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Ex-boy last won the day on November 19 2018

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  1. The armoured Rover is a Shorland. Built by Short brothers and Harland, on a Land Rover chassis.
  2. Technical stores were packaged to last for years in any kind of storage condition, hence what may look like overkill actually did the job perfectly.
  3. Well done for taking them on. You deserve everyone’s best wishes in your tribulations.
  4. There was a squadron’s worth of Cents in Hong Kong in the early 70s at least, for training purposes. I was lucky enough to go there with the Royal Hussars in Nov 1971.
  5. Rest assured that you have a legion of avid followers who may not often comment but await the next instalment with bated breath.
  6. I admit to not knowing the provenance of the word grouser, but it is the only word I have ever heard in this application and I’ve never heard it called growler.
  7. I always thought ‘grouser’ was the word.
  8. The accommodation when I was there was individual wooden huts with coal-fired stoves for heating. If there are now decent blocks they were long overdue.
  9. I was with LAD REME Royal Hussars from 1969 to 1972 and went to Castlemartin every year. The first time I wondered why there were signs everywhere in German. It wasn’t very well known at the time.
  10. An absolute fact that can’t be disputed is that fourth is misspelled. I would have thought that such a high quality product would deserve a high quality advertisement.
  11. My daughter lives in Townsville, so maybe I had some help looking.
  12. I think I have found it for you, Tim. Steve.
  13. This will be worth waiting for. I might be tempted to go to Dorking for a ride myself (and I’m long retired already). A lovely job you have made so far and good luck for a quick finish.
  14. You may well be right about the origins of the vehicle, and it was a long time ago for my memory. You are definitely correct that it was in amazingly good condition, which is probably why it was chosen. We only had a few weeks to get it ready for the open day, so no time to strip the gearbox out and the decision was taken for it to be a static exhibit. We did a top overhaul and the engine ran as sweet as a nut and radios etc were sourced from various places. I believe a tube was made to replace the gun, which had been cut short. On the day, someone decided to drive it from the hangar and the b
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