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Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« on: April 12, 2013, 08:26:30 PM »
In another thread, Juddy asked if any hardtop Carryalls were used in Vietnam.

The following photos show these vehicles in SVN.

112-829 (thanks Glen :) )





Interestingly, this 1964 Land Rover was 'disposed of' in 1968. A short four year service. As a relatively new vehicle, it could only have been 'struck off charge' due to a serious accident.

The hardtop on the Land Rover shown below looks identical to that of 112-829 (no window glass and rear door). Was this hardtop removed from 112-829 after an accident? The Land Rover the hardtop is sitting on is 114-4?8. I believe the vehicles have been prepared for repatriation back to Australia.



The following photo shows a Panel Van at a US airbase in SVN. No ARN unfortunately.



This Panel Van is seen parked outside the FWMAO Building: Free World Military Assistance Organisation building in Saigon, SVN. There appears to be a second white roof hardtop Land Rover in the centre of the five Land Rovers located to the right corner of the parking lot.



This military Carryall was commandeered to perform Royal Mail duties during it's time in SVN.



The following photos show civilian hardtop land Rovers in SVN. It would be easy to misidentify these vehicles as military as they were seen in all areas of the Australian involvement in SVN.





Sign on side of hardtop says - ???? of Australia. Any ideas?





« Last Edit: April 13, 2013, 07:00:02 PM by Tommy »

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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013, 09:52:50 PM »
Great words and pictures Tommy, thanks for sharing...

Was the carryall continued with the Series 3 and late series 2a?
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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013, 10:21:55 PM »
YMCA
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ASLSC -- it is a beach is it not? Badcoe  Club?

ASLSC is mentioned in awm95-4-4-33.pdf of may68
From the same para in the doc above, could also be these initials:
AFVAAWU
"AFV Amenities And Welfare Unit" at the Armed Forces (Badcoe) Club."

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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013, 10:32:12 PM »


A: News story: Demonstration of SLR strength - "Even when wedged against the back of a Land-Rover being winched, the heavy duty SLR doesn't not budge".

B: Officer wearing his beret like an idiot is invited by fellow officers to fix it with a nearby SLR...

C: Officers turn away and enjoy the joke when a nearby sailor parades without long pants.
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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2013, 11:38:54 PM »
Between the silly hat and the silly smile and glasses is a view of a Landy.

Is the thing above it a 106 barrel with cover or someone's arm and shirt sleeve?
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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2013, 01:08:45 AM »
See, also, M&D pages 26, 158, 167, for more on hard tops in SVN.

Interestingly, the hardtops in the image on page 26 belonged to the Dental Unit, which correlates nicely with one of 'Tommy's' images.

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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2013, 05:46:57 AM »
It is a gun buggy cheers Dennis
Ps either going to Sth Vietnam or returning,,. DCH-534 early Sallymans vehicle???.
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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2013, 01:12:09 PM »
I was of the understanding that the windowless carryalls, were actually nomenaclatured as Panel Vans?
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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2013, 01:17:12 PM »
Also, on the "Non Army" vehicles, in the 108 range of registrations there is a number of US vehicles "borrowed" for use in the vietnam warand retrned afterwards. 108-651 and 108-652 belonged to Campaigners For Christ and the YMCA respectively.   Both were nomenaclatured as carryalls.
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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2013, 07:01:12 PM »
I was of the understanding that the windowless carryalls, were actually nomenaclatured as Panel Vans?

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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2013, 07:10:29 PM »
There are also Truck, Panel with window.
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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN - DCH 534 - Salvation Army
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2013, 10:29:18 PM »
DCH 534 was a Salvation Army vehicle. From Grenville Motors records.

Chassis 25303144a; Engine 25140672c; Ign Key FS 913, others 717, 707; Olympic All Purpose Lug (APL); to SALVATION ARMY; 3.9.63

Will have a look for any others.

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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2013, 11:23:02 PM »
In another thread, Juddy asked if any hardtop Carryalls were used in Vietnam.

The following photos show these vehicles in SVN.

The following photos show civilian hardtop land Rovers in SVN. It would be easy to misidentify these vehicles as military as they were seen in all areas of the Australian involvement in SVN.



This one is a Salvation Army vehicle - see red door decal. See also the Salvation Army decal on the map of Australia above the hut door.

This one too - see my previous post.

Similar vehicles, both have civilian drop tow-plate  - maybe as supplied and later ones were repainted OD?

Another vehicle supplied by Grenville Motors to the Salvation Army:

Chassis No 25316101C; Engine 25247354H; HardTop; Ign Key 914, others 717, 934; Olympic APL; Rego EEE285; Supplied 29/7/66. There is a notation that is "Recolour".

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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2013, 02:54:36 AM »
Diannaa,

"There are also Truck, Panel with window": that's a new one to me: where did you see that, please? 

Army lists as far as I'm aware, show either 'Truck, Carryall' and 'Truck, Panel' but I've not seen 'Truck, Panel with Window', for Series 2/2A, (which I suspect would really confuse the Ordnance Clerks!!)

The Salvoes 'sub-unit' that provided the Sallymen and their Land Rovers was 'Red Shield Defence Services'. There was an agreement between each Philanthropic organization and the Defence Department that governed what was supplied by each organisation, how the reps were paid, what was not supplied by Defence, and so on. They are quite detailed. The reason that the majority of organisations chose Land Rover is pretty obvious: the Defence logistic support that could be readily provided while in SVN.

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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2013, 07:49:38 AM »
Hi Mike,

I'm not sure if Diana was quoting a cencus or describing it....    I have found two within REMLR's cencus list that fit such a description:

6100B    Truck, Panel, 3/4 Ton, GS, Sig Centre                    Notes:  Was Carryall instead of panel    
6100C    Truck, Panel, 3/4 Ton, GS, With Winch, Sig Centre    Notes:  Was Carryall instead of panel    

If these have were to have Truck Panel on the vehicles cencus plate, but were infact a Carryall (windows), then Diana's description would be appropriate I think.

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