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Paul
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Number of posts : 817
Age : 67
Localisation : Limavady, N.I.
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E.
Places Served : Arborfield (Basic training), S.E.M.E. Bordon (Trade training), Barnard Castle, Hemer, Belfast (Emergency Tour), Londonderry, Munster, Brunei, Hong Kong
Registration date : 2008-04-06

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PostSubject: Bordon - late 1950's   Bordon - late 1950's Icon_minitime12/12/2009, 14:50

Can you imagine the "bean counters" faces if this happened now?? (or possibly even then Very Happy )

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=41792

Paul.
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PostSubject: Re: Bordon - late 1950's   Bordon - late 1950's Icon_minitime12/12/2009, 16:59

Please excuse my ignorance but the written commentary calls the two smaller vehicles Land Rovers. The look like Austin Champs-or are they?

I wonder how the Leyland Daf trucks brought in in the late 80s would have got on with that lot.
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PostSubject: Re: Bordon - late 1950's   Bordon - late 1950's Icon_minitime12/12/2009, 21:27

Chemist wrote:
Please excuse my ignorance but the written commentary calls the two smaller vehicles Land Rovers. The look like Austin Champs-or are they?

I wonder how the Leyland Daf trucks brought in in the late 80s would have got on with that lot.

They certainly are Austin Champs. By the time I joined up they were out of service. The only one around was a Cut-away version at SEME ,Bordon.
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Number of posts : 817
Age : 67
Localisation : Limavady, N.I.
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E.
Places Served : Arborfield (Basic training), S.E.M.E. Bordon (Trade training), Barnard Castle, Hemer, Belfast (Emergency Tour), Londonderry, Munster, Brunei, Hong Kong
Registration date : 2008-04-06

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PostSubject: Re: Bordon - late 1950's   Bordon - late 1950's Icon_minitime12/12/2009, 23:07

gallahad wrote:
They certainly are Austin Champs. By the time I joined up they were out of service. The only one around was a Cut-away version at SEME ,Bordon.

Was that the one that used to sit in the middle of a passage way? Was it the building closest to Oakhanger Road, or the one on the opposite side of the Driver Training Square?

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