Canadian Conquerors

It has been said that Canadian Military Pattern trucks put the British Army on wheels in World War Two. Jon Newbould owns two

The GarWood twin swinging boom wrecking crane was capable of a three-ton lift from each of its arms, each separately chain driven via a PTO and making the C-60S more than capable of lifting the 15cwt C-15
pictures Garry Stuart, Louise Limb
Note the C-15 and its well-fitting canvas cover made by the late Pat Mayor
The GarWood crane is extremely versatile and, along with a five-ton winch which can be used front or rear, the C-60 Tractor Breakdown Light was a useful recovery vehicle during and after the war

In June 1940, when Dunkirk was evacuated in what was officially named Operation Dynamo, but popularly remembered as the ‘Miracle of Dunkirk’, the British Army lost most of its existing vehicles both armoured and soft-skinned, along with a significant quantity of other equipment.

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