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Re: S2a in camo 174-879
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2015, 11:49:43 AM »
No worries Pete,

With 9 Tpt Regiment vehicles the red Field Force Comd formation sign along with the 9 over 510 is used . Today I think it is just 510 in white numbers on a blue plate with a red sash.

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Re: S2a in camo 174-879
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2015, 07:19:21 PM »
Wow. That was once a canopy. She's toast.

I'm not even sure what the other thing was. Maybe a hootchie?

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Re: S2a in camo 174-879
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2015, 09:28:26 PM »
Make sure you keep the canopy for the pattern of the camo painted on it, and also the blackened brass buckles are no longer available.

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Re: S2a in camo 174-879
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2015, 12:19:52 PM »
Same camo on this Land Rover

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Re: S2a in camo 174-879
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2015, 01:01:07 PM »
Yes! Where did you come across the picture?

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Re: S2a in camo 174-879
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2015, 03:20:43 PM »
Yes! Where did you come across the picture?

Not sure Shorty. It was in my image collection.

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Re: S2a in camo 174-879
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2015, 04:48:10 PM »
Hi Guys,

It is one of mine taken in Townsville in early 80's , engineers from Lavarack .

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Re: S2a in camo 174-879
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2015, 06:14:11 PM »
Hi Guys,

It is one of mine taken in Townsville in early 80's , engineers from Lavarack .

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Mick

What are the chances you actually have a photo of mine in service?

I scrubbed back the Christmas tree on the trailer today. 7108. Definitely '9 trucks'.
But the landy is another unit or sub unit of it. 7634.

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Re: S2a in camo 174-879
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2015, 07:54:48 PM »
Hi Shorty,

Unlikely, I was in 1 RAR . Both ERN's are not on the current ERN/ UDC list.

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Re: S2a in camo 174-879
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2015, 08:36:13 AM »
When I visited Ian Tankard way back around 2003, I asked him about the 'training aide' stencil on the door, his answer was 'it was taken apart, and put back together' and so on, I wasn't quite sure whether to take that answer as fair dinkum at the time, but later I did come across a Mk4 Inter with same markings on the doors, good to see that some of these Land Rovers are now going to be bought back to life.
Regarding the 'hootchie' Ian told me that because his house was demolished he lived in the back of several Land Rovers whilst he was at the property, so that would explain the hootchie, ??? has Ian passed away?? cheers Dennis

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Re: S2a in camo 174-879
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2015, 09:28:30 AM »
Hi Dennis,

No Ian hasn't passed away , he has moved to a nursing home.

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Re: S2a in camo 174-879
« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2016, 02:47:20 PM »
Whilst rummaging through a small warehouse near Moorabbin (Vic), I found a source of the brass buckles, genuine, new, hidden at a canvas goods manufacturer in Melbourne.  This source even has the nylon buckles used as Jerry can holder strap friction buckles in yellow and green original coloring and large stocks of webbing supplies too.  The clips friction webbing are also there in the black configuration as used in Vietnam kit, complete with DoD symbol. Happy to pass on the information if requested.

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Re: S2a in camo 174-879
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2016, 05:02:44 PM »
Not much has happened with this. It went on a bit of a journey but is now back home. Runs now though. Paint could do with a touch up. ;)

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Re: S2a in camo 174-879
« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2016, 10:38:12 AM »
BUMP, Good cover story with this uniqe Land Rover. Alway nice to get past history when possible.
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Re: S2a in camo 174-879
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2016, 02:59:31 PM »
Hi Boys,

Just in relation to Ian, he attended the December monthly meeting of the VMVC and was awarded the honour of life membership.

He looked fit and healthy , misses his beloved Land Rovers and his property. We had a really good chat, I thanked him for saving so many important Australian military vehicles and assured him most went to good homes and are in good hands. 

We spoke of his days at many auctions and how he went about it, where to stand, body language, what to look for when inspecting the vehicle. Very interesting. We also spoke of when the Land Rover fire tender took off on him when opening a gate 😢

It was great to meet him and I loved part of his motivation for collecting all things military was that the government can't tell him to get rid of it because of its historical military significance . He explained how he took the local council to the Supreme Court and won - something to hang your hat on I reckon 😊👍

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Mick