Author Topic: Opinions needed....  (Read 1287 times)

Offline CQ_LR110

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • THANKS 0
  • Location: Coalfields, QLD
Opinions needed....
« on: March 02, 2014, 11:06:16 PM »
Hi everyone. I have been toying with the idea of putting a sort of tribute to D Coy 6 RAR - Battle of Long Tan. Mainly due to my GS being previously used by D Coy 6RAR. My main dilemma is that I aim to use my GS off road (nothing too serious). Being Ex-Army myself, I know all too well the respect that those guys deserve.

So I'm faced with:
- doing it only to possibly scratch or dent it off;
- what would be a suitable tribute - original Vietnam era markings or something to commemorate that day in history, either on both doors or front vents.

Cheers,
Aaron

Offline pop058

  • REMLR Inc
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 161
  • THANKS 21
  • Location: Bundy
  • REMLR No: 256
Re: Opinions needed....
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 07:16:20 AM »
Great tribute idea, this is what I have for my workshop  :)
some 2A & S3 workshops and trailers
2A GS

Offline AGAS 5

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 870
  • THANKS 252
  • Location: Great Southern Land
  • REMLR No: 218
Re: Opinions needed....
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2014, 07:16:52 AM »
Hi Aaron,

I'd do a nice resto on it & use the 6 RAR & 1ATF tac signs. For static displays, why not put together a display board with a D Coy theme.

I wouldn't paint anything on the vehicle itself. In my opinion it distracts from what could otherwise be a great resto. Would the D Coy guys have done it that way ?

Cheers,

Pete
« Last Edit: March 03, 2014, 08:21:26 AM by AGAS 5 »
Series 2A SWB 113-300 VTF
Perentie GS 50087

Offline Carzee

  • REMLR Committee
  • Veteran
  • ***
  • Posts: 3281
  • THANKS 147
  • Perentie FFR 50-257
    • Perentie Wiki
  • Location: Canberra
  • REMLR No: 007
Re: Opinions needed....
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2014, 08:38:17 AM »
 :)
Excellent. I am also restoring for the 50th in 2016. Many younger people don't have any idea about our svn battles... so I am aiming to have a display board with AWM photo reprints. Pictures are worth 1000 words they say. Maybe a story dedicated to a local KIA. Also a uniform and kit. No SLR however... but maybe an old tranny, or something very 'sixtes'.

Offline CQ_LR110

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • THANKS 0
  • Location: Coalfields, QLD
Re: Opinions needed....
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2014, 09:13:01 PM »
Thanks everyone for the ideas. I think I'll go with doing up a few tac plates with 6 RAR & 1 ATF markings as well as maybe another with the RAR badge and the date of the Battle of Long Tan.

Just re-reading my original post, and I forgot to mention that the vehicle is a '88 GS 110 4x4 (sorry guys). So with wanting to keep it as original as possible the tac plates are the best bet. Now to find myself a couple of poles to raise my aussie and ANZAC flags for the upcoming ANZAC day.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2014, 09:20:17 PM by CQ_LR110 »