"Tanks have been sent through the Channel Tunnel in a secret midnight training operation to prepare for war in Europe. ... The Ministry of Defense (MoD) tweeted a picture of a Challenger being strapped down at around midnight on Wednesday."
Can't be too secret if the MoD is tweeting about it.
moving any military vehicle by rail during peacetime is a challenge. Finding enough blocking and bracing for railroad inspectors is challenging to say the least. If you are going to ship from east coast, do not be surprised to find your prepositioned chains somewhere on the west coast.
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