Today gents, I have something very special to share with all of you.
The return of the Universal Carrier to the Maltese Islands, here is the first one re-introduced into it's natural habitat. It's coat has already started to blend in with the environment as they did those many years ago. A quick field paint job, deemed passable for the time, but not quite to regulation, will be re-done properly for the next show.
Known by the locals as "Kanun bla kanun", that is a "Cannon without a cannon" (the Maltese having used the word cannon to refer to tanks), a number of the older inhabitants of Nadur, Gozo came to tell us that they still remember the Hampshire Regt and Lancashire Fusiliers (who apparently operated at least some of these in Gozo itself). Our group was portraying a King's Own Malta Regiment crew, which we also have historic evidence of.
There's a few historic inaccuracies present, and you will have to excuse those (Such as it being a MK II, not a MK I, the Boys missing it's mounting bracket and so on), as well as the mucked up paint job. I hope you all enjoy these photos, and feel free to comment and give me feedback to pass on to the team.