Remembering Dad’s Service

Glenn Sands meets Chris Harris and the Jeep he has dedicated to his father who served in the Coldstream Guards during the war

Chris has kept his Jeep relatively clean of additional kit, preferring the simple look to his vehicle. British unit markings are carried on the windscreen frame

The Jeep is unquestionably the most popular vehicle for military enthusiasts to own and restore. To see this, you only have to attend shows such as War and Peace or Overlord, where rows of restored Jeeps are on display in a host of configurations and unit markings. Whether Willys MB, Ford GPW or Frenchbuilt Hotchkiss examples, their size, ease of maintenance, availability of parts and the sheer mystique that’s been created through their appearance in a host of World War Two War movies, have all increased the Jeep’s popularity.

Want to read more?

This is a premium article and requires an active subscription.

Existing subscriber? Sign in now

No subscription?

Pick one of our introductory offers