Ferrets, the smelly metal sort

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by ugly, Aug 29, 2008.

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  1. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    A discussion on another forum has led me to this question, when did the last ferret go out of service, (allegedly in the 1990's) and when was the last one seen on ops (allegedly 2003!)?
     
  2. I heard a REME unit still kept a few going and even went on TELIC1 with them. Saw a very nice civvy owned one at Bigin Hill Airshow this year
     
  3. Batus 93,we still had them as safety for the tanks.Rosie Larkham was 2B in his white ferret....
     
  4. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    I'll dig out some pics of those but its the one in "the Last Enfield that I am curious about, is it miscaptioned?
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  5. I think the last ones served in cyprus along with a couple of saladans
     
  6. You'll be right there. I was in the same block as the Cav Sqn in Epi and they definetely had Saladins in '92 when I left.
     
  7. Yes happy days ragging them around the airfield, :D :D
     
  8. I use to fuel them up from a Bedford in Batus (endless jerrycan filling) then later on they gave me an 8 tonner (even more jerrycans!).
    That was in 1995 with 2gp safety staff. The social life was cracking though! :D