News: Coldstream Guards Capture Tank Factory

30th November 1988: ITN News reported that 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards had captured the Vickers Defence Systems factory in Leeds where the Challenger MBT was produced. This was a major blow to the Cranwell Government and led to a number of army units declaring support for the mutineers against the National Unity Government. Fighting started to break out across the country and units loyal to the Government were tasked with stopping rebel troops joining up with the Guards in the north.

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