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    Royal Marine vehicles

    Nige is correct. These are the numbers that I have, some are still used today, some units have been disbanded and this is not up to date. [TABLE=class: MsoNormalTable] [TR] [TD]Cdo/1 [/TD] [TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]Bde HQ & Sigs Sq [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/6 [/TD] [TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]40 Commando RM [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/7 [/TD] [TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]41 Commando RM [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/8 [/TD] [TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]42 Commando RM [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/9 [/TD] [TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]45 Commando RM [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/14 [/TD] [TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]29 Cdo Lt Regt [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/16 [/TD] [TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]59 Ind Cdo Sq RE [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/19 [/TD] [TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]3 CBAS [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/20 [/TD] [TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo Log Regt [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/21 [/TD] [TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/24 [/TD] [TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]Bde Air Wing [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/28 [/TD] [TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]Bde Pro Unit [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
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    Spotted today....

    Eaton Vorad EVT 300 Collision Warning System. http://mlogmag.com/magazine/23/army-rtl.shtml
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    Fury give away!

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    Clansman last active service!

    Dougy, have a read of this - https://www.rusi.org/downloads/assets/201203_RDS_Ebutt.pdf
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    What vehicle are these ?

    These are Supacat HMT 600 MEP. 35 were built for the Soothsayer programme, a replacement for the Odette electronic warfare system. The whole project was cancelled in 2009 at a huge cost to the taxpayer. Most of them are in storage at Millbrook at the moment. This is what they would have looked like with the purpose built box body fitted to the Supacat.
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    Chieftain tank crew tent????

    Still in use today and quite often referred to as a Scorpion tent.
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    Rb44 hvm vik

    106 Regiment RA(V), 28 September 2008 SPTA.
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    challenger 2 DTT

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    Interesting Scimitar

    It started out it's life as a Scorpion(the hull) and was probably converted to a Sabre and it is now a Scimitar. Tony and myself come across these every so often when we are roaming the Plain. Here is another example, I have the record cards for this one and it confirms that it was a Scorpion, then a Sabre before being struck off in 2005, as you can see it has returned as a Scimitar !! This one belongs to the QRL and was photographed in April 2011.
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    CVRT Gate guardians

    CVR(T) Samson at SEME Bordon July 2011.
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    Leyland Daf MMLC DROPS + Flatracks

    I will try to clarify some of the issues raised so far. Around about 1996/97 a British Army Foden DROPS was handed over to EKA Ltd and stripped of all the Multilift DROPS kit, EKA then fitted a specialy designed recovery hamper known as EKALIFT 2500, this consisted of an upper extending boom rated at 12 tonnes, a low level extending boom rated at 6 tonnes, a hydraulic capstan winch rated at 25 tonnes and a 12.5 or 25 metre-tonne hydraulic folding crane. Also fitted to the front cab was a 10 tonne line pull hydraulic drum winch for self-recovery or other winching tasks. The vehicle was then handed back to the army who conducted extensive trials in conjunction with EKA at Long Valley, Aldershot. EKA also extensivly marketed the system as it could be fitted to any similar sized truck and it was shown at the first DSEi at Chertsey in 1999, as far as I am aware none were ever sold(certainly not to the British Army). At some point the vehicle was re-fitted with the DROPS kit and returned to the army, I have photos of the vehicle taken in 2001 at Ashchurch as a normal Foden IMMLC DROPS truck.
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    Identification please.

    Do you know what the original British Army VRN was? That may help with the identification.
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    The practice of naming tanks etc.

    Here is the complete listing of 1 RTR vehicles from 1998.