This Willy’s MB jeep appears as the World War II transport for the US Navy Seabees, Naval Construction Battalions (CBs), hence the name! The Battalion was founded in March 1942 as a military construction unit comprising 7000 active personnel and nearly 7000 reservists. Their almost cartoon-like logo featured a bee in flight, wearing flying goggles with each limb carrying a construction tool of some kind.
The men were skilled workers but also trained to take up arms and resume a military role when required. One of their several mottos is a reminder of this ‘We build, we fight’. In 2017, the Seabees celebrated their 75 years of service without having changed from their original concept.
In celebration of the Seabees’ role, our open top Willy MB Jeep is decorated in a rich naval blue with naval military markings in white and yellow and a pale grey interior. Given the task in hand, note the additional supply of aerials, tools and fuel tank. In real life, the first deployment of the Seabees was to Bora Bora following Pearl Harbor, which brought the USA into WWII.
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As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
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Rest of the World: £6.95
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You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850