The RLC Museum has recently been gifted one of Instow's Dukws
email from Mike 14/05/2015
Rec’d this email yesterday for Mark who is the Curator at the Deepcut Museum. As you know we have photographs of “Crispy Duck” on our web. You may recall we saw this DUKW in bits on the workshop floor during our last visit to Instow. Would you publish this text below as I am sure people would like to visit some time. I shall be going down in a few weeks.
Good afternoon, Mike,
I just wanted to let you know that the DUKW has safely arrived at Deepcut. All went well and smoothly with the move and the team over at RMB Chivenor were immensely supportive and delighted that one of their vehicles (this one carrying the name “CRISPY DUCK”) is in a museum collection. It’s in excellent condition, having had a major rebuild and servicing only a few years ago, so it’s good to be a runner. We’ll see about getting it onto our insurance and out on the road as soon as possible. The next step for us is to find out the history of this vehicle if we can. And then to get it painted up in appropriate colours. The plan that we have is to repaint the DUKW in WWII period-appropriate colours, with the correct unit designations and badges etc. If you and your chaps would be able to support us on this, I would be extremely grateful. We want it to look as authentic as it possible can, now that we have it. The first job, of course, is to paint over “Royal Marines”! Also, one thing that I am very keen to do is to engage with your Association as a whole. So I would like to extend an invitation to you and any of your interested and available members to come to Deepcut to view the DUKW. I can imagine that there would be a great deal of excitement at having such an addition to the museum’s collection! My thanks,
Mark Mark T. Tindle BA (Hons.) Oxon, PGDip N’cleManagerThe Royal Logistic Corps MuseumPrincess Royal Barracks, DeepcutCamberley, SurreyGU16 6RW