In December most of the vehicles, especially the coaches, were returned to a motor pool, in a much sorrier state than when we took them over. We travelled to Swindon and collected our proper Army vehicles, some three-ton open cab Thorneycrofts, with gearboxes equipped for cross-country work
. I drove on one occasion and found the gearbox difficult, also being a wet day the rain drove in under the canvas hood. Other vehicles were one-ton or thirty-cwt. trucks and three-ton lorries. My vehicle was a one-ton Ford truck.