Born on this day, Sir John Valentine Carden, 6th Baronet of Templemore, Tipperary MBE, British tank and vehicle designer


Saturday 6th February 1892

Born on this day, Sir John Valentine Carden, 6th Baronet of Templemore, Tipperary MBE, British tank and vehicle designer. He designed a number of light tanks for the British Army, including the world’s first amphibious tank, the Vickers-Carden-Loyd Amphibian Tank, and the VA D50, a prototype that eventually led to the famous Bren Carrier.


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