Bedford Vehicles, usually shortened to just Bedford , was a brand of vehicle produced by Vauxhall Motors , which was ultimately owned by General Motors (GM). Established in 1930 and constructing commercial vehicles, Bedford Vehicles was a leading international lorry brand, with substantial export sales of light, medium, and heavy lorries throughout the world. It was GM Europe's most profitable venture for several years.
Bedford's core heavy trucks business was divested by GM as AWD Ltd in 1987, whilst the Bedford brand continued to be used on light commercial vehicles and car-derived vans based on Vauxhall/Opel, Isuzu and Suzuki designs. The brand was retired in 1991; subsequent GM Europe light commercials were branded as either Vauxhall or Opel, depending on the market.

The Bedford QL was in production from 1941 to 1945 and was Bedford's first vehicle series built for the military.
The Bedford RL was the British Army's main medium lorry (truck), from the mid 1950s until the late 1960s, built by Bedford Vehicles in the UK.
The Bedford M-series general utility truck was a further development of the previous RL-series, dated back to the early 1950s. The M-series was developed in the early 1960s to meet the British Army requirement. It was a militarized version of commercial truck. Since 1987 production of this truck was taken over by AWD, and trucks were branded as AWD-Bedford. In 1989 the Leyland DAF T224 was selected by the British Army as the M-series replacement. Production of the M-series continued until 1992 when the AWD company was taken over by Marshall.
The Bedford MT series of military trucks were produced with 4x4 and 6x6 configurations. It replaced in production the Bedford M series.The Bedford MT series trucks were also produced with 6x6 configuration.
In the early 1970's the British Army issued a requirement for a new 4x4 8000kg cargo truck as part of it's Medium Mobility Vehicle Programme. Prototypes were built by Foden , Leyland and Bedford, and after trials Bedford was awarded the contract in 1977 for 2,099 of the TM 4x4 model . Production began in September 1980 and the first vehicles were delivered to the British Army in April 1981. The basic models of the TM were designated FV40101 (GS) and FV40102 (Flat Platform). It has many components that are inter-changable with the Bedford TM 6x6 14ton GS and the body is built by Marshall of Cambridge (Enqineerinq) Ltd.

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