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Captured Iraqi Scanias used in BAOR

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I was looking at some old photos of Ayrshire Barracks last night which reminded me of something that's been bugging me for years. At the end of Op Granby I'm sure a fleet of Scania tractor units and trailers  that had been captured in Iraq were backloaded to BAOR. They were parked up in 608 MCTG RCT's lines at Ayrshire Barracks still in their desert paint schemes. Over the next months they were sent out to the local Scania dealer in Monchengladbach were they were fitted with new (Aluminium?) wheels and painted green. The trailers were also reworked in a similar fashion as the original wheels made them out of gauge when loaded. Once back on the road 608 used them to replace some of their older Seddon Atkins on the BAOR freight service.

Does anyone else remember these Scanias? I've searched the web and haven't found a thing. Unfortunately I didn't take any photos at the time.


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