Kent’s Canadian Invasion

A group of CMP enthusiasts came along in their vehicles for a get-together earlier this year

The largest gathering of CMP Chevrolet vehicles, perhaps since the war; (left to right) a C-60 lat body truck, a C-8A HUC, a C-60S Wrecker, a C-15A Wrecker conversion, another C-8A HUC and a Field Artillery Tractor

Before the outbreak of World War Two, Canada produced few military vehicles of any description. The domestic vehicle industry, based in Windsor and Oshawa in Ontario, produced little for the tiny peacetime Canadian army. Instead they utilised ‘offthe- shelf’ cars, vans and trucks which were based on civilian designs and only distinguished by a coat of green paint.

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