Paul supplied the first old lorry photo on this page, it shows an ex-military AEC Matador in it's post-war civilian life with Dew of Oldham. Originally a military vehicle, many Matadors found new post-war roles with civilian operators, helping in the rebuild of the country's town and cities. Thanks to their excellent off-road characteristics, a significant number of de-mobbed AECs found themselves hidden away in woods and forests, on logging work. In all around 9,000 of these artillery tractors were produced, with examples serving with the RAF, Navy and the Army during WW2. A photo of a RAF Matador can also be found on this page.