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  1. Thanks for the input. I have read the related section on “British Military Land Rovers” but found it rather unreliable or incorrect. The Airfield Lighting Maintenance Mark 3 I own (FV18003) was delivered against Cont. No. 6/VEH/13840 (therefore a different contract than the one highlighted in the book). Moreover the chassis number does not fall within the range specified by the book’s annex at the back of the chapter. If the annex is correct my chassis number falls under another contract (it’s number is not available) with vehicle registration between 52 AA 48 and 54 AA 24 (I cannot confirm this as my contract plate is missing unfortunately). From light observation, the only evident colours beneath the current paint are RAF blue and yellow. I only just received the Land Rover but indeed I am finding this discussion quite interesting. Look forward to more insight into this variation of the Rover 3!
  2. Has anyone been able to follow up on the above quest? Certainly something I would be interested in. Unfortunately rather poorly documented or at least I have not had any luck yet.
  3. Thanks for the help, highly appreciated. Anyone here served in Malta, has relatives who did or has any pictures from that era? It is a shame that little photographic evidence is accessible online for British military vehicles in Malta. I was always of the opinion that the 50s, 60s and 70s were the golden age for military vehicles. Thanks again.
  4. Hi all, Thanks for the add. I own an early Series 2A (Rover 8/2) of military registration 04DM59. My final aim is finish a nut and bolt restoration and get her looking as close to original spec as possible. From what I know it was shipped to Malta in early 1962 and likely spent its entire career here until it got struck off in March 1969. Unfortunately the RLC no longer have any information on it. It is a GS version fitted in preparation for conversion to FFR and I am the third owner since military release. I will certainly have more questions at a later stage in the restoration. My initial aim is to gather as much information as I can from this period, particularly anything that involves British military service in this part of the world. Have any of you got any photos of military vehicles in Malta during the 50s and 60s? Or perhaps even better someone of you served here doing that period? Any photographic evidence would help even if it is not Land Rover related. Thanks, Glenn
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