Restored D-Day troop carrier highlight of military heritage rally
A restored amphibious troop carrier which took part in the D-Day landings was the star of the show at a military heritage rally.
Hotelier Harold Payne from Holbeach, Lincolnshire, has spent £35,000 restoring the DUKW he bought from Hunstanton businessman William Searle two years ago.
It drew admiring glances as crowds flocked to see exhibits dating from both world wars, along with more recent conflicts on Hunstanton’s Green on Sunday.
“It’s been completely restored,” said Mr Payne, 77. “If you don’t keep history alive, it dies.”
Along with Second World War exhibits, the show also featured vehicles like those used in conflict in Afghanistan.
The Peterborough Highland Pipe Band performed a rousing display despite the heat. Pipe Major Kinross Kebbell said: “Everything dries up and gets harder and harder to blow.”
Veterans’ charities were also well-represented.
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