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Types of military vehicles driven ??
August 23, 2015

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Types of military vehicles driven ??

August 23, 2015

Okay so WHO learnt to drive. A "Chariot "       B " PSV"          C "Skatboard" .......I'm now learning to drive an iPad ,my granddaughter has taught me New ways to go about deleting / how to record pictures from one place to another .........the only problem I keep forgetting what I ,,,,,,weres the ?????

August 23, 2015

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Types of military vehicles driven ??

August 23, 2015

Who could forget the  'Banshee'... Q stores favoured transport in Osnabruck. and at Catterick the place was so spread out the band was issued with a push-bike for the duty trumpeter to get around on.....  

August 23, 2015

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Types of military vehicles driven ??

August 23, 2015

The prize vehicle for me was the long wheelbase Landrover I drove for the O/C  HQRAC 3Div. in Norfolk. It had all the goodies of  the civvy one, except that my driver's seat was the only one not fully padded. Cheapskates... One rule for us, another rule for them. But it did pull the females when my pal from 10H and I took it in to Downham on the Saturday evening... and I still sat on a non padded seat!! I only got the chance to drive it cos the normal driver, from 13/18H, was on leave that week. While in the TA (Cheshire Yo-Yo's) before joining 3DG, I did manage to drive one of the big transporter vehicles they used at that time. Almost got dizzy (NO rude comments Bob) the cab was so high off the ground!! A Scammell I think it was....

August 23, 2015

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Types of military vehicles driven ??

August 23, 2015

P/S: The O/C did give us both permission to use his gin palace to Downham and back - with no "Do not doo's!!!

August 24, 2015

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Types of military vehicles driven ??

August 24, 2015

When I was SO2 G3 PInfo at HQ 1BR Corps we had 2 self drive Safari 110 LRs. They had an extended body with seating for 8 I seem to recall and a hard top. Their purpose was to ferry the press around who visited BAOR for the big exercises et al.  Trouble was they were so bloody slow. I drove one from Bielefeld to Fallingbostel and all the German Woofers overtook me on the autobahn, nightmare!!

August 24, 2015

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Types of military vehicles driven ??

August 24, 2015

David when stationed in Hohne living in Celle traveling home on route 3 I was overtaken by a Leopard tank,so a woofer easy peasy.....the German panzers do up to 120 ks as you know and being national service soldiers they give a F

August 24, 2015

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August 24, 2015

Tom didn't read your post about you dizzy feeling,eeerrrrmmm I suppose the height of the cab on the Scammell recker/transporter did effect your equilibrium,being height restricted you might have needed oxygen? But only being a medic I don't think so most probably it was a visit to the bar the night before???

August 25, 2015

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Types of military vehicles driven ??

August 25, 2015

Bob,  Wot, MEEE ??? Drink ???? No Chance... Except on days with names ending in Y. I admit I did consider booking out a parachute from stores, but that would be wimpish. so I did not. There seemed to be gear sticks galore in that cab, and the REME driver of said brute was expert at the driving of the beast. The hill start was a bit of a trial, my legs only just got my feet on the clutch and gear change pedals.. Happy days !


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