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jim
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Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
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PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   1/10/2010, 15:32

Hey I've found it

these are what we had at corps HQ

http://aec.middx.net/pix/acv2a.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   1/10/2010, 16:50

When was that Jim?
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Number of posts : 952
Age : 83
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   1/10/2010, 17:31

Jim, go to Kit and Equipment and you will see the unit we had at 20 Armoured Brigade, 6 Armoured Div in 1952 when we were in Gremmendorf Kaserne (York Barracks), Munster.

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Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14

PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   2/10/2010, 07:37

Hi Jim and Len
The link and Len's beast are the WW2 built versions...I do have a late 60s memory of a similar armoured command vehicle on trial at 1 Div HQ Verden-Aller my mate Jim Moore drove it sure it was a more up to date version the with small slits for the driver to see out of so very difficult to drive...have been searching the internet for a photo because recall seeing one several years ago but cannot find it now...will be making enquires at a reunion next weekend
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PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   2/10/2010, 13:14


Wartime, 'AEC Dorchester' Armoured Command Vehicle, A.E.C. 4 x 4 - Based on the AEC Matador


FV11061 Armoured Command Vehicle, A.E.C. 6 x 6 - 150 Built between 1943-44 and still in service in BAOR till the late 1960's
These vehicles had a more roomy working compartment, equipped with radio sets, typewriters and map tables, while the earlier 4x4 was more of a 'radio shack'

Replaced by a mix of FV1611 Armoured Command Vehicle, Humber 4x4


or the FV604 Armoured Command Post 6x6 with a distinctive higher roof,
(The APC version was FV603)

and later again by the FV432 Command Vehicle Variant

In the RAOC we were issued Bedford QL Office Boxes well into the 70's being replaced by RL's, then Office Trailers after that, or in some units just tentage


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PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   4/10/2010, 09:57

A command 432 has come up for sale on ebay Australia

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Ex-Army-APC-Military-vehicle-Tank-Personel-Carrier-/250703656206?pt=AU_Militaria&hash=item3a5f1a350e

I don't have the pocket money for it, saving up for my saracen Wink
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Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
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Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   4/10/2010, 10:14

Never mind the cost to actually run and maintain the bugger.
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PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   4/10/2010, 10:45

Yeah mate....you can have a Centurion MK 5 for $10,000 more Laughing
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Stephen Lock
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PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   6/10/2010, 18:54

Gosh, just the thing for puttering around on a Saturday, going down to the mall/market, taking the family for a Sunday drive "off road". Would certainly solve being stuck in some #$@!!&*# traffic jam....just barrel on ahead and roll over the freakin' cars in front of you!

Does it come with air conditioning? :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   6/10/2010, 23:17

Stephen Lock wrote:

Does it come with air conditioning? :-)

Laughing Yes - Just leave the hatchs open.

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Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   7/10/2010, 19:43

Radio delay vehicle. Would have bid but the postage would probably be a bit steep. Very Happy Bit of fun for someone if they could afford to run it in Oz's wide open spaces.
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Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   7/10/2010, 21:36


That shot of the driver's compartment, made me quite homesick.
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PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   8/10/2010, 04:00

It is surprising to find out what is lurking out here Shocked . I know there are at least two Chieftans, a heap of Centurions, but only about 6 are going, a whole "parcel" of Ferrets and Landrovers. A sabre, and one or two Saracens.
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Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   8/10/2010, 09:34

Mike_2817 wrote:
Stephen Lock wrote:

Does it come with air conditioning? :-)

Laughing Yes - Just leave the hatchs open.

LOL LOL
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Places Served : BAOR, UK, Mid East, Far East, Cent America
Registration date : 2009-02-21

PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   9/10/2010, 14:19

I see the 439 in Aus didn't get a bid. For those in the UK there are a couple of 432s and a 433 (Abbott) on e-bay.

Arty BATES 432
APC 432 Mk2
Abbott SPG

No problem parking any of these in the supermarket carpark.
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PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   9/10/2010, 15:30

Funny looking abbott that. No gun.
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PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   9/10/2010, 17:32

Teabag wrote:
Funny looking abbott that. No gun.

Well spotted. Go to the top of the class and then jump off Very Happy

Here's the correct link:

Really an Abbott

Looks like that might be a Leyland Martian Recovery in the background of the main pic
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Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
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Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   9/10/2010, 18:11

Teabag wrote:
Funny looking abbott that. No gun.

No, it's quite correct Teabag, old chap.

That is the politically correct, non violent Abbot.
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PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   9/10/2010, 20:04

I stand corrected old boy. Imagine buying that and taking it out for a drive. Could you get done for being carried by an offensive weapon?

Wonder how many people would say "Ooh look a tank?"
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PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   10/5/2011, 04:38

And again Rong surfaces? To the Glasshouse with this chap !
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Number of posts : 1023
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   10/5/2011, 04:46

Yes, get this dirt bag off the site please.
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PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   10/5/2011, 06:58

Have not seen Mike around recently...Is there anyone else who can get rid of him?
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PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   10/5/2011, 18:59

wow! that pic takes me back, Humber 1 ton, 'up armoured' to weigh about 6, ( if my memory serves me right). lethal on corners, they did tend to roll a bit. Also, the brakes were a bit dubious as well, so use the gearbox to help you slow down.
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Registration date : 2007-05-15

PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   23/11/2011, 15:54


Ah! yes, that's a proper PIG if you discount the christmas light on top.
A good few hundred miles done aboard one of those.
Very good across country but on the road you had to keep your wits about you as they wandered from left to right alarmingly. Take your eyes off the road and it would take you off road. Believe me when they do take to the ditch, upside down, they burn exceedingly well. Which could be due to the 2 very large fuel tanks which under those circumstances. empty themselves into the interior. I know I was that soldier.
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Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
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PostSubject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle   4/2/2014, 18:36

'old on to yer 'at yer 'ighness

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