Oct. 2, 1942

Went to 2nd Field Ambulance and exhibited Blitz Buggy, but ran into a pretty well framed affair. The Ambulance which McNaughton had passed as sound was condemned

and one he condemned was passed – so  I guess I haven’t got enough pips – the others were exhibited by Col. But I had support of the 2nd Armoured Div. the Corps Troops and the 3rd Div.

Doc Alexander with a Blitz Buggy modified to serve as an ambulance that could carry four stretchers. Courtesy The Military Museums, Calgary.


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About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.

2 responses to “Oct. 2, 1942”

  1. Kevin Smith says :

    Too bad Doc didn’t provide pictures of the other ambulances presented at this demonstration. His design, with two stretchers fore and two aft on the jeep, looks like every picture I have ever seen of WW2 field evac vehicles. I guess his ideas won out in the end.

    • Rob Alexander says :

      Perhaps that’s it. His Blitz Buggy design doesn’t look much different from other field ambulances, so you could well be right that his design won. That’s an interesting thought! And it would be great to see how these other designs compare.

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