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Royal Navy AEC Refueller 32 RN 54

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I have received this image which shows Royal Navy AEC aircraft refueller 32 RN 54 at the County Donegal border somewhere during the 1960's. The vehicle is stopped at Irish Customs at Killylea, Co. Donegal. The only reason for an "active" RN fueller to enter the Irish Republic would possibly to position to allow refuelling of search and rescue helicopters operating off the Donegal coast - this is certainly before the Troubles so no issues of escort or anything.


Can anyone shed any light on this and the history of this particular vehicle? I am assuming it would have been based on the other side of Lough Foyle at RAF Ballykelly. The vehicle to the left is a civilian Leyland Royal Tiger of the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway (which was actually a bus company!)

Royal Navy 32 RN 54 at Irish Border.jpg

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