Registry of Ex Military Land Rovers

Vehicle Research => 110 Research => Topic started by: pwillo on July 18, 2016, 10:34:47 AM

Title: 51-558
Post by: pwillo on July 18, 2016, 10:34:47 AM
Just tracing the history of my Perentie FFR 51-558 recently purchased exAWOL vehicle. 

I am trying to workout what would have been the correct TAC plate for the vehicle. I believe the Training Cmd Plate would be correct but there may be a 'more' correct plate. I have no army experience at all.

So far the best I have is that it spent it's whole life at Bandiana, Army Logistic Training Centre, however I am so far unable to work out which unit/section it would have belonged to.

I'm wondering if any ex army people would be able to decipher the attached entry from the GM120.

Thanks & Regards
Title: Re: 51-558
Post by: pwillo on July 18, 2016, 12:33:25 PM
Sorry, don't know why the second photo did not attach.

This is the extract from the GM120.

Regards
Title: Re: 51-558
Post by: pwillo on July 18, 2016, 12:47:43 PM
Try Again!!!!

Worked out why I didn't do it right the first time...I think....

Regards
Title: Re: 51-558
Post by: aussiegregmac on July 18, 2016, 01:30:17 PM
Don't know Bandiana but the Unit Desig. might be
B Vehicle  Brigade Logistics Group. (abreviated of course)
That would be a guess though.
Title: Re: 51-558
Post by: Mick on July 18, 2016, 01:57:14 PM

Hi,

I reckon it maybe more like Base Logistic Group. ALTC is made up of a number of service corps schools.

Cheers,

Mick
Title: Re: 51-558
Post by: pwillo on July 18, 2016, 03:48:16 PM
Thanks for the info, what does 'B Vehicle' mean?

Agreed, could mean either Base or Brigade.

Another suggestion was that it could have just been in the Car Pool for the Training Cmd?
This would mean that it was not probably assigned to a Unit as such.

Regards
Title: Re: 51-558
Post by: THE BOOGER on July 18, 2016, 04:00:36 PM
B veh is bascily any military vehicle that is not an A (armoured) veh, civilian vehicles purchased for military are usually called C veh :) So there are A B and C vehicles.
Title: Re: 51-558
Post by: AGAS 5 on July 18, 2016, 05:05:56 PM
BLGP = Bandiana Logistic Group. They belong to Joint Logistic Command and are not a Training Command unit.

Tac sign is fron the 'net... I assume it's correct.


Cheers,

Pete
Title: Re: 51-558
Post by: GGG on July 18, 2016, 05:20:43 PM
This is all most interesting. In the Vietnam era C vehicles were plant.
Geoff O.
Title: Re: 51-558
Post by: Mick on July 18, 2016, 06:02:03 PM
That's right , C vehicles are plant equipment such as forklifts , cranes, dozers, etc

Commercial vehicles are CL vehicles .

The rover could have been part of vehicle pool, allocated to a training wing or used as a unit vehicle within the BLG . Given there is not a Brigade at Albury Wodonga  I reckon Base Logistic Group is most likely.

Cheers,

Mick
Title: Re: 51-558
Post by: pwillo on July 19, 2016, 10:16:58 AM
Thanks for the info everyone, with the followup reading I have done from your leads, I think Pete has hit it on the head with 'Joint Logistic Command' being the most likely correct plate.

I had no idea of the classification of the vehicles not having an army background.

Thanks again

Regards