A Brace of Bedfords

The aeroscreen Bedford MW is somewhat of a rarity but John Carroll came across two at Wartime in the Vale this year

Two 1940 Bedford MWs at Wartime in the Vale in June this year
Shovel and wire cutter brackets
Spare spark plugs carried in this under-bonnet bracket
Locking toolbox located under rear corner of the truck’s load bed

Under the heading of ‘Severe WD Tests in Wales,’Commercial Motor magazine of September 18, 1936, reported on the War Department (WD) motor vehicle trials in North Wales. These trials are said to have been carried out in the area around the town of Llangollen. They were for vehicles, of both experimental and production types within three categories, namely 15-cwt, 30-cwt and threeton lorries and it was noted that most of the larger machines were six-wheelers.

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