In addition to our French and German Collections the Weald Foundation set out to build a collection of AFVs produced during the Second World War in parts of the British Empire, namely Australia, South Africa and India to correct the conventional narrative of the significant contribution these countries, previously within the old British Empire, made towards the Allied victory in WWII over the Axis.
In the summer of 2018, two South African Reconnaissance Car Mk III “Marmon-Herrington” were added to our “Empire Collection”. Given that these armoured cars were designed and assembled in South Africa during the Second World War, they met our collection criteria perfectly.
The South African Reconnaissance Car (SARC) Mk III was the most numerous of these armoured vehicles produced. This armoured car- commonly referred to as the Marmon-Herrington, for reasons covered later, this vehicle saw action in East Africa and later North Africa.
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