American Truck

[ Follow Ups || Post Followup || The War Diary ]

Posted by Michael Dorosh from Canada on May 25, 2021 at 08:53:19:

In Reply to: Re: Sentries for Unknown Soldier posted by Heh... on May 25, 2021 at 08:23:25:

The proper vehicle for such a funeral is a FAT pulling a 25 pounder gun. There are several available, including one in Toronto belonging to an artillery vet's association. The FAT (Field Artillery Tractor) was one of several CMP (Canadian Military Pattern) vehicles designed in Canada during the Second World War.

Instead, the Government has decided on an M37 truck, and anyone approaching the organizers, including war vets like Cliff Chadderton, have been told to mind their own business.

Provost Corps men did not serve in the front line, and our Unknown Soldier was not a wiener ticketing people for jaywalking - he was a soldier under arms who died fighting the enemy. More appropriate would be the mounted troop of Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians).

And as for the footage of the event - it hasn't happened yet. The remains are repatriated today.

Follow Ups:

Post a Followup

Personal Info

Your Title:
City: Province: Country:

Message Info

Message Subject:


Link Info

Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL:

[ Follow Ups || Post Followup || The War Diary ]
<!-- Posted from: --!>