Classic Military Vehicle - August 2013

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I don’t know about you, but I always viewed the War & Peace Show at Beltring as the epicentre of both the show calendar and the UK military-vehicle scene in general. Since this issue of CMV is published a few days before its replacement (for want of a better word), The War & Peace Revival, I’m about to find out whether that remains the case. I’ve no reason to think that W&PR won’t seamlessly take over the W&P mantle, but what do I know?

Well, one thing I do know is that this month sees another cracking issue filled with the usual huge variety of subjects. The CMP heavy utility has always been a bit of a favourite of mine and I’ve been meaning to feature Rick Curtis’s wireless version for some time. He’s had it donkey’s years although it looks like it was restored last winter, probably because it doesn’t see the light of the show arena as much as his turretless M5A1.

I’m not quite such a fan of the Land Rover (you can’t like everything equally can you?) but I couldn’t resist the trio of ex-British Army Landies that members of the Ulster Military Vehicle Club brought over to last year’s W&P. I held the piece over for a few months because of the unrest in Belfast earlier this year, something which illustrates that MV enthusiasts in Ulster have considerations that the rest of us need not spare a thought for.

Also in this issue is the last episode of Nigel Watson’s series The Carrier Story, while Paul Hazell’s Project ACRT rolls on as he sources a few bits of missing equipment and prepares the body for paint. Fairly obviously, the ACRT won’t be at W&PR, but we will; CMV has a stand placed strategically between the grandstand and the arena where you’ll find all manner of deals on subscriptions and back numbers. As for me, I’ll be slogging round festooned with cameras as usual. Hope to see you there.