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Armoured Command Vehicle
Number of posts : 2808
Age : 81
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
|Subject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle 4/2/2014, 19:23|| |
HRH Queen Mary .... Royal Artillery
(I reckon that wagon is an Alvis.)
Number of posts : 3048
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26
|Subject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle 5/2/2014, 08:03|| |
Looks like one of those half tracks that 2nd Fd had and that looks like Brum riding shotgun.
Number of posts : 1298
Age : 88
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22
|Subject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle 9/2/2014, 20:14|| |
See there is another FV434-ARMOURED-MAINTENANCE-VEHICLE-TANK-WITH-HIAB-CRANE for sale at £8000 on ebay. Location Marske by the Sea, Cleaveland
I suppose the maintenance would be high.!!!!
Number of posts : 2
Age : 76
Cap Badge : Royal Engineers
Places Served : BFPO32, HQ 1 Div Barton Stacey
Registration date : 2014-11-19
|Subject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle 19/11/2014, 07:52|| |
during `64 - 67 we had the `pigs` as well as the new 432, the `pigs` were just used to carry G10 mainly and the 432s took over as personel carriers, I remember experimenting with them to fit them out for our RE tasks, like mounting class 30 tracking on the front and installing racking inside to stow our gear. We sank one or two trying to `swim` across the Weser. Happy days.
Number of posts : 48
Age : 67
Localisation : Hampshire
Cap Badge : 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars
Places Served : NI, Tidworth, UNFICYP, BAOR, Worthy Down
Registration date : 2007-12-07
|Subject: Re: Armoured Command Vehicle 28/7/2022, 16:25|| |
- Paul wrote:
- Was there any truth in the rumour that the "Pigs" had been sold, and had to be re-purchased for use over here?
I seem to remember that story going around just after I first came across them in 1971.
I was recce squadron leader's FFR driver in 1977. He had a lot of wants, so I spent a lot of time with the squadron's REME Tiffy getting things done.
He told how how he'd been attached RTR, tasked with keeping the Chieftain on the road during the making of that advert. Join The Professionals, blah eggs from German farmers, earn £40 per week.
He related how we'd sold off the Pigs to Portugal in the late 60s, only to realise we needed them in NI, and bought them back. Then they set about uparmouring them. With which the gearboxes couldn't cope.
Monday morning O-group every week: "How much oil in the gearboxes?" Too much, seals blew. Not enough, they seized .
Turns out there wasn't a right answer. Either you blew the seals or seized the gearbox.
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Armoured Command Vehicle