Reliable Old War Horse

Duncan Glen gets to grips with driving an AEC Matador Medium Artillery Tractor

The Mighty AEC Matador Medium Artillery Tractor

It is not long since the sun came up illuminating Arromanches beach with a pale light and the promise of a warm, sunny day ahead. The tide is fully in leaving a narrow strip of sand and the western sides of the remaining partly-submerged caissons lie deep in shadow.

The date is June 6, 2009 and the 65th Anniversary of D-Day, A small crowd is beginning to assemble on the promenade overlooking the beach where all is quiet apart from a modern amphibious landing craft rolling gently in the surf and a couple of DUKWs being prepared for the day’s activities.

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