First Vehicle Driven In The Corps

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what was the first vehicle you drove within the corps when you got to your first proper unit. :?: :?: :?: :?:

for me it was a AFV 432 as a young sprog.

then took charge of 16EA67 for a couple of years while at 37 fd sqn in hameln.
 
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A Ferret! ..I also received the first bollocking of many for driving things I wasn't entitled to, around various camps. (including an old Coles crane from the crane cab and one of those trench diggig efforts, LMD? 'Twas a glory to behold one moving under the power of it's own engine!)
 
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A dumper in the Falklands on the swimming pool task for Happy Harren (sp)
 
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Bedford RL
Reg No 56BS00
The only reason I remember the reg no is that it was 'issued' to me and my mate and we had to maintain it. It was this vehicle that I mated with an Austin Champ.
 
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Land driver at Antrim, Don't have a clue about the reg. Lots of Plant at Chepstow during my trade trg though.
 
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AFV 432 Mk 2/1 03ED46 with Ranger on the roof in 42 Sqn, Hameln in 1984

Had to de-canabalize it first though 'stripped for spares'
 
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Wheeled - Bedford RL on driving course at Crookham, then part of Basic Training - no Knocking for me!

Tracked - DROTT Light Crawler Tractor - 0-2 POM at Wainscott.
 
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A_Knocker_Till_The_End said:
what was the first vehicle you drove within the corps when you got to your first proper unit. :?: :?: :?: :?:

for me it was a AFV 432 as a young sprog.

then took charge of 16EA67 for a couple of years while at 37 fd sqn in hameln.
Fookin' hell Knocker, 16 EA 67 was my first vehicle, see below. :D I know the reg is covered with shit, but it was the narrow track to the washdown at Soltau. At one point in 5 Troop, we only had 3 qualified drivers, so we had 2 vehicles each, spartan and apc. :scratch: My CVRT was 02 FF 42, but on Spearpoint 85, I had 02 FF 29 (yellow flag essential!!! See below) :frustrated:
Ah, happy times, but even more amazing is that I can remember the sodding registrations of em! :?
 

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Mine was a landrover 1/2 ton 17HF59 and then progressed to landrover 110 92KE35

Amazing how these things stay with you, I last drove the 110 in 1988 LOL

Oh how time flies
 
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Are you all spotters in the R.E ???
 
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first I drove was a bedford RL at 56 MT Church Crookham then Stalwarts at good old Hameln [ via the Lantern & the Bathtub] ah, those were the days eh,? :D
 
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A_Knocker_Till_The_End said:
what was the first vehicle you drove within the corps when you got to your first proper unit. :?: :?: :?: :?:

for me it was a AFV 432 as a young sprog.

then took charge of 16EA67 for a couple of years while at 37 fd sqn in hameln.
00FA09 432 at 11 fd sqn, i only remember the reg because it was commonly known as oofanine. was a shed. water came in through the mortar hatches,periscopes, batten box, piano boards randomly fell off, bv's took 2 years to heat up, loved dumping its coolant etc etc....

and also once it nearly crushed me to death. doing a cft on it one morning in the mt hanger and was standing at the back door while another lad turned the master switch on from the driver seat. for some reason the pack started itself up and went straight into reverse. it pushed two ces lockers together, and another 432, through the opposite hanger door and halfway up the hill at the back.

i often wonder which poor fcuker has to look after it now. I nearly had a serious sense of humour failure once when it threw a track on a tesex on spta, or the time the bv's packed in and i left my burger n beans on the exhaust for too long and they popped open onto my bergen. Happy times!

was like christmass when we exchanged it for 02FA80 from ABRO and it had a souped up power pack and did crazy speeds of 35mph!
 
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