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The Royal Guard Hussar Regiments vehicles club

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Hi all

I thought that it was time I wrote a little about the club that I am restoring the Humber Mk4 ac for.

It called The Guard Hussar Regiments’ Historical vehicles club.

The club has some 450 members, but only small amount these are active in restoring, maintaining and running the vehicles. All work are done by volunteers, some of the expenses and spares are covered by the army. And we have a sister club at the Danish Dragoon regiment

All the vehicles in the club are owned by the army/regiment ore the national arms museum.

We have part of a army storage and workshop facility, to our disposal, but this also necessary as the vehicles are army property and there for cant be stored privately.

We display the vehicles at different civilian and military show.

Well here are the vehicles that we have:

 

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Centurion Mk 5, I fully working order J it had been taken out of service in the late eighties and stored for museum purpose.

 

 

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Leopard 1 A5 DK 1, fully working order taken directly out storage, and it done 0 hours after a complete army overhaul, it has now been fitted with a dozerblade and we have a Ramta mine plow for it as well.

 

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Leo 1 A5 DK1. This is one of the 3 only Danish leopards that seen combat in Bosnia, in the early 90ties. Also In working condition, all of the 3 Leos that saw combat was taken out of service and stored for museums.

We have 3rd Leo 1A5 as well.

 

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some of the things we do with the tanks, help the army saving money by firing of all the 105 mm ammo, instead of army paying for ammo being dismantled.

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an empty Sherman hull, one of the 8 Sherman’s that the Danish army received in the early fifties. Its fitted with a 76 mm gun, sadly in the early 80ties the interior and engine was strip out and scraped. Its going to be repainted and used as a gate guardian.

 

 

 

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This one of 4 M24 Chaffees that we have. This one is undergoing complete restoration.

Of the 3 other only one will be restored the other are only fit for spares and a very incomplete.

 

 

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this is a M41 DK1

a Danish upgraded version of the M41 and one of the 3 remain running ones. It was upgraded in the early 80 ties with new diesel engine and gearbox, firecontrol system and various other things.

It had been taken out of service in the early 90ties and stored for museum purpose.

 

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This is our 4 M10, of witch 2 are undergoing restoration at the moment, and hopefully one more later. All to running condition.

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Centurion Arv that soon should be running again.

 

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M578 I don’t know what would we done with out.

 

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our Carrier, with a Danish tank dummy modification. This was done by the army to save money, by using there old carriers instead of

there centurion tanks.

 

 

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This is some of our 9 M113, we have different types: fitters , command, mortar ect. Most of them are running.

 

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This is our two C15TA, of witch one is undergoing restoration and the other one is awaiting

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This is our two Humber Mk4 AC. One that we are restoring to fully running condition and the other as a static display. I am in charge of this work. We sadly only got part to make one running again.

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a Running Willy CJ3A

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running M38A1 and A M38A1 for recoilless rifle.

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M151 A1

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Land rover 88” and 109”

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two Mercedes 240GD

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two VW

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Wow, your club has some amazing vehicles!

The tanks will keep you busy for a long time I guess.

Good to see them (being) restored - keep up the good work.

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a very poor GMC 353

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our Lovely Bedford MJP2 mobile canteen

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Magirus-Deutz, 168M also a canteen vehicle. We also have GS body Magirus

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we have 3 differnet types of MAN 8

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A sad Dodge W300 M Power wagon

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A radar mercedes Unimog.

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Diamond 969 wrecker.

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A BMW F650GS A BMW R65 and an Yamaha DT250mx

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A Nimbus with side car. It has been modified so that it can be driven by a person lying in the sidecar.

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bike M59

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fuel trailer for Centurion

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a British WW2 water trailer.

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A trailer for leopard engine units.

 

+ varius other items.

There is still some vehicles on waiting list but we can not a the moment store them

Well its a lot of work keeping them all I wish that had more people working......

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This is some of the things that the club at the Dragoons have

a very poor Humber Scout car awaiting restoration

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A nice Carrier,

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A centurion Mk 5 with 20 Pdr gun.

 

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And what I say was the star in there collection

A Staghound MkIII

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Its currently undergoing complet restoration.

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I love the Staghound, a Crusader tank turret on it.

The Humber looks ok from the outside but inside.....good to see what a new coat of paint will distract from the rust inside.

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respect.gifrespect.gif Thanks for sharing some great pics and the story behind them. Great stuff. I do love the MAN 8,s though. I had a couple of the civvie van versions years ago the VW LT series. :thumbsup:

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Hi and thanks for the comments

 

Lord Burley, I think that the army still are selling some of the MAN 8 at there bi anual auctions if your interested.

 

here are some more pictures of the M10s

 

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Here are some of the Humber from when we pick it up to now.

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Niels,

 

I am very jealous of the vehicles in your club and some that you have like the Staghound Mk III I thought did not exist anywhere! I am also surprised that your club is alloed to fire live 105mm ammo. In the UK the authorities are so scared of any one hurting them selves that the public would never ever get to touch a live shell never mind fire one!

 

Keep up the good work and keep the photos coming - AND -please at some time in the future, arrange to bring some of the completed fully restored vehicles to the War & Peace show held every July at Beltring in Kent

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Hi 49 HG 92

thank for your reply.

To my knowledge, there are 3 Staghound Mk III left in the world, one in canada, one in australia and the Danish one, where the danish one is the most complet, but not the best condition.

But your never know whats hidding in a shed some where, I have stumbled across some odd things in Denmark that we had thougt was lost.....

 

The reason that we are allowed to fire live is that the vehicles are still army propperty and most of the club members working on the tanks are sevice men and x tank crew members. all the tanks went through a complet army 2 week service check and calibration for the gun, before they where allowed to take them to the ranges.

 

Some of the shotings where acctualy open to a the puplic audience, because they where held in connection with puplic showing of the army traininggrounds.

 

We would like to bring vehicles to the War and peace show, and we have tried to get permission. But as it is now we can not get permission to take any army propperty ore live firing guns out of the country.

 

The gun law in Denmark is very different to the British one, we are allowed to own certain types of live hunting and sports weapons, but not deactivated weapons :confused:.

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they did not have any ammo for the 17 Pdr, but the gun on it is complet and working

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Here is a little update about the Humber.

Here is the hull with out the turret

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The chassic has been painted now and reasembly has begun.

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Fantastic thread Niels ! What a wonderfull place to work and play ! Good to see all those vehicles being looked after so well ! Long may it continue ! :-D

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I thought that I might make a small update on the Humber, the chassis is almost finish.

the hull has been blasted and painted.

It runs and drives nicely.

we hope to be finish by july.

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I'm not jealous...

I'm not jealous...

I'm not jealous...

I'm not jealous...

I'm not jealous...

 

I'm very jealous...!

 

Very nice indeed. Not many HMVF'ers can say they get to fire the main gun on their MBT's.

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Shout if you need parts, help or advice with the stag. I am just finishing my first nut and bolt rebuild.

Best regards

T Jones

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Here is an update.

we are progressing with the Humber, M10 and C15TA.

We are needing a wire diagram for the C15ta can any one help?

Our M24 project is stalled a bit.

 

The Mowag Eagles are being phased out by the army now, and we have gotton hold of one.

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