Hi all, I've got an interesting object (at least for me) in my possession which I inherited from my grandfather when he died about fifteen years ago. I never took real interest in it and used it as a kind of odd decoration on a bookshelf. On a recent clean up I took a closer look, wondering how and when he obtained this. I asked my father and uncle and they told me my grandfather worked for the allied forces as an engineer/mechanic and he did some supply missions to Belgium and France for parts. This plate came of a Churchill tank, but my father was not sure how he got it. I have to ask my uncle again if he knows more when I see him. This is a picture form it: "Churchill IV" "Makers N* NC4340 W.D. N* T172452B" "Date June 1943" "WT" (on the red edge) As far as I know now, with help from a friendly Frenchman and from Chris C (on track48): - My grandfather took the plate of a Churchill Mark IV tank when he was doing work for the allied forces as a mechanic/engineer. It was probably in the Netherlands, but maybe in Belgium or France. - The Churchill Mark IV tank was built in June 1943. - The 'B' on the end of the W.D. number could mean it was (re)fitted with a 75mm gun, which was made by taking a 6 pounder and boring it out from 57mm tot 75mm. Maybe common knowledge, but what is the 'Makers Number', and what is a 'W.D. Number'? Also there are letters in the numbers, any clue to what those mean? Final question, on the red edge of the plate on the bottom side there are 2 letters: W T , what could those mean? Thanks in advance! Kind regards. Mark.