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The 14th of June History Calendar

Major General Percy Hobart
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On this day 132 years ago in 1885 of the 79th Armoured Division was born in Naini Tal, British India. He was the man responsible for Hobart's Funnies which included the Duplex Drive Tanks. As part of this work he spent some time at the Burton site.

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