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Clansman last active service!

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Hello All,

 

I would imagine that the Clansman radio system saw its last active duty during the second gulf war? but as this is listed as going on from 2003 to 2011 was there a cross over with Bowman? so when did Bowman system see its first active duty and Clansman finish?

 

Dougy

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Dougy

 

The large scale disposals of Clansman via Witham Specialist Vehicles tender sales started in 2008 or early 2009 - as far as I know it was still in wide use until the mid 2000s while Bowman was getting past the "Better off with map and Nokia" stage so would have been used into the early years of Afghanistan as well. Much of my Clansman stuff has/had asset and test labels that are dated early 2000s presumably when it was withdrawn from units

 

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Iain

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Attending a Light Dragoons Regimental Association weekend a handful of years ago, I am sure I remember being told that the tranche of new Scimitar (1)s they were taking with them on their upcoming Herrick tour had only just been converted to Bowman, as had the crews. I have a handful of Light Dragoon Regimental Journals handy, but there are a few of them and I have to at least pretend to be working.

 

I think that was about 2009 but I really cannot remember. They say it's the memory that goes first. Just remind me, who were they? I forget.

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The TA in N Ireland were using clansman sets last year, admittedly they were overdue their Bowman gear and I had more working sets in the back of the 88 than they had in all their wagons and they didn't really know how to use them!

 

J

 

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The TA in N Ireland were using clansman sets last year, admittedly they were overdue their Bowman gear and I had more working sets in the back of the 88 than they had in all their wagons and they didn't really know how to use them! JSent from my ONE TOUCH 983 using Tapatalk 2
ditto RLC TA in scotland up until middle of last year

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Some of it is sitting packed in Drill halls ready for back loading, last I saw the PRC 351 used was middle of last year....Dont see it getting used now as the batteries will be knackered after sitting for near a year.....

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