Letters, diaries and photographs from World War II

Saturday 10th February 1945

We get weaving on the tool kits to get things straight. I manage to get an engine for the Bedford tractor. Soccer in the afternoon. We won 3-2 with four regulars missing. I got two goals.

Note: in 1935, Bedford began the development of a 15 cwt truck for the British War Office. This entered service as the MW in 1939, and 65,995 examples had been built by the end of the Second World War in 1945. The MW appeared in a bewildering range of roles, as a water tanker, general duties truck, personnel carrier, petrol tanker, wireless truck and anti-aircraft gun tractor – among others.

The War Office designated 15 cwt vehicles, such as the MW, as trucks, and larger vehicles as lorries.

 

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