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Standard Beaverette MKIII 1941

Standard Beaverette MKIII 1941

Armoured Light Reconnaissance car. Based the Standard 14 saloon it has a double reduction back axle to enable its 45 BHP to drag around the 2.25 tons. They were named after Lord Beaverbrook. On May 30, 1943 the Armoured car Flight of 2829 Field sqn equipped with The Beaverette claimed to have shot 6 enemy aircraft at Torquay. This particular vehicle was used by the 5th Division probably during 1942 as their markings were found on it during restoration. After the war it was sold to Eire where the turret and roof were cut off for use as a Scout Car.