Many of these vehicles helped seal World War Two victory for Britain, including on the beaches of Normandy, but today they rest in a ‘vehicle graveyard’ on a former RAF base left untouched since 1963.
The closed military site at RAF Folkingham in Lincolnshire is home to an ageing collection of decommissioned military vehicles, farming machinery and lorries dating from the 1940s, which aided the war effort here and in occupied Europe.
The hulking machines are parked in line, falling apart and forgotten, at the edge of the 6,000ft-long runway, some swallowed up by bushes and trees.
Rusting legend: This DUKW Amphibious vehicle, which was used during the D-Day landings, produced between 1942 and 1945, and used by the British Army up into the 1970s, sits at the closed military site at RAF Folkingham in Lincolnshire
I did ask him why, and he replied that it was down to good price of scrap and society’s low life.