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It must be the week of the helicopters at the DEFENCE SCHOOL OF TRANSPORT                   sunday it was three APACHE HELICOPTERS flying over the camp before heading north east today a Apache followed by a Puma  and bringing up the rear a Chinook all head to the north east makes a change from DROPS and MANS

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I wonder if they were heading for the Dam in Derbyshire.

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1 hour ago, john1950 said:

I wonder if they were heading for the Dam in Derbyshire.

Wonder how they’re going to use the Apache.........

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5 hours ago, john1950 said:

I wonder if they were heading for the Dam in Derbyshire.

Not if they were heading north east from Leconfield. 

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Some have been sleeping we transported an armoured pacfic through uk, france, belguim and netherlands and nobody spotted it. 

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And some in the uk has been shopping, a couple of weeks ago a M74 arv was seen leaving Denmark towards the uk  

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Posted (edited)

A1 at Haddington heading east what looked like a bren gun carrier on a flat bed

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Willys Jeep on trailer heading between Hull and York this morning, due to traffic couldn't get a good look

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About 08.15 a Jackal on the northbound A189 in Northumberland. Sorry no picture. It looked out of place in the rain.

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13 minutes ago, john1950 said:

About 08.15 a Jackall on the northbound A189 in Northumberland. Sorry no picture.

A189   ,   a good few years ago - I cruised past a convoy (Dutch I think) ,  through the Tyne Tunnel , I stalked them as far as far as I could  - I was heading  -Jesmond.  Expecting them to steer west towards Otterburn but they were obviously heading north ?    Unforgettable -  S1 Minerva types , later Series and Defender  !

I don't see anything of MOD interest on A68 at all now.    I understood these heavier than TUM were now in air-conditioned storage  ?       TUL/TUM in main for fuel economy , then better still Wolf XD that they seem to be demobbing.  I understand leased Jap. on mission creep into the green fleet, has me puzzled what the Wolf fleet is going to be replaced with ,  such as radio  Clansman then Bowman having been so well integrated !

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10 hours ago, ruxy said:

A189   ,   a good few years ago - I cruised past a convoy (Dutch I think) ,  through the Tyne Tunnel , I stalked them as far as far as I could  - I was heading  -Jesmond.  Expecting them to steer west towards Otterburn but they were obviously heading north ?    Unforgettable -  S1 Minerva types , later Series and Defender  !

I don't see anything of MOD interest on A68 at all now.    I understood these heavier than TUM were now in air-conditioned storage  ?       TUL/TUM in main for fuel economy , then better still Wolf XD that they seem to be demobbing.  I understand leased Jap. on mission creep into the green fleet, has me puzzled what the Wolf fleet is going to be replaced with ,  such as radio  Clansman then Bowman having been so well integrated !

There is very little air conditioned storage on most MoD bases unless you call the building that we store Jackals and Coyotes in "air conditioned" due to the holes in the roof.

Leased Japanese 4x4s are used in the White fleet as general runabouts, not on exercises or operations.

As to what will replace TUM, TUL and Wolf, who knows, you can bet your bottom dollar that it won't be the new Defender.

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