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M113A1 FOV as 'Monuments'
« on: June 18, 2016, 01:17:43 AM »
Gents,

In all your travels, have any of you come across any M113A1 family of vehicles (FOV) now in position as monuments at RSLs, private museums and the like?  I have been contacted by several recipients of the M113A1 FOV seeking historical information (the last log book doesn't tell them much), but just wonder how many were distributed over the last year or so by Defence, and where they are located? 

Any info gratefully received, either here or by PM, and I'll add the locations to my database.

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Re: M113A1 FOV as 'Monuments'
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2016, 07:39:21 AM »
12/16 HRL have one as a gate guardian at Beersheba Barracks, Tamworth
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Re: M113A1 FOV as 'Monuments'
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2016, 07:47:17 AM »
Hello Mike, not aware of any at RSLs etc but I know that 2/14th Light Horse have a working demonstrator
that they display on Open Days etc.
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Re: M113A1 FOV as 'Monuments'
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2016, 08:39:17 AM »
It's not a recent addition (I know of it being there for at least the past 15 years), but there is the Scorpion Turreted FSV as a memorial in a side street in Wagga. It was a gift to the "People of the City of Wagga Wagga" as recognition of the long relationship with the Kapooka base.

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Re: M113A1 FOV as 'Monuments'
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2016, 04:02:23 PM »
Hi Mike,

I know a collector in Armadale NSW who has taken delivery of one. Can grab ARN if you like ?

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Re: M113A1 FOV as 'Monuments'
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2016, 01:31:41 AM »
Mick et al,

Thanks for the replies.

Mick, yes, the ARN would be useful - its the 'key' organisation field in my database.

I'll make some inquiries about the others direct to the organisations concerned, unless the ARNs are known?

Again, thanks.

Mike

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Re: M113A1 FOV as 'Monuments'
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2016, 06:57:16 AM »
Hi Mike,

The ARN of the Armadale M113 is 134 546.

The owner would appreciate any history you might have of its service. The log books , etc have been lost so he has little info on the vehicle.

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Re: M113A1 FOV as 'Monuments'
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2016, 07:23:43 AM »
Thanks, Mick. I'll PM you once I've had a look at the 'what and where' for that ARN.

The log books would have told the owner very little anyway - certainly not a 'complete history'.

I'll get back to you later today.

Mike
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Re: M113A1 FOV as 'Monuments'
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2016, 08:35:11 AM »
Hi Mike,

Awesome !  Thank you 👍

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Re: M113A1 FOV as 'Monuments'
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2016, 08:48:26 AM »
It's not a recent addition (I know of it being there for at least the past 15 years), but there is the Scorpion Turreted FSV as a memorial in a side street in Wagga. It was a gift to the "People of the City of Wagga Wagga" as recognition of the long relationship with the Kapooka base.

Actually the one is Wagga is on the main road through town ( not the Main Street) corner Sturt highway and Docker st diagonally opposite the hospital.

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Re: M113A1 FOV as 'Monuments'
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2016, 05:44:40 PM »
Geelong RSL has one.

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Re: M113A1 FOV as 'Monuments'
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2016, 06:09:07 PM »
Hi Mike,

The National RSL HQ may have a list of branches/sub branches that were successful with their tenders.

Below is an extract from their magazine..... St Mary's RSL.

Good luck :)

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Re: M113A1 FOV as 'Monuments'
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2016, 07:25:00 PM »
Hello Mike, not aware of any at RSLs etc but I know that 2/14th Light Horse have a working demonstrator
that they display on Open Days etc.
Greg Mac.

I drove the one at 2/14 a few years back

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Re: M113A1 FOV as 'Monuments'
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2016, 07:33:16 PM »
there is one in seymore 134523

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Re: M113A1 FOV as 'Monuments'
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2016, 07:46:55 PM »
1/15 RNSWL have one ????????
AWM have 134456
the rock nsw 134498
grunt museum in singo  ???????
ellenbrook wa 134618
1 csr 134472
Philip island 134289 
st marys 134497
Shepparton rsl 135350
and the list goes on
the military vehicle museum in sa have 3