The Bedford RL was the British military’s main truck from the mid-1950s until the late 1960s. The truck formed the mainstay of Aldershot’s troop transport fleet during this period. For young men joining the Royal Corps of Transport at Buller Barracks, the RL would be the vehicle in which they would undertake basis driver training.

Did you know: Many specialist models of the RL were built; including recovery vehicles, mobile workshops, radio vans and cable layers.