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A WWII relic April 17, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 3:34 pm

A Bushsnob out of Africa

On the way back from our macaw walk [1] Oscar mentioned that there was an old truck parked nearby. Curious we agreed to get there and -as usual- do a bit of “controlled trespassing” to investigate.

P1190027 copy1 First view.

The truck was still there and it still showed its original painting as well as its make: Ford Canada.

P1190027 copyP1190014 copyP1190010 copyP1190013 copyP1190015 copyAlthough the truck showed the signs of time, it still was quite well preserved. Surprised, I took a few pictures and went to the Internet in search of answers. This is what I found mainly via Wikipedia [2].

I believe that it is a Canadian Military Pattern (CMP) truck. This truck was produced in large numbers and several types in Canada during World War II. Standard designs following British Army specifications for use by the armies of the British Empire and allies were prepared before the beginning of the war coincident with the…

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One Response to “A WWII relic”

  1. GP Cox Says:

    Great find. Too bad you couldn’t bring it home with you.


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