Registry of Ex Military Land Rovers

Vehicle Variants => Workshop Vehicles => Topic started by: Hunter on December 18, 2017, 09:34:33 PM

Title: workshop names
Post by: Hunter on December 18, 2017, 09:34:33 PM
Could anyone tell me if names on workshop trucks is indicative of them going to Vietnam. My truck has the name Tawdry also I have the tool box off a truck by the name of Torino. Some may be the owner of a workshop with that name. Regards
Title: Re: workshop names
Post by: 2short on December 20, 2017, 03:28:36 PM
I'm lead to believe that naming vehicles was more prevalent in certain units but does not mean they went to South Vietnam. Most photos you see of workshops with names is from the 1980s.
Title: Re: workshop names
Post by: Hunter on December 21, 2017, 08:38:43 AM
Thanks for the feed back Sir.  Regarding the names on workshop trucks I was told the name always started with T, such as mine "TAWDRY". The reason being, that the Vietcong couldn't pronounce the T in the word. It could be just a myth but interesting if it were true. Regards
Title: Re: workshop names
Post by: Stoker on December 21, 2017, 10:42:15 AM
I think it's cavalry, I owned Temperamental a 2a workshop
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Post by: FFRMAN on December 21, 2017, 11:28:29 AM
i used to have "PISTON BROKE"
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Post by: DennisM on December 21, 2017, 12:01:55 PM
Mine has 'Tassie Devil' cheers Dennis
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Post by: FFRMAN on December 21, 2017, 01:20:39 PM
I have this one
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Post by: m-coffey on December 23, 2017, 02:58:06 PM
I have the remains of piston broke, going to start restoration in the new year, motors sweet but gearbox buggered.
Title: Re: workshop names
Post by: pop058 on December 23, 2017, 08:29:06 PM
71 widelight ARN 178-039