Welcome to "Warren M's Shed", REMLR member 185.
Warren's shed is out in 'God's own country', north-eastern Victoria. His Land-Rover has acquired the nicknname Roover. It is a little rough around the edges but still road registered and reliable. The fact that it's a very early Army Series 2 Command Reconnaissance, that it's fittings are original, and that its has it's original engine... means that this Landy is worth a good look from other REMLR members. It's paint is not the original bronze green, but after all, this Landy is a 1958 Series 2; its only a ten years 'fresher' than the very first Series 1 Land-Rovers after all!
When Warren made enquiries about Roover I emailed him the info REMLR had about it, including that it was supplied new to the Army in late 1958 into Southern Command (Vic/Tas) and that his Landy was auctioned out of the Army fleet on November 28th 1968.
Here's what Warren said in reply:
Warren got very busy working on Roover in time for parading on ANZAC Day, April 25 2004. Warren ended up parading in the ANZAC Day march at Echuca on the Murray River in north-eastern Victoria, which is a 120 mile drive each way from his home. They enjoyed a camp out the night before ANZAC Day with the Echuca Cubs and some RSL members who spoke to the Cubs around the campfire about the meaning of ANZAC Day. Warren was invited to assist with the parade by the RSL President wh had seen Warren's Command Reconnaissance -now nicknamed Roover - parked outside the Scout Hall.
As you can see in the pics, Roover scrubbed up very nicely. (Notice the 'Roo on the doors, the tacs and the nice new canvas top). See more ANZAC Day pics here.
|Make||Land-Rover (Rover Australia P/L)||Model||SWB 88" Series 2|
|Manuf. date||16.12.58||Production||CKD RHD export|
|Army Census||6005||Engine||Petrol 2250cc|
|Nomenclature||TRUCK. COMMAND RECONNAISSANCE.
¼ TON. LAND ROVER SERIES 2
More pics of this Landy on parade - ANZAC Day 2004
More on Series 2 Command Reconnaissance