Haywards Heath man’s delight at Imperial War Museum mention

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A shop owner received a shock when he discovered his name amongst scholars on an Imperial War Museum’s online exhibit.

Clive Scott Layton, model kit enthusiast and owner of Rockability, was browsing the internet to find information about a tank destroyer when he found his name referenced as an information ‘correspondence’.

Mr Layton explained that he visited the museum about eight years ago and saw the description by the exhibit and pointed out to a member of staff that part of the description must be wrong because there were signs that the tank was an earlier production than stated.

The text reads: “Another correspondent (C S Layton) points out that the number of early production details on the vehicle mitigates against this claim (because Spielberger claims vehicle came to the unit in March 1945 straight off the production line).”

Mr Layton has always liked the museum so he was honoured to be named

“To actually find out you are mentioned in the museum is quite something,” he said. “Usually it’s some history professor, not just some common chap like me.”

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