Island at War 2011

The museum's Morris-Commercial C9/B Self-propelled Bofors gun provided anti-aircraft cover for Douglas Railway Station for two days in August 2011 during the first "Island at War" event organised by Isle of Man Railways. The event was a great success and it will be repeated in 2012.


Four generations of the Mylchreest family with the Morris C9/B. Lt-Col Mylchreest, on the right, was in command of the Manx Regiment's Self-propelled guns as they landed on the beaches of Normandy on D+4. His son, David, is proudly wearing his father's uniform. Grandson James and great-grandson Jack complete the lineup.

The museum's Morris C9/B is a rare survivor, one of only four that are known to exist in their original form.