In an attempt to make anti-tank guns more mobile during the Western Desert campaign, Commonwealth forces armoured a truck and placed en portee a 6 pounder gun on top, the result was lacking in crew protection.
Overloaded but better protected the deacon went into battle.
Used from Septemeber 42 to January 43. Very simular to its German counter part, the Sd.Kfz. 6 "Diana".
The deacon played a significant role at El Hamma.