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cee-b



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Yes, I saw that on ITV news.

It is good that it has finally happened. When you see the terrain and the conditions though (much of the Island is virtually inaccessible to any kind of vehicle), it's not surprising that it has taken so long.

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JOW240725



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Great photos and stories, thanks for sharing. James
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Post #867444 14th Nov 2020 9:33pm
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1 place I always wanted to go to but never managed in 24yrs. I arrived at Maidstone in 94 just as the Sqn returned from a 6 monther down there.
But can't complain, got to visit a few nicer places 110 USW
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Post #867608 15th Nov 2020 9:32pm
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Pickles



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90 Dreamer wrote:
Intriguingly this story about clearing the last of the mines appeared today......

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54894171

This was on the TV News down under also!
Pickles.

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Supacat



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Anyone know what the vehicle is in the photo?

Post #867654 16th Nov 2020 7:25am
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blackwolf



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An Armtrac A20T Mk1 mine clearance vehicle, see:

https://armtrac.net/portfolio-view/a20t-mk...d-islands/

Google is your friend!

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Supacat



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Thanks ~ even found a forum appropriate photo:


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Seaking XZ592 (Currently preserved at Morayavia) This was at the peak of Mt Usborne


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On the track to the Lighthouse at Cape Pembroke near Stanley



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It's not always raining/snowing! Minefields now cleared.



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On Lafonia to the west of Goose Green


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Wreckage of Harrier GR3 XZ988 shot down by Argentine Oerlikon cannon whilst strafing positions during the assault on Goose Green


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The Totem Pole near Stanley


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Stanley Races, Boxing Day 1996, nicely populated car park!



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The most southerly suspension bridge in the world



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Gold at the end of the rainbow! 2003 Defender 110 TD5 SW
2003 Caterham 7
2006 Mini Cooper GP

Post #867684 16th Nov 2020 10:30am
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Supacat



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Fantastic, especially loving the 101. Thumbs Up

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blackwolf



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Wonderful evocative pictures, thanks for posting.

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strang



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I was in NI when the war kicked off, and never managed to get a posting out there afterwards.

I would have loved to have had a cabby in one of these though.......


 Euro-Leafing to infinity and beyond.....

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L110CDL



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Thanks for those pic's and i'm too loving the 101 Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Clayton.

Post #867790 16th Nov 2020 8:37pm
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cee-b



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The 101 has a F.I. registration number as well so not (any longer) a Military vehicle.

There were a good few ex-military vehicles knocking about. The one I have to admit having a sneaky hankering for (disloyal, I know) was an ex-Argie Unimog that was still knocking about for a while until one of the Sqns shipped it home.

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This was the mid 90’s and it had been out of military service a good while! There were also a few G Wagens knocking about postwar that were used as sqn vehicles but they fell out of use when Mercedes refused to supply spares for them! Also on mount pleasant were a few argentine aircraft remains, we used a Huey fuselage to practice battle damage repairs when on exercise! Literally my chief walked up to it and stuck a hammer through the side of it and said ‘repair that’ 2003 Defender 110 TD5 SW
2003 Caterham 7
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TACK



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I went down there in 2018. A couple of photos I still have on my phone.



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