Discuss 203 Bty RA(V) in Gunners on The Army Rumour Service; Anyone served or is serving with 203 Bty RA(V) Fancy a get together drink early in the New Year? I myself served with 203 from 79 through to 94....
Adkoolan. Or should it be add coolant? Anyway. I would be surprised if 203 or any other TA battery had 432s at their TA centres due to the maintenance problems. 266, 269 and 307 may have used them when affiliated with regular batteries in the OP Bty days but that would have been for exercises in BAOR only.
203 certanly (100%) owned this one, it was filled with radio equipment and a tent at the back, to be used as a "Commandpost" .
The marks 203 BTy 02 FA 79 are everywhere on the visors (Periscopes) , fire-extinguisers, etc,
Adkoolen, congratulations. You are the proud owner of the CP formerly known as 'Christine', the least reliable 432 in the fleet. CP with 203 from 1999-c.2008. Usually to be found close to where 203 Bty were on exercise, pulled over to the side of the road in a growing pool of emulsified oil and coolant.
I hope you can afford the maintenance bill - the British Army found it couldn't!