:INVASION EQUIPMENT TRIALS [Allocated Series Title]
Description: Churchill with SBG (Small Box Girder) bridge reverses over beach onto LCT(5) 2422. CUs of quick-release coupling on front of tank, and shackle over the turret holding wire stays - this appears to be an early prototype without the sheerlegs and rear support frame of later models - the vehicle seems rather unstable. MS of SBG embarked on LCT, together with a Churchill IV carrying TLC laying device. CUs of AVRE's (Armoured Vehicle, Royal Engineers) trunked exhaust, and pan over SBG span. MS off the starboard bow of 2422 as AVRE disembarks. Sequence showing AVRE embarking and disembarking from LCT(4) 596 - Ford 1-1/2 ton 4x2 parked in the background. Cut to SBG underway on LCT 2422 - AVRE is disembarked onto a sandy beach, and slowly advances to lay SBG span against test wall. MCU as tank uncouples and drops bridge into position. AVRE drives up the newly laid bridge onto the wall. Final HA.MS of ramp, taken from camera position on top of the wall.