Willys Jeep 1942

//Willys Jeep 1942
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Vehicle Description

Current Owner
Jean-Luc Le Tocq

Model
Willys

Year of Manufacture
1942

Vehicle History
This Jeep was supplied by the US to the British War Department in 1942. It remained in service with the British Army until 1952. Its original paintwork revealed a sandy colour implying the vehicle may well have served in the middle east. The vehicle has been kitted out as a ‘Desert Raider’ as used by the Long Range Desert Group, the original special forces unit in WW2. This unit operated behind enemy lines in North Africa. The .50 Browning Machine Gun and the twin ‘k’ Vickers Machine Gun are replicas. A 1942 deactivated .303 Bren Gun will shortly be added. The Marsden matting attached to the rear of the Jeep was used in the Normandy landings.