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Bedford QL by Mike Jeffries
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THIS PAINTING IS SOLD BUT YOU TOO CAN COMMISSION MIKE TO PAINT YOUR VERY OWN ORIGINAL OF YOUR FAVOURITE VEHICLE, A SOUND INVESTMENT FROM WHOM MANY REGARD AS BRITAIN’S LEADING TRANSPORT ARTIST. JUST E-MAIL mike@transportartist.co.uk

Nobody quite knows how many Bedford QLs were made during WW2 but they typified what an Army lorry should look like to most people and many soldiered on right up until the early sixties. I should know for I had the dubious pleasure of driving one for a large slice of my National Service days, but it broke my heart when I had to swap it for a RL.

Here a troop carrying version waits at a remote railway station for the latest intake from basic training to arrive while the WO2 chats with the driver. When the new intake arrives the fag will be stubbed out, the sergeant-major will revert to type and Army discipline will be restored. The lorry is much like the type I had charge of for a year or so and the lance-jack bears an uncanny resemblance to yours truly in his youth but the rest is pure fiction.

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Ex footplateman, soldier, lorry driver, bus driver who lives in the past.

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  • Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)
    Martin William...almost 2 years ago

    Brilliant! So full of period atmosphere.

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyeralmost 2 years ago

    Great painting Mike. Remember them well. Owned an OY, but drove these too. Nicely perched up aloft. – Ted
    Good one for the Military Vehicles Group.

  • waynea3
    waynea3almost 2 years ago

    Fine work Mike. Congratulations on your feature :)

  • John Reardon
    John Reardonalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful work, Mike. An “army lorry” in my imagination looks like the old “Deuce and a Half,” but I appreciate this trip back into the British Army past.

  • Gary Fernandez
    Gary Fernandezalmost 2 years ago


    Brilliant realism as always Mike, congratulations.

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