Recovery - Ward LaFrance Wrecker - 51st Infantry Division
The REME provided an invaluable service to the arms of service of the British Army and could be called upon to do any sort of job, from changing a spark plug to moving a diabled 40-ton Churchill tank. It was also important that no matter what REME regiment was called upon they could deliver the service required.
Here the Light Aid Detachment of 51st Infantry Division has been called in to assist a stricken Sherman. The vehicle, a Ward LaFrance M1A1, was one of the most successful designs of its type, despite not being as famous as its Scammell or Diamond T counterparts.
A military vehicle painting by Chris French, he uses his ability to produce unusual compositions to show the strength and weight of both vehicles.