Craig Moore reports on the development of the Humber Light Reconnaissance Car

This Humber LRC Mk.III is now on display at Bastogne Barracks in Belgium

While searching for information on Vickers light tanks in the National Archives at Kew, I stumbled on reports on the Humber Light Reconnaissance Car (LRC). The first I saw was about the prototype, but the more unusual document was a comparative trial conducted at the Mechanisation Experimental Establishment (MEE) in Chertsey, Surrey, on November 25, 1940, between the Humber ‘Ironside’ light armoured car and the Morris experimental light armoured car.

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