Life in the Old Yet

This Daimler Dingo had been sadly neglected until it was rescued by young cavalryman from the Household Cavalry Regiment

It was July 2016, A Squadron of The Household Cavalry Regiment (HCR) was on one of its annual training exercises and I had been paired with a new gunner LCoH Harry Day.

As ever, when on exercise and working in such close proximity for so long, the crew inevitably gain a close bond. All soldiers of the HCR learn basic vehicle maintenance during the early stages of their training and LCoH Day mentioned that he takes a great interest in restoring historic vehicles, and is involved with living history in his spare time. He also mentioned that it might be possible to restore one of the Gate Guardians on camp at Combermere Barracks. And with that, the seeds of the project were sown.

When we returned from exercise, we set about combing through all of the historic vehicles on camp to see which would be the most feasible for restoration.

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